Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Indie


Sounds like

Postal Service, Patrick wolf, Dan Deacon


band members

Owen Wynn Rees, Alex Elbery


Influences

Kate Bush, Cyndi Lauper, Blink 182


Unearthed artists we like

The Novocaines, The Brow, Seams


Bio

Mulder are an audiovisual Electronic/Pop duo from the hills of Perth. Loud synths, deep bass, drum machines and found sounds are triggered from magic MIDI buttons under the backdrop of provocative, synchronized video and imagery. Their always honest, sometimes brutal songwriting and lyrics complement their busy and chaotic stage presence. Mulder is comprised of Alex Elbery and Owen Wynn Rees, who started writing music together in early 2011. Songwriting and production came naturally together, taking elements of many genres from Drum n Bass & Electro to New Wave and Pop music, also drawing from their common obsession with sci-fi and horror, especially The X-files, from which their name comes. Watching horror films in the early hours inspired their heavy use of samples and and their live projected images. Always eager to perform, Mulder honed a live set and began playing in their hometown, Perth. Playing micro festivals and headlining shows at venues including The Bird and Mojo's they cut their teeth and perfected their sound. Having built a loyal Perth fan base, Mulder released "Young," their first EP in August 2012 to encouraging reviews. Mulder create a vibrant live atmosphere always wearing their ritual orange fox hoods and makeup. Alex runs through the crowd handing out and lighting sparklers. Their explosive energy makes Mulder so fascinating they're hard to stop watching. Always compelling, even if it's at times difficult or uncomfortable, they want you to believe.

Review

insidestars

24 Dec 2012

50

I get mesmerised every time I listen to this song... such a memorable melody and evocative lyrics, layers of sounds crafted intricately.

I get mesmerised every time I listen to this song... such a memorable melody and evocative lyrics, layers of sounds crafted intricately.

Review

Shux

03 Jan 2013

50

Great storytelling through beats, voice and lyrics. One doesn't suffer for the other. They all work together to get you. The song stays in you. Building and building until you want to scream with them.

Great storytelling through beats, voice and lyrics. One doesn't suffer for the other. They all work together to get you. The song stays in you. Building and building until you want to scream with them.

Review

insidestars

19 Oct 2013

50

Really slams into you... lyrically rich and sonically overwhelming. Beautiful vocals, great production.

Really slams into you... lyrically rich and sonically overwhelming. Beautiful vocals, great production.