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Pictures is the new single from Launceston-based electronic duo Sumner (Jack and Chloe) and Pictures is essentially about “out of touch with the people around you”, explains Sumner.

“The song was inspired by the feeling of being alone in a packed club full of people. Feeling distant and out of touch with the people around you laughing, dancing and having a generally happy time.”

Giving listeners a taste of their EP ‘All That I Am‘, due out February 16, Pictures is a dark, brooding, offering full of a mix of slow-beating vibes, Chloe’s vocals and a solid mix of aesthetically pleasing synth waves and drum beats.

Sumner’s four-track EP is a nicely, fine tuned EP that offers some of the most calming vibes I have heard in an EP – probably since the release of OKBadland’s Tiny Measures EP. Speaking on the creation of All That I Am, Sumner explains how much effort went into the EP and the creative process, “The EP was entirely self-produced and recorded. We worked with some mates for particular parts such as Shanice Osita Chuku on additional vocals in 45 Roses and Pictures, and Billy Bennett (Save The Clock Tower) on additional guitar for Lover.”

“We also worked with Ross Irwin (The Cat Empire, The Bamboos) for the horn parts on 45 Roses. The EP was mixed by Kevin ‘KD’ Davis (Rihanna, TLC, Destiny’s Child, Tupac) and mastered by Grammy Award winner William Bowden (Gotye, Hermitude).”

I don’t get to hear much music coming out of Tasmania, so it’s great to see the far south have some great acts that deserve the spotlight.

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