“First Spin: Mosquito Coast's 'Skipping Girl' comes packed with melody and promise.” triple j
“Skipping Girl: Outsider pop reminiscent of Broadcast, which is a rare echelon of cool.”
Andrew Ryan | Cool Perth Nights
“Fall In Love with Mosquito Coast’s new track ‘Skipping Girl’…8/10”
Jackson Lavell-Lee | Dircksey Magazine
Following the release of their 6-track EP ‘Television Love’ and years of Australian touring, dream-pop duo Mosquito Coast are back with an ethereal new single, ‘Skipping Girl’. It’s the first song from their debut album, which was recorded in Brooklyn, New York City with producer Nicolas Vernhes (Animal Collective, Deerhunter, The War on Drugs, Moodoïd, Dirty Projectors) and mastered by Joe LaPorta at Sterling Sound.
With nods to their familiar breezy pop sensibilities, ‘Skipping Girl’ brings a new sense of maturity and confidence to their sound. Swirling guitar, sweet harmonies and lush synths provides the backdrop to a contagious melody – a testament to the pair’s songwriting prowess and commitment to developing their craft.
“Skipping Girl was one of the first tracks Naomi showed me and we worked on it on a writing trip in Mandurah, Western Australia. It’s one of the songs that has gone through the least changes and sounds quite similar to the demo,” Conor says.
“Lyrically Skipping Girl is a love letter to the people who raised you, stood by you at your most awkward, and loved you from your smallest,” Naomi adds.
Naomi Robinson and Conor Barton were just 17-years-old when they caught the attention of fans and tastemakers after winning triple j’s Unearthed High 2015 and placing #101 in 2016’s Hottest 100 with their debut single ‘Call My Name’.
Following their big win the duo released two more singles - ‘Commotion’ and ‘Let’s Be Friends’, which were both added to triple j rotation. After the success of their break-out EP ‘Television Love’ they were nominated for ‘Most Popular Act’ in the WAM Awards 2016, and were also included in the ‘100 best discoveries of the last decade’ by triple j Unearthed.
Keep a look out for the new live show, a video for ‘Skipping Girl’ in September, a national tour in November/December, and the release of their debut album in 2019.
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