Today, Sydney producer and vocalist Russell Fitzgibbon shares ‘Walking On Your Name’, the third single from his newly announced multidisciplinary project: Skeleten and announces his debut headline show on March 10.
Having premiered on triple j’s Home and Hosed last night and out now on Astral People Recordings / [PIAS], ‘Walking On Your Name’ frames an undeniable groove with airy synths and gilded vocals, seeing Skeleten pen a sonic love letter to basking in the present.
On the track, Fitzgibbon explains “You know when you’re somewhere with a person or people and your whole focus, your whole world, seems to exist only in them and that place? I love that feeling.” Since announcing the new project in 2020, Skeleten has garnered praise from BBC Radio 1, triple j, NME, and been nominated for an FBi SMAC Award for his debut single ‘Mirrored’.
On Wednesday, March 10 Skeleten will play his debut headline show at Sydney’s Phoenix Central Park as part of their Intimate Acts Series. Skeleten, joined by his band, will bring their immersive live show to the performance space for a special, one off performance. Entry to the show is free and limited capacity. RSVP via this link
The video acts as an ode to clubs and the dance floors that are so sorely missed. "In the song, I was thinking about breathing time in and out like air, like all sharing the same moment, passing it around. The clip wasn't intentionally some kind of tribute to the club, but as it came together those same thoughts of eternity in a crowded room just kept ending up in the edit, to the point where I just cut in old phone videos of memorable nights. I guess I miss the feeling and the video is a walk through that."
Russell Fitzgibbon cut his teeth in Sydney’s tight-knit electronic community just as the city itself was forging its own identity. As an artist, his symbiotic relationship with his hometown saw his career blossom in tandem with the city’s electronic coming of age. A gradual shift from early maximal sample-based productions morphed into more dance-focused releases as he continued to cultivate his sound. Always looking to understand music in new ways, these years of restless experimentation led to the genesis of his most personal project to date; Skeleten.
As one half of the renowned production duo Fishing, Fitzgibbon has previously enjoyed support from Pitchfork, XLR8R, Rolling Stone and more. He has graced festival stages nationally including sets at Splendour In The Grass, Big Day Out, Groovin’ The Moo, The Falls Music and Arts Festival, supported a slew of international artists like SBTRKT, Jungle, Yeasayer and The Go Team and headlined a run of sold out, headline shows down the East Coast of Australia
The new direction is Fitzgibbon unfiltered for the first time as both a vocalist and producer. At the core of the project lies a strong sense of uncomplicated openness, as the music naturally took shape over relaxed, late-night sessions between other work. “For the first time, I was really just making music with absolutely no intention, just doing exactly what felt good in the moment,” Skeleten says. “It was only after I had all these ideas floating around that I started to realise how much it sounded like me, and maybe understand a little of what I was getting at.” Drawing from a seemingly limitless creative well, Skeleten contributes all design and visual components for the project, offering an all encompassing visceral experience for his listeners.
‘Walking On Your Name’ is out now on Astral People Recordings / [PIAS]