Songs from the Edge features Close Counters
Songs from the Edge showcases Tasmanian musicians performing in unusual locations and spaces across the island. Supported by UTAS, this project connects Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music students with diverse Tasmanian artists to produce live recorded film clips in unique locations.
Artists involved so far include: Jed Appleton, The White Rose Project, George Begbie, Tiger Choir, Dirturtles, Mephistopheles, Alma da Vida, Luca Brasi, Matt Boden, Christopher Coleman, The Native Cats, plus Aimz and Tommy Two-Toes. Check out all the clips here.
Allan McConnell and Finn Rees from Close Counters are known for their electrifying fusion of electronic, hip-hop and jazz and their signature dense synths and driving basslines. Their first single ‘Fluctuate’ was named Track of the Day on international music blog Indie Shuffle, and the track’s music video was aired on ABC TV’s RAGE program. Australian website Pilerats described their debut EP as “diverse as it is interesting as it is just plain groovy”, and Triple J host Veronica Milson dubbed their single ‘Picture Me’ a “straight up party tune from the word go!”. Close Counters have supported the likes of The Kite String Tangle, The Aston Shuffle, Tkay Maidza and Shaggy.
Dontcha featuring Lazer Baby was recorded, filmed, mixed and edited by Harrison Downes, Julian Mollo and Reilly Christian from the UTAS Conservatorium of Music, with help from Dave Carter.