“The Australian producer has a joyous touch to his dancefloor electronics, an approach that seems to exude joy and optimism.” – Clash Magazine
Fast rising Sydney based musician, composer, vocalist Tim Ayre is poised to announce details of a brand new track with the arrival of ‘I Want It’ through French label Kitsuné Musique this May. A peppy paced, spritely alt-pop single filtered with a 90s groove and underlined with a ’00s outlook, ‘I Want It’ was co-written by Jack Glass (Bag Raiders) and mixed by Pat Jones (Toro Y Moi, Washed Out) and mastered by Sarah Register (David Bowie, Depeche Mode, The Shins).
He says: “I’d just moved up to Sydney from Melbourne and was hanging out with my mate Jack a heap writing songs. It was the middle of summer so I was just going to the beach every day between writing because I never really got the chance to do that in Melbourne. So I think the song carries that vibe I had at the time, crazy to think how different things are right now to then – makes me really appreciate how good the summer was here.”
Tim Ayre relased his debut solo EP in November 2019 on Kitsuné Musique. Recorded in a Melbourne home studio it was released to wide acclaim and has since received over 1.24 million streams and seen overwhelmingly positive coverage from Triple J, KCRW, BBC1xtra, Indie Shuffle, Earmilk and The Line Of Best Fit – who noted “Tim Ayre sits somewhere between Tame Impala & Gus Dapperton”. He’s also seen support from tastemakers in the space such as Roosevelt, Folamour and Touch Sensitive.
Working with mostly analogue instruments and writing, recording everything himself since his highschool years – his first project Tim & Jean thrust him into the nation’s spotlight and on tour with Moby before he could enter a licensed venue. Now some years later, that creative approach has only been refined and the results are a unique and infectious take on pop music.