2017 has officially been the year of the hustle for Angus Murphy – AKA Amastro.
Just a few months ago, the now Sydney-based Canberra native wrapped up a nationwide tour on the back of his hit single “Sober”, showcasing his unique onstage energy and chameleonic musicality alongside a tight-knit crew of equally talented friends all around Australia. In between his own headline stops as Amastro, Murphy also squeezed in a handful of special shows in support of local favourite L D R U and all his responsibilities as one half of emerging electro-skank duo Goldmember. When does this guy sleep?
This week, Amastro is back with another electronic pop gem that’s easy on the ears but a little rough on the ol’ heartstrings. Pulled together with his best mate and day one go-to collaborator Ned Philpot, “Attracted 2” makes full use of those signature vocoder-dipped choruses we’ve come to know and love on past Amastro moments, throwing shattering glassy beats and introspective melodies into an already heady mix of honest-to-god realness.
“The song is about finding a partner in crime you come to fall in love with. You share adventures together that only people dream of,” Murphy explains. “Out of your control, she makes a mistake… and although you still want to love her and treasure your memories, you aren’t able to because of what she’s done. Attracted to her, but also attracted to what you both were.”
Amastro is heading out on tour one more time this year to mark the release of “Attracted 2”, so if you haven’t caught one of his phenomenal live sets yet, this is your chance. Everything you need to know is below:
AMASTRO | “ATTRACTED 2” SINGLE TOUR
Friday November 10th | Academy Club, Canberra ACT
Sunday November 26th | Cocktails Nightclub, Surfers Paradise QLD
Saturday 9th December | Rad Bar, Wollongong NSW
Friday 15th December | Rocket Bar, Adelaide SA
Saturday 16th December | The World Bar, Queenstown NZ
More info here.