Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop


band members

Mark/Rhys/Sean/Tom/Sam


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Bio

In February of 2017, following the release of their debut LP, Dèpaysement, Foreign/National relocated to Europe. A run of headline shows in Paris, Stockholm, London and Madrid culminated in a support slot for fellow countrymen King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard in Berlin. The band settled in German capital and, in a small flat next to the Maybachufer canal, began work on their sophomore record. Leaving behind the vibrato-soaked pop of earlier material, they began to experiment with a more vibrant musical palette: synthesisers took the mantle of guitars, and drum patterns blossomed into rich polyrhythmic grooves.

Returning home to Melbourne in 2018, Foreign/National spent the year fine-tuning their new album. In 2019, they recorded with Casey Harnett (Sui Zhen, Dreamin’ Wild, King Gizzard) in the quiet seaside town of Aireys Inlet before travelling to Los Angeles to mix with Jarvis Taveniere (Real Estate, Mild High Club, Sunflower Bean) at CMPNY Studios.

Featuring singles ‘Balmy Evening’, ‘Heat’ and ‘Diamond Mine’, The Garden (29/5/20) is a heady pastiche of cosmopolitan flavours, and an exhibition of an intoxicating new sound.

Review

Review by Abby Butler Abby Butler

30 Apr 2020

Triple J
45

fun fact: contrary to popular belief, Rihanna actually invented the term 'pon de replay' after listening to this mover 'n' shaker

fun fact: contrary to popular belief, Rihanna actually invented the term 'pon de replay' after listening to this mover 'n' shaker

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

30 Apr 2020

Triple J
40

It's kind du jour now but Foreign/National have been wading through the psychy-jazzy-jammy swamp for a while now and they know these waters as well as anyone else. Experience the smooth as they drop this one down.

It's kind du jour now but Foreign/National have been wading through the psychy-jazzy-jammy swamp for a while now and they know these waters as well as anyone else. Experience the smooth as they drop this one down.

Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

27 Apr 2020

Triple J
40

Cool band who've never lost that sense of groove, even as age makes them question their own sense of bougie-ness. They've always known how to play but they never let themselves overindulge to become obnoxious.

Cool band who've never lost that sense of groove, even as age makes them question their own sense of bougie-ness. They've always known how to play but they never let themselves overindulge to become obnoxious.