Sydney electronic duo Dust of Us recently released their latest EP, Never Had The Time. This is a collection of seven songs, imbued in moody vocals and succinct layered electronica. We were crushing on the track “Punching Bag” when it was dropped late last year, and have been keenly anticipating the release of this EP. It matches expectations in spades.
The duo is comprised of brothers Ed and Lloyd Prescott. The brothers played all of the instruments on the EP, aided by guest vocals from UK-based Sydney-expat Jess Chalker, who added her stunning vocals on two tracks (“7 Years” and “Punching Bag”).
Ed says of the EP. “My brother and I are incredibly proud of these songs. We’ve gradually been chipping away at them in my bedroom for the past couple of years; building them up brick by brick. Our music takes a while to piece together because it’s quite layered – and also because we’re interested in so many different textures and genres. We have to give it time to understand what it is we’re making and how all the jigsaw pieces fit together.”
This is an exceptional set of tracks. Varying in tempo and instrumentation, but always atmospheric, and with a refined delicacy. It’s all class.
Take a listen to Never Had the Time by Dust of Us, and while you’re at it, take a read of their favourite Sydney haunts.
DUST OF US’ – FAVOURITE SYDNEY SPOTS
The Factory Theatre, Marrickville
This place rules. Not only have I seen some of my favourite gigs of all time here (St. Vincent, Sharon Van Etten come to mind), but it’s in close proximity to a bunch of great breweries and bars that are well worth a visit before catching the show.
The Lansdowne Hotel, Chippendale
An absolute institution. Two stages, great food, and you can often catch gigs there for free too. If you are stuck for plans on the weekend, just rock up at the Lansdowne, you’re guaranteed a good time.
Low 302, Surry Hills
Although they aren’t a dedicated music venue, I would suggest any live music fan should keep an eye on their What’s On. They get some great acts through the door, and it’s the perfect space for those more up close and personal shows.
Nakano Darling, Haymarket
Look, this isn’t a live music venue – but it’s absolutely deserving of a mention as the vibes at this place make you feel like you are at a gig. An awesome Japanese Izakaya that serves some of the tastiest Gyoza and Karaage I’ve ever had the pleasure of eating. Great selection of Japanese Whiskey too.
Petersham Bowling Club, Petersham
This place is just so good. Great people. Great vibes. Lawn Bowls. Family and Doggo Friendly (with ample space for them to run around). Great gigs. A perfect spot to visit when the weather is great. Do yourself a favour and go here as soon as you are able.
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