Swedish-Australian indie pop collective Tiny Fighter release 'Tell Me' EP
"Recalls Four Non-Blondes, Sheryl Crow and No Doubt. With a voice similar to Karin Elisabeth Dreijer of The Knife and a full band indie rock sound to accompany, this band has found their true formula for success" – The Spill Magazine
"The kind of dreamy indie pop that becomes the soundtrack of your life... radiates pure vitality. Karlsson’s sun-kissed vocals call to mind Tracey Thorn (Everything But the Girl) while their overall sound has a ’90s cosmopolitan pop sound" – The Revue
"Dramatic structure... moves from quiet and meditative to powerful and emotionally wrenching. Carries the listener on complex but never overwhelming journeys" – PopMatters
“Fast-rising indie-pop from Stockholm” – CelebMix
"Conceptual and epic.. will leave you aching for more glossy ballads from Tiny Fighter... some of the most exciting new talent out of Sweden" – Hhhhappy Magazine “Soft and dreamy, yet jubilant and upbeat!” – Swede & Sour
Swedish-Australian indie pop outfit Tiny Fighter present their new 'Tell Me' EP, which is being released via Stockholm-based label Bay Terrace Records. This 3-track offering was recorded and produced by legendary multi-Grammy, Gold & Platinum Award producer Thomas 'Plec' Johansson at The Panic Room in Skövde in southern Sweden, a collaboration that allowed them to further refine their sound.
On previous releases, they recorded in Los Angeles and Stockholm with Daniel Rejmer (Foals, Ben Frost, Girls Names), extending on the more melodic moments from their previous work with bands such as Fire to the Stars and Mid-State Orange.
Tiny Fighter offers an enticing mix of indie-rock and berserker chamber pop. Despite the staggering odds against them ever meeting, Therese Karlsson (a truck driver from Kalmar in southern Sweden) and Tim Spelman (a doctor from Melbourne, Australia) met in Stockholm and began collaborating in 2017. Tiny Fighter quickly expanded into a 5-piece with the addition of Tommy Wilen, Marcus Wallberg and Robin Zimmermann, bringing all the dynamics and volume of their recorded material on to the stage.
“Tell Me is an appeal for clarity – both personally and politically – in a setting where distrust and ambiguity appear increasingly to dominate people’s relationships, both with each other and the broader world in general. It’s about exasperation, about a need for a simple, straight answer – tell me, yes or no,” says Therese Karlsson.
Tiny Fighter has quickly built a strong reputation for their stirring live performances and for their ability to tastefully mix catchy indie-pop with darker themes and arrangements. Sharon Van Etten, Catpower and Agnes Obel number among their influences, as d Gyllene Tider, Mitski, Veruca Salt and Kim Shatturk/The Muffs.
"After starting life as a duo, this is the first recording with a full band, and I think that's reflected in the stronger, fuller sound compared to our earlier singles," says Tim Spelman.
Based on the success with their first three singles 'New Century', 'Want Friends' and 'Hollow Talk', Tiny Fighter have grown from an artsy studio project to a full-fledged live band capable of selling out tours and filling larger music venues. Tiny Fighter completed a run of sold-out shows throughout Scandinavia and Europe in the summer of 2018, followed by a North American tour in November 2018.
TRACK LIST 1. Tell Me 2. Where Are You Now 3. Katrina
CREDITS Performed by Tim Spelman & Therese Karlsson 'Tell Me' written by Tim Spelman & Therese Karlsson 'Where Are You Now' written by Tim Spelman, Therese Karlsson & Tommy Wilen 'Katrina' written by Alex Jamal, Tim Spelman & Therese Karlsson Recorded, produced and mastered by Thomas “Plec” Johansson at The Panic Room Everything else by Thomas “Plec” Johansson Cover artwork by Kyle V James 'Tell Me' video by Kyle V James & Mallori Taylor
LIVE DATES June 2nd: Bloom Festival, Phoenix Park, Dublin, Ireland June 9th: Seville, Spain September 4th: Live at Heart, Örebro, Sweden
Group photos by Rob Fitzgerald. Duo photos by Erika Gerdermark
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