As a part of our Underground Drops series unearthing independent artists who are doing great things, we turn our focus to Fresh-faced duo Handsome Shirt who have delivered ‘Moments Alone’ - a divine springtime track that wafts around our sun-upturned faces like a gentle breeze.
Handsome Shirt, the recording project of childhood friends Louis Lan and Ellis Bartholomew, have floated onto the scene this year, with three airy singles; ‘Red Wine & Swimming’, ‘Endless Sun’ and now ‘Moments Alone’.
Born and raised in the Essex countryside before relocating to Melbourne where they produce and record all their music, the pair have embraced a light, serene sound in their music, which finds them somewhere between languid indie synth pop and lo-fi surf rock on the genre spectrum.
Made to be enjoyed outside with the grass beneath your feet, or in a car with the windows all the way down, ‘Moments Alone’ inspires visions of kite-flying, cloud-watching and chasing the sunset with the coastline by your side.
Featuring atmospheric synth-pop hooks coupled with twangy guitar and a simmering vocal, indicative of its name ‘Moments Alone’ is best enjoyed solo, preferably with half-lidded eyes, or in the quiet company of someone special.
With whispers of an upcoming EP, we will be keeping our ears out for the next instalments from Handsome Shirt.
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