Futurist dub-pop duo Standish/Carlyon formed from the ashes of shadowy rock group Devastations.
Their 2013 debut album Deleted Scenes continues the process begun on the final Devastations album Yes, U, moving away from full-band arrangements towards submerged electronic rhythms and late-night altered states.
Deleted Scenes featured prominently in end-of-year best-of lists around the world, and lead single Nono/Yoyo was nominated for Best Song at the 2013 Age Music Victoria Awards.
Based in London for many years but now back in Melbourne, Standish/Carlyon have played Belgium’s Sonic City Festival (curated by Liars) alongside Chris & Cosey and Rhythm & Sound, as well as All Tomorrow’s Parties’ new Australian incarnation I’ll Be Your Mirror, alongside the likes of My Bloody Valentine, Pere Ubu and Einstürzende Neubauten.
PRESS QUOTES FOR STANDISH/CARLYON:
"A heady swirl of falsetto and intricately layered keyboard-gasps" - Stereogum
"Our favorite record of the year to date: Standish/Carlyon’s Deleted Scenes, which layers futurist melodies over some of the densest dub-influenced low-end sounds you’ll ever hear." - Flavorwire
"Conrad Standish and Tom Carlyon have proved masterfully adept at sluggish, sexy, subtly wonked vocal dance music." - The Fader
“Slow electro burner track Nono/Yoyo sounds like the deleted main song from a deleted scene from an 80s dystopian film” - Impose Magazine
“Trance-inducing disco noir that takes cues from Italo disco and French pop” - Vice Magazine
“A killer piece of the sort of smooth we just love round here at the Quietus” The Quietus