[dropcap]T[/dropcap]hey may or may not be named for the South African mining fields, but that’s irrelevant once propulsive single “Dark Again (Lights Out)” starts vibrating out of the speakers. Throwing a dance party in your house? Just set “Dark Again” to play after Cut Copy’s “Lights & Music,” riding sweet at 128 bpm, and you’ll be the toast of the living room by the time the first chorus hits. Must be something going on in Australia. Gold Fields’ debut EP on Astralwerks set the tone in 2012, and the party hasn’t stopped since.
[dropcap]G[/dropcap]old Fields are an Australian band that make “80s new wave-influenced dance-pop”. Formed in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia in 2010, Gold Fields feature vocalist Mark Robert Fuller, guitarist Vin Andanar, keyboardist Rob Clifton, bassist Luke Peldys, and drummer Ryan D’Sylva. The band released a self-titled EP in 2011. In 2013, Gold Fields delivered their debut full-length album, Black Sun.