Since their inception in 2012, Cosmo’s Midnight have been eagerly chipping away at genre boundaries, becoming one of the most celebrated and progressive acts to emerge from Australia. Consisting of real-life twins Cosmo and Patrick Liney, the duo boast 225 million streams and 5 Gold singles, proving that their vibrant collage of sounds has landed with infectious success. The Cosmo’s Midnight mission is a global one: They’ve commanded stages and sold out shows across America, Europe and Asia; with countless hallmark appearances across Australia including Splendour in the Grass, Laneway Festival and Falls Festival.
With humble beginnings as a DIY production duo, Cosmo’s Midnight began experimenting with beats on Ableton and soon earned a healthy following on Soundcloud. In 2012, their lush reinterpretation of Flume single ‘Sleepless’ won a remix competition held by Future Classic, and shortly after they released their debut single ‘Phantasm’ alongside Nicole Millar (Peking Duk, Golden Features) which spearheaded their first EP, Surge.
On Yesteryear, Cosmo’s Midnight find their own unique blend of digital and organic sounds, funnelling their beat-making history into a heavier emphasis on instrumentation. Influenced by their parents’ vinyl collection and sounds from the 60s, 70s and 80s, Yesteryear acts as a coming of age moment for Cosmo’s Midnight. For the first time, Patrick takes a prominent role as a vocalist, while the songs delve into everything from psych rock to disco, recorded live by the duo themselves.
What has followed is a slew of singles and collabs that continue to prove why these Sydney twins have earnt themselves the title as one of Australia’s most progressive acts. And though it’s hard to predict which direction Cosmo’s Midnight will head in next, assume that no stone will be left unturned when they step into the studio.