Sydney’s Lucy Washington and Jake Smith have been friends for half a lifetime and collaborators for a year. Together, they’re Yuma X, the Sydney duo marked as one of 2016’s best new names. It only took one song for Yuma X to turn heads. A cover of indie act Ghoul, their debut single Swimming Pool was an instant hit, soaring to the #1 spot on the HypeMachine charts and clocking up a cool 4.6 million SoundCloud plays along the way.

They followed Swimming Pool with a four-track Home Recordings EP, a product of their time together in Jake’s home studio. Like Swimming Pool, the Home Recordings EP is a chilled-out and always engrossing blend of electronic, ambient and pop sounds, pairing gentle electronic production with Lucy’s husky, distinctive vocals.

Having spent a good part of recent months on tour with both RÜFÜS and ODESZA, Jake and Lucy have since locked themselves away in their studio. Currently working on new material for the much anticipated debut album, the first taste of which can be expected later this year. Until then, you’ll just have to wait like everyone else…