Seymour Centre presents Vivid at the Seymour: Music

New Wave: Sound – Collarbones

Marcus Whale and Travis Cook

8 June

"Musical innovation is truly rare; there's no one in Australia writing material like this."

- The Australian


Sydney and Adelaide electronic duo Collarbones are coming to the Sound Lounge for a unique AV collaboration with Paris-based artist Michael Salerno. In September 2012, Collarbones released “Die Young”, their SMAC-nominated sophomore album of glitched vocal R&B, accompanied by haunting album art and a film by Salerno. Salerno’s film, shot in the Swedish fall, depicts three ghostly boys in a spectacular, frozen limbo. In an intimate, late night set, Collarbones will realise “Die Young” live in full for the first time in tandem with an extended version of Salerno’s visuals.

Biography - About Collarbones

Collarbones is the long distance multicolour creative project of Sydney’s Marcus Whale and Adelaide’s Travis Cook, crafting audio dreams since 2007.

Modeling themselves around a corrupted take on grungy R&B and shiny power-ballads, Collarbones’ buckled samples and warped electronics are a staple around Whale’s unique vocal talents.

Taking note from the sparkling production of artists like The-Dream and Destiny’s Child, Collarbones are unafraid of hugely experimental and stripped back interpretations referred to (in another universe) as pop.

Video Interview with Collarbones