Baldwins is an eight-piece progressive-soul band hailing from Sydney, Australia. Combining elements of soul, jazz, and rock, the band have developed a distinctive sound with lush jazz-tinged harmony and dense polyrhythmic writing. A multitude of eclectic influences have informed the band’s sound – a genre they themselves call ‘progressive soul’ – which takes cues from such neo-soul/hip-hop artists as Thundercat and D’Angelo, the textural composition of producers such as Taylor McFerrin, as well as influences from alternative artists such as Radiohead. All of these inspirations have amalgamated in an unconventional sound that is entirely their own.
Dirty Sheets is about the journey we take through the exhilaration of love and lust. The excitement that pumps through your body; the butterflies that lift you, making you feel weightless; and the touch of a lover that melts you in an instant. Then there comes a moment when that exhilaration is stripped away, leaving you confused as to why it has gone or whether you really ever had it at all.
Baldwins are set to drop their debut EP in mid 2017.