Artist info

Genre

Indie, Rock


band members

Matt Schrader Barnaby Gickel


Influences

Tindersticks, Ambulance LTD, Lady Lamb, Interpol, Unkle


Unearthed artists we like

Alan Boyle, Fieu, Good Oak


Website

Bio

Over the past decade, Matt and Barn have been the driving rhythm section for various Australian artists. Penning tunes in the back of tour vans and after late night rehearsals, they decided to create an album devoid of guitar, focusing on bass, drums, keyboards and other production elements and allowing the space to work within its own parallels. They turned to some of Brisbane's most creative vocalists to collaborate on separate tracks.
The vocalists were approached on the premise that they use this project to expand their creative boundaries, thinking outside their normal genre and fuelling their hidden inhibitions that they might shy away from in their normal musical environment.
A full album was recorded at Airlock Studios with Konstantin Kersting at the helm. Disciplines such as rock, funk, folk and jazz were toyed with, creating an album that is hard to categorise but still able to flow and gel as a whole.
ROI offers a new and fresh take on collaborative music, steering away from the clichéd formulas and building the foundations of each song from the strong rhythmic roots that Matt and Barn have been providing artists with over the length of their careers.

Review

Review by tommyfaith Tommy Faith

04 Apr 2016

Triple J
50

Even on the tenth listen this song guts me. All the references are perfectly placed to remind me of my own suburban upbringing. What a story...

Even on the tenth listen this song guts me. All the references are perfectly placed to remind me of my own suburban upbringing. What a story...

Review

Review by Gen Fricker Gen Fricker

01 Apr 2016

Triple J
50

This hits you with the full emotional range of an opera in four and a half minutes. Heartbreaking, devastating, superbly crafted. I feel breathless after listening to this.

This hits you with the full emotional range of an opera in four and a half minutes. Heartbreaking, devastating, superbly crafted. I feel breathless after listening to this.

Review

Review by Max Quinn Max Quinn

29 Mar 2016

Triple J
50

You will every once in a while hear a song that stops you from moving. For me, this is that song.

You will every once in a while hear a song that stops you from moving. For me, this is that song.