The Brinks are not your average pair. The alt-pop duo, comprised of Australian Scott Mellis and New York-bred Matt Friedman, stepped into the music scene just a year ago with their debut EP Temporary Love, and have since created a presence on the Internet that got the attention and support of Pharrell and Pusha T. Now, Mellis and Friedman are using their transcultural influences to create a new brand of ethereal music.
“Scott has kind of this beachy Australian thing and I’ve got the more gritty, New York rap-like production, then together we have this laidback L.A thing going,” Friedman told BULLETT. “We got together to just do some song writing, we were both writing for other people at the time. We started making stuff that was weird and kind of our own. We were having fun doing it and it kind of snowballed into The Brinks.”
The two began working together just a year before the release of Temporary Love. With Matt producing instrumentals and Scott in charge of vocal melodies, the two took inspiration from The Beatles and The Smiths to create their own alt-pop twist.
“We write pop songs, essentially,” Friedman said. “I think with the songs we write, maybe on the 5th or the 10th listen, you hear it a little differently.”
Stream Temporary Love, below.