This sultry four- track offering from Tasmanian duo Sumner, Chloe Wilson and Jack McLaine, is so slick it's hard to believe this is merely the debut. Playing around with distorted electro pop, as well as some RnB grooves for good measure, All That I Am is the well deserved reward for those who've been waiting. And for those who haven't, you're going to want to grab a ticket and enter into the seamless vibes of Sumner.
With tracks that would fit in comfortably on albums by the likes of Lorde, Frank Ocean and The Arctic Monkeys, Sumner are firmly cementing themselves as a duo with a very bright future. Having already shared the stage with Vera Blue and The Smith Band and graced both the Falls Festival and Party In The Paddock stages respectively, these are a couple of newcomers who it'd be smart to keep an eye on.
The February 16 release of All That I Am was a cathartic process for the group. Chloe and Jack that the "EP follow[s] a story from illness to a cleaner, healthier mind with a change of perspective through the process". While the subject choices are fragile and vulnerable, it's the self-assured nature of the music that draws listeners to them. Despite showing the dark sides to life, their unique take on what is often a cliched songwriters' choice is even more impressive for a debut EP.
An entirely self-produced and recorded album, Sumner have offered up a sleek set of tunes and a glimpse into a very promising career. This is music you can relax to, groove to or study to (although you'll likely get distracted by the seriously silky vocals) but above all, it's an album that'll make you excited to listen to.