Sydney Indie-Pop Trio The Electorate Release Their Delightful Debut Album 'You Don't Have Time To Stay Lost'

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The Electorate's debut album is titled 'You Don't Have Time To Stay'. The Electorate's debut album is titled 'You Don't Have Time To Stay'.

Even the most ardent lover of Australian indie bands may not recognise The Electorate.


But dig a little deeper into their history, and the Sydney indie-pop trio dealing in bent, shimmery ear worms of fuzzy, post-punk, indie rock become a little more familiar.

Eliot Fish (bass), Josh Morris (guitar) and Nick Kennedy (drums), each bring many years performing in other local acts: Big Heavy Stuff, Knievel, The Apartments, Atticus, Imperial Broads and more.

A long time ago, when all three members looked a lot more youthful they went by The Templebears.

However, before they released their first album (which they were demoing), they broke up. Nick and Eliot joined Big Heavy Stuff, and Josh started Atticus.

After a one-off reunion in 2015, the lads knew they owed themselves to finish what they started all those years ago.

The result is the delightful 'You Don't Have Time To Stay Lost', out today (18 September) and available across all digital platforms as well as limited edition vinyl and cassette.

Recorded by Tim Kevin (Youth Group, Holly Throsby) in his Tempe River Studios, it was mastered by JJ Golden (Soundgarden, Neko Case) in California.



"Our debut album 'You Don't Have Time To Stay Lost' has been a long time coming," the band says.

"See, once upon a time, we were known as The Templebears. We were demoing our first album when we broke up, splintering into two camps – Nick and Eliot joined Big Heavy Stuff, and Josh started Atticus.

"Since then we've played in The Apartments, Knievel, Imperial Broads, Reality Instructors and more.

"Years went by. Quite a few. In 2015, we played a one-off benefit. As we came offstage, we knew we had to finally finish what we'd started, so long ago.

"'You Don't Have Time To Stay Lost' has songs from then, and songs from now, and songs that have been left alone, and songs that have been poked and prodded.

"This bent-pop collection celebrates small, suburban spaces, wide-open landscapes and deep, dark oceans. We twist and stretch rhythms, guitars, and vocals into new forms that feel like old friends.

"We question our entitlement, our politics, our love, and how to battle the plastic containers of our kitchens."

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