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 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.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

26 Jul 2019

Triple J
35

twisting me round your little finger with this one.

twisting me round your little finger with this one.

Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

23 May 2019

Triple J
35

syrup sound just about sums up the aesthetic you'll get here, smooth, supremely sweet and lightly congealed.

syrup sound just about sums up the aesthetic you'll get here, smooth, supremely sweet and lightly congealed.