OSLO TWINS - BACK TO NOTHING EP
RELEASE DATE: TBA
Produced, mixed and engineered by Ali Chant (Yard Act, Katy J Pearson, Sorry), the release is the first on his new label 'Fascination Street'.
"I came across Oslo Twins through a recommendation from a fan. I was immediately enamoured with their writing and the singer Claudia's singular, distinctive voice. She's probably my favourite vocalist at the moment."
The dream pop/trip-hop band presents four lusciously synthy new tracks, after taking the London and Bristol live music scenes by storm and releasing their first two singles, The Edge and Circe. The singles gained widespread critical acclaim, and Circe was picked up by Spotify’s editorial playlists Fresh Finds and Fresh Finds Indie.
Since the release of Circe, Oslo Twins have been busy producing their debut EP, Back To Nothing, with Ali Chant as his Playpen studio in Bristol. Back To Nothing is the first release on Chant’s new label Fascination Street.
The songs on Back To Nothing vary in mood, but they’re connected by the tension between unity and isolation.
The four tracks showcase Oslo Twins’ distinctive amalgamation of sounds, ranging from the organ, fiddle and vibraphone to ethereal and danceable synths, while Claudia’s vocals take us on a journey from delicate to powerful, intimate to intense, from soaring falsetto to hearty depths.
The first three songs - Breath, Miss Yesterday and Basilica - are not 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”).
Read more about the EP below.
OSLO TWINS ARE A DREAM POP/TRIP-HOP GROUP FORMED IN 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.
Having recently moved into the London scene, Oslo Twins have supported the likes of The Comet Is Coming, The Dinner Party, Folly Group, Do Nothing and Honeyglaze, and have performed at venues such as Bristol Beacon, Yes Manchester, Thekla, Rough Trade Bristol, The Shacklewell Arms and The Brixton Windmill.