Over the course of their accomplished discography to date, Art vs Science have shown us their versatility as a genre defying trio with bold ideas and experimental tunes. Today they return with their latest offering ‘I Saw You’ which sees them deep dive into a post midnight vibe with dance-floor ready thumping beats and hypnotic uplifting synths that cleverly craft a feeling of euphoria.
This latest jam follows on from ‘SWEAT’ released in late 2021. ‘SWEAT’ was produced by Kim Moyes (The Presets), and peaked at #30 on the ARIA club charts in January. Both songs are lifted from their forthcoming third studio album ‘Big Overdrive’ released on August 5.
It’s their first album release in seven years.
Produced by Dan Mac and Dan Williams from the band, with mixing and mastering by Perth based producer Sam Ford at his Tone City Recording Studio (POND, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets), ‘I Saw You’ has an emphasis on DIY with Dan Mac finding weird locations and setting up mics in bedrooms and kitchens to capture Dan W’s epic drum performances.
“The bulk of their forthcoming album was tracked at Dan Mac’s parent’s old place in Dural, in a sweaty hotbox near the attic, using a handful of microphones and a bucketload of vibe.” Art vs Science
In an incredible example of their amazing songwriting and creativity, Art vs Science have chosen the new songs for ‘Big Overdrive’ from a time range spanning 2012 to 2022. At the time, many of them were considered too experimental, or too strange, or not quite “on brand”.
“In the course of selecting the music for this long awaited album, some of these rare sessions were uncovered, and the joy and fun embedded within were plain to hear.
Of course, lots of love and expertise came from actual outside experts such as Kim Moyes (The Presets), Alex Gooden (Mix Engineer, SAFIA), Sam Ford (Tone City Records), Joe La Porta (Mastering, Sterling Sound), and Guy Davies (Mastering, Electric Mastering).
“Big Overdrive is a celebration of jamming and making music which is fun, different and experimental. It’s a collection of tracks written over most of the band’s lifespan, with an emphasis on songs which we think are beautiful in their weirdness. The themes of the songs span love, loss, exuberance, life, death and passion. And dancing.”
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Art vs Science won an ARIA for Best Independent Album in 2011 and has performed at nearly every major Australian music festival over the last 13 years. Notable highlights include Falls Festival, Splendour in the Grass, Bass in the Grass, Parklife, Good Vibrations, Big Day Out, and a range of boutique festivals such as Festival of The Sun, St Kilda Festival, Caloundra Music Festival, Wine Machine, Red Deer Fest, NYE On The Hill, The Great Australian Beer Fest, The Bacardi Express and Mountain Sounds.
With over 130K Spotify monthly listeners including 4.8million streams for their ubiquitous hit ‘Parlez vous francais’, Art vs Science performed at the Keep Sydney Open rally in 2016 and has supported Groove Armada and The Chemical Brothers.
Art vs Science will be returning to the festival stage playing at the Caloundra Music Festival on Friday, 30 September, and Wine Machine, along with Flight Facilities, Lime Cordiale, Masked Wolf, San Cisco and many others in December!
“Stoked to be playing at the Caloundra Music Festival again this year. Had a ball at the 2017 one. Also keen as beans for another round of Wine Machine, this time in South Australia. Psyched!”
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ART VS SCIENCE TOUR DATES
Friday 30 September, Caloundra Music Festival, Queensland Tickets
Saturday, 17 December, Wine Machine, McLaren Vale, South Australia Tickets