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Australian Athlete - Surf 'N' Turf

Australian Athlete - Surf 'N' Turf
Australian Athlete is the brand new project from Sydney keyboard wunderkind Harry Sutherland .

Drawing on an intense conservatorial  jazz piano training (Sutherland was Australia’s “Young Jazz Pianist” of the year at age 16), he has harnessed and channelled these skills into working  - for now at least - in a boogie/disco/funk arena that draws upon influences like George Duke, Patrice Rushen and Herbie Hancock and reflects his time playing as a sideman and collaborator with current artists such as Touch Sensitive, Donny Benet, The Goods, The Posse, Physique and Professor Groove over the last few years. He is without question one of the world’s leading emergent synthologists.

AA draws on an aesthetic that simultaneously embraces while ironically teasing fundamental Australian iconic motifs, from Jenny Kee to Kieran Perkins, Lleyton Hewitt to Kath’n’Kim.

Sutherland and his first release “Surf ’n’ Turf” playfully dance with and around ideas of Australian identity - the obsession with sport and athletic success, the dichotomy of coast and country, classic and modern, the tension between a tight restrictive colonialism (aka a super tight groove) and absolute freedom, not to mention the stigmas and challenges that inevitably attach to what being an Australian "male" is.

About this track...

Exploring a wealth of disjunctions behind the Australian psyche, “Surf ‘N’ Turf” playfully dances with ideas of identity such as the obsession with sporting success and the dichotomy of coast and country. Diving into a collage of dazzling synths and groove-inducing rhythms, the track is reminiscent of warm retro funk and fused with a body-moving boogie, showcasing Sutherland’s unique musicality.

Number Of People In Act Solo
State/Territory Artist Is Based In NSW
City/Town/Region Artist Is Based In Sydney
Taken From The Release Titled Surf 'N' Turf
Copyright Holder's Name Australian Athlete
Media Servicing Date 2018-07-13
Main Genre Electronic
Genre 2 Funk
Contains explicit lyrics or themes that may offend some listeners No
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