Minimalist pop-luxe masterminds Huntly have reached new heights with a single released just in time for summer. Premiered Monday night on triple j, ‘Wiggle’ is a strikingly original and danceable track from Melbourne’s finest – out now via Barely Dressed / Remote Control. On ‘Wiggle’, Huntly pair an elastic bass-line with a deep percussive groove to provide the basis for the best pop song they have ever released. Lead singer Elspeth’s typically mellifluous lead-vocal celebrates space and freedom while second singer Charlie’s compelling counter-melodies provide engrossing contrast. Released with a glossy and voguish new video (directed by Gianna Mazzeo and shot by Amy Dellar), ‘Wiggle’ is clean, evocative dance music at its best.
With whisperings of their debut album coming in 2019, Elspeth confides that “Wiggle is the poolside-banger track of the record”. Elspeth took an early demo of the song to Andy (band member and producer) saying, “let’s make a luxe banger you could drink an Aperol spritz to”, and that’s exactly what they did.
“Musically – ‘Wiggle’ is a homage to all the incredible women making clean, evocative dance music right now like Yaeji, Tirzah and Smerz. Production-wise, this meant an exercise in absolute minimalism.” – Elspeth