Following a stellar year of festivals and sold-out shows, Sydney-based production duo Set Mo (Nick Drabble & Stu Turner) release their new single “Nightmares” featuring Yorkshire born, London-based multi-instrumentalist Scott Quinn - out today on Set Mo Records.
Written in London's acclaimed Tileyard studios "Nightmares" sees the duo venturing into tougher, darker territory, the grittier breakbeat indicating their subliminal influences from yesteryear. North England vocalist Scott Quinn lends his talents to the track, with his stunning vocals building and conforming with the impeccable production as the song builds in intensity.
“We met Scott Quinn for the first time and immediately had a connection, he’s an amazing songwriter and lyricist not to mention his crazy good voice. We were playing around with the lyrical concept of anxiety as it seemed to fit with the deeper feel of the track, and is something that so many people can relate to. The song then came together in a number of hours. It was one of those sessions when it all happened very quickly and naturally and the entire track was pretty much written that day which we always feel leads to the best ones" - Set Mo.
Finishing their 2017 on a high note – closing the main stage at Beyond The Valley – Set Mo started 2018 equally as strong, with a capacity crowd at Field Day Sydney. These stand out performances topped an incredible past year of taking their Stamina Session all night sold-out parties around the country, packing the Tiny Dancer stage at Splendour in the Grass, high rotation support on triple j and a Pete Tong nod of approval on BBC Radio 1 for their last single “I Belong Here" feat. Woodes.
Focusing heavily on writing and recording, 2017 saw Nick and Stu hitting studios in London, Amsterdam and Berlin to record an abundance of new music. Alas, the prolific duo enter the year announcing they'll be releasing a new Set Mo track on the first Friday of every month from February to December - that's 11 new tracks over 11 consecutive months - kicking off today.
“We spent a lot of time in the studio over the last year really experimenting with different styles and sounds. We went back and spent time listening to some of the very first electronic music we got into as teenagers, artists like The Chemical Brothers, The Prodigy, Groove Armada and Moby. We really love how those artists had such diverse and emotive albums. The result is we have a wide selection of tracks that vary in styles, tempos and moods. Rather than put these all out at once we want to show people the journey we went on creating them, and how the story has developed over time" - Set Mo
Alongside the release of "Nightmares" and their exciting monthly release schedule, Set Mo also share news of their largest Australia/New Zealand tour to date, featuring performances at some of the country's leading venues, boutique festivals and daytime Summer parties. Tour dates below.
"NIGHTMARES" FEAT. SCOTT QUINN OUT NOW ON SET MO RECORDS
AU/NZ Tour Dates:
Thursday 1 March - The Helm, Mooloolaba
Friday 2 March - Prohibition, Brisbane
Saturday 3 March - Why Not? Beach Party, Bunbury
Saturday 10 March - Proud Mary’s, Erina
Sunday 11 March - Party in the Parking Lot, The Inn Hotel, Geelong
Friday 16 March - Discovery, Darwin
Saturday 17 March - Goodbar, Sydney
Sunday 18 March - Surfers Paradise Beergarden, Gold Coast
Saturday 24 March - Sets on the Beach, Fremantle
Sunday 25 March - Sundaze Fundaze, The Clarendon, Newcastle
Thursday 29 March - FRNDS, Uni Bar, Wollongong
Sunday 1 April - MV Catalina Boat Party, Noosa
Sunday 1 April - Old Soul, Maroochydore
Friday 6 April - Night Cat, Melbourne
Saturday 7 April - Fat Controller, Adelaide
Sunday 8 April - Manly Wharf Hotel, Manly
Friday 13 April - Mr Wolf, Canberra
Saturday 14 April - Roches, Grafton
Friday 20 April - Saloon, Launceston
Saturday 21 April - The Tah, Hobart
Thursday 26 April - Mono, The Foundry USCA, Christchurch
Friday 27 April - Lulas Inn, Auckland
Saturday 28 April - Crows Nest Hotel, Rooftop, Crows Nest
Saturday 5 May - Byron Bay Brewery, Byron Bay