New Navy
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New Navy

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia | INDIE

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia | INDIE
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Uluwatu 2011
Zimbabwe(single) 2011
Animals(single) 2010
3-Track Demo 2010



Fresh on the back of their 2010 JD Set win which included a gig with iconic Aussie rockers 'Wolfmother' and a behind-the-scenes reality show on Chanel V, Sydney's New Navy are certainly on the brink of something special. Described by triple J’s Dom Alessio as “having a ton of potential, combining really well the sounds of Britain and the sounds of the U.S”, the young quartet draw influence from such great pop and indie acts as The Cure and Talking heads, combined with contemporary artists such as Vhs or Beta, Klaxons and The Editors. The ambitious band has received attention and praise for their ethereal and intimate live performances, sharing the stage with Australian heavyweights: Wolfmother, Dappled Cities, Philadelphia Grand Jury, Miami Horror and The Scare. Upon completion of their first recording, New Navy found success through the path of Triple J Unearthed, being plucked from thousands of hopefuls to be highlighted as a feature artist on the site and quickly reaching the number one position on the charts with their song, ‘Animals’. Recently reviewed by Triple J’s new breakfast host Tom Ballard as “A sure fire party hit”, the boys are set to embark on their newest journey - the release of their highly anticipated debut EP ‘Uluwatu’ this 24th May on Ratbag Music.
Recorded at Freefall studios and mixed by Lost Valentino’s man Jono Ma (Foals, Sherlocks Daughter, Bumblebeez), ‘Uluwatu’ is a clear progression forward from their three-track demo released in 2010. A more melodic, percussive approach explores the freedom and possibilities of pushing their sound towards fresh influences, resulting in a warm and delicate EP with appropriate pop-sensibilities. Still definable as indie/rock/pop, New Navy have introduced unique and international sounds that create a journey across the four tracks.
Frontman Ben McInerny balances the sparkly guitars with his smooth strong vocals, whilst delivering strong bass-lines to drive the indie grooves to great effect.
From the ‘whistle while you work’ opening of ‘Zimbabwe’ to the summer grooves of ‘Floating Dry’ to the dramatic crescendo of ‘Oceans’, the new EP comes together as a whole rather than an assembled few tracks, allowing start to finish listens and showcasing New Navy’s songwriting ability and consistent style.
Named after the location where the EP was conceived, ‘Uluwatu’ is a destination away from the drag of normal life, with all the highlights. The excitement of a getaway, long burning sunsets, beach parties, fleeting romances and the final feeling of departure is captured within Uluwatu.