Today, Australian indie electronic duo Lastlings release their first music in over a year, a single by the name of ‘Deja Vu’, making their debut on RÜFÜS DU SOL’s Rose Avenue Records. This release follows two EPs from the duo, 2017’s Verses and 2016’s UNREALITY. Boasting a three-piece live show featuring Amy on vocals, Joshua on synths and a drummer, the brother-sister act have gained attention for their singular palette of soundscapes illustrated in their productions as well as their culturally inspired lyrical layering.
After catching the ears and eyes of RÜFÜS DU SOL while on tour in Australia, Lastlings bounced ideas over the internet with the band, before getting the invitation to fly over and spend two weeks writing and producing tracks for their debut album in RÜFÜS’ home studio, on Rose Avenue, Venice California. The first taste of these creations is Deja Vu, a bassline driven dancefloor weapon. The single boasts emotive pop melodies by way of the band’s singular soundscapes, appropriately occupying not only the space of Australian electronica, but global airwaves alike.
To hear Lastlings say it: “DEJA VU, is the first offering from our next project. The song is, for us, a new sound. A sound we have been working towards for over a year now. We’re fine tuning ideas every day, discovering more about ourselves & our music every time we step into the world we have been creating. DEJA VU is especially important to us as what feels like the beginning of a new chapter for LASTLINGS.” – Amy & Josh
Of Japanese descent, the band has been known to tie cultural values into their lyrics and track titles, often pulling inspiration from authors like Haruki Murukami and Hawao Miyazaki.
Although they came from a community renowned for its healthy Surf Rock scene, it was Lastlings’ seemless bridging of electronica and pop have seen them catch the eye of WMag, i-D, HYPEBEAST, Blackbook and more. At ages 18 and 23, they’re still a very new entity in the Electronic music scene, but have found their niche early and garnered a following far beyond their years.