Track of the Day: Ducks! “Pinprick In” (2018)

Berlin based electronic duo Ducks! Have released new single, “Pinprick In”, their third from their forthcoming new album.

Formed in 2014, Ducks! are the brainchild of singer-songwriter Lani Bagley, and the ARIA award-winning producer Craig Schuftan. The duo released their debut album Ding Ding Ding in 2016, which went on to be longlisted for the Australian Music Prize. Their second album, Nak Nak (the German equivalent of quack quack), was released last year. The duo have also been involved in creating soundscapes for art exhibitions, as well as musical accompaniments for stand-up comedy shows and more. Australian audiences might also have caught them on the road in 2016 during their co-headlining tour with Sydney dream pop group Moonsign.

“Pinprick In” is a sleek, hedonistic and downright fun slice of indie disco. Bagley’s breathy and confessional vocals juxtaposing nicely with the glitchy sizzling percussion. According to the group “Pinprick In” is all about the “trade-off between private fantasy and public spectacle in a world of hot stage lights and dark corners.” It’s about the relationship between performer and audience, reality and artifice. All of which comes through strongly in the track. “Pinprick In” is another dose of wonderfully weird and arty disco from the Berlin-based Aussies, and one which has got me excited for album number 3 next year!

“Pinprick In” is available now. The song is taken from their upcoming third album, which is due for release early 2019. You can find Ducks! on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Header Image: Harriet Richardson

Simon Clark

Simon Clark is the Books Editor at the AU review. A reader of books and admirer of songs, Simon has a PhD in English and Comparative Literature. All errant apostrophes are his, and his alone. You can find him on Twitter and Instagram at @simonjclark