RS006 Retiree – ‘This Place EP’


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Rhythm Section International and Sydney’s Plastic World team up to present This Place EP by Retiree. Gundagai is the lead single, released ahead of the full EP – due out end of june!

RS006 Marks a pretty bold move forward for the Rhythm Section machine.
POP MUSIC ! – no club bangers here: real songs, written with real soul, performed by a real band. Think Arthur Russel meets talking heads in the Australian Jungle, circa 2050.

Check out some stills below, followed by the full press release.

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Retiree – This Place EP

Released June 22nd via Rhythm Section International (Worldwide) / Plastic World (Australia) On 12” Vinyl and Digital

London’s Rhythm Section International and Sydney’s Plastic World team up to present This Place EP by Retiree.

Fuelled by his passion for contemporary Australian music, Bradley Zero (RS INTL boss) caught wind of the band and was quick in declaring their debut release, a limited 12” on Plastic World, as one of the best of 2013. This Place EP is the product of an ensuing cross-continental relationship and offers a fleshed out introduction to the Sydney four-piece’s sound with three immersive, sprawling tracks

 Drawing from the leftfield avant-pop of Arthur Russell and Talking Heads, progressive disco of Nile Rodgers and contemporary ambient electronica, Retiree channel these through their own pervasive aura of rum-drunk antipodean sunshine. The result is music that is in equal parts lush, thoughtful melody and meditative tropical rhythm.

The EP sees joint international release from Peckham, London label Rhythm Section International who released the instant classic debut of Al Dobson Jr, and were nominated for label of the year at Gilles Peterson’s 2015 worldwide awards, as well as purveyors of southern hemisphere groove-driven underground pop Plastic World (GL, Savoir).

It will be accompanied by three conceptually related yet geographically disparate videos, filmed between Sydney, Melbourne and London.

This Place EP is now available to pre-order from Bandcamp:

Track list:

  1. Gundagai
  2. Heard You’re Doing Well
  3. This Place

For press queries please contact (online) / 020 7326 1200



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