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Australian indie-electronic band Gold Fields has released their sophomore album Dalawa, their first album since 2013.The album title is a nod to guitarist Vin Andanar’s heritage and meaning ‘two’ in Filipino (Tagalog). 

Gold Fields is the combined talents of Mark Robert Fuller, Vinci Andanar, Luke Peldys, Rob Clifton and Ryan D’Sylva. Originally formed in Ballarat, Victoria, the now Melbourne-based five-piece have blurred the lines between between indie, electronic, disco, and psych-rock.

It’s clear that Gold Fields have not lost their (golden) touch – Dalawa is fascinating, pretty and groovy all at once. Filled to the brim with hypnotic rhythms and neo-psychedelic trippiness, this is an EP that does as well on headphones while you lie back staring into space, as on the dancefloor. The release was accompanied by a video for ‘Glow’, complete with moody psychedelic projections, and dark silhouettes.

The band explains: “The making of Dalawa was a multi-dimensional journey across early adulthood… It saw us through some big life events… some really mind opening experiences, and all during some very interesting times around the world. Dalawa is definitely the record we wanted to make. In a way, it seemed to make itself.. It seems like we plucked the songs bit by bit from somewhere they already existed and pieced them back together into this record. Vin and Ry produced the whole thing and it was amazing to have Tony Espie (The Avalanches) mixing the record. Dalawa started out by us just experimenting and we let the sounds and the music take us on a journey. It’s been a real pleasure to create this and we can’t wait to put it out there.”

Catch the band’s album launch shows if you’re in Oz and feel like having your mind blown.
20 April, Howler Melbourne, VIC. More details.
24 April – The Landsdowne, Sydney, NSW. More details.

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