Dance, Electronic, Pop
Lani is a singer-songwriter. In 2012 she released her first solo EP, and performed with Karen O in ‘Stop the Virgens’. She also performs under the name Lanii. Craig is a an award-winning radio producer and author, who has written three books on music and popular culture, and has been making electronic music since 1998.
Massive Attack, Portishead, Björk, St Vincent, The Avalanches, Giorgio Moroder, Arthur Russell, Brian Eno, Tom Tom Club, Pollyester
Lani Bagley and Craig Schuftan are Ducks!. Together, they make electronic music for dancing and dreaming, influenced by Disney and disco, combining synthesiser and vocal loops with found sounds recorded on ancient cassette players. The Berlin-based Australians released their debut album ‘Ding Ding Ding’ in 2016, which was long-listed for the AMP (Australian Music Prize) later that year. The aquatic-themed follow-up, 'Nak Nak' was released in April 2017. Since forming in 2014 Ducks! have made soundscapes for art exhibitions and art-world memoirs, mini-musical accompaniments for standup comedy shows, and soundtracked BBC Radio 4’s ‘Not a People Person’ featuring Sam Simmons. Last year Ducks! were artists in residence at Blitz contemporary art space in Valletta, Malta. There they recorded the sounds that will become album number three, due out in early 2019.