Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock


Sounds like

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


band members

Scout: Vocals/guitar Olive: Vocals/guitar


Influences

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


Website

egoism.lnk.to/WhatAreWeDoing

Gig

EGOISM

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

24 Aug

The Chippo Hotel

Sydney, 2006

Chippendale

7:30pm

Gig

EGOISM

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

4 Sep

The Elephant Hotel

Brisbane, 4006

Fortitude Valley

10:30pm

Gig

EGOISM

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

5 Sep

Heya Bar

Brisbane, 4006

Fortitude Valley

10:00pm

Bio

EGOISM is an indie pop duo from Sydney’s inner west.

EGOISM formed from the teenage connection of Scout Eastment and Olive Rush, when their heated discussions about music became a drive to create something together. Their introspective lyrics, pristine pop melodies and shoegaze influence quickly became a distinctive sound as the duo cut their teeth and assembled a band in Sydney’s thriving inner-west scene.

After years of packed DIY gigs and home recordings, in 2018 EGOISM came of age to release their debut single ‘Sorry’. The sparkling, driving dream pop ‘anti-gaslighting anthem’ landed the duo their first triple j plays as well as high rotation on Unearthed and Sydney’s FBi Radio.

After steadily gaining a reputation supporting bands such as Last Dinosaurs, I Know Leopard and Phantastic Ferniture, EGOISM began 2019 with their unmistakably self-assured follow up single ‘Enemies’. Self recorded and produced in a single bedroom, ‘Enemies’ is lush, catchy guitar pop at its best, a double time ode to existential dread and isolation. ‘Enemies’ quickly received triple j rotation, and garnered an Independent Artist of the Week accolade from FBi radio.

The third single from EGOISM, ‘What Are We Doing?’ arrives in August 2019. Through bittersweet harmonies and an explosive chorus, Scout and Olive navigate growing up together, making peace through admitting imperfections and taking things as they come.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

16 Aug 2019

Triple J
45

Feel like I'm running out of superlatives for this band so I'll keep it simple this time. EGOISM are so very good. Have a listen and tell me I'm wrong.

Feel like I'm running out of superlatives for this band so I'll keep it simple this time. EGOISM are so very good. Have a listen and tell me I'm wrong.

Review

Review by Lucy Smith Lucy Smith

15 Aug 2019

Triple J
45

I love the ascending/descending vocals alongside those melodic keys. Fans of Cloud Control's 'Dream Cave' will dig this.

I love the ascending/descending vocals alongside those melodic keys. Fans of Cloud Control's 'Dream Cave' will dig this.

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

13 Aug 2019

Triple J
50

I think my heart just stopped for a minute and you two just brought it back to life again. O b s e s s e d. Good gracious. I didn't know what to expect and went in so open, not expecting that change in lead vocals and I'm lost for words I love it so much. Flawless. I love it.

I think my heart just stopped for a minute and you two just brought it back to life again. O b s e s s e d. Good gracious. I didn't know what to expect and went in so open, not expecting that change in lead vocals and I'm lost for words I love it so much. Flawless. I love it.