The HyperParadise LP is Hermitude hitting the bullseye of their artistic vision, a beautifully inventive record of future beats and electronica. It’s not just their meticulousness in production and musicianship, it’s the passion and love they have for instrumental music that makes them so special.
The songs are bubbling with personality: choruses leap out of songs demanding an emotional response, differing for each listener. It wouldn’t be hard to imagine the more notably adventurous R&B/soul vocalists wishing they could get their hands on the likes of All of You and HyperParadise.
Fresh from their overseas success Hermitude undertook some high-profile remixes for the likes of The Presets and Missy Higgins. They also co-produced Urthboy’s acclaimed fourth album Smokey’s Haunt.
The duo released the Parallel Paradise Remix EP which featured the Flume’s remix of HyperParadise. The tune stormed to #18 in triple j’s Hottest 100, quickly becoming a summer anthem. The single is certified gold with sales in excess of 50,000 and fast approaching platinum status.
Hermitude won over new crowds on the Parklife tour in September, won the AIR Award for Best Dance/Electronic Release and got two nominations for ARIAs for Best Dance Release & Best Video. November saw the duo team up with Elefant Traks label-mates to perform at the Sydney Opera House for the Graphic Festival-commissioned Dr Seuss Meets Elefant Traks. In December Hermitude were nominated for a j award for Australian Album of the Year and returned to the summer festival circuit with shows at Homebake, Woodford Folk Festival and Rhythm & Alps (NZ).
The Villain Tour in January/February 2013 sold-out in record time and saw them play to over 5000 people. Due to unprecedented demand Hermitude did 3 sold-out shows in both Sydney & Melbourne. In March Hermitude capped off an incredible 12 months winning the Australian Music Prize, one of the country’s most prestigious music awards.