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Lastlings Unveil Highly Anticipated Debut Album First Contact

Article by: Christian Langston



Japanese-Australian electronic duo Lastlings, made up of siblings Josh and Amy Dowdle, have finally released their highly anticipated 12 song album First Contact. Packed with a futuristic soundscape, ethereal atmospheres, and beautiful vocals, First Contact is sure to impress. The album is championed by RÜFÜS DU SOL’s Rose Avenue Records, cosigning the incredible work by Lastlings.



Japanese-Australian electronic duo Lastlings, made up of siblings Josh and Amy Dowdle, have finally released their highly anticipated 12 song album First Contact. Packed with a futuristic soundscape, ethereal atmospheres, and beautiful vocals, First Contact is sure to impress. The album is championed by RÜFÜS DU SOL’s Rose Avenue Records, cosigning the incredible work by Lastlings.


First Contact begins with “Deja Vu,” introducing the glassy vocals of Lastlings’ own Amy, which characterize the duo’s sound. “Deja Vu” is the perfect leadoff for the whole album, showcasing the vocals, live instruments, and driving drums and bass which appear throughout the following tracks. “Take My Hand” follows, putting Lastlings’ science fiction influences on display. A pulsing bass supports another pristine vocal, juxtaposing feelings of tension and hope.



First Contact is a journey through a future electronic world, surrounded by beauty and history. Not only is First Contact an incredible artistic project, but it's also a story. Each song is a special part of said story, perfectly encapsulating what an album is.


First Contact is all the moments we experience for the first time, how special they are, and how important they are in shaping us as people. It is about those beautiful moments when we feel love for the first time, a child taking its first steps or travelling to a new destination. It’s also about the somber moments in our life where we have lost something or someone for the first time and how we grow and change from these. We hope that this album sparks all the beautiful and important memories, feelings, and emotions that you felt when you experienced something for the first time.



Every song on First Contact is uniquely its own, while also complimenting the album as a whole. Josh and Amy thought of everything, from exquisite sound design to intelligent songwriting, making this one of the best albums of 2020.


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