A new EP has been a long time coming for Sydney inner west duo, EGOISM. Over the past few years they've been peppering the world with a string of shoegazey Pop singles which has landed them praise and admirers on radio and blogs both locally and internationally.
Now, following on from previous singles, "What Are We Doing?", "You You", and current single, Here's the Thing, EGOISM have released their long-awaited EP On Our Minds.
The On Our Minds EP was written, recorded and produced by the duo in their bedrooms, mixed by Matthew Neighbour (The Avalanches, Matt Corby, Sky Ferreira) and funded by the triple j Level Up Grant. Two new tracks will be added to their already released singles. The band's latest release, "Here's the Thing" was recently premiered by triple j's Good Nights show and added to Spotify's "New Music Friday" and "Indie Arrivals" playlist.
"The songs on this EP were started in 2019 and finished in 2020, it was a rough fucking year. The world seemed to be doing ok, but everything inside us was disintegrating. Weird how 2020 has been the opposite, where the world is going insane but personally we're doing pretty ok. We're both kinda obsessed with feelings that run too deep to be summed up only with words. Sometimes music is what's missing to explain the seemingly unexplainable. But anyway, that's where On Our Minds comes from; a desperate attempt to share that sad little world, buzzing on internally."
- Scout and Olive
The past year has seen a slew of positive things happen for the duo such as two packed out BIGSOUND shows, being triple j Unearthed's 11th most played artist, achieve the 5th and 8th most played songs on Fbi radio, get nominated for both "Song of the Year" and "Next Big Thing" in the Fbi radio SMAC awards, and have their single "You You" hit #1 on the Community Radio charts.