Sydney-based Olympic Ayres released their debut EP back in January on Bandcamp. There’s a real 80’s dance pop feel to this EP. It’s only three tracks, but each offers something different and hold a lot of promise for this duo from Down Under. Black & Blue is classic new wave, a track that would have ripped it up when I was still wet behind the ears. The melancholy haze of Casa Del is as close to chill wave as it gets on this release, but lacks the washed out vocals I despise on most “chill wave” tunes–these guys want to sing and that’s a good thing. The last track, Daylight, is a subtle dance track with jungle beats and dreamy electronics that make it hard to resist moving. It’s a nice effort and something fun for Friday.
Olympic Ayres – Black & Blue [mp3]
Download: Olympic Ayres – EP [Bandcamp]
Happy Friday, Y’all!