Chameleonic alt-pop outfit CodaChroma have dropped their new single ‘Ones & Ohs‘ ahead of a launch show later this month. The song marks three years into the eclectic and collaborative union of songsmith Kate Lucas and aural architect Damien Charles, and is a taste of things to come for this burgeoning duo.
‘Ones & Ohs’ is a lo-fi spacey pop single that swoops and swells over spiky musical landscapes. Lucas’ Kimbra-esque vocals surface from the sounds of deliberately unsettling electric guitar strums and effects with stammering drums. “Out of the rubble and the red dirt,” Lucas coos moodily, “see how the men and their machines work”. There’s lyrical and aural allusions to a disintegration of the world we know today, from the suburban humdrum to post-apocalyptic pylons and deserts. Charles’ off-kilter musical production only emphasises this, to great effect.
CodaChroma will launch ‘Ones & Ohs’ off their forthcoming debut album on Friday 22 April at The Curtin in Carlton, Melbourne. The live performance will showcase an extended version of the band featuring Natalie Lewis on BVs, live string and horn sections, and support from local four-piece Mayfair Kites. ‘Ones & Ohs’ follows the release of the band’s cinematic first single ‘Car Tapes‘, which got regular airplay on Double J late last year.
CODACHROMA ‘ONES & OH’S’ SINGLE LAUNCH:
Listen to ‘Ones & Ohs’ below: