Having worked their way from the Unearthed front page through to widespread critical acclaim, a slot supporting The Chemical Brothers and even a number two album, Art vs. Science are the poster boys for the Australian unsigned scene.
It has now been over four years since the Sydney three-piece dubbed ‘The Australian Daft Punk’ were named the Triple J Unearthed Act of the Year. The time in between has been filled with highs and lows including the release of massive mental montage inducers ‘Hollywood’, ‘Finally See Our Way’ and ‘Parlez Vous Francais?’ and more recently a two-year musical hiatus. Having achieved so much success within such a short period of time it was always going to take something special to catapult Art vs. Science back into the ears and hearts of mainstream music, thankfully for pop and dance fans alike, ‘Create/Destroy’ is just that.
A characteristically funky-pop number, ‘Create/Destroy’ is a spandex-wearing, mullet-sporting dance track that is pretty hard not to fall for. A blend of squeaky harmonies, electro beats and reverberating verse help create a 80s-esuqe vibe with a contemporary twist. The depth of the lyrical content and intricacies of the delivery ensure that it avoids becoming a disposable novelty track, with a tale of tangled relationship woes swimming not too far from the surface. No stranger to creating huge dance numbers, Art vs. Science have lived up to their qualitative reputation and although we haven’t heard too much from them of late, ‘Create/Destroy’ is an indication that whatever comes next will be well worth the wait.
Photography: Daniel Boud