Premiere: Gold Fields tease their new album with another gem, Cocoon
The Australian electronic legends will release their first album in six years, Dalawa, on April 12th.
Gold Fields deserve a whole lot more acclaim than what they get. The Ballarat group are one of Australian electronic's most influential and transformative names, bridging the gap between the mid-00s, Modular-dominated days of The Presets and co. and today, where Australian dance music generally feels a little more slick and refined through acts including RÜFÜS DU SOL, for example. You can even feel this transformation within their 2013 debut album Black Sun, which unites the more band-like sounds of Treehouse with moments a little more glitchy and Cut Copy-reminiscent such as Dark Again.
However, up until late last year, the band were relatively quiet, slowly but surely working alongside a long-awaited follow-up while the Australian electronic circuit transformed around them, building upon and fleshing out the sounds of their debut album and the sounds that on their returning EP Glow, they came back to celebrate. Seemingly, Glow was just a tease, with the band announcing their next album Dalawa will arrive on April 12th through Cooking Vinyl Australia domestically, teased today with the release of Cocoon. Cocoon is five-minutes of career-defining power from Gold Fields, mixing together the past, present and future as they combine organic and synthetic instrumentation alike; crisp percussion and slick guitar rumbles meeting swirling synth melodies and high pitched wails.
"I guess Cocoon is just this post-apocalyptic, nihilistic, existential story of rebuilding and of rebirth," says vocalist Mark Fuller on the single. "Lots of butterfly and rise of the Phoenix kind of vibes, but with the overriding question of does any of it even matter, you know?" There's a lot more to come from the band too, with Dalawa's upcoming release joined by a pairing of east coast tour dates this April. Find Cocoon and the tour dates below:
Saturday, 20 April - Howler, Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday, 24 April - The Landsdowne, Sydney, NSW
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