Listen: Devastations Duo Return
News posted Monday, June 25 2012 at 11:00 AM.
Conrad Standish and Tom Carlyon, both formerly of rock-noir outfit Devastations, have returned under an eponymous new guise.
After several years in London, the pair have collaborated on a new track, ‘Critics Multiply’, which they’ve released under the moniker Standish/Carlyon. Eerily atmospheric and dripping with minimalist Euro cool, it’s the first taste of forthcoming debut Deleted Scenes, which will be out this year through new label, Melbourne-via-Perth imprint Chapter Music.
Forming in Melbourne in 2002, The Devastations released three albums, including the Australian Music Prize nominated Coal (2006) and Yes, U, our album of the year for 2007, before relocating to Europe.
Standish/Carlyon celebrate their return with a Tuesday night residency at The Toff In Town in Melbourne: July 3 with Fabulous Diamonds and DJ People; July 10 with Joe McKee and DJ Shags; July 17 with Zanzibar Chanel and DJ Roman Wafers; July 24 with Kangaroo Skull and Forces DJs; and July 31 with Superstar and New War DJs.