Genre: Alternative, Indie

Country of Origin: Australia

Trio Eleanor Dunlop (vox/keys), Fraser Harvey (vox/guitar/bass) and Ben Mason (drums) form Cameras; the band that’s snagged the chameleon rep for creating both light and dark, atmospheric, alt- indie rock – and their first LP does not disappoint. The nine track effort layers the haunting ethereal beauty and pent up aggression with militaristic beats – and if anything pushes every corner of the genre.

Cameras formed in 2008, the trio began hastily writing and recording, before raking in attention with airplay from Triple J and FBi Radio on Australian shores, along with BBC 6 Music in the UK, and KCRW in the US.

The band’s earlier songs were polished off under the guidance of producer Scott Horscroft (The Presets, The Panics) before Cameras hit the festival circuit including Southbound, Playground Weekender, Big Day Out, Adelaide Fringe Festival and One Movement. The trio also wrote the score to NIDA’s haunting stage production, Motel, and performed it live with the cast.

With early demos turning heads both locally and internationally, the demo version of ‘Defeatist’ was picked up and added to the soundtrack of US MTV show ‘The City’ – the buzz surrounding Cameras has continued to grow. Earlier this year, the band were invited to tour Australia, opening for art rock legends Roxy Music on their national tour.

‘In Your Room’ garners the sounds of The National and Yeah Yeah Yeahs alike, honing into a thrilling alt-rock edge that entrances, transcends and brings you back down to earth.