With their very first single, ‘Inside Your Sun’ already starting to impact on British radio, fresh-as-a-daisy Australian outfit Venus II have revealed they’ll release their debut album, also called ‘Inside Your Sun’ next month.
Eagle & The Worm’s Jarrad Brown and Canyons’ Ryan Grieve make up the new duo and, as we revealed recently, it seems they’re both each others’ biggest fans.
“I think Jarrad is one of the truest artists I’ve worked or been involved with,” Ryan says of the partnership. “If something’s feeling good then it doesn’t need to be questioned. We’re good like that.”
“I feel like a different artist,” Jarrad adds. “It’s a whole new world for me. It’s really exciting.”
And it would appear that the new partnership has challenged them both in ways they didn’t imagine.
“Some of the ideas and conversations within this album were out of my reach when we started,” Jarrads says of the new LP. “We distilled our ideas – we made demos, we made new demos, we made beats, we made new beats… Ryan rarely used the idea I thought would be the idea. Working in a new environment with a new person – you’re presented a set of choices and unknowns. You can’t be the old and familiar version of yourself – you become a new you. A product of your collaboration.”
The album will arrive at retailers on Friday August 19 and to celebrate its release, Venus II will play launch shows in Sydney and Melbourne. Details below (along with the album cover!)
August 19 : Melbourne (Gasometer)
September 03 : Sydney (Freda’s)