Electronic duo Nocturnal Tapes, Lachie Mulligan on electronics and Harry Suttor on guitar and vocals, at their 2015 Dolphin Awards ceremony in Ballina.
Electronic duo Nocturnal Tapes, Lachie Mulligan on electronics and Harry Suttor on guitar and vocals, at their 2015 Dolphin Awards ceremony in Ballina. Anthony Moulay AVimages

Nocturnal Tapes wins National Campus Band competition

SCU electronic duo Nocturnal Tapes won the National Campus Band Competition in Sydney last night.

The band is formed by Harry Suttor on guitar and vocals and Lachie Mulligan on electronic duties: Moogs, Ableton Push and controllers.

Both musicians are from Yamba.

They have been making a great impression in the music industry despite only having published only one demo online.

Before flying back home later today from Sydney and after a busy night of celebrations, Sutton and Mulligan were still very excited about the win.

Electronic duo Nocturnal Tapes,Lachie Mulligan on electronics and Harry Suttor on guitar and vocals, won the National Campus Band Competition 2015 in Sydney.
Electronic duo Nocturnal Tapes,Lachie Mulligan on electronics and Harry Suttor on guitar and vocals, won the National Campus Band Competition 2015 in Sydney. Contributed

"When we entered we thought it just would be a bit of fun, and all of the sudden we are in Sydney and we won! It's really crazy," said contemporary music SCU student Harry Suttor.

"We are pretty happy and we are looking at bigger and better things. It's going to be a great ride," Lachie Mulligan said.

The duo is working on releasing a single online shortly and an EP later in the year or early in 2016.

As winners of the North Coast Band Comp, the duo was featured in this year's Dolphin Awards 2015 last month.

Harry Suttor turns 21 this Sunday so the band is coming back to the Northern Rivers today for some well-deserved celebrations.

Harry will also be part of next week's Music Showcase at SCU as a contemporary music student.

This is the second year in a row that an SCU band wins the overall national competition, after Parkside Orchestra's win last year.

Nocturnal Tapes will be performing at the Beach Hotel in Byron Bay on October 2, at the Pacific Hotel in Yamba on October 17 as part of the Surfing the Cold Stream Festival and at The Northern in Byron Bay on October 23.



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