Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock


Sounds like

My Bloody Valentine, The 1975, Alvvays, Cloud Control, Slowdive, Hatchie


band members

Scout and Olive


Influences

Elliott Smith, The 1975, Beach House, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, My Bloody Valentine, The Veronicas, Coldplay


Unearthed artists we like

Ultracrush, Hatchie, TOWNS, Sweater Curse, Stevan


Website

linktr.ee/egoism

Bio

EGOISM are childhood friends Scout Eastment and Olive Rush from the inner west of Sydney, who create dreamy emotional guitar pop. Scout and Olive taught each other how to write songs; running melodies and lyrics past each other on the bus to school.
Self-described as “headphones on the train” music, they combine their dual lead vocals with introspective lyrics, pristine melodies and a trademark shoegaze influence.

Following their previous singles, ‘What Are We Doing?’ and ‘You You’, EGOISM now announce their latest single 'Here's The Thing'.

'Here's The Thing' was written, recorded and produced by the duo in their bedrooms, mixed by Matthew Neighbour (The Avalanches, Matt Corby, Sky Ferreira) and funded by the triple j Level Up Grant.

On “Here’s the Thing” Olive says that they “wrote it in the middle of winter while I was house sitting in my friends' studio apartment in the city, while they went to Europe. At the time I was dropping out of TAFE, my relationship was falling apart, and it wouldn’t stop raining outside. It felt like the world was caving in on itself. It was hard to finish this one; listening to a past version of myself singing about feeling absolutely heartbroken over and over again - it’s totally draining. I like it now, but it took some time. I don’t think I’ve ever captured a moment through lyrics that intensely before.”

The past year has seen EGOISM play Bigsound, become triple j Unearthed 11th most played artist of 2019, achieve the 5th and 8th most played songs on Fbi radio , get nominated for both “Song of the Year” and “Next Big Thing” in the Fbi radio SMAC awards, have their single You You become # 1 on the Community Radio charts and co-headline a tour of the east coast with Pinkish Blu.

Unearthed in 2020

Level Up Grants

07 Jun 2020

Winner

EGOISM

EGOISM

Congrats to our fifteen deserving winners!

They'll be levelling up their careers with funds going towards musical instruments, new music and more.
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Review

Review by Pip Rasmussen Pip Rasmussen

12 Nov 2020

Triple J
45

This song really takes me back to teenage angst years where nothing feels permanent and emotions run wild - and I can't wait to see you live again!

This song really takes me back to teenage angst years where nothing feels permanent and emotions run wild - and I can't wait to see you live again!

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

12 Nov 2020

Triple J
45

EGOISM are unstoppable! Your ability to capture such beautiful moments in every song is so special. I'm so happy I live in a world with EGOISM.

EGOISM are unstoppable! Your ability to capture such beautiful moments in every song is so special. I'm so happy I live in a world with EGOISM.

Review

Review by Abby Butler Abby Butler

11 Nov 2020

Triple J
45

yours was one of the last gigs I went to before the lockdown and this song took me straight back there. so memorable, so clever, so beautiful.

yours was one of the last gigs I went to before the lockdown and this song took me straight back there. so memorable, so clever, so beautiful.