New Music: Little Earthquake ‘Planets’

With a debut single “Planets” currently setting Soundcloud alight, Sydney newcomers Little Earthquake are taking to the stage to introduce audiences in Sydney and Brisbane to their sound.

Little Earthquake is the brainchild of siblings Mathew and Justin Hyland, keen students of indie pop, embracing rock, electronic and acoustic instruments to bring their quirky melodies to life.

Based on the Central Coast, the brothers grew up in bands together at school before heading to the states where they toured as guest members of US indie rockers Lydia, crossing the country and getting a taste for the road.

It was winding their way across American highways that the brothers began writing together for a new project, creating tracks which would go on to become the basis for Little Earthquake.

Returning to Australia in 2013, the brothers teamed up with producer Lachlan Mitchell (The Jezabels, Pnau) who took their songs to a new level, creating the basis of their forthcoming EP. One of the standout tracks from the sessions was “Planets” which would go on to become the band’s first single which attracted accolades on a few dozen blogs after being posted on Soundcloud for just 24 hours.

A slice of hooky electronic pop reminiscent of The Naked and Famous or MGMT, the track bends genre and melody in four minutes of fun and freedom. 

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