“A polished debut that will be on repeat this summer. It’s like your fave parts of Tame Impala and Jagwar Ma have been rolled into this slick new package.” – Dave Ruby Howe, triple j Unearthed
Dream pop duo ROYEL OTIS is the brainchild of Otis Pavlovic and Royel Maddell. The new Sydney-based act, who recently signed with OURNESS (the label behind hip-hop heavyweight Genesis Owusu) today share their shimmering debut single, Without You. Drawing inspiration from old Japanese city pop records and ’90s nostalgia, the track is produced by Julian Sudek and mixed by Dave Fridmann (Tame Impala, Flaming Lips, MGMT).
After living in New York for a few years, Royel returned home broke and started working in a bar, where he met Otis fresh out of school. After hanging around on a night out with friends, Otis showed Roy some of the demos he had been working on. Royel took them home and started matching with guitars and some Fat Boy Slim samples he stole during his time in NYC. The two started having weekly catch ups and churning out tunes in Roy’s Bondi Beach sunroom, laying guitars over beats and going on long drives along the east coast to write melodies over the tracks.
Without You is the first taste from a promising new duo. Stay tuned for more, coming soon.
Without You by Royel Otis is out now via OURNESS
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