FORTUNES RELEASE UNDRESS EP

The Melbourne-based, NZ-born R&B duo Fortunes. today release their Undress EP. Released via Future Classic, the EP is “characterised by their ability to integrate warmth and intimacy into electronic music as well as spark and vivacity to hip hop” and includes previously shared singles ‘501’s’ and ‘Focus’, along with two new tracks, ‘Linen’ and ‘Hero Man’. Conor McCabe and Barnaby Matthew of Fortunes. say, “We started out in a cold warehouse with a hat rack for a mic stand. Along the way we’ve learned a lot and since purchased a mic stand”. Start listening below before you buy/stream it here:

Along with the release of the EP tracks came accompanying remixes for ‘501’s’ from Salute and Dai Burgerand a tongue-in-cheek video, produced and directed by Nima Nabili Rad. Watch it here.

This is the third EP from the pair who first met at High School in New Zealand and reconnected at a Melbourne house party. After independently releasing their 2015 Hoodie EP and early 2016’s Jacket EP, Fortunes. went on to sign to Future Classic, embark on their debut headline Australian tour, support the likes of Alunageorge, Shlohmo and Lapsley and play at festivals such as Laneway Festival, Splendour In the Grass, BigSound, Paradise Music Festival and more.

Fans of Fortunes. can catch them live across their Undress Tour this May. The tour begins in New Zealand before hitting Sydney, Melbourne, the Sunshine Coast, Perth and Adelaide. See the dates and details below.

The Undress EP will be available on a limited edition 12″ vinyl, with the Undress EP on the A side and the duos much loved 2016 Jacket EP (never before pressed on vinyl) on the B side. Buy it here.

UNDRESS TOUR

4 May – Mono, Christchurch NZ
5 May – Caroline, Wellington NZ
6 May – REC, Auckland NZ
19 May – Banquet @ World Bar, Sydney NSW
20 May – The Gasometer – Melbourne VIC
27 May – Big Pineapple Music Festival  Sunshine Coast QLD
2 June – Jack Rabbit Slims – Perth  WA
3 June – Rocket Bar  Adelaide SA

H A Y D E N – J A M E S

Hayden James may have only released his first track in late June 2013, but he has already amassed a million plays across Soundcloud and Youtube for his work.  Producing immense summer jams with soulful and evocative vocals his music has stockpiled consistently rave reviews from the US, Europe and Australia alike, being labelled the “face of the new Australian production music scene”.   Hayden’s first single “Permission to Love” garnered worldwide love and attention hitting #1 most blogged on Hype Machine, as well as becoming the most played track on national broadcasting giant Triple J in Australia. The recent release of his latest track “Something About You” through electronic label Future Classic, is a definite summer playlist hit.