Discovery: Mother Culture

Mother Culture are an acoustic pop duo from Melbourne, Australia whose lush and expansive new song Scaramouche caught my ear.

By Graeme Smith

Feature Photo by Phoebe James

In Scaramouche, Mother Culture disguise quite a dark tale with layers of harmonies and gentle acoustic guitar. The result is captivating, feeling both very human but also on another plane of existence. The song explores the concept of ageing and coming to terms with the beauty of one’s own mortality. As such, the arrangement feels very appropriate.

Mother Culture are brothers Darcy and Spencer Ward. Their early influences include The Beach Boys and The Beatles and you can certainly hear them in Scaramouche. You can check out the track below.

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