Collarbones is Adelaide’s Travis Cook and Sydney’s Marcus Whale. It’s been ten years since, as teenagers, they met on a post-rock message board, beginning a storied union that’s seen the release of three albums of sinewy electronic pop on labels Remote Control and Two Bright Lakes: Iconography (2011), Die Young (2012) and Return (2014).

Navigating a dark facade of online curios with a lyrical vulnerability shaped by classic R&B songwriting and performance, Collarbones pairs the rhythmic mechanics of club music with a raw vocal power akin to tour-mates Jessie Ware, How to Dress Well and Deerhunter.

Known for live performances that range from the kinetic to the absurd, Collarbones have circuited the country many times over their career, performing everywhere from packed home-bases like Oxford Art Factory and Goodgod to empty regional RSL clubs, from seated theatres to large outdoor festivals.

2015 saw Return lead single “Turning” receive a remix from Flume, with appearances at his Vivid Sydney and FYF Los Angeles performances across that year. As Collarbones turns 10, the duo are preparing to open a new chapter in the life of the project with new music set for release in the first half of 2018.

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