ADULT. Bio 2023

With over 25 years working together and a sprawling discography to show for that labor, Adam Lee Miller and Nicola Kuperus have spent their career as ADULT. obscuring any defined genre or style, writing and recording albums as art for life’s sake. On their current album, the group are back at it with some discordant, doom dance sludge to mark their 9th studio album Becoming Undone on DAIS Records. Written between November 2020 and April 2021, the album might be the bands most non-conformant yet. Sure there’s plenty of dance bangers, but ultimately the album is riddled with impermanence, loss and looping dissatisfactions. ADULT. have released their last three albums on Dais, as well as releasing in the past on MUTE, Ghostly International, Thrill Jockey, Jack White’s Third Man, ADULT.’s own Ersatz Audio and more…).

In 2017, ADULT. released their sixth album “Detroit House Guests” on MUTE Records. This project was funded through a Knight Arts grant which allowed them to collaborate with six guest artists: Dorit Chrysler (NY Theremin Society), Shannon Funchess (Light Asylum), Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe (Lichens, Candyman 2021), Michael Gira (Swans), Lun•na Menoh (Les Sewing Sisters) and Douglas McCarthy (Nitzer Ebb). Philip Sherburne for Pitchfork writes “On their first album in four years, [ADULT.] curate a highly collaborative record that is richer and stranger than anything they’ve done before. It’s unusually electrifying.”

ADULT. have remixed the likes of LIARS, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, John Foxx, Barry Adamson and Death in Vegas, to name a few. Their most recent release is a collaborative 7” with Planet B (featuring Justin Pearson of The Locust and Deaf Club & Luke Hensaw of Sonido de la Frontera.