Harvey Sutherland Brings Garage Beats To “Changes”

[Cover photo credit Emily York]

Melbourne Producer Harvey Sutherland has releases new single “Changes,” his first since the release of his long-player Boy last year. The song was inspired by lullabies for his daughter and brings in some of his current interest in UK Garage beats.

Sutherland has also announced a string of U.S. tour dates, his first ever shows in the United States. Sutherland will be bringing his live band to Los Angeles, Chicago, New York and San Francisco in April 2023. They will follow an appearance at Gop Tun Festival in Sao Paolo, Brazil.

On “Changes”, Harvey says:

When my daughter was born, I would rock her to sleep singing little mantras and made-up songs. There was one idea that stood out —“going through some changes” — so I went to the studio and started building a track around it. When I finished the tune, I realised I had accidentally re-recorded the hook to “Changes” by Sandy Rivera, an amazing 2002 house record I used to listen to when I was a teenager, but I hadn’t thought about in 20 years. Somehow it had buried its way into my subconscious, and re-emerged as a lullaby.

I’ve reconnected deeply with the sounds of UK club music, as anyone who’s heard me DJ in recent years can attest. I’ve been making heaps of choppy soulful garage beats recently, and Changes feels like a nice introduction to this body of work.

Changes” Single Artwork. Credit: ZYK

Sutherland has also released a number of remixes in recent months, including reworks for Lucius, Budjerah, Party Dozen and the latest for the PNAU & Troye Sivan collaboration “You Know What I Need”. They follow other reworks for Disclosure, Tycho, Khruangbin, Surprise Chef, The Lazy Eyes, Genesis Owusu and last year’s contribution to the anniversary reissue of Groovejet (If This Ain’t Love)” by DJ Spiller, featuring Sophie-Ellis Bextor.


Sunday April 23 – Gop Tun Festival, Sao Paolo, Brazil

Tuesday April 25 – The Echo, Los Angeles (w/ Vicky Farewell)

Wednesday April 26 – Sleeping Village, Chicago

Saturday April 29 – Baby’s, New York City

Sunday April 30 – Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco