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Listen: Standish / Carlyon – Nono / Yono

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This is two guys from The Devastations (Conrad Standish and Tom Carlyon) doing what most will probably reflexively describe as ‘chillwave’. Stranger things have happened, but if you remember The Devastations last LP Yes U, you’ll realise this stylistic shift isn’t as massive as it seems. Also, there’s none of the over-exposed, happy-go-lucky reverie you’d associate with that C tag: this is dark and grimy in a fashion that recalls a more colour-inclined HTRK.

The duo’s debut LP is due in May through Chapter Music, and this is the first single. Its smooth ’80s pop patina recalls some of Daniel Lopatin’s work with Games, but the focus here is on song structure rather than pastiche. We’re interviewing Standish later this week, so stay tuned for that. They’re playing a headline show at Melbourne’s Gasometer on March 1 with Roland Tings.

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