Farmer & The Owl have just announced the latest addition to their slowly growing family, the dreamy house-pop duo TEES, who are purported to be nostalgically reminiscent of an early 90s acid-soaked dancehall - if it were floating on a bed of clouds.
Along with the signing, they have dropped their brand new single, 'Spending Your Heart', which you delight your ears with below.
One of the first times TEES met was at Lizzy’s house in Redfern. She demanded Sean was to drink a specially prepared cup of tea and it was only under this condition that he was allowed to enter. Unbeknownst to them, this was the beginning of a beautiful and creative relationship.
The next time they met the pair again found themselves in a similar subconscious state of wonderland and it was here that the first whispers of TEES began to grow.
Sean had already begun writing music with a female vocalist in mind but up to this point had little luck in musical matrimony. He remembered Lizzy. Sure she was in a band at the time but under the guise of a supporting friend he went to one of their shows with the secret intention of poaching her.
Lizzy agreed to record.
After a few weeks of constant date changes and cancellations they finally got together. Neither of them knew what to expect. Lizzy had a cold and was losing her voice but was determined to record that day regardless. Sean was impressed and knew this was the beginning of something special.
The cold is reflected in her dreamy meandering vocals of the band’s first single 'Playground'. Their mutual love for creating harmonising melodies alongside pulsating belereac beats was forged that afternoon, and so too was their weekly ritual or recording alongside a bowl of Thai and a constant supply of peppermint tea with lemon.
From their platonic love the pair has continued to forge their own path of music that reminds all who listen of a time and sound that cannot be so easily defined.