The debut single 'Impossible Alps' from the new collaboration between Diger Rokwell and Felicity Groom and their forthcoming album 'New Parts'.
When the not-so-secret darling of Perthʼs indie scene was surprisingly teamed with the unsung hero of WAʼs beat scene by the Cut and Paste Collaborations curatorial team, you knew instantly that this was destined to be no one off. There was something there, something damn special.
Being the only WA act to win the WAMi awards for the industry-voted Best Indie/Commercial Pop Act three years in a row, and with the success of the sublime songstressʼ album Gossamer seeing her tour nationally with the likes of Tame Impala, Bob Evans and Little Birdy, Felicity Groom is ready to spread her sounds much further afield with the release of her second Felicity Groom album later this year.
A chameleon of the Perth creative scene, Diger Rokwell is co-founder of the influential crew The Community, a visual artist of high repute and the producer of a string of outstandingly praised albums and EPs. Winning the WAMi for Electronic Producer Of The Year in 2012 and with various EPs and full lengths in the works- 2013 also looks set to be Rokwellʼs breakout year.
Who then knows how between their respective triple j and RTRFM-airplay garnering projects the two have managed to prepare a complete album together as Rokwell & Groom that promises to impress and fulfil, but thankfully the release of New Parts is very close indeed. An ethereal mix of sun kissed visuals, haunting vocals, floating synths, crunchy ethno beats and reverb guitar, their sound is ready to first be spread far and wide with their debut single release, Impossible Alps.
With an accompanying DIY video that sees Groom combining her past university film degree skills with Rokwellʼs continuing visual mastery.
Watch it: www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjqgboHmGFI
released May 11, 2013
lyrics.vocals: Felicity Groom
instruments.production: Diger Rokwell
recording: Benjamin Hoare and Diger Rokwell
mixing: Mike Jelinek
mastering: Rob at Poons Head Studio