Scout Eastment and Olive Rush formed a band whilst still in school back in 2015 and since then, EGOISM has seen the Sydney based duo take their dreampop infused sound to stages and radio stations all over Australia. Enemies, which comes from their forthcoming EP, is sure to see that continue, if not seen their international profile increase. Have a listen to their grounded approach to dreampop below.
There are echoes of the much-underrated Go Betweens on Enemies, as well as the much missed (by me at least) Lotus Eaters in the way that it marries a light and bubbly arrangement to more plaintive vocals and honest, open lyrical content.
Guitars are awash with reverb and reverie, vocals feel like a warm summer sun reflecting on water, softening the listeners’ emotional barriers as if to mirror the vulnerability and doubt that pervade the lyrics.
Rush had this to say about the song in fact: ‘’Enemies is really just about mental health and how it can affect the people you love. We’re both people that have never had anyone we’d describe as an “enemy”. I think we’re both too busy criticising ourselves and worrying about what the hell we’re doing with our lives. But when it gets to the point that those thoughts are driving us away from each other, it ends up feeling like the real enemy is inside you. This song is about desperately communicating all those thoughts to each other.’’
Enemies is now available on Bandcamp, Spotify and other major digital outlets. EGOISM will be touring Australia in the upcoming weeks – check out their socials – Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to find out more.