Future Jr.


Future Jr. is the sonic tapestry forged by new Brisbane based artist, Matthew Nainby.

Influenced by the likes of Toro y Moi, Lorde and Day Wave, Nainby began his alchemy in the depths of his parents house, with guitar in hand crouched over the glow of his synth collection. Armed with a disarming lyricism and a love for immersive musical textures, he has bound together a collection of intriguing electro-pop offerings. In late 2016 he hit the bustle of the Los Angeles songwriting scene, where he dove head first into a number of all-consuming mind melds with noted writers and producers. The result, his soon to be released debut EP, Vacancy.

First cut, Suburbia Blue was released Sep 8 and feted by NME, Neon Gold and The Line Of Best Fit garnering global support. The video was premiered by Pilerats and the track was added to Spotify New Music Friday in Germany, Turkey and Switzerland. Apple Music AU & UK featured it in their Best Of New Week, A-List New Artists + more. Not long after Tigertown got their mitts on it completing a remix which Neon Gold premiered.

The latest track, Sentimental Trick is a tune about the “intricacies of navigating the line between friendship and romance, and the ecstasy and heartbreak that inevitably comes with it” and is out worldwide via Kobalt on November 3.

“a pop triumph” – NME

“hey world keep an eye on Future Jr.” – Neon Gold

“a self-assured debut” – The line Best Fit

a towering synth pop cut that paints a well-travelled picture” – DIY (Best New Music)