For You is the debut album from Melbourne duo Oscar + Martin, out via Two Bright Lakes / Remote Control.
With heavy hitting hip-hop drum patterns, wonky baselines and killer RnB hooks, For You is a love note for broken hearts, for dancers, and for lovers of music. These are songs about youth, vulnerability, and power.
Produced by the duo (Oscar Slorach-Thorn and Martin King) with help from the Nick Huggins, the album draws on diverse recording techniques including Oscar’s experimentation with tape loops and sub bass. It’s an album wonderfully suited to both radio and headphones, making perfect sense in completely different sonic territories. For You is a collection of crafted pop songs that draw on hip hop, modern RnB, malt shop and left of centre pop.
Oscar + Martin recreate their genre-hopping recordings in a live setting using tape loops, drum machines, synthesizers, floor toms and their own idiosyncratic vocal harmonies alongside the talents of guests Hazel Brown (Otouto) an dBec Rigby (The Harpoons). Having recently supported Caribou, Four Tet and Coco Rosie, Oscar + Martin are talented young men on the rise.
RRR Album of the Week / SYN FM Feature album
Praise for Oscar + Martin
“Demands you to stop what you're doing and call your friends to tell them they're the greatest and to come around for some dancing ”
“The last time a crew of Melburnian kids this inspired and unexpected came along, they were called the Avalanches”
The Age - ★★★★☆
- My Blood
- Chaine Maile
- Lions Heart
- What I Know
- All I Think About
- Party Time is Scary
- Do the Right Thing