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Australia, meet Josef Salvat.

Already much loved internationally, Josef – a Sydney via London singer-songwriter – is poised to permeate the local scene, with the release of his debut Australian EP In Your Prime tomorrow.

Fans received a sneak peek at one of the tracks from the EP last week, thanks to a riveting live rendition of ‘Shoot & Run’, which popped up on pages digital:

‘It’s easy to see why his dramatic, soulful brand of songwriting has struck a chord beyond the indie demographic’ – pages digital

This week, ‘Every Night’, another of the tracks from In Your Prime, was given the remix treatment by fellow Aussies, The Temper Trap. The remix was premiered by Stoney Roads and described as an ‘eloquent, electrified ride of fuzzy rhythms and melodies while channeling some serious 80-90’s hum.’

Check it out here:

While Australians are just beginning to sit up and take note of Josef, his name is already well established internationally. A self-confessed perfectionist, his music immediately struck a chord with listeners abroad when he released the songs ‘This Life’, ‘Hustler’ and ‘Every Night’. Quietly posting the tracks online, he collected influential fans without even trying – tastemakers like Pitchfork, The Fader, Disco Naivete and The Sunday Times, not to mention specialist radio gurus from Radio 1, 6 Music and XFM. ‘Hustler’ hit #1 on the Hype Machine Chart, ‘This Life’ #2 and ‘Every Night’ #4.

Coupled with Josef’s newest singles ‘Shoot & Run’ and ‘Open Season’, ‘This Life’ and ‘Every Night’ make up his stunning debut EP In Your Prime. The aforementioned ‘Open Season’ has taken on a life of its own online, championed by the crème de la crème of the blogosphere and hitting the #1 spot on Hype Machine’s Most Popular Chart, not once or twice, but a phenomenal three times.

The songs on In Your Prime seem to occupy their own space – small symphonies of late-night electro-soul, with lyrics that address love, lust, obsession and betrayal. Black-as-night subject matter coexists with effervescent pop melodies, and the combination is compelling.

Currently on tour with Banks in the UK, Josef has played with an array of like-minded artists to date, including The Jezabels. He has also won approval from fellow Aussie artists, Sia and The Preatures of late, who have taken to Twitter to sing his praises.

With the release of his debut EP In Your Prime, the rest of Australia shouldn’t be too far behind.