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from the album - Dark Again

released Feb 26th, 2013

Bio from allmusic

Australian pop outfit Gold Fields make '80s new wave-influenced dance-pop. Formed in Ballarat,
Victoria, Australia in 2010, Gold Fields feature vocalist Mark Robert Fuller, guitarist Vin
Andanar, keyboardist Rob Clifton, bassist Luke Peldys, and drummer Ryan D'Sylva. The band
released a self-titled EP in 2011. In 2013, Gold Fields delivered their debut full-length
album, Black Sun, featuring the single "Dark Again."

Album Review - from allmusic

Gold Fields' 2013 debut album, Black Sun, is an infectious, dance-oriented release that summons
the new romantic spirit, if not the moussed hair and neon blush, of such '80s bands as Duran
Duran, ABC, and Spandau Ballet. Centered around the lead vocals of Mark Robert Fuller and
featuring a heavy dose of guitars, keyboards, and drums, both real and electronic, Gold Fields
know how craft an instantly catchy pop hook. Any fan of '80s dance-rock will certainly
recognize the way Gold Fields layer disco basslines, tribal drums, and pulsing keyboards over
chiming guitar lines and Fuller's languid croon. With the band's heavy use of falsetto backing
vocals and symphonic percussion flourishes, cuts like "Dark Again," "Treehouse," and especially
the sparkling "Thunder" often sound like lost classics of the new wave era. Which isn't to say
Gold Fields are a completely retro ensemble. On the contrary, there is a heavy modern club vibe
on Black Sun, with tracks like the sinewy, sexual "The Woods" and the equally danceclub-
friendly "Moves" bringing to mind more of a post-'90s new rave and EDM vibe than anything
specifically '80s. In that sense, with their awareness of both dance music and indie rock
traditions, Gold Fields fit well alongside such similarly inclined contemporaries as Klaxons,
Passion Pit, and MGMT. Ultimately, however, if upon listening to Black Sun you suddenly get the
urge to feel the wind in your pompamullet as you ride the bow of your yacht "Rio"-style, Gold
Fields probably won't mind one bit.

Track Listing

1. Meet My Friends
2. Dark Again
3. Treehouse
4. Happy Boy
5. Thunder
6. Ice
7. Closest I Could Get
8. The Woods
9. Moves
10. You're Still Gone
11. Anxiety