SINGLE: Anaesthetise ARTIST: Outside The Academy Melbourne multi-instrumentalist Pawel Cholewa (pronounced Pa-vell Ho-liv-er) emerged from a long line of indie rock, electronic and folk bands before landing on his current project Outside The Academy. And hot off the heels of the project's 2017 sophomore EP 'Second Guessing', one of the brand new tracks promised for this winter is unveiling this week - first up is 'Anaesthetise', a swirling bubble of calm that embraces minimalist ethereal soundscapes against a blazing guitar. Part acoustic, part electronic, the subtle layered loops and warm melodic guitar tones twirl through 'Anaesthetise', dabbling in occasional Radiohead territory while maintaining OTA's increasingly signature psychadelic glitchy tones and haunting lyrics. For an artist that has been described as creating "music that is aching to be married to a David Lynch flick", Outside The Academy sure knows how to serve up ethereal slow burners that really get in your head. Watch this space for the next installment, and be sure to get your hands on it when it drops this Friday.
BY TIANA SPETER