I immediately took a liking to ‘You. Me. Sanity’. It’s contagious music and vocals that I wanted to sing along with made me fall in love with the song. It was surprising to hear that Retrograde are a new band! Glad we have a new Electro pop band making headlines again. Check out ‘You. Me. Sanity’ below.
Sydney three-piece Retrograde are set to become one of the most talked-about newcomers on the Australian music scene, having honed their craft since early 2017 and creating a sound that they are really proud of. Now, the band are finally gearing up for the release of their debut single on March 6 titled ‘You. Me. Sanity’, a track well worth waiting for.
Hailing from Sydney’s North Shore, Retrograde have cleverly curated an eclectic track that blends the sensibilities and sheen of synth pop with the raw guitar driven sounds of alternative rock. They use production and rhythmic approaches that could compare them to the likes of English protégés, The Wombats and Everything Everything, amongst other personal influences.
‘You. Me. Sanity’ is quite simply, infectious. It paints the picture of the beginning of something new – a personal change and the venture in to the headspace and lifestyle of a new found relationship.
“It very much represents what this band started as for me,” says vocalist Samuel Edward. “A culmination of decisions to move forward.”
The band – comprised of Samuel Edward (Vocals/Guitar), Cody Stebbings (Bass) and Austin Megier (Drums) – enlisted the production talents of Sydney producer and long-time friend, Dylan Nash. Together with Sydney award-winning filmmaker, Kane Senes and Shaun Dougherty, they have produced a polished music video that aptly represents the band’s image and personality.
The birth of Retrograde was somewhat accidental. “As I was writing demos for a band I was in at the time, I found it became increasingly clear that the music was deserving of its own project,” Samuel says. “I quickly contacted long-time friends (Austin and Cody) to see if they’d want a part in starting the new band.” And so begun a band that could vastly put electro-pop back in to the forefront of Australia’s industry.
Whilst the band and single is finally unearthed to global audiences for the first time, the trio have already bunkered down in the studio to record what will be their follow up releases ensuring that there will be plenty more Retrograde to come. Live shows aren’t far off either with the band mapping out their assault on Australia’s East Coast for later this year.