“No Answer” is the new single from Melbourne electronic duo Back Back Forward Punch (aka BBFP), and it is also just the first taste of what we can expect from their upcoming debut EP.
Written and recorded in their home studio in Melbourne’s inner-west, Andy Liddell and Laura Boland take us on another wonderful romp through their invigorating electronic soundscapes.
Andy creates a stunning tropical island backdrop with his seamlessly playful production, setting the scene for Laura’s lush vocals to take a gradual stroll down its sun-setting coastline. On the surface “No Answer” seems is like a ray of sunshine with its bouncy tropical beats, warm woody chords, and lush comforting vocals, but as you delve further into the tapestry of its sounds you begin to discover a world of turmoil and sadness.
It’s a song about trying to find an ending amongst indecisiveness, not really knowing what to say when there’s no words left to use.
“When we started writing No Answer, the sounds were light and tropical and fun, but as the vocals and lyrics developed, we realised this song had some dark undertones. If No Answer was a postcard it would picture a tropical island with a storm rolling in, and on the back it would be blank” – BBFP
“No Answer” is available to download for free via BBFP’s Soundcloud, but only until its official release on June 18. We can also expect a few more singles from BBFP over the coming months in the lead-up to their debut EP.
A few weeks ago we were treated to the beautifully haunting downtempo sounds of “Solid Gold,” the brand new single from Melbourne electronic duo Back Back Forward Punch. Accompanying the track was a stunning music video shot and directed by Jimmy Ennett (of Crux Media), together constructing a world of anticipation as their story of unraveling perceptions and coming of age unfolds.
Now here’s a remix of the track from Canadian beat connoisseur Pat Lok, which holds the mood well inside the light with his unrelenting influence of animated disco-house beats, as he explores an uplifting environment where smiling and dancing seem like the only things that ever really mattered.
Listen/download: Back Back Forward Punch – “Solid Gold” (Pat Lok Remix)
“Solid Gold” is the uplifting and inspiring new single from Melbourne electronic duo, Back Back Forward Punch; the follow up to their early 2014 release “Emergency Bow Tie,” which gained them international praise and the attention of one of Australia most reputable radio stations, Triple J.
“Solid Gold” sees Laura Boland employ delicate and haunting vocals to tell their story of unraveling perceptions, coming of age, and ultimately revealing that we are all imperfect heroes to someone for a short time. Andy Liddell captivates with his dynamic and intricately layered production as he gracefully shapes the track with pulsing bass lines, manipulated vocal cuts and warbling keys.
Drawing sonic parallels with the likes of Kilter, BANKS, London Grammar and The Kite String Tangle, Back Back Forward Punch have delivered a majestic track that blurs the lines between pop, trip-hop and soul.