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

14 Jan 2019

Triple J
40

soulacoasta dishing up the goods again with disco fun for days.

soulacoasta dishing up the goods again with disco fun for days.

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

10 Jan 2019

Triple J
40

No matter where you are or what you're doing, you'll be moving and groovin' if you find this playing. You can't control it. ps...that cowbell is groovy as.

No matter where you are or what you're doing, you'll be moving and groovin' if you find this playing. You can't control it. ps...that cowbell is groovy as.

Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

08 Jan 2019

Triple J
40

Someone call a sync agency because this song is about to triple the sales of any product it comes near. Really tasty samples and a neat full of bounce

Someone call a sync agency because this song is about to triple the sales of any product it comes near. Really tasty samples and a neat full of bounce