Sydney indie-soul outfit Levingstone are ready to share their sophomore release, an EP titled ‘Overland’. Recorded at the beautiful Grove Studios and mastered by Kelly Hibbert (Little Dragon, Hiatus Kaiyote), the three-track EP covers subjects spanning all the way from death and the afterlife, to dealing with mental illness & love, and finally the electric visions of sci-fi writer Philip K Dick, in its short but expansive breadth.
Lead singer Sammii Su says of the project, “these songs are a snapshot of where
we are right now, and where we’re going – we’ve expanded our sound and we’re
experimenting with new elements in our writing. We all have really diverse taste in music – so Overland definitely reflects that, it has a lot of light and shade that’s really tied together by storytelling.”
Listen to Overland below.
Following up from the lead single ‘Ritual‘, which received airplay on Triple J/
Unearthed, 2SER, Eastside, The Edge, and community stations across the country,
the ‘Overland’ EP sounds like a natural progression from the sound that began on
2016’s ‘Modern Burials’. The addition of a horn section has expanded the landscape of the songs and given them new depth, and layers of synth and vocals shimmer above the deep grooves.
Levingstone will be celebrating the release of ‘Overland’ with shows at the Mullum Music Festival 17 – 19 Nov, and a special launch show at 107 Projects in Sydney on November 23, with local acts Sagrada Familiar and Glenn Lumanta.
Check out our interview with Levingstone here.
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