Artist info

Genre

Dance, Pop


Sounds like

K-Klass, Saint Ettienne, A Guy Called Gerald


band members

SEAN DUARTE ||| LIZZY TILLMAN


Influences

Bizarre Inc., Primal Scream, Phuture


Website

www.youtube.com/user/TEESDG

Bio

TEES are a 2 piece from Sydney, outfitted by dual songwriters Lizzy Tillman and Sean Duarte. They are nostalgically reminiscent of an early 90s acid soaked dancehall if it were floating on a bed of clouds.

One of the first times Tees met, was at Lizzy’s house in Redfern. She demanded Sean was to drink a specially prepared cup of tea and it was only under this condition that he was allowed to enter. Unbeknownst to them, this was the beginning of a beautiful and creative relationship.

The next time they met, the pair again found themselves in a similar subconscious state of wonderland and it was here that the first whispers of tees begun to grow.

Sean had already begun writing music with a female vocalist in mind, but till this point had little luck in a musical matrimony. He remembered Lizzy. Sure, she was in a band at the time, but under the guise of a supporting friend, he went to one of their shows with the secret intention of poaching her.

Lizzy agreed to record.

After a few weeks of constant date changes and cancellations they finally got together. Neither of them knew what to expect. Lizzy had a cold and was losing her voice. But, because of their flaking plans she was determined to record that day. Sean was impressed and knew this was the beginning of something special.

The cold is reflected in her dreamy meandering vocals of ‘playground’ (The Band’s first single). Their mutual love for creating harmonising melodies alongside pulsating balearic beats was forged that afternoon and so to was their weekly ritual of recording alongside a bowl of Thai and a constant supply of peppermint tea with lemon.

From their platonic love, the pair have continued to forge their own path of music that reminds all who listen of a time and a sound that cannot so easily be defined.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

08 Feb 2018

Triple J
35

I was having the best daydream to this and then phwoar the groove kicked in and I was not ready for it!

I was having the best daydream to this and then phwoar the groove kicked in and I was not ready for it!

Review

Review by Ben Harvey Ben Harvey

19 Dec 2017

Triple J
40

It's crunchy and yet smooth at the same time. And I an't talking about this peanut butter on my toast.

It's crunchy and yet smooth at the same time. And I an't talking about this peanut butter on my toast.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

13 Dec 2017

Triple J
40

those keys are so damn good without taking over. great balance tees, i was moving from go to whoa.

those keys are so damn good without taking over. great balance tees, i was moving from go to whoa.