Recorded in a disused salt mine in Hallein, Austria, and shaped in the group’s Tiny Lights studio in Berlin, ‘Cut & Run‘ sees Ducks! deploy pitch-bent electronic organ drones, a chorus of tape loops, and a late-night percussion party to set the scene for singer Lani Bagley’s tale of long-distance disconnect.
Premiered on Stereofox, Cut & Run is the first song released from Ducks!’ upcoming album Do It Again. The duo’s third LP was recorded during artist residencies at Blitz Contemporary Art Space in Valletta, Malta, and Schmiede in Hallein, Austria, with the support of Musicboard Berlin.
Ducks! are singer-songwriter Lani Bagley and ARIA award-winning producer Craig Schuftan. The Berlin-based Australians released their debut album ‘Ding Ding Ding’ in 2016, which was long-listed for the AMP (Australian Music Prize) later that year. This was followed up by the release of ‘Nak Nak’ in 2017. Since forming in 2014 Ducks! have made soundscapes for art exhibitions and art-world memoirs, mini-musical accompaniments for standup comedy shows, and soundtracked BBC Radio 4’s ‘Not a People Person’ featuring Sam Simmons.