This event was featured in our 2018 program.

Close Counters

Emerging from the depths of Hobart are Allan McConnell and Finn Rees who are known for their electrifying fusion of electronic, disco and jazz and their signature dense synths and driving bass lines.

Since their recent beginnings, Close Counters have supported the likes of Peking Duk, What So Not, Tall Black Guy, Tkay Maidza and Shaggy.

Their first single ‘Fluctuate’ was named Track of the Day on international music blog Indie Shuffle, and the track’s music video was aired on ABC TV’s RAGE program. Australian website Pilerats described their debut EP as “diverse as it is interesting as it is just plain groovy”, and Triple J host Veronica Milson dubbed their single ‘Picture Me’ a “straight up party tune from the word go!”.

To start off 2018, Close Counters released their first full length project called SOULACOASTA, a 12-track whirlwind ride through Soul with no safety brakes. The project developed during Close Counters nine month Europe trip, in which they dug up a number of rare groove records whilst crate digging. The end result is a dance-floor worthy mixtape of organic house/boogie/disco and more.