Fast Five: OSLO TWINS

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How did you meet and what’s the story behind your band name?

Eric: Myself (Eric) and Claudia met in a philosophy seminar and talked about the music we’d made individually, which didn’t feel quite finished. Our skills were really complimentary, so we spent some months collaborating on our tracks and writing new material. Then we quickly met Luke and Will and went from there.

Claudia: Our name came to us in a dream. Seriously – my mum dreamt that we were really successful and that we were called Oslo Twins. We thought this was pretty funny and felt name suited us pretty well, especially since our style is a bit Scandinavian-influenced.

How would you describe your music?

Eric: 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. It definitely comes from a place of feeling alienated at times, and often quite isolated. I personally find writing very therapeutic.

What have you been up to so far and what can we expect over the coming months?

Claudia: We’ve been recording lots over lockdown – mainly with Ali Chant (Aldous Harding/Perfume Genius), and our friend Seth (who produced the edge with us) – he plays in black midi.

Eric: We’ve got lots of gig lined up. The old blue last and rough trade Bristol are the ones we’re most looking forward to, alongside our first headline show at the thunderbolt in Bristol! Other than that we’ve got our debut single coming out on the 16th of July and then lots of more music to release!

If you could duet with anybody who would it be and why?

Eric: Frank Sidebottom – I love his melodies

What’s your desert island disc and why would you take this one album?

Eric: Townes Van Zandt – for the sake of the song. I think it’s a beautiful record, and the production is incredible (despite the views of most critics at the time).