“The intoxicating romance of this exceptional band can’t be contained.”
- The Age
“Beautiful melodies and production with a dark edge...Great stuff.”
- Triple J
In 2012, critically acclaimed folk-‐pop darlings, Tinpan Orange released Over the Sun ‐ nominated for The Age Music Victoria Award for Best Folk Roots Album 2013, and an album singer‐songwriter Emily Lubitz refers to as “the greatest album of my life”. Hit single Barcelona received high rotation on Triple J and Tinpan Orange won the Unearthed competition to play Laneway Festival.
Months later Lubitz sang the anonymous lead vocal on Melbourne Metro’s train safety commercial that became the viral sensation Dumb Ways To Die. Seventy million YouTube hits later, it is the most awarded campaign in the history of the advertising industry and Lubitz’s voice is one of the world’s most recognisable.
Tinpan Orange continues to ignite festivals worldwide, gathering fans from Europe to Canada and sharing the stage with the likes of Martha Wainwright, My Brightest Diamond and The Cat Empire.
Fresh from Riverboats Music Festival and WOMADelaide, Tinpan Orange’s latest project – the Remix EP -‐ sees the band working with three of Australia’s leading producers as they mash up favourites from Over the Sun. In all three, Lubitz’s ethereal vocals take centre stage amidst an array of beats, distortions and effects.
First up, Way of the Eagle (aka producer Jan Skubiszewski ‐ John Butler Trio, Mama Kin, Owl Eyes), who brought us break‐out hit Rattlesnake featuring Dan Sultan, gives Barcelona the Jamie XX treatment, oozing sunsets and soaring Moby‐inspired phrases.
Track two sees Lubitz’s ode to feminine prowess, Supergirl overhauled with spacy synths and grind core as Melbourne remix artist Laser Cat reinterprets the epic single. The final remix, Tattoo on Her Wrist, becomes an ambient industrial crunch as one of 2013’s hot favourites Spender ‐ who recently released his debut EP featuring Gotye and Clairy Browne – weaves his magic.
“It was pretty wild to hear each of the remixes,” Lubitz says. “But I’m inspired by the freshness and energy each track holds. These producer boys are wizards.”
The Remix EP is testament to Lubitz’s skilful songwriting and Tinpan Orange’s musical dexterity: No matter how twisted the songs may be, at their core is the Tinpan Orange zest and that spine‐tingling vocal.