JARA are a very new duo with a very new release. At the time of writing, their new single ‘Embers’ had only been out for a matter of minutes. Sydney boys Jordan and Neil are energised, excited and onto good things.
A piercing electronic trumpet-laser thing opens their euphoria-tinged number, which also features a sledge hammer air-guitar sequence, a flitty glockenspiel sample and rumbling bass line thuds played out against smooth male vocals.
There’s a bit of everything mashed up in here, channelling a similar hyper energy as we find in the new Wave Racer or Ryan Hemsworth releases.
To celebrate the release of their new single and upcoming EP, and to warm up for their string of summertime shows, the Sydney pair will be launching their debut in their home city with a couple of shows.
We’re told that the live show incorporates sound with reactive light get ups, ‘positioning the duo as a step forward in the current advances of interactive and creative performance’.
JARA Live Shows
Thursday, Nov 5
Dug Out Bar, Oxford St, Sydney
Sunday, Nov 8
The Valve Bar/Agincourt Hotel, Sydney
Words by Katie Rowley