Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock


Sounds like

Jimi Hendrix, Primal Scream, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, T-Rex and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band


band members

Naomi Robinson Conor Barton


Unearthed artists we like

SUPEREGO, Koi Child


Website

www.mosquitocoast.com.au/

Bio

Naomi Robinson and Conor Barton make sun-bleached, guitar-driven pop as Mosquito Coast.

Hailing from Perth, WA and naming themselves after a Harrison Ford film, Mosquito Coast have achieved four singles added to rotation on Triple J, completed two national headlining tours, toured the country with Northeast Party House on their sold-out Calypso Beach tour, and appeared at festivals such as Southbound, Lost Paradise, NYE on the Hill and Groovin’ The Moo.

Naomi and Conor were still in high school when they caught the attention of fans and tastemakers after winning Triple J’s Unearthed High in 2015 (chosen from a pool of more than 850 artists and 1200 songs) and placing #101 in the Hottest 100 with their breezy pop single ‘Call My Name’.

Following their big win, they released the single ’Commotion’ - a kaleidoscopic groove recorded at ABC studios in Sydney by ARIA-winning producer Greg Wales and followed this up in 2016 with a six-track EP ’Television Love’, which was produced by Carl Fox, mixed by Jack Moffitt (The Preatures) and featuring the singles ‘Let’s Be Friends’ and ‘Television Love’.

In early 2018, Naomi and Conor travelled to NYC to record their debut album with French producer Nicolas Vernhes who’s produced records for the likes of The War on Drugs, Animal Collective and Deerhunter. This new record shows just how far Mosquito Coast has developed and matured their sound since winning Unearthed High as 17-year-olds back in 2015.

Expect a new single 'Skipping Girl' in August, followed by the release of the new album in 2019.

Unearthed in 2015

Unearthed High

03 Aug 2015

Winner

Mosquito Coast

Mosquito Coast

MOSQUITO COAST win Unearthed High 2015!

The Perth duo stepped out of the basement and into your hearts.

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Review

Review by Lachie Macara Lachie Macara

01 Oct 2015

Triple J
50

That chorus hasn't left me since I first hear it. It's really really hard to make music sound really really easy but you make it seem so effortless.

That chorus hasn't left me since I first hear it. It's really really hard to make music sound really really easy but you make it seem so effortless.

Review

Review by Max Quinn Max Quinn

30 Sep 2015

Triple J
50

Legends! What a great song you've made.

Legends! What a great song you've made.

Review

Review by Gen Fricker Gen Fricker

15 Aug 2015

Triple J
40

Naomi's vocal reminds me of a young, chilled out Karen O. Ultra cruisey slacker rock. Love it.

Naomi's vocal reminds me of a young, chilled out Karen O. Ultra cruisey slacker rock. Love it.