Late last month Melbourne postpunk/synthpop outfit Skydeck, led by dual vocalists Mitch Clemens (Ciggie Witch) and Dominic Kearton (Pregnancy), announced the upcoming release of their debut album Eureka Moment. To herald the moment they’ve released the dual speed single ‘Tourniquet Too’, in which Clemens’ drone like vocals are smartly set up against a constant buzzing synth and a rickety yet relentless beat. The single follows up their equally impressive yet more staid, nocturnal inspired debut effort, ‘Live Bait’ which had Kearton on vocal duties.
Of Tourniquet Too, Clemens states his thinking; “It’s a fine on top of an unpaid fine, it’s hiding the fact that you really tried… With the aim to constrict and compress, stemming the flow of invasive thoughts, the tourniquet provides a sense of restraint and control, where the noose promises quick and conclusive deliverance.”
From the forthcoming album, ‘Eureka Moment’, Dinosaur City/Burger Records. Out Mar 15.
From the forthcoming album, ‘Eureka Moment’, Dinosaur City/Burger Records. Out Mar 16.