Eclectic, intimate and hypnotic Brisbane sextet, Founds, are proud to announce the release of their debut album, ‘Hadean’, on 7th September through Rare Finds (The Griswolds, Hey Geronimo). The lead single from this record is the pulsing, chanting, crowd favourite, Caves.

The highly anticipated full-length follows an unbeatable year in 2011, which saw the group perform at Big Day Out and Peats Ridge Festival as well as share stages with The Naked and Famous, Grouplove, Ben Ottewell (Gomez), Owl Eyes, Oh Mercy and Gosling.

Excitement escalated when the band won Triple J Unearthed’s competition for BigSound 2011, putting them firmly in the gaze of Australian music’s finest. It was there that they captured the heart of acclaimed producer, Mark Myers (The Middle East, Emma Louise), who would bunker down in the studio with the band to craft their debut.

Evoking the raw energy of Mogwai, the hypnotic swirl of Björk, and the glistening grandeur of Sigur Ros, Founds nonetheless manage to instil a unique vision unto their debut. ‘Hadean’ represents a compelling intersection between indie-pop, post-rock, folk and psychedelia.

The kaleidoscopic nature of the record should come as no surprise considering the group’s musically liberated beginnings. “We formed a few years ago when Alex and myself were working on a few tracks together,” says vocalist Kirstie Ford. “We had the desire to create a bigger, deeper sound. That caused for more members.”

“Some of us knew each other from university or have been old friends for some time,” says vocalist, Kirstie. “Over one winter in 2010 we had access to an old, dark empty house, which we used as our jam space. We quickly became very well connected and a lot of our inspiration is owed to that house.”

Yet, the album’s inspirations stretch further than bricks and mortar; hurdling through time, space, stone and fire. “Hadean is known as the earliest eon in the history of the Earth from the first accretion of planetary material,” says Kirstie. “Hadean is about Earth’s journey – and the beauty it holds.”


TRIPLE J MAGAZINE 8/10 “a blend of subtle electronics, building vocal aches and drum machine patters… there’s so much ambition packed into these 10 songs.”
TRIPLE J UNEARTHED “rhythm you couldn’t stop with a sledge hammer”


Bigsound Live
Brisbane – Electric Playground
11:50pm – 12:20am

Winter People Tour
Saturday 29th September – The Toff In Town, Melbourne VIC
Thursday 4th October – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane QLD
Friday 5th October – Beach Hotel, Byron Bay NSW
Saturday 6th October – The Loft, Gold Coast QLD
Sunday 7th October – “Livespark” @ Powerhouse, Brisbane QLD (All Ages Show)
Friday 12th October – The Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle NSW
Saturday 13th October – The Factory Theatre, Sydney NSW

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