Melbourne’s Harmony have revealed their third album ‘Double Negative‘ will be released on July 20 through Poison City Records.

Led by the singles ‘Fatal Flaw‘ and new single ‘I Love You‘, the video for which has just been released and can be seen below.

Double Negative‘ is the band’s first new release in four years and the follow up to 2014’s critically acclaimed ‘Carpetbombing‘. Harmony have also announced a string of East Coast dates with special guests, giving you the chance to hear ‘Double Negative‘ live for the first time this August. Full details are below.

I Love You‘ is the very fittingly titled opening track. Where they have previously waded in the waters of loss, grief and despair, on ‘Double Negative‘, Harmony turn their heads toward the light, 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, as shown in the video for ‘I Love You‘ where they’re individually framed, performing whilst drenched in shadows and smoke. 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.

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Recorded at Kyneton Mechanics Hall by producer Mike Deslandes, ‘Double 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.

From the moment Tom Lyngcoln and Alex Lyngcoln said “I do”, Harmony 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.

Since forming in 2009 they have released three 7” singles, an AIR-nominated self-titled debut album (2011), and their 2014 effort ‘Carpetbombing‘ , which was met with critical acclaim. Its sister release and bonus album ‘Deconstructions‘ featured re-imaginings of ‘Carpetbombing‘ by some of Australia’s best musicians.

TOUR DATES

HARMONY
AUGUST
3rd – Street Theatre, Canberra [18+]
4th – Factory Floor, Marrickville [18+]
11th – The Tote, Collingwood [18+]
18th – Sonic Masala Festival, Brisbane [18+]

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Photo by Ben Butcher

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