Naomi Robinson and Conor Barton make sun-bleached, guitar-driven dream-pop as Mosquito Coast.
Sound influenced by their hometown Perth, Western Australia, Mosquito Coast have achieved four singles added to rotation on Triple J, completed two national headlining tours, toured the country with Northeast Party House on their sold-out Calypso Beach tour, and appeared at festivals such as Southbound, Lost Paradise, NYE on the Hill and Groovin’ The Moo.
Naomi and Conor were still in high school when they caught the attention of fans and tastemakers after winning Triple J’s Unearthed High in 2015 (chosen from a pool of more than 850 artists and 1200 songs) and placing #101 in the Hottest 100 with their breezy pop single ‘Call My Name’.
Following their big win, they released the single ’Commotion’ – a kaleidoscopic groove recorded at ABC studios in Sydney by ARIA-winning producer Greg Wales and followed this up in 2016 with a sixtrack EP ’Television Love’, which was produced by Carl Fox, mixed by Jack Moffitt (The Preatures) and featuring the singles ‘Let’s Be Friends’ and ‘Television Love’.
In early 2018, Naomi and Conor travelled to NYC to record their debut album with French producer Nicolas Vernhes who’s produced records for the likes of War on Drugs, Animal Collective and Deerhunter.
Since their debut EP, Mosquito Coast have continued to write and develop their sound, bringing a new maturity to their songwriting since winning Unearthed High at the age of 17. Expect a new single ‘Skipping Girl’ in August, followed by the release of the anticipated new album in 2019.
What the critics say…
“There’s so much to love about this. So unselfconsciously cool.” Richard Kingsmill, Triple J
“With nods to WA forefathers like Tame Impala and San Cisco, Mosquito Coast have found a niche of their own in the realms of psychedelic-beach-pop.” Pilerats