A lively and buoyant mix of synth pop, psych, and soul, Australian outfit World Champion became indie darlings with the release of their 2015 EP, Avocado Galaxy. Tours and appearances at prominent Australian festivals followed, though it would be three years before they returned with new music in the form of 2018's "Gun" single.
Formed in 2015 as the studio project of Sydney-based musicians Will Campion (the Chevaliers, Cut Silk) and Julian Sudek (Canyons, FLRL), World Champion earned critical acclaim for their eclectic debut EP, Avocado Galaxy, which was released in December of that year by the Future Classic label. Their vibrant electronic psych-pop struck a chord with fans, and the band spent the next year hitting major Australian festivals like Splendour in the Grass and Lost Paradise and touring with acts like Toro y Moi, Jagwar Ma, and Parcels. Returning in 2018 -- this time as a trio with third member Reg Harris -- World Champion issued the groove-driven single "Gun," again via Future Classic. ~ Timothy Monger