21 Nov '17, 6am
INTERVIEW: @pekingduk are older, wiser but bolder than ever before
Does a song chronicling a breakup still carry a sting if it’s buoyed by a fleet of bright, bouncy sounds? Canberra duo Peking Duk will tell you that it does. “Let You Down” , the new, stratosphere-scraper from Adam Hyde and Reuben Styles , features saccharine sonics but an unflinchingly ice-cold bite delivered by the ladies of Icona Pop . It’s an urgent and energised missive from a force famed for the glorious sprawl of its rabble-rousing powers. Older, wiser and assuredly bolder than before, Hyde and Styles are on the cusp of a new phase of their legacy. And before they shook the decks at It’s The Ship 2017 , the lads showed us why. How did you link up with Icona Pop? Adam: It’s a funny story, actually. We were on a flight with them from Miami to Los Angeles, after the Winter Music Conference a long time ago but we didn’t know what they looked like. Reuben: We were hungov...