Adelaide three-piece THANES are mostly concerned with kosmische soundscapes put to motorik- machine rhythms using a combination of bass VI riffs that’d give Peter Hook night-sweats, drifting female vocals that range from the ethereal to the guttural, and a bank – nay – a wall of synthesisers, vocoders and esoteric tech miscellanea.
Their debut single ‘Strange Harmony’ couldn’t sum up this attitude more perfectly. Whilst the stomping vocoder hook of “interior, exterior” weaves its way into your brain like the earworm from Wrath of Khan, Italo-disco drums smash, New Order basslines assault the mid-range and Elysian vocals drift above and across.
Hard-edged synthwave from beyond? With STRANGE HARMONY it’s an interstellar pinball competition inside a decommissioned space station.
Check out the clip here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=6W8-M_TDrlQ
It's not the same in the interior... as the exterior
released November 7, 2016
Gordon - Synths, beats, vocoder
Schaffer - Vocals
Thompspon - Bass VI