Renee de la Motte and Thom Eagleton form Sydney-based indie rock duo Salarymen.
Salarymen seamlessly combine vintage influences with modern production, injecting everything from pop, psych, rock and folk elements into their music.
The pair know how to engage their audience with meaningful songs, and gorgeous, carefully crafted visuals to back it up. Part of their unique appeal lies in their vocal dynamics, which feature two distinct, yet complementary female and male voices harmonising together.
The duo hit the ground running in 2019 with the release of their debut single single ‘Please’, followed by four more stellar tracks in 2020, ‘That Man’, ‘Runaway’, ‘Something To Me’ and ‘Fine’. In June 2021, the band released their debut EP ‘Scene Change’ to critical acclaim, and backed it up with a new single ‘All In Vain’ in November, premiered on triple j and featured on multiple local and US Spotify playlists.
Their first extended body of work showcases a level of depth and song writing prowess that is hard to ignore. Their track record to date caught the attention of award-winning producer Wayne Connolly (Cloud Control, Boy and Bear, The Vines), who signed them on his record label Scenic Drive.
The EP received consistent spot play on triple j, and was supported widely by outlets including NME, Pilerats, The Wild Honey Pie, Life Without Andy, FBi, 3RRR, Rage, Spotify, Apple Music and Youtube.
Instead of bunkering down, Salarymen seized every opportunity presented to them over the last 12 months, selling out multiple headline shows at The Vanguard, and supporting the likes of The Lazy Eyes, Sloan Peterson, The Delta Riggs, Hayley Mary (The Jezabels), PLANET and Le Shiv.
Salarymen are ready to continue their winning streak in 2022, in preparation for the release of their debut album. Until then, they are keeping themselves busy recording new songs in the studio and delivering their electrifying live show to punters.