Art vs Science is a band that you just can’t help dancing to. They are a mix of dance, rock, hip-hop, techno, and electro stirred together to formulate a delightfully strange but delicious recipe. Their infectious synth and driving bass have captivated audiences in their native Australia and they are now turning their ambitions to the world stage.
Formed in 2008, a group of three high school chums decided to try their hand at electro-pop and began performing almost immediately. After traversing Australia on the Parklife, Good Vibrations and Falls Festivals, the trio put together their first self-titled EP, apparently completing it in just one day.
More extensive touring followed, with the band playing to sold out venues around Australia. International recognition then followed, with support slots for La Roux and Groove Amada throughout the UK.
Finally having time to get back to the studio, they recorded the EP Magic Fountain, which was released in mid-2010. The single, “Magic Fountain,” was received with open arms by the Australian public, reaching No. 9 on the exclusive Triple J top-100 for 2010. “Magic Fountain” is a truly remarkable track, completely quirky but completely irresistible at the same time.
Their full-length debut, The Experiment, released just last month. The album is a perfect party bomb (as witnessed in my living room just last week), a seamless melding of funk, dance, and electro that can provide the soundtrack to fine times. Aside from the aforementioned “Magic Fountain,” standout tracks include “Sledgehammer,” a driving electro barrage, and “Higher” which is absolutely way too funky. The lead single, “Finally See Our Way,” is what could be considered an epic hero song, and has essences of Europe’s 80s classic “The Final Countdown”.
Despite the long journey, The Experiment was unquestionably worth the wait and I’m sure this trio of mad music scientists have much more in store for their avid listeners.