'With a beguiling blend of indie/electronic/R&B/pop, Sydney duo Maari have been crafting a serious name for themselves since forming last year, and their latest single Desire only adds more kindling to an already fiere flame.'
‘The track is a beautifully polished piece of self-recorded, self-produced home-grown R&B/Pop’
'We’re clearly dealing with a band with a strong musical vision here’
- Sounds of Oz
This Sydney based Alternative Pop duo blur the lines between music for the heart and music for the dancefloor. With a mixture of delicate and dirty synths, roaring bass sounds and spitfire vocal performances, Maari deliver tracks that are sharp yet vulnerable. Sporting comparisons to artists like; Julia Michaels, Alessia Cara, The ChainSmokers and all things Disney, the duo have been dubbed ‘Paramore and Flume’s Lovechild.’
Maari now release one of their most honest and raw tracks yet. Written in the early hours of the morning as a self lullaby, ‘Breathe’ touches a raw nerve for the duo; exploring some dark places through a mix of serene harmonies, delicate layers and aching vocals.
Bronte Maree and Kabusii are suckers for big dynamic changes, meaning their songs tend to go through unpredictable journeys, only to end where they began. They create big textural changes in the production to mimic the rollercoaster of emotions that accompany the story, contrasting the sweet sounds with the dark and messy to give you a peek inside their brains.
The duo draw upon their earlier singer-songwriter influences and their love of a heartbreaking ballad, revealing some strong roots in Anthem-like Pop and old school Scene music. This song began with a voice, a keyboard and no inspiration but the lyrical intent, meaning the song built itself in the most organic way the duo know… Listen closely for a wide range of musical influences.
The track was recorded in the Duo’s humble Inner West Studio before being mixed by Simon Cohen (Justin Bieber, Vera Blue, Glades) and Mastered by Ben Feggans (Flume, Hayden James, Miami Horror).
Within the last year, Maari have received international radio play and attention from blogs such as Pilerats, Auspop, and Wonky Sensitive. The Music Video for their single 'Desire' was featured at Sydney Fringe Festival's Clipped.Tv event, Parramatta Lanes Festival and on MTV's program 'MTV Upload.’
As well as spending days in the studio chipping away at a body of work, the pair have recently supported acts such as North East Party House, Wafia, E^st and Lamalo with their energetic yet raw live show.
The pair have also recently been introduced to the world of Film Scoring and Soundtrack writing, giving them another medium to indulge in new flavours, textures and characters that now infuse their storytelling and production.