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London’s Rhythm Section International and Sydney’s Plastic World team up to present This Place EP by Retiree. Gundagai is the lead single, released ahead of the full EP - due out end of june!

RS006 Marks a pretty bold move forward for the Rhythm Section machine.
POP MUSIC ! - no club bangers here: real songs, written with real soul, performed by a real band. Think Arthur Russel meets talking heads in the Australian Jungle, circa 2050.


Fuelled by his passion for contemporary Australian music, Bradley Zero (RS INTL boss) caught wind of the band and was quick in declaring their debut release, a limited 12” on Plastic World, as one of the best of 2013. This Place EP is the product of an ensuing cross-continental relationship and offers a fleshed out introduction to the Sydney four-piece’s sound with three immersive, sprawling tracks

Drawing from the leftfield avant-pop of Arthur Russell and Talking Heads, progressive disco of Nile Rodgers and contemporary ambient electronica, Retiree channel these through their own pervasive aura of rum-drunk antipodean sunshine. The result is music that is in equal parts lush, thoughtful melody and meditative tropical rhythm.

The EP sees joint international release from Peckham, London label Rhythm Section International who released the instant classic debut of Al Dobson Jr, and were nominated for label of the year at Gilles Peterson's 2015 worldwide awards, as well as purveyors of southern hemisphere groove-driven underground pop Plastic World (GL, Savoir).

It will be accompanied by three conceptually related yet geographically disparate videos, filmed between Sydney, Melbourne and London.

This Place EP is released worldwide June 22nd on 12” vinyl and digital.


The air is cleaner off the highway
The lines are eating you up
Attractive from the bypass
Time warped in the summer sun

The water falls in my mind
But only in stories for you
I wanna to show you the caves at low tide
But there's too much to do
I never told you
When we were younger
Gotta get there a little sooner
Attractive from the bridge 
Time warped in the winter wind

And we can go far
See us driving by
I'll send a post card
From Gundagai

The lines are eating you up

And we can go far
See us driving by
I'll send a postcard
To Gundagai

And I can breathe a little better off the highway
And I can breathe a little better off the highway


from This Place, track released May 5, 2015
Record Credits:

Written, Recorded, Produced & Mixed by Retiree (Marco Vella, Ryan Powderly, Tori Holleman, Matt Crowley)

Mastered by Darren Ziesing



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Rhythm Section International. Founded in Peckham, 2014 by Bradley Zero, out of the South London Institution that is Rhythm Section.

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