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PREMIERE: Yonder unveil their brilliantly atmospheric debut EP Colours & Numbers

Yonder create mini universes within each of their songs; sprawling sonic landscapes that you’ll have no problem getting lost within. In an incredibly short amount of time, the Gold Coast-based band have crafted a sound that feels simultaneously grounded and explorative—it’s rooted in indie-rock, but reaches far wider.

With the release of their debut EP Colours & Numbers, the group have immediately established themselves as one of the Aussie indie scene’s most promising emerging acts. If you’re not already familiar with this name, we strongly recommend you change that.

On their debut EP Colours & Numbers, Gold Coast-based outfit Yonder present a sprawling slice of atmospheric indie-rock.

Throughout the new EP, Yonder glide through a euphoric blend of soft-rock and alt-pop to deliver a sound uniquely their own. With rich, textured instrumental arrangements and soaring vocal melodies, Colours & Numbers is brimming with an endearing, heartfelt charm.

Across its six-track run-time, the EP pulls in myriad directions—it never sits in one place for too long, yet every note feeds into the band’s greater musical vision. EP opener Thinking is an atmospheric ballad that will immediately rope you in. The track feels completely boundless, and it quickly establishes the group’s far-reaching ambitions.

From here, you’ll be led through the driving rhythms of Self, and the woozy psychedelic grooves of Show Me How To Dance. Come Alive is the EP’s jazzy and irresistibly danceable centre-piece, while Future burns slowly with searing guitar lines and pounding percussion.

By the time the EP’s tender closing track Colours & Numbers reaches its conclusion, you’ll be left completely spell-bound by Yonder’s brilliantly expansive sounds.

These still may be early days for this Gold Coast group, but judging by the quality of everything we’ve heard so far, I think we can safely expect plenty more great material.

In the meantime, do yourself a favour and listen to the new EP above.

Catch Yonder launch the EP live at the BBQ Bazaar on October 18th. More info here.

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September 30, 2019