Premiere: Kilter Teams Up With Woodes On ‘Waste Time’

May 18th 2017

A teaser from his forthcoming debut, ‘Waste Time’ sees Kilter’s signature beats offset by dreamy vocals from Woodes and live instrumentation courtesy of the local producer’s dad.

Premiering this afternoon on FBi, ‘Waste Time’ combines dance sensibilities with indie rock riffs, wobbly synths and hip-hop-centric beats. Complemented by Woodes’ contemplative vocals, the track is a layered, persistent banger: equal parts glassy and gritty.

Starting out as one of a couple of ideas that Kilter (a.k.a. Ned East) wrote with Melbourne’s Woodes, the track quickly took on a life of its own, complete with live instrumentation courtesy of his dad.

‘Waste Time’ started life as a more gentle beats-based idea before erupting overnight into this weird indie-rock meets hip-hop meets electro banger. A few days later I tracked guitar parts with Tim Lockwood who, in a first for us, actually approved of the riffs I had written for him to play! To complete the live instrumentation vibe I asked my Dad to get his bass out for the breakdown.

Two years in the making, Kilter’s long awaited debut album ‘Through The Distortion’ is almost here. Due out June 9 through etcetc, he’ll be touring his new record throughout June and July, culminating in an appearance at Splendour in the Grass in Byron Bay. Let’s hope his dad joins him for some live bass guitar action.

WHO: Kilter, Feki & ALTA
WHERE: Max Watts
WHEN: Saturday July 8
HOW MUCH: $17.50 + bf here

 

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