Just over a year into their career, Gold Fields were already taking their recordings from their bedrooms to the world. It's a promising start for the Australian five-piece – which includes Mark Fuller (vocals), Vin Andanar (guitar/vocals), Rob Clifton (keys/percussion), Ryan D'Sylva (drums) and Luke Peldys (bass) – that had recently begun recording and rehearsing in Andanar's house in the northern Victorian town of Ballarat. Originally writing dark, country-tinged songs, the band changed direction and wrote Treehouse – a glossy slice of pop etched with tribal drums. Creating a hypnotic blend of enigmatic, brooding undercurrents borrowed from rock, the band's songs began to lean towards experimental, spooky and dramatic pop with ominous bass lines and punchy drums. In less than a year, the band was well on their way to fulfilling their dreams, including releasing their single Treehouse and touring in the UK and Australia with bands including The Naked and Famous, Crystal Castles and Pnau. Following the success of Treehouse reaching the top 10 of the triple J radio chart in Australia they were signed to Astralwerks/EMI in the U.S. The band is currently working on their debut album, to be released this January.

Rush Midnight

Russ Manning was formerly the bass player for Twin Shadow, but he's got a new gig now as Rush Midnight (note the matching initials there). Cascine Records is releasing RM's debut EP, +1, on October 30th.


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