Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Indie, Rock


band members

Mason Rowley - Vocals, Guitar Mitchel Baum - Bass Rob Howe - Lead Guitar Will Holmes - Keys Luke King - Drums


Influences

The Middle East, Sufjan Stevens, The 1975, Last Dinosaurs, Gang of Youths, Violent Soho, The Japanese House


Unearthed artists we like

sleeping in trains, Greta Stanley, Mosquito Coast


Bio

Oh Forest Shore is the longstanding up and coming brain child of Far North Queensland’s singer/songwriter/producer Mason Rowley - and boy do they have plenty of big things planned for 2018.

Having laid dormant for nearly a year and a half following their debut single release ‘Cornered’ (notably scoring them a slot at the Triple J supported Groovin’ the Moo, Townsville, 2016) due to time commitments and personal issues, Mason has now dusted off the instruments to bring in an array of exciting new material, material of which that is sonically ambitious and unlike anything they’ve dabbled in before.

Following their most recent release in September 2017, single, ‘Shades of You’ (available on Spotify, iTunes etc.) comes this brand new single and accompanying music video for early 2018.

Stranger in the Light explores the struggles of losing the the one you love and watching both peoples seeming alienation unfold before your eyes. The work explores these feelings, in the way that the melancholy pangs of young love hit you - in bursts. In waves. All at once, then not at all. There’s a certain nostalgia in it all, but nostalgia for moments that either didn’t happen, or didn’t happen in the way that you remember.
In this track Mason enjoys the use of triumphant melodies, up beat 80s guitar licks and synth pop keys and bass lines to juxtaposition a seemingly pensive topic - in an almost means of letting go.

Unearthed in 2016

Groovin The Moo

28 Feb 2016

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Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

28 Sep 2018

Triple J
40

Gotta show some love to this track. It's so warmly produced and the dudes really make the most of the running time, using it as a reason to stretch out and indulge their electronic inklings.

Gotta show some love to this track. It's so warmly produced and the dudes really make the most of the running time, using it as a reason to stretch out and indulge their electronic inklings.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

21 Mar 2018

Triple J
35

Sheesh sorry to have missed this one. The 1975 vibes are strong with this one.

Sheesh sorry to have missed this one. The 1975 vibes are strong with this one.

Review

Review by Bridget Hustwaite Bridget Hustwaite

07 Mar 2016

Triple J
35

This is a really nice debut offering. I love the guitar kicking in at 00:47, the riff ~kinda~ reminds me of "A Community Service Announcement" by Jonathan Boulet. Who is the lovely lass featuring? She has a stellar voice. Overall very catchy stuff and congrats on the GTM slot!

This is a really nice debut offering. I love the guitar kicking in at 00:47, the riff ~kinda~ reminds me of "A Community Service Announcement" by Jonathan Boulet. Who is the lovely lass featuring? She has a stellar voice. Overall very catchy stuff and congrats on the GTM slot!