Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop


Sounds like

future islands , the jungle giants , parcels , talking heads, the cure, cut copy


band members

Harry Pratt and Henry Anderson


Influences

the cure, talking heads, cut copy


Unearthed artists we like

First Beige , Keelan Mak, MDWS


Bio

Hook heavy alt-pop duo Syrup began as a solo venture for Harry Pratt in his Brisbane bedroom in mid 2018.
Drawing influence from the music his parents played when he was growing up, like The Cure, Velvet Underground, David Bowie and Talking Heads, mixed with contemporary acts like Metronomy, Toro Y Moi, and Ariel Pink, Syrup’s sound came into focus.
The project found its voice when Harry connected with childhood friend Henry Anderson. Henry's mature, affecting baritone vocal and sophisticated melodic guitar playing is the perfect foil for Harry's synth-pop smarts.
Syrup cold emailed their demos to their favourite Melbourne act Slum Sociable, and were stunned and stoked when Ed from the band offered to co-produce some songs with them. The result of these sessions is Syrup's debut EP, The Sponge, out October 18.
"Syrup are an alt-pop dream...one of the most exciting duos to come out of Brisbane in recent memory" - Tone Deaf
"Sitting in the sweet spot between gritty brit pop and dancey nu-wave...serious pop-hook territory" - themusic.com.au

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

23 Mar 2020

Triple J
40

dark and danceable. i miss world's end press every now and then but syrup make that hankering a bit less tough.

dark and danceable. i miss world's end press every now and then but syrup make that hankering a bit less tough.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

23 Mar 2020

Triple J
40

When the bass and drums come in here it hits so right! They worked with Ed from Slum Sociable and it shows in the high quality indie/electronic production.

When the bass and drums come in here it hits so right! They worked with Ed from Slum Sociable and it shows in the high quality indie/electronic production.

Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

13 Nov 2019

Triple J
40

Hello, just here to say that this song rips - full of galloping energy and a guitar ending that burns hard.

Hello, just here to say that this song rips - full of galloping energy and a guitar ending that burns hard.