Hermitude

Hermitude

 Sydney, New South Wales, AUS
BandEDMHip Hop

Winner of the prestigious 2012 Australian Music Prize, Hermitude are now hugely popular in Australia and signed a single licensing deal with Parlophone. With fans like The Presets and DJ Krush, Hermitude combine incredible music production with one of the best live shows in the genre.

Biography

Hermitude have just been announced as the winner of the 2012 Australian Music Prize, the most prestigious award for music in Australia. It's a first for an electronic instrumental act that has long been dominated by rock and indie-pop acts.

Hermitude formed in 2001 - the Blue Mountains duo Luke Dubs (Luke Dubber) and Elgusto (Angus Stuart) have been prolific with 4 albums and 2 EPs. The offspring of professional musicians, they’d performed together in jazz and funk bands since their early teens.

Throughout the course of their work, they've found fans in The Presets, DJ Krush and the Glitch Mob. Their peers include Flume and Ta-Ku.

It's in the live domain that Hermitude are unmatched - with a audio visual show that doesn't rely on a lighting show - their live instrumentation is prodigious and captured by multiple cameras live to the audience. They don't settle on a laptop performance.

In 2012 Hermitude broke through with their award winning HyperParadise album. Lead single Speak of the Devil was licensed to Parlophone in the UK and Astralwerks in the USA. A follow-up remix from Flume is only just starting to make serious inroads internationall.

They signed a worldwide publishing deal with Sony/ATV and sold out every live show weeks in advance. They're now one of the most exciting and in demand live acts in Australia.

Discography

2002 - Imaginary Friends (vinyl only EP)
2003 - Alleys to Valleys
2005 - Tales of the Drift
2008 - Threads
2009 - Rare Sightings EP
2011 - Speak of the Devil single
2012 - HyperParadise
2013 - Parallel Paradise Remix (vinyl EP)