Artist info

Genre

Dance, Electronic, Hip Hop


band members

Finn Rees, Allan McConnell


Influences

Todd Terje , Disclosure, Moodymann


Website

closecounters.com

Gig

Close Counters

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

27 Feb

MMW @ Colour

Melbourne, 3000

Melbourne

8:00pm

Bio

After a move across the Tasman Sea a few short years ago from Hobart, Close Counters have expanded and enlisted a full 7-piece setup with live-percussion, woodwind and stringed instruments joining the tour-de-force on stage which features dancers from their greater collective.

Their most recent East Coast headline tour of Australia saw the team continue to sell out shows with an impressive 1,100 tickets across two shows at Melbourne’s infamous The Night Cat after gracing the Meredith Music Festival stage at midnight ahead of Liam Gallagher on the billing to which the amphitheater was left heaving and punters enthralled.

Their new collection of tunes stem from a government enforced 112 day lockdown in Victoria, with studio space traded in for online streamed sessions. A host of friends along the way also joined in various forms and the sense of community with their peers helped them overcome the challenging time, that has seen Close Counters create their most well-rounded piece of artistry, that further showcases their diverse soundscape at the crossroads of house, neo-soul, hip-hop and disco.

Their new wave of live dance music has been featured multiple times on Indie Shuffle and their original works have been widely supported by tastemakers Giles Peterson, NME, Pilerats, EARMILK, The Sound You Need, Stoney Roads and radio crews at BBC Radio 6, triple j, Worldwide FM, KEXP Seattle, NTS and Balamii.

With a knack for flow and re-inventing, the past 12 months has seen Close Counters remix the likes of Bag Raiders on their single “How Long” with Panama which was premiered by Phil Taggart on BBC Radio 1 and their flip of 30/70’s “Impermanace” earned a debut nod from Sampology on Worldwide FM to name a very select few supporters.

In a relatively short spanning career, Close Counters have swept crowds supporting Sofi Tucker, Confidence Man, Roland Tings, Tall Black Guy, showcasing to industry at BIGSOUND and EMC, ticked off bucket-list festivals Splendour In The Grass, Falls Festival, Strawberry Fields, MONA FOMA, Party in the Paddock, all the while collecting millions of streams and cementing their status as one of Australia’s hottest house and soul exports.

SOCIALS, STREAMING + MERCH
https://linktr.ee/closecounters

Review

Review by Dan Condon Dan Condon

18 Jan 2021

Triple J
45

This one has been getting plenty of spins around cocktail hour at my place over summer. Beautifully constructed and performed as always.

This one has been getting plenty of spins around cocktail hour at my place over summer. Beautifully constructed and performed as always.

Review

Review by Andy Garvey Andy Garvey

07 Dec 2020

Triple J
40

Funky, funky biz.

Funky, funky biz.

Review

Review by Max Quinn Max Quinn

01 Dec 2020

Triple J
40

CC have been doing it so well for so long. Here's another example of a well-written song and a clever arrangement.

CC have been doing it so well for so long. Here's another example of a well-written song and a clever arrangement.