Retiree release new single 'Magic Eye' & announce upcoming debut album

Australian group Retiree return with ‘House Or Home’, set for release by Rhythm Section International on

21st September 2018.

The musical project of Matt Crowley, Tori Holleman and Marco Vella; Retiree have steadily congealed

their broad influences into a unique emulsion of strongly rhythmic and emotional music. From two

releases, they’ve been described as “pared back 1980s comfort pop for all occasions” by NOISEY, having

“a whole lot of criss-crossing rhythm” by The FADER and containing “swirling synth flourishes, languid

wistful vocals and strutting drum machine funk” by The 405.

The album’s songs explore the theme of “house or home” and what that means in present day Australia

for different people. They journey from an aboriginal tent embassy on the south coast of New South

Wales, a retirement village, a one room flat in Ringwood and a sleepless 17 hour stop over in Malaysia.

With the announcement comes new single ‘Magic Eye’, a love song that bridges the end of a relationship.

“It was really nice teaming up with Becky (Sui Zhen) to finish this one. We started writing the song before

a break up and finished it after it ended. It’s a strange time to write a song. I feel like from the start, the

tone of the song was kind of indicative of the situation.”

Retiree have teamed up with director Joey Knox and cinematographer Jesse Gohier-Fleet to create a

series of interconnected film clips. Unraveling an intricate web of stories, the visuals pair seamlessly with

the songs.

“Joey Knox has done an amazing job at interpreting the song in his own way with this wild clip on Steve’s

farm where we become interstellar observers of a relationship between a lone ranger and an alien visitor".



Retiree's debut album, ‘House Or Home’ will be released on LP and digital on 21st September 2018.


01. Migrate

02. Pumice Stone

03. Magic Eye ft Sui Zhen

04. Another Day

05. Line In The Dirt

06. Mystery Bay

07. House or Home

08. Past Time