Feb 12, 2016 6:47PM

Oyster Premiere: Sydney-Based Electro-Clash Band Muscle Memory


You may already know our good bud Dakota Gordon from her sick photography skills, but did you know that she's also a really talented musician? Some people, hey! The IRL angel plays alongside mates George Michelle and Charlie Omens in Sydney-based electro-clash band, Muscle Memory.

The bands origins date back to a conversation that took place in the front of a Mitsubishi Lancer (lel), and since that fateful meeting of friends, they've been recording sporadically and playing shows around Sydney. The band mixes harsh sounds and vocal lines with lush synths and hard hitting 707s and 808s to create a truly ~unique~ experience. It's some real contemporary tech-house, 80s post-punk for your Friday afternoon.

We had a chat to the legends ahead of their show in Sydney tomorrow with local ledges Low Life. You should probably press play below while you get to know them better... 

Names: Dakota, George and Charlie. 

Where do you live? 
We're all from Sydney. 

Can you describe your music in five words? 
George: Du Hast The Fkn Remix. 

What's the best YouTube you've ever seen? 



If you could have any animal as a pet, what would you choose? 
Dakota: A wedge-tailed eagle. 

What scares you most? 
Charlie: My biggest fear is not being productive enough/wasting my brain.

Who's your dream musical collab? 
Dakota: Trent Reznor, Kim Gordon, Marilyn Manson and Lydia Lunch. 
Charlie: Lars Ulrich. 

What's you favourite soundtrack? 
Dakota: Gone Girl. Thank you Trent!

Prior to that coming out, it was Gummo

Charlie: Gummo, also. 

Can you describe your dream date?
Dakota: Viewing the Northern Lights in Norway as we listen to Filosofem. 

As a collective, what three songs would be on your ultimate sexy times playlist?
George: Pure X — 'Twisted Mirror'

Dakota: The Sisters of Mercy — 'Never Land'

Charlie: The Mystic Jungle Tribe — 'Plastica Razionale' 

If you had to listen to one record for the rest of your life what would you choose? 
Charlie: Little Creatures by Talking Heads. 
Dakota: Loveless by MBV. 

Can you send us a selfie?
Dakota: I guess I will. 

You can catch Muscle Memory live on Saturday February 13 at Valve Bar.  

Photography: Joe Brennon 

Madeleine Woon