BACK TO NOTHING
title track ‘Back To Nothing’ brings us back to Earth with sorrowful softness.
release date: tba
The songs on Back To Nothing vary in mood, but they’re connected by the tension between unity and isolation.
The first three tracks - ‘Breath’, ‘Miss Yesterday’ and ‘Basilica’ - dodge around being explicitly love songs, but Oslo Twins admit to heartbreak as the final track Back To Nothing brings us to a melancholy resolution.
(‘The colours of her eyes make me want to turn / Away from everything, back to nothing’).
Its lyrics, following a relatively straightforward and catchy melody, suggest romantic loss - but with its strong steady rhythm and bright legato synths, there is a sense of calm acceptance.
After Tom Connolly’s fiddle returns, adding a melancholic folk sound, the song comes to a rich, drawn-out climax, bringing a euphoric ending to the EP.
"Probably my favourite vocalist at the moment"
Oslo Twins are a dream pop/trip hop group from Bristol.
“Our music is both melodic and melancholic but also subtly influenced by dance, industrial and lo-fi music of the 80s and 90s. But our melodies are pop melodies - we always like to have a hook.”
Their music has been featured on Spotify's editorial playlists 'Fresh Finds' and 'Fresh Finds Indie'.
Recently, Oslo Twins have supported the likes of The Comet Is Coming, Do Nothing and Honeyglaze, and have performed at venues such as Bristol Beacon, Yes Manchester and The Brixton Windmill.
They are looking forward to a summer of festival slots with numerous already confirmed.
The band are also a personal favourite of Manchester-based American songwriter BC Camplight.