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Hyperdawn - Steady


Steady by Hyperdawn

Real life through a seductive Pop lens

If you liked Karma and Desire by Actress, then you'll love Hyperdawn's brand of lo-fi Ambient. Like fellow Northerners Space Afrika, the duo (Vitalija Glovackyte and Michael Cutting) deal in gritty subject matter (life's grim in England innit) through a form of seductively downtempo music that, while not explicitly sugar-coated, carries pleasing Pop tendencies. Steady is actually their second album, following Bleach from 2019, which, through a blend of analogue and digital treatments, now forms their current, accessible, lo-fi aesthetic.

Reigning in their experimentation, Steady is a considerable leap forward in terms of songwriting and composition. Ten twisted torch songs to a past briefly known and loved, Glovackyte's vocals, flitting somewhere between Tirzah and Jonnine Standish, permeate proceedings, making the unpalatable less so; even the vocoder/autotune effect on What have we become is easily digestible. With acoustic guitar, piano, synths and a range of studio trickery, it's a paradoxical balance of sound and subject that works. Hell, you can even sing along to some songs.

If you only listen to one track



Them There Records

Artist website


Release date

13 Oct 2023


  1. Say it so
  2. Lucky you, lucky me
  3. Basic
  4. A couple of strangers
  5. Maybe
  6. Interlude
  7. What have we come to
  8. Dont like it
  9. Somebody take me home
  10. Steady


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