Music producer Cameron Taylor and songwriter Kiersten Nyman have pricked up the ears of music fans far and wide with their homespun and tender tunes. The pair have shown their instinctive and rare ability to draw a listener into their own intimate world, and found a sweet spot by experimenting with each other’s contrastingly dark lyrics and playful innocent sounds to create what is uniquely Chymes.

Full of gently flirtatious beats and haunting lyrics, Chymes have a unique brand of electronic-pop that has captured an audience around the globe with their first single, ‘Oracle’, debut EP ‘Grow’ and now one of their 2017 tracks ‘Bloom’ with a collective 1.5 million listens.

Now, the bedroom-studio project continues as Chymes hits new heights after playing their first festival in 2018 and releasing their latest single ‘Dreaming’ which promises an exciting journey for this new talent. The Surry Hills Festival is excited to bring to its stage one of Australia’s most promising new talents.

From a coveted spot on Triple J’s unearthed rotation, to fan-made videos of their lyrics translated into Spanish, hailed as ‘mesmerizing’ (Indie Shuffle), with ‘hints of Purity Ring with its eerie vocals and captivating soundscapes’ (Howl & Echoes), Chymes bring their fresh new sound to the fertile Australian independent music scene.

The Surry Hills Festival will take place on Saturday September 22, 10am-10pm. Stay up to date by following @surryhillsfestival and @urbanvillagemag on Instagram and Facebook.