Foreign/National is an alternative pop band from Melbourne, Australia. A group that once described its music as “sad disco” melds its influences into a sound that is distinctly its own. Pulling from classic pop composers like Burt Bacharach to the Beatles and Paul Simon, the group also infuses bossa nova rhythms and psychedelic synths in its songs.
The group’s latest release is Dépaysement, released in 2017. With a mindset of keeping the studio recordings a completely separate experience from its live shows, which pulsate with visual, the group offers up more of the melodic, psych-synch infused pop it’s become known for. It will be interesting to see what Mark, Rhys, Sean, Tom, and Sam do next..