Twin Caverns
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Twin Caverns

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | SELF

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia | SELF
Established on Jan, 2014
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"Daily Discovery:Twin Caverns"

Australia really seemed to have a moment in 2013, especially during the latter half of the year. From trippy rock and experimental R&B to ambient pop and bluesy soul, Australian artists from across genres continually impressed us, and the likes of Flume and Tame Impala have cemented their place as internationally acclaimed artists.

The most exciting music, however, continues to come from the underground, and the latest Australian band to steal our hearts is Twin Caverns. They are a duo from Sydney made up of 22 year old Louise Millar and Michael Macias who told us that they “met probably about 2 years ago through many mutual friends who all played music or did art in some way in Sydney, but have only been making music together for a year or so.”

Twin Caverns have two original songs and one Bon Iver cover on their Souncloud, and it is the most recently uploaded, “Undiscover,” that stands out. Mixing electronics with the kind of guitar reverb filled opening that will have many listeners thinking of The xx, it is a subtle and well-written song, and a great introduction to a band who already seem to have perfected their sound.

‘Undiscover’ is about head games; hoping that the unforgettable could be forgotten.

The band are just as excited about the music scenes bubbling up Down Under as we are: “It’s incredibly exciting seeing acts like Hiatus Kayote take on the big guns. There are definitely pockets in Sydney where the love between artists is strong and there’s a lot of beautiful stuff happening with various connections and collaborations.” - Pigeons & Planes


"Twin Caverns - Undiscover"

We’re all probably aware that with the existence of programs like Ableton, Garage Band and Pro Tools, music is easier to produce and distribute on the internet than ever before. And while some of this music is absolutely bloody fantastic, there’s more than twice the amount of rubbish bouncing around the cloud.

Unfortunately, some of these artists have never picked up a ‘traditional’ instrument in their life. And while I love to hear a bit of thick synth and get excited when I see a trigger pad on stage, a part of me is saddened to see motherboards replacing strings and wood. These thoughts cross my mind quite often when I’m searching for new music, but my faith was restored when I came across Sydney duo Twin Caverns. Their latest track ‘Undiscover‘ highlights their ability to combine acoustic and electronic elements with original lyrics.

Attention to detail is what makes ‘Undiscover’ such a gem. The guitar line during the intro entices you to listen on, and it returns throughout the track. Simulated clicks and claps are kept simple to outline the off beat of the slow groove. These effects are also softly rolled in to achieve a waterfall-like sound that’s goose bump-inducing for the listener.

In the vocal department, Lousie Millar‘s original melodies swim around her middle to higher register and makes for smooth transitions between verse and chorus. There’s also a distant backing melody going on that’s easy to miss at first, but upon close listening smartly shadows the chordal pattern in the guitars and keys to create a full sounding accompaniment to Lousie’s melody.

Twin Caverns, I like you. - The Ripe


"Twin Caverns - Drown"

Twin Caverns is a Sydney two-piece that have been on my radar since the end of last year. The duo, consisting of Michael Macias and Louise Millar, are creating really soulful, downtempo guitar-infused electronic with an honest, enchanting depth to it. Over the past few months, they've scored opening slots for the likes of Vancouver Sleep Clinic, Willow Beats, The Kite String Tangle, and Thief.

Every track they've released so far has really hit the right spot for me – gorgeous vocals, emotive rhythms, and an ever-present underlying sensuality. Their latest single “Drown” was released today, and I'm excited to share it here.

Opening with breathy guitar notes and simple chords, Louise Millar's pristine vocals blow me away. Her tone is so rich, so golden. Fluidly traipsing between crystalline high notes and a husky, sultry low range, it's nothing short of stunning.

There's a sparse simplicity to this track that allows each layer to really stand out. The ethereal guitar loops and echoed beats create a captivating atmosphere from start to finish.

Twin Caverns will be releasing their debut EP later this year. I highly recommend listening to it as soon as you can. - Indie Shuffle


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Still working on that hot first release.

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Comprised of 22 year old Louise Millar and Michael Macias, Twin Caverns blend delicate guitar riffs, carefully produced minimal electronic beats with a touch of nostalgic vocals thrown into the mix. Within only 6 months of coming together and releasing just 2 tracks so far, the duo have been featured in NME Magazine and have locked in shows with many top Australian acts including The Kite String Tangle, Vancouver Sleep Clinic, Husky, Willow Beats and Thief. 

They are currently finishing their Debut EP set to be released early 2015.

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