Star Scene: Josh Morris ~ The ELECTORATE

Josh Morris of The Electorate chats to Mary Boukouvalas about their debut album and the changes in between takes.

“A killer sound I can’t get enough of”
AUSTIN TOWN HALL

contemporary indie of the highest order”
BACKSEAT MAFIA

THE ELECTORATE are set to unleash their impressive debut album You Don’t Have Time To Stay Lost on September 18 through Templebear Records / MGM.  Laden with melodic choruses and bent-pop hooks, this dynamic indie-pop trio have a knack for planting that infectious earworm right into your head – as can be heard on the album’s first few released singles – If I KnewEnormous Glorious Girl and Decades in A Day.  

Featuring Eliot Fish (bass), Josh Morris (guitar) and Nick Kennedy (drums), who all share vocals, together the Sydney three-piece make a tight-knit unit following their many years of performing in bands such as Big Heavy Stuff, Knievel, The Apartments, Atticus, Imperial Broads and more…

You Don’t Have Time To Stay Lost was recorded by Tim Kevin (Youth Group, Holly Throsby, Peabody, Toby Martin and others) in his Tempe River Studios, and mastered by JJ Golden (Soundgarden, Neko Case, Calexico, Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings) in sunny California.

As seen on RAGE, the album’s latest single Decades in A Day is accompanied by a mesmerising clip, directed by Alex O Smith (Coldplay’s ‘Yellow’, Peaches & Iggy Pop’s ‘Kick It’, Pivot’s ‘In The Blood’).

DECADES IN A DAY
Produced by Alex O Smith

Of the record (available in many formats including limited edition vinyl & cassette), the band are excited to see its release finally.  “Our debut album You Don’t Have Time To Stay Lost has been a long time coming.

See, once upon a time, we were known as The Templebears.  We were demoing our first album when we broke up, splintering into two camps – Nick and Eliot joined Big Heavy Stuff, and Josh started Atticus.  Since then we’ve played in The Apartments, Knievel, Imperial Broads, Reality Instructors and more.

Years went by.  Quite a few.  In 2015, we played a one- off benefit.  As we came offstage, we knew we had to finally finish what we’d started, so long ago.

You Don’t Have Time To Stay Lost has songs from then, and songs from now, and songs that have been left alone, and songs that have been poked and prodded.  This bent pop collection celebrates small suburban spaces, wide open landscapes and deep dark oceans.  We twist and stretch rhythms, guitars, and vocals into new forms that feel like old friends.  We question our entitlement, our politics, our love, and how to battle the plastic containers of our kitchens.”

You don’t have time to stay lost, good thing we’ve found The Electorate.

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About Mary Boukouvalas 1244 Articles
Mary is a photographer and a writer, specialising in music. She runs Rocklust.com where she endeavours to capture the passion of music in her photos whether it's live music photography, promotional band photos or portraits. She has photographed The Rolling Stones, KISS, Iggy Pop, AC/DC, Patti Smith, Joe Strummer, PULP, The Cult, The Damned, The Cure, Ian Brown, Interpol, MUDHONEY, The MELVINS, The Living End, Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins, Rage Against The Machine, The Stone Roses –just to name a few - in Australia, USA, Europe and the Middle East. Her work has been published in Beat magazine, Rolling Stone magazine, Triple J magazine, The Age Newspaper, The Herald Sun, The Australian, Neos Kosmos, blistering.com, theaureview.com, noise11.com, music-news.com. She has a permanent photographic exhibition at The Corner Hotel in Richmond, Victoria Australia.

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