Artist info

Genre

Dance, Electronic, Indie, Pop


Sounds like

Flume


band members

Sam and Timothy


Influences

Flume, SBTRKT, Cage the Elephant


Unearthed artists we like

Chymes, Little May, Middle Kids, Bad Pony, WHARVES, Tashka


Website

www.ohmymymusic.com

Bio

Savvy observers of new Australian music were first introduced to Oh My My last year with a hit of dark and sultry electronica from the mind and the bedroom of Sydney producer and multi-instrumentalist Sam Thomlinson.

Initially a collaborative project which would see Thomlinson alongside a vocalist for each song, three formative and very well-received singles were released, successful shows were played and a firm foundation formed, but they weren’t panning out quite as he had planned. One collaborator - Sydney vocalist and songwriter Timothy - proved particularly fruitful and the project soon doubled in size to include his talents permanently.

“At first we considered it just a ‘writing workshop’,” Thomlinson explains, “where we would eventually get feature vocalists in. It quickly became apparent that Oh My My was changing and developing more of a distinct sound. Tim’s voice and contribution in writing was a big part of that. Eventually it just made sense to come together and make what was effectively already a ‘writing duo’, into a ‘duo’.”

Adds Timothy: “When Sam started working on Oh My My I begged him to let me sing on one of his songs. Then two. Then three. Now he’s stuck with me. We’re still insanely excited at the thought of collaborating with other artists, the list doesn’t stop growing.”

Evolving into more of a project eyeing a hybrid of electronica and rock-pop stylings, the progression can be spotted within the difference in previous single ‘Leave You At The Bottom’ and into brand new single, the decidedly yearning and emotional ‘Help’, the initial fruits of the songwriting duo.

“I’ve struggled with my mental health since I was a kid,” Timothy explains of the lyrics and topline. “In some ways it was very obvious to me, but I think one of the more frightening things about depression is how it can affect you subtly. Essentially, this song came out of one of my lowest points. I tried to isolate myself from the world and jeopardised relationships with the ones I loved most and I didn’t even realise why I was doing it until it was too late. After an extremely difficult few days I realised I wasn’t going to be able to do this on my own, so I got help. A couple of weeks passed and I was starting to put my life back together, I sat down at my old beat up Roland and it kinda just came out. I recorded it, sent it to Sam and was pretty blown away by his reaction. The rest came easy.”

With their eyes on the skies, Oh My My - the duo - proceed as an electronic act that stands so apart from the rest that they now should include another genre. They expertly weave lush and soaring vocal melodies with slick production and punchy guitar riffs to create the kind of dance music that takes you beyond the beat. With a shared passion for romanticism, alongside an infatuation with the more daunting side of the human condition, their personal brand of late night disco becomes even more clear during their high-energy live show.

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

22 Oct 2019

Triple J
35

I liked the speed up and the rumble at the start and then was notttt expecting what came next. Here for it.

I liked the speed up and the rumble at the start and then was notttt expecting what came next. Here for it.

Review

Review by The Aston Shuffle The Aston Shuffle

15 Oct 2019

Triple J
35

Whoaaaaaaaa!!!! this def goes some places. love the indie vibe and then you totally flip it HARD!!!!

Whoaaaaaaaa!!!! this def goes some places. love the indie vibe and then you totally flip it HARD!!!!

Review

Review by James Findlay James Findlay

11 Oct 2019

Triple J
40

This is SOMETHIN' ELSE! It's dark, moody and complex wild ride. Strap in.

This is SOMETHIN' ELSE! It's dark, moody and complex wild ride. Strap in.