Live Footage: Up-and-Coming Australian Electronic Trio The Nights Perform “Other Issues”

Comprised of Rob Campbell, Thomas Marland and Walter Flamenco, the Sydney, Australia-based electronic music trio The Nights have developed a reputation for being among the most accomplished acts in their hometown’s electronic music scene, as the act features a sound designer at Sydney’s Vivid Live, and a former member of Future Classic Records act PANAMA — and since their formation in 2013 for a unique sound and songwriting approach influenced by fleeting human emotion.

The trio’s recently released sophomore EP Beyond Desire reportedly finds the Australian electronic music trio pushing their production capabilities and sound to new places as EP singles “Double Slit,” “Other Issues” and “Close to You” have received attention for deep, driving rhythms, polished tempos and shimmering melodies. Interestingly, just as the EP was released, the trio released live footage of “Other Issues” and while retaining elements of the recorded sound  — the single’s wobbling, tweeter and woofer rocking low end, shimmering arpeggio keys, a soulful vocal sample and a forcefully proposal groove that nods at classic house, the live version is a bit looser, finding the trio stretching out the groove and expanding upon it to give the song a trippy, cosmic feel, while revealing the simpatico that each member of the trio has; in fact, you can sense that they all know when they’ve hit a groove and know when to lead and follow. And the live footage serves as a teaser for the trio’s national tour later this year.