Collarbones is Adelaide’s Travis Cook and Sydney’s Marcus Whale. It’s been 12 years since, as teenagers, they met on a post-rock message board, beginning a storied union that’s seen the release of four albums of sinewy electronic pop: Iconography (2011), Die Young (2012), Return (2014) & Futurity (2019).
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.
Over this time, the pair have become seasoned performers in any venue that comes their way, both locally & Internationally. They’ve played in packed club nights, seated theatres and festival stages, including appearances at Flume’s Vivid Live headline show at Sydney Opera House, Los Angeles’ FYF Fest & Pitch Music & Arts Festival in Victoria. Their music has been a much respected & influential force within the Australian music scene, reflected by peers such as Flume remixing their 2015 Return lead single, 'Turning'.
2018 marked the beginning of a new phase in the duo’s long-standing interstate collaboration and their return from hibernation, releasing 'A.I.', their first piece of new music in well over 2 years. This became the first offering of what would be their long awaited fourth studio album, Futurity which was released on September 6th, 2019.
Arguably their greatest sound yet, Futurity received wide praise from The Guardian, Acclaim, Junkee, i-D, Purple Sneakers and more, and was nominated for FBi’s Smack Awards for Album of the Year 2019. With this release, Collarbones laid the foundations for a promising & colourful career to come.
AUS / NZ