TEAMMATE PUT THEIR RELATIONSHIP
WITH THE RELEASE OF THEIR SELF-TITLED DEBUT ALBUM
OUT TODAY ON ROSTRUM RECORDS
“….. hook studded & ready for the festival circuit.” – Impose Magazine
Scott Simons (keys, synths, vocals) and Dani Buncher (vocals, drums) of TeamMate, have had a solid partnership that has culminated into the release of their self-titled debut album out today on Rostrum Records. TeamMate is packed with nine arena ready, soaring pop songs that document the journey of Dani and Scott’s incredible connection.
The two were a couple for years, but Dani’s coming out ended their romantic relationship. Instead of repelling like most couples do after a split, the duo’s undeniable chemistry went down a new path. Their unspeakable connection was channeled into what Atwood Magazine calls “……a beautiful music collaboration.”
“We’ve grown a lot as a band over the past few years,” says Simons. “This album shows where we are right now. Keeping in the true spirit of our name, we co-wrote and self-produced all of the songs (except for one, which was co-written with our good friend Nate Campany) and sing close to 90% of the album together in unison.”
“Their infectious pop-rock sound beats at the core of the group. At first glance, you might turn to cheeky anthem rock sound, until you begin really diving into the textures of high-energy drums and spirit lifting pop chorus’, and really see the explosiveness of this group.” – EARMILK
Simons and Buncher have perfected the art of producing infectious pop gems with colossal depth, a sound and style they have coined as ‘experiential optimism.’ The band has set the tone of the album with the release three singles from the debut. “Don’t Count Me Out,” that documents the initial crash and heartbreak of the break up. “Nothing’s Ever Over,” where the two come to the understanding that their connection is so strong that even though the romance has ended, this break up will not be end of their relationship. “Damage,” released earlier this year, is the point in time where they decide for the sake of the music, to become TeamMates. Collectively the singles have received well over a million plays on streaming services, proving that although this story is uniquely theirs, love and heartbreak are universal experiences.
“It’s not all sensitivity and soul-searching on the album though – these are tracks that know how to fill a dance floor. Melodic hooks that borrow from 80’s influenced synth-beds, and lyrics that show as much strength as internal reflection, TeamMate have delivered a carefully balanced album of their time.” – Artist Direct
To celebrate the release, TeamMate will be playing a SOLD OUT show with Frenship on 2/21 at the Troubadour in Los Angeles.