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eüsh

New York City, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2011 | SELF

New York City, New York, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2011
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Influence is a funny thing. Artists will often be asked about whom affected their creative development, but seldom does the output match up with the input. This is the sublimity of creation and creativity.

Australia bred trio eüsh cite everything from Joni Mitchell to Steve Reich as influences (excellent pedigree) and yet the result evokes something akin to Rachels jamming with Radiohead and Kate Bush and all that the pairing might contain.

These chaps caught our ear among dozens upon dozens of entries for our December 2011 Indie feature. Here is what they had to say for themselves via bandleader Seán van Doornum... - MusicZeitgeist.com


There’s something beautiful about the dark side and eüsh pulls us in, hypnotised and submissive. Pronounced “Yush”, their sound hints at a brooding country rock but at times falls into progressive. The feature that pulls you out of the rich mud is Sean van Doornum’s yearning voice, the tone is pure and yet holds so much heartache.

The overall effect takes you to another land, nightmarish and abstract but somehow you don’t want to leave. Not yet, until the story ends. eüsh have just released their debut album, TREE, and are currently on tour. For more info check out their Facebook page. We are very excited to get a glimpse into eüsh's world with some words from frontman Sean... - theorangepress.net


We were fortunate enough to have the alt country outfit eüsh in to the station for an acoutic set on Wednesday. These guys are a little hard to pigeon hole when it comes to their sound, like most good music they get better with age. Up until now we have been feeding off a beautiful live set they whiped up at SIn-e earlier in the year. Tingly was our little mits when we finally got to grope the final mastered version of the debut album. not only do we know the names of the tracks we get to hear them as they were intended. It wont be ready to sell for a few months, so we will hold off sharing any until we are given the go ahead.
In the mean-time we managed to capture some more live foorage, here are some of the interviews and performances. - www.neonhearts.com.au


"They will surely dim the lights and leave you wandering in the dark, getting lost in their songs."
- John Ritchie, musicfeeds.com
- John Ritchie


4-piece eüsh kicked off the night with complexly structured dark pop. There were Zeppelin-y eastern tinges and stellar keyboard work, with Sean van Doornums' wailing vocals reaching for Jeff Buckley or Thom Yorke. Clearly the band had a lot to say. 'Safe From Harm' featured a great rhythm section breakdown from Zoe Hauptmann on Bass and James Waples on Drums. - Drum Media


Discography

TREE - Released January 1st, 2011
Written by Sen van Doornum 
Engineered by Daniel Denholm 
http://eush.bandcamp.com/

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Originating in 2007, eüsh was the solo project of Sean van Doornum, a composition student at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. In the early years, the band appeared in various incarnations as the music developed, with a large pool of musicians coming in and out of the band. The band performed and recorded sporadically but it wasn't until 2010 that eüsh recorded their first album ‘Tree’ at 301 Studios in Sydney with acclaimed producer/engineer Daniel Denholm. This was a rather ambitious recording with dense orchestration which was met with positive response from music sites such as Music Feeds and the album also landed them LA-based Musiczeitgeist’s ‘Indie Artist Of The Month’. 

In 2012 Sean relocated to New York City where he put together an 8-piece version of eüsh that would go on to perform at renowned NYC venues such as Joe's Pub, Pianos, Bowery Electric, Rockwood Music Hall and Spike Hill. 
The EP 'Blue Shadow', released September 2014, was partially recorded in Sydney and in New York at Atlantic Sound Studios, where Sean also worked as an engineer, producer and mix engineer. In April 2015 eüsh released the single, 'I Shake', which was composed, performed, recorded and mixed by Sean, at Atlantic Sound Studios. 

Upon returning to Australia, Sean reconnected with past collaborators James Waples, Nick Hoorweg and Lachlan Colquhoun, to record ‘New Light’ over a period of a few months at the end of 2015 and early 2016. With some more obvious country and folk influences shining through, the overall aesthetic of the bands sound became more refined. Bringing together musicians and friends who have worked together over the past decade, ‘New Light’ sought to turn a corner in the way the band developed and delivered its music. Originally premiered by Tone Deaf, ‘New Light’ was finally released on the evening of a New Moon in Capricorn on December 29th, 2016. 

Since early 2016 the band has congealed into the more crystallised incarnation of Sean van Doornum - Guitar and Voice, James Waples - Drums, Joel Burton - Bass and Lachlan Colquhoun - Guitar. The past 12 months have seen eüsh busy promoting and performing the music of their most recent album 'New Light' with regular gigs in Sydney and two tours up and down the east coast, with airtime and performances on 4ZZZ, EastSide FM, FBi, 2SER and JJJ Unearthed.

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