We get to know SŸDE this morning; they’re a dynamic duo out of Melbourne with a sweet new single called ‘Above The Clouds’.
Though they’re still starting out on their musical journey together, their breakout release (2016’s ‘Orbit’) smashed it, blasting through more than 13 million streams across the planet.
They’ve now followed that up with new Triple J favourite ‘Above The Clouds’.
But who are SŸDE? And what do they want with us?
Find out in our latest feature below.
1. Band name : SŸDE.
2. How did you choose your band name? Our last names are Stephens and Hyde, so combined that is SŸDE, then the umlaut is two people, but it also makes us sound European.
3. Where are you based? Melbourne, Australia.
4. Who are your members? Will Hyde and Mitch Stephens.
5. And what role do they play in the band? Both producers (Mitch – guitar and Will – keys) and performers.
6. How was the band formed? High school mates who thought DJing would be cool.
7. Tell us a little bit about your sound. It’s acoustic music with an electronic production.
8. If you had to compare yourselves to an already established act sound-wise, who would it be? We don’t really think there’s an act that we can directly relate to, although we obviously have influences such as Milky Chance and ARIZONA.
9. In what ways has the band changed from when it was formed to today? We’ve become a lot closer and know how to handle each other a lot better, however at times we can still be a married couple.
10. What are your members’ favourite songs of all time?
Queen ftg. David Bowie – ‘Under Pressure’
Pink Floyd – ‘Money’
Teriyaki Boyz – ‘Tokyo Drift’
Milky Chance – ‘Stolen Dance’
Petit Biscuit – ‘Sunset Lover’
11.What’s your band’s biggest claim to fame so far? Being an Unearthed High Finalist in 2017, have a major TV advertisement with Visa.
12. If you could score the support slot for any act, who would you choose? Milky Chance or Peking Duk would be awesome to support.
14. What’s been your strangest experience as a band? Hearing our song on TV.
15. Tell us about your latest release. Our latest release is called ‘Above The Clouds’. It’s about being free and not worrying about what anyone thinks about you. We worked with Olivia Reid, who is a super young talent and someone we found on YouTube. We’ve just released the music video for it, where we got really creative and had a lot of fun making it.
16. What do your plans for global superstardom involve? Releasing all of this music that we’ve been writing, start to play shows and tour in the near future.
17. Where can our audience catch you live? We’re about to start playing shows, so we’ll be announcing upcoming gigs soon!
WEBSITE : http://sydesounds.com
FACEBOOK : https://www.facebook.com/sydesound/
INSTAGRAM : https://www.instagram.com/sydemusic/
TWITTER : https://twitter.com/sydesound
SOUNDCLOUD : https://soundcloud.com/sydesound
YOUTUBE : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCD2pq76dF5xoethG-VuWVwQ