Artist info

Genre

Roots


Sounds like

Tom Misch, Mac Ayers


band members

Duan & Only


Influences

Six60, Fat Freddy's Drop, Travel


Website

Bio

You may not be familiar with New Zealand born Duan & Only but, take note. The Sydney based solo artist is making waves in the Australian music scene with his unique and soulful sound. Upon hearing the tracks 'Addison Rd' and 'Gold & Honey' it makes perfect sense that much of his inspiration is derived from Motown and Soul music. Then, there are acoustics and melodies which spotlight Duan's traditional Maori influences and production that channels Reggae and Dub music. His sultry voice lends a modern R&B tone and makes it almost impossible to assign his music to a genre. According to Duan, he has "gone through phases of listening to all sorts of music growing up" but thinks he has finally found where he wants to be.

Review

Review by Nkechi Anele Nkechi Anele

25 Nov 2019

Triple J
35

Super dreamy, lay in the sun in your backyard, or hang out in your bedroom all day kind of soul. Beautifully insightful and sweetly sad.

Super dreamy, lay in the sun in your backyard, or hang out in your bedroom all day kind of soul. Beautifully insightful and sweetly sad.