New Zealand-based producer Jock Nowell-Usticke aka BAYNK has been churning out quality releases for quite some time. Take for instance his debut Someone’s EP I which he put out a couple of years ago. Since then, BAYNK has continued to maintain the chilled-out, laidback vibes he is known for, all the while building up to what we have today–the second iteration of said release: Someone’s EP II.
BAYNK had already released several singles from the seven track EP within the last few months, including gritty dance track “Water” and his upbeat, tropical endeavor with Sinead Harnett, “Settle”. The rest of Someone’s EP II is just as diverse. BAYNK brings impactful future bass vibes on “go with u” and wraps the record up with “Simmer” featuring Hablot Brown and “Shatter” with Martin Luke Brown. These last two indie dance tracks round out the EP perfectly, with BAYNK producing a seamless blend of thoughtful nostalgia and peaceful dreaminess underneath smooth vocals.
BAYNK’s forward-thinking Someone’s EP II shows a new degree of talent for the rising artist, measured by both risk and restraint. Aside from his songwriting skills, BAYNK is also responsible for his own artwork design and direction as well as his own live visuals. If you were unable to catch BAYNK at Coachella this year, he will be going on tour throughout Australia and New Zealand before finishing out his summer back in the U.S. with Lollapalooza, HARD Summer, and Life Is Beautiful. Check out the EP and tour dates below and enjoy!
BAYNK – Someone’s EP II
May 25 // Lakewood, PA @ Elements Music & Arts Festival
Jun 29 // Rothbury, MI @ Electric Forest
Jul 4 // Melbourne, AUS @ Howler
Jul 5 // Brisbane, AUS @ The Brightside
Jul 6 // Sydney, AUS @ The Lansdowne
Jul 10 // Auckland, NZ @ Powerstation
Jul 11 // Wellington, NZ @ Meow
Jul 12 // Christchurch, NZ @ The Foundry
Jul 13 // Dunedin, NZ @ Union Hall
Jul 19 – 21 // Bali, IND @ Manarai Beach Club
Jul 19 – 21 // Jakarta, IND @ We The Fest
Jul 21 // Kuala Lumpur, MYS @ Good Vibes Festival
Aug 1 – 4 // Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
Aug 4 // Los Angeles, CA @ HARD Summer
Sept 20-22 // Las Vegas, NV @ Life Is Beautiful