Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Indie, Pop


Sounds like

James Blake, Kite String Tangle, Chet Faker, Active Child, Asgier, SAFIA


band members

Tom Wensley Josh Beattie


Influences

James Blake, Kite String Tangle, Active Child, Stumbleine, Alt J, Kodaline, Muddy Waters, Chet Faker, Asgier, Fat Freddy's Drop


Website

standbyempire.tumblr.com/

Bio

Standby Empire are an electronic music duo from Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Known for their catchy and atmospheric songs the act is made up of writer Tom Wensley and producer Josh Beattie.

Taking inspiration from artists such as Asgier, Alt J, Lastlings and the Kite String Tangle, Standby Empire won the electronic music category at the Queensland Music Awards in 2016 with their first single 'Tenderness'. The act later went on to receive spins in Triple J for their 2018 track 'Rising'.

The duo have been lucky enough to play at festivals in Tasmania and North Queensland and in 2019 will drop some powerful new tracks and a new live set to match.

Review

Review by Max Quinn Max Quinn

05 Aug 2015

Triple J
30

solid! Gets stronger as you build toward the finish.

solid! Gets stronger as you build toward the finish.