Dustin Tebbutt, Nick Murphy, Jamie XX, Battles
Matt Spier Vox/Guitar/Drums/Synths
School of Seven Bells, Holly Throsby, Beach House, John Farnham, Ta-ku
Drakaea Lind is Newcastle singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Matt Spier.
With a mix of gritty synths, field recordings and live instrumentation, Drakaea Lind's brand of intricately arranged electro-indie weaves a path through analog soundscapes and electronica dreams.
On Drakaea Lind's debut single 'Warm and Shivering', found sounds and glitchy electronics form a hushed and delicate backdrop that erupts into distorted synths and cavernous drums with a thumping swung groove. Pieced together from recordings in old church halls, warehouses and friend’s apartments, the track is drenched in natural reverb, and the hook sounds truly gigantic. Spier’s falsetto floats effortlessly above all this, his words perfectly complimenting the nostalgic tone. He sings about the appeal of retreating into memories and the conflict of being unable to ever truly recapture those moments.