Label: Young & Lost Release date: 06/12/10 Link: Bandcamp Hailing from Ballarat, Australia, Gold Fields have only been together a few months, but their electro-infused indie charm has already begun to achieve transatlantic attention and spark excitement in the UK. Despite having barely progressed past the bedroom recording stage, their catchy debut single, 'Treehouse', is winning over the blogosphere and achieved Gold Fields the label of 'New Artist of the Month' from The Line of Best Fit. 'Treehouse' opens and closes with echoing vocals and a smattering of tried and trusted indie-clapping. With its prominent bass lines and stuttering high-hat, it is tailor made for the dance floor, comparable to the likes of Two Door Cinema Club or the less erratic material of Klaxons. There is also something about the warm tones and light, off-kilter percussion that evokes the atmospheric nostalgia of 80’s electro-pop, a sound also employed by artists such as Passion Pit. The vocals carry a similar timbre and prowess to Kele Okereke, and listening closely, there are times where the melodies and arrangements aren’t a million miles away from Bloc Party either. Despite the similarities, Gold Fields change it up enough to make 'Treehouse' their own, and with lyrics like “just turn the sound up and away we go”, it’s definitely a feelgood anthem for winter. Photobucket