Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Indie


Sounds like

toro y moi, Bonobo


band members

Justin Walkden
Shane Lock


Bio

Problems is the brainchild of South Australian musician and producer Justin Walkden. A veteran of the local music scene, having been involved in numerous musical endeavors, including touring both nationally and internationally, the aspiring creative is readying his first solo release.

Finding himself full of ideas after finishing up recording with another project, Walkden began putting together a series of recordings in his home studio, evolving into Problems.

Influenced by world music and downtempo electronica, Problems mixes analogue sounds with modern production, resulting in a cross between the chill wave vibes of Washed Out and the worldly electronica of Bonobo.

The bedroom producer realised he need another edge to his sound, enter Shane Lock, whose distinct vocal styling’s were the final piece of the puzzle.

Releasing a number of tracks online via his Soundcloud page, Problems has quickly gained momentum, gaining worldwide praise from numerous top rating blogs. Following this early success, Problems have been finishing up his debut EP, For The Ages.

Described by Problems as “depicting a memory we still long for of a time that didn’t matter,” For The Ages is a lush, sprawling collection of mellow tracks that spiral with intimate ambition. Immersed in themes of youth and nostalgia, For The Ages is am emotive experience through past lives, present relationships and future experiences, a journey that is only just beginning…

Review by Dom Alessio Dom Alessio

11 Mar 2014

Triple J
35
It's an intrig...
It's an intriguing mix of sounds and samples.
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Reviewed by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby ...

03 Dec 2012

Triple J
30

There's cer...

There's certainly some promise here with a bit of development and honing that sound. Appreciate what you're aiming for though and cool to hear some nice vibes emenating out of SA.

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Milo>

16 Mar 2014

40

This is exactly ...

This is exactly what i needed on a sunday afternoon nursing a headache. soothing and grooving

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