Artist info

Genre

Dance, Electronic, Hip Hop


band members

Finn Rees, Allan McConnell


Influences

Todd Terje , Disclosure, Harvey Sutherland


Website

closecounters.com

Bio

Close Counters is the future beat sounds of Tasmanian-based neighbours Finn Rees (21) and Allan McConnell (23).

Since forming in 2013 the pair have toured around Australia, performing at clubs and events including Falls Festival, Party in The Paddock and Dark Mofo. The boys have supported the likes of The Kite String Tangle, The Aston Shuffle, Marina Abramović, and Shaggy.

Close Counters’ signature sound mixes dense synth harmonies with dance and hip hop beats in a style reminiscent of Disclosure and Flying Lotus. Australian website Pilerats described their debut EP as “diverse as it is interesting as it is just plain groovy”, and triple j host Maggie Collins “would twerk” to their single ‘Can’t Complain’.

To start off 2018, Close Counters released their first full length project called SOULACOASTA, a 12-track whirlwind ride through Soul with no safety brakes. The project developed during Close Counters nine month Europe trip, in which they dug up a number of rare groove records whilst crate digging. The end result is a dance-floor worthy mixtape of organic house/boogie/disco and more. It is available for digital download at https://closecounters.bandcamp.com/

SOCIALS:
https://www.facebook.com/closecounters
https://soundcloud.com/closecounters
https://twitter.com/closecounters
https://instagram.com/closecounters
http://CLOSECOUNTERS.COM

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

18 Jun 2018

Triple J
40

an unstoppable groove and international feel to this. another reason to take a ride on their soulacoasta album from earlier this year.

an unstoppable groove and international feel to this. another reason to take a ride on their soulacoasta album from earlier this year.

Review

Review by The Aston Shuffle The Aston Shuffle

13 Jun 2018

Triple J
35

Sooooooo cool! you guys will go down really well with the Icelandic disco heads

Sooooooo cool! you guys will go down really well with the Icelandic disco heads

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

21 Feb 2018

Triple J
40

taking this down to south cape bay and having a big eff off forest party with this on maximum vol

taking this down to south cape bay and having a big eff off forest party with this on maximum vol