Naomi Robinson and Conor Barton make sun-bleached, guitar-driven pop as Mosquito Coast.
Hailing from Perth, Western Australia and naming themselves after a Harrison Ford film, these teenagers have achieved four singles added to high rotation on triple J, completed two national headlining tours, and appeared at festivals including 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, tastemakers and the music biz 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 in 2016 with their breezy pop single ‘Call My Name’.
Following their big win, the duo released the single ’Commotion’ – a kaleidoscopic groove recorded at ABC studios in Sydney by ARIA-winning producer Greg Wales – and followed this up in late 2016 with a six-track EP ’Television Love’, which was produced by Carl Fox (Porsches), mixed by Jack Moffitt (The Preatures) and featured the singles ‘Let’s Be Friends’ and ‘Television Love’.
“There’s so much to love about this. So unselfconsciously cool.” Richard Kingsmill, triple J
“With the kind of instantly accessible, Best Coast-like sound… there’s no question the potential for this duo is big.” Hilldilly
“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