Australia’s Willaris. K Drops New EP ‘Double Demerits/Harsh’

The two-track release is out now via the Astralwerks record label.

Willaris. K is an Australian artist who has remixed music by the likes of RÜFÜS DU SOL and Flume.

Australia’s Willaris. K shares new two-track single Double Demerits/Harsh. A package which smoothly transitions from rave to ambience, today’s release arrives during Willaris. K’s highly anticipated Australian headline tour.

Beautifully chaotic, Double Demerits is a fast-paced piece of melodic techno, featuring a playful lead synth and industrial, laser-like textures. Entirely self-produced, with mixing by Ewan Pearson (Chemical Brothers, MOBY, Depeche Mode), Willaris. K says of the track:

“Double Demerits is a song I made at the start of the year after playing some summer festivals. It felt so good to be back and this is a reflection of that. It’s about going fast, figuratively.”

Harsh comes in perfect juxtaposition. Titled with a taste of irony, the melancholic ambient offering is a dreamy sunrise soundtrack.

“Harsh is the song I’ve listened to most of all the songs I’ve made in the last two years,” he admits. “A bit of a healing song that I hope does the same for others.”

Double Demerits/Harsh follows Willaris. K’s recent singles Slow Down and Melt, which collectively saw dance and electronic tastemaker playlist support across Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon Music, plus support from Dummy Mag, Pilerats, Purple Sneakers, Stoney Roads and The Music.

This run of recent releases marks a new chapter for Willaris. K. His last complete bodies of work, 2020’s Lustre and Full Noise EPs, featured remixes from Skin On Skin, Model Man and Boys Noize and were met with praise from BBC Radio 1, triple j, Mixmag, The Guardian UK, and Beats 1, Stereogum, NME and Earmilk, among other global tastemakers.

Double Demerits/Harsh arrives as Willaris. K continues on his biggest headline tour yet, with anticipated sets at Sydney’s The Roundhouse, Melbourne’s Forum, Perth’s Freo Social and Hobart’s Altar still to come, following an incredible Brisbane appearance.

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