Boy Harsher is a dark electronic duo that produces gritty dance beats infused with ethereal vocals,
creating a sound that is eerie, intense and incredibly danceable. Augustus Muller develops the
underbelly of sound with minimal beats and grinding synths, where Jae Matthews whispers,
screams and chants on top. Together, the music created is somewhere between industrial, drone
and confessional storytelling. Muller and Matthews both have a strong background in film and their
cinematic approach translates effectively in both their recordings and live performance. Boy
Harsher started in early 2013 under the name Teen Dreamz. The project was based on short
stories written and read by Matthews then live scored by Muller. As the project matured the
instrumentals became more dance influenced and Matthews’ delivery became more dynamic and
spontaneous. In January of 2014 Teen Dreamz took on the moniker Boy Harsher. Boy Harsher just released an EP called 'Country Girl' on Ascetic House (Oct 2017), and are working on a full album, planned to be released in 2018.
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Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.