Artist info

Genre

Dance, Electronic, Indie, Pop, Rock


Sounds like

Tom Petty, Arcade Fire, talking heads


band members

Eden Mulholland, Ricky Birmingham, Jack Gleeson, Beau Frith


Influences

Beck, Talking Heads, Antony and the Johnsons, Wes Anderson, Bill Murray


Website

edenmulholland.com/

Bio

Based on the Sunshine Coast. Prolific composer and collaborator, Eden does some crazy stuff for a living. He finds himself in darkened theatres, boiling west Auckland warehouses, the NT desert 200km from anywhere with a mad Scotsman, restringing a guitar on the floor of a motel, hire vans, lighting trucks, ice skating rinks at dawn in Wellington, overheating vintage french cars in Noosa with impossible gear sticks, rehearsal rooms with actors acting out strange troll orgies, world class recording studios in LA, performing a triple pirouette in a ballet class, sometimes forgetting the words to his own songs, abandoned resorts in upstate NY, Bunnings just before closing, to get that PERFECT shot of someone shopping for door a door mat.
He wonders what is next.

Eden's mum Isabel wrote this bio for him. He thinks it's spot on really.

I often hang out with a stuffed bear called Bear, and Bear being a bear - my favourite animal of all time and one that is stuffed, is the best possible muse; he knows what it's like to hibernate and wake up starving. His edges depend on the pivots of hunger and sleep.

Most days I run up and down 208 meters' worth of stone steps on a giant volcanic dome of rock near my house, and the rock being nothing but an enormous rock is another great muse in my life: it knows what it's like to appear to have nothing on your mind - nothing at all - until lightning strikes and fire or rain takes place.

The last of my muses is a childhood dream, a repeat nightmare actually, about crossing the sea, from one headland to another, on an Indiana Jones type swing bridge that is falling apart. Far below I can see the circling shadows of waiting sharks. Those sharks are a muse in my creative life whether I like it or not: I can't go back even though the way forward is uncertain.

Review

Review by Nat Tencic Nat Tencic

01 May 2017

Triple J
40

Got a big Friendly Fires, Two Door Cinema Club vibe that speaks to me on a very deep level. And as always, always more cowbell.

Got a big Friendly Fires, Two Door Cinema Club vibe that speaks to me on a very deep level. And as always, always more cowbell.

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

13 Apr 2017

Triple J
35

Oh yes, an excessive use of the cow bell is what I look for every day. Love the unusually long intro and the sound of your voice. I love the reality of these lyrics when it comes to relationships too... "maybe I could try to change, even though everything would go back to the way it was" and "maybe I could tell the truth, and maybe you could read between the lines like you always...

Oh yes, an excessive use of the cow bell is what I look for every day. Love the unusually long intro and the sound of your voice. I love the reality of these lyrics when it comes to relationships too... "maybe I could try to change, even though everything would go back to the way it was" and "maybe I could tell the truth, and maybe you could read between the lines like you always do".

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Review

Review by Dom Alessio Dom Alessio

14 Aug 2015

Triple J
35

Eden's fashioned (ayyyy!) himself a charming little pop song here.

Eden's fashioned (ayyyy!) himself a charming little pop song here.