Artist info


Electronic, Indie

Sounds like

Aphex Twin, Avicii, The Crystal Method

band members



Sigur Ros, The Cure, Smashing Pumpkins, Pink Floyd, M83, Faithless, Groove Armada


Lap Around the Sun, an instrumental/electro lounge project, is the work of Gold Coast-based drummer and pianist, Peter Nicholas. Nicholas has performed for more than 20 years with various bands, including Brisbane Triple J Unearthed winners, The Daisycutters. Whilst he has been writing and composing his own music on and off for several years, Lap Around the Sun became a serious focus for him in 2010. The resourceful self-taught musician built his computer from scratch, and uses Swedish program ‘Reason’, a synthesiser, microphones, a very old tape machine and a collection of live instruments to compose, sample, record and mix his instrumental works.

Lap Around the Sun’s second EP, “Subway in Venice”, is currently in production getting set for release in early 2015, and promises more of the signature electro/instrumental soundscapes that have been attracting a growing audience around the world. The first single released from “Subway in Venice” is called, “Age” and was released on November 28th 2014.

Lap Around the Sun’s debut EP, “Looking for Jess” released worldwide in December 2013, available on iTunes and pretty much any download service you like to use, features a number of tracks that have enjoyed both local and international recognition. Debut single, “The Only Way”, described by Paul Blakey, Mastering Engineer at ‘12th and Vine Post’ as “sweet electro lounge sounds of a truly international standard” was a finalist in the 2013 Australian Independent Music Awards (AIMA) in the electronica/dance genre, and in 2014 was chosen for use in Canadian television’s broadcast of the Winter Olympics. “After 5” made the top 10 finalists at the 2012 AIMA’s in the electronica/dance category. “Her Sunday” was also a finalist at the 2012 AIMA’s and was picked up by American radio station CBS. “Sophisticated from start to finish, ‘Looking for Jess’ is a real headphone experience – the soundtrack to a movie that is yet to be made.” (C. Wilson: ‘Handsome Devil Music’, ‘The Daisycutters’).

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