ERTHLINGS SHARE DEBUT EP ‘INDIGO’ TODAY FEATURING NEW SINGLE “RETURNING” VIA FUTURE CLASSIC
PRAISE FOR ERTHLINGS
“both minimal and sophisticated…a 1960s-new wave-indie concoction — a little Zombies, a little Siouxsie and the Banshees, a little Warpaint…”
-New York Times
“So crisp, so clean, so cool.”
-triple J (Richard Kingsmill)
‘These Aussie ladies can seriously groove.’
“the epitome of cool-girl chill… relatable in its honesty”
“shimmery, slinky indie-disco-pop groove”
Gorilla vs Bear
“…You Shouldn’t Underestimate Their Age”
“the most impressive debut single you’ll hear this year.”
-The Line Of Best Fit
“‘Returning’ is a gorgeous guitar-led ballad that tells a tale of heartbreak in real time”
-Brightest Young Things
Erthlings are four 16 yo Aussie women who have been crafting music together since just 8 years old. One year ago, they released their first two singles ever: “Bridges” and “Cuts & Bruises.” The tracks instantly caught and catapulted the young women to widespread global attention. In addition to garnering praise from the likes of Refinery29, the New York Times, Nylon, Paste, Gorilla vs Bear, Line Of Best Fit, the BBC, and triple J, the band has amassed +7.5 million Spotify streams, performed at four Australian music festivals and secured opening sets for Clario, Wafia, Amy Shark, among others.
Today, Erthlings drop their debut EP, Indigo, via Future Classic. The 5-track EP includes previously released tracks “Bridges,” “Cuts & Bruises,” as well as new single, “Returning.” Listen HERE.
Indigo is a swirling presentation of the Sydney four-piece’s ability to pivot from ethereal-pop to alt-indie, with a nuanced ease and grace. Each track is built on a foundation of attitude, strength and empowerment and infused with the beyond-their-years maturity established on earlier releases.
The subtle strums of “Returning” open the EP, a poignant ballad on “drifting apart” too soon. Says bassist Taylor Shutes of the new single, “I started writing the initial melody for ‘Returning’ when I was 12 – it was stuck in my head and wouldn’t go away. We started playing it live and it always got a great reaction. Four years later it’s evolved to where it is now. We’re really excited about how it turned out and ready to share.”
Across the five songs, Issy, Jessame, Taylor and Lissa, delve into frustration, disappointment and failed relationships – universal themes perfected by the four young women together, as they have done since writing music from 8 years old. With the release of Indigo, Erthlings remain unjaded.