Brothers Adam and Sam Sherry form minimalist two piece A Dead Forest Index. Originally from Auckland/London, A Dead Forest Index formed in 2009 and are currently based in Melbourne.
A Dead Forest Index create a sound ambitious in contrast and depth. Drawing on simple yet dynamic elements, leaving sparse but deliberate structures & washes of sound that centre around the voice. Their songs draw from a wide range of influences such as William Blake, Taraf De Haidouks, Scott Walker and Arvo Part.
A Dead Forest Index released their first work, ‘Antique EP’ in early 2011. Expanding on their minimal, layered live performance, ‘Antique’ brings to life a sound that is strikingly original and sincere.
This collection will be re-released on 10” vinyl in July by OSCL in Australia and Denovali in Europe with two new tracks included. They are currently working on their first full length album due out early 2013.
“A unique blend of chemically infused vocal loops, dark minimalist drum beats and sparse, audacious guitar chords… They are at one time a chugging indie pop band; at another turn they blend Gothic rhythms and Eastern European symphonies; and around another corner they are a beautifully disciplined vocal group.” Einstein Music Journal
‘A Dead Forest Index never take these easy options, their songs are tightly wound, the tension increasing to breaking point, but the release never coming. It has the impact of keeping you on edge, waiting, waiting. To be able to hold this tension is a major, and uncommon, achievement.’ Cyclic Defrost
The sound of fallen angels lamenting their mortality. This gives me shivers and makes me think of dark biblical scenarios, obviously! Triple J