Look up sun-bleached guitar-driven dream-pop in the music dictionary and you’ll find Mosquito Coast.
Hailing from Perth, Western Australia, Naomi Robinson and Conor Barton burst onto the scene in 2015 chosen out of 850 entries to be crowned triple j’s Unearthed High winners in 2015. Since then, there have been singles, an EP, numerous national tours and high profile festival appearances.
Following on from their recent single “Skipping Girl”, the WA duo return with “Sweet Talking”; a racy new track to get the blood pumping.
The track showcases a maturity in the Mosquito Coast’s songwriting. It’s garage pop with new wave influences. It’s the excitement of a new relationship expressed via synths, harmonies and a relentless momentum.
“The original guitar licks were really dirty and playful, trying to have an Unknown Mortal Orchestra vibe. When we pushed the tempo it really started to pump. To stop it from being a conventional garage track we decided to change up the vocals and try speaking it instead. We were trying to channel David Byrne in ‘Once in A Lifetime’ and Kim Gordon in ‘The Sprawl’. Lyrically, this is our most racy track, with an empowered voice and confident sexuality.”
Recorded in New York City, “Sweet Talking” is taken from their debut forthcoming album, created with renowned French producer Nicolas Vernhes who has worked with some of Naomi and Conor’s favourite artists including Moodoid, War on Drugs, Animal Collective and Deerhunter.
“Sweet Talking” is taken from Mosquito Coast’s highly anticipated debut album, coming your way soon. You can catch them in a town near you as they head on a national tour this February and March.
“SWEET TALKING” TOUR
SAT 16 FEB Mountain Goat Valley Crawl, Brisbane QLD
SUN 17 FEB The Coolangatta Hotel, Gold Coast QLD
THU 21 FEB Henry’s Rooftop, Manly NSW
FRI 22 FEB The Chippo Hotel, Sydney NSW
SAT 23 FEB The Cambridge Hotel (Back Room), Newcastle NSW
THU 28 FEB Perth Festival’s Chevron Gardens, Perth WA (w/ Beach House)
FRI 08 MAR Cats @ Rocket Bar, Adelaide SA
SAT 09 MAR The Gasometer (Upstairs), Melbourne VIC
Tickets from mosquitocoast.com.au/shows