Josh and Amy Dowdle are the Gold Coast duo known as Lastlings, the pair harbor a powerful, slow-burning energy and a deep dedication to their craft that has set them far and apart across today’s musical landscape. The forward-thinking duo debuted their first album First Contact in 2020,theultimate combination of art, tradition and determination. Partially written in the remote stillness of a snow-capped house in the Japanese village of their grandparents’ hometown, and fine-tuned and finished across Australia, the record aims to capture emotions that feel familiar, while transporting listeners to a universe far away that feels closer to fiction than reality.
The pair entered this new chapter with grand support. Championed by fellow Australian superstars RÜFÜS DU SOL, Lastlings were warmly welcomed to the band’s own label, Rose Avenue and toured alongside the band at iconic venues like Colorado’s Red Rocks and the Los Angeles State Historic Park. They are recognized and lauded by industry-defining platforms like Billboard, NME and Mixmag and featured within the pages of cultural paragons like Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Paper, Flaunt, and W Magazine. First Contact is a transcendent debut, and marks only the beginning for Lastlings, it’s an auspicious first glimpse into the universe, as built and told by Amy and Josh Dowdle, and a promise of what’s still yet to come.