It’s been a while in the works for Melbourne producer Roland Tings, but he’s edging ever close to sharing his second full-length record, Salt Water with the world.
The record is set to be released in full on Friday, 8th November via Cascine, and will feature two already-released singles, ‘Hiding In The Bushes’ and ‘Always Rushing’ featuring Melbourne’s Mild Minds.
Today, he shares a third cut from the record titled ‘Up Close’.
The club-ready track propels his immaculate attention to detail to the fore, giving us huge depth that feels similar to artists like Four Tet or Caribou. It’s a huge club cut, with the vocal sample being taken from London artist Alyss’ track ‘T S I E R’.
“I knew that I needed a really euphoric track in the first half of the record to propel the LP forwards,” he explained. “When I heard the original vocal by Alyss, I knew that it was perfect for what I wanted. The production of her voice was psychedelic, and the lyrics fit with exactly what I wanted the record to say”.
He’ll be headed out on tour this December to support the record. The five-date tour will see him perform the record live in cities across the country. Check out the details below.
Roland Tings ‘Salt Water’ LP Australian Tour 2019
Tickets: Official Website
Saturday, 7th December
The Night Cat, Melbourne
Friday, 13th December
The Foundry, Brisbane
Saturday, 14th December
Rocket Bar, Adelaide
Friday, 20th December
The Cambridge, Newcastle
Saturday, 21st December
The Landsdowne, Sydney