“a constantly fascinating and emotionally visceral album.”
Chris Hamilton, The Music (4 stars)

“…gone from strength to strength across their decade-long career and Double Negative sees them moving further in the right direction.” – Beat Magazine

“The vocal harmonies are a standout feature… one that defines the sound and structure of Harmony.” – 4ZZZ

Selecta Album – Sticky Carpet in The Age & Sydney Morning Herald

‘I Love You’ in Top 10 Tunes of the Week – Something You Said

Melbourne’s HARMONY are proud to release their brilliant third album Double Negative, out today on Poison City records. Led by the singles ‘Indifference’‘Fatal Flaw’ and ‘I Love You’Double Negative is the band’s first new album in four years and the follow up to 2014’s critically acclaimed CarpetbombingHarmony are taking Double Negative on the road down the East Coast this August with special guests – full details are below.

Recorded at Kyneton Mechanics Hall by producer Mike DeslandesDouble Negative is a stunning departure from the no-fi rough sketches of Harmony’s previous work; the natural acoustics of the hall captured in majestic hifi. Across 10 songs they lope and swagger and occasionally erupt into white noise, just as you’d come to expect from them, but it hums in stark contrast to the light brought by the chorus of harmony. Together Erica DunnAmanda Roff and Quinn Veldhuis, provide a new devotional dimension to these songs that elevates the band from the crucible of grief in which they previously held. It’s these vocal refrains that star on Double Negative. Almost ten years in, they have settled into a cohesive wall of sound capable of true moments of majestic cacophony and beauty once described as “a floodlight into a pitch-black cavern” (The Australian).

Where they have previously waded in the waters of loss, grief and despair, HARMONY turn their heads toward the light on Double Negative to talk about capital L for Love, which is perhaps an even more confronting topic than the darkness that preceded it. They approach love in typically blunt fashion, leaning into matters of the heart with an appreciation for its complexities that is uniquely theirs. From the bedroom to the staffroom and all the intersecting arteries in between, together they delve into an exploration of Love – “a complicated structure bound by raw desire.

From the moment Tom Lyngcoln and Alex Lyngcoln said “I do”, Harmony – Tom Lyngcoln (The Nation Blue), Alex Lyngcoln, Jon Chapple (Mclusky), and the chorus of Erica Dunn (MOD CON, Tropical Fuck Storm), Amanda Roff (Time For Dreams) and Quinn Veldhuis – became the bleak and harrowing musical output for an otherwise happy marriage. Together they have collaborated with some of the world’s finest songwriters, including Tom Waits’ long time guitarist Marc Ribot and Don Walker from Cold Chisel, and toured Australia tirelessly, including appearances at All Tomorrow’s PartiesBoogie,Golden Plains and The National Gallery of Victoria. Since forming in 2009 they have released three 7” singles, an AIR-nominated self-titled debut album (2011), and their sophomore album Carpetbombing(2014), which was met with critical acclaim. It landed Album of the Week in The Brag and The Music with a stellar 4.5 star review, 4 stars in The AustralianThe Big Issue and Sydney Morning Herald and feature albums on PBS FM and FBi Radio. Its sister release and bonus album Deconstructions featured re-imaginings of Carpetbombing by some of Australia’s best musicians, including AdalitaBatpissSpodTV Colours and Mick Turner of The Dirty Three.

Double Negative track listing:
1. I Love You
2. Two Sides of my Heart
3. Love is a Chemical High
4. Double Negative
5. Indifference
6. Class Action
7. Sovereign Bedrooms
8. Fatal Flaw
9. Private Life
10. It Hurts

HARMONY – Double Negative Tour

Friday 3 August – Street Theatre, Canberra
w/ Tangents | Tickets on sale from the venue
Saturday 4 August – Factory Floor, Sydney
w/ Spike Vincent & Loose Fit | Tickets on sale from the venue
Saturday 11 August – The Tote, Melbourne
w/ Fungus Brains, Michael Beach Band & Venetian Blinds
Tickets on sale through Oztix
Saturday 18 August – Sonic Masala Festival, Brisbane
Tickets on sale through Oztix

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