Australian duo Hermitude return with two outtakes – “Gimme” and “Vibration” – from their latest album Dark Night Sweet Light. The band partnered with Australian cinematographer Alex Cardy (The Great Gatsby, Sleeping Beauty) to share the official music video for “Vibration.”
Currently based in London, Cardy has worked on award-winning feature films, short films and music videos – recently launching her own production company, ACE & CO. Working alongside Hermitude at their sold out London show in early April, she was able to capture the true essence and hype of their live show with dramatic movement and color.
Australia’s multi-instrumentalists, Luke Dubber (aka Luke Dubs) and Angus Stuart (aka El Gusto), have collaborated since they were 16 and 11, respectively. The current album Dark Night Sweet Light reached #1 on the CMJ RPM chart and at home, the album debuted at #1 on the ARIA album chart and was nominated for 7 ARIA awards including Album Of The Year, Best Group, Best Live Act and more. Standout track “The Buzz” from Dark Night Sweet Light was prominently featured in the Samsung commercial for their new smart watch Samsung Gear S2, catapulting the track to 2 million combined streams per week in the US. A beautifully inventive record of future beats and electronica, the album features guest appearances from Big KRIT, Estelle, Pell and Chuck Inglish. Earning its place on the Top 25 Billboard Hot Dance/Electronic Songs’ chart for 25 consecutive weeks.
Dark Night Sweet Light follows platinum-selling HyperParadise, with which the band won Australia’s Music Prize, modeled after Britain’s Mercury Music Prize and Canada’s Polaris Prize, whose single goal is to identify and reward the most outstanding creative Australian album of the year. Hermitude beat a shortlist of talented artists, including Tame Impala, The Presets and friend/collaborator, electronic producer and instrumentalist Flume.
Hermitude just wrapped up several festival performances, including Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, Electric Daisy Carnival, and Electric Forest. Throughout the summer, the guys will continue on the road, with Camp Bisco, Electric Zoo & a live performance at Exchange LA Friday 07/15.