Oslo Twins are the new dream-pop band on the block, hailing from Bristol. After forming in 2019, core members Eric and Claudia have been performing live with their band up and down the UK. The band have thrived post-lockdown, seamlessly merging into the London scene playing The Windmill Brixton and The Old Blue Last. Today, they release their debut track titled ‘The Edge’; a song that grabs you, enchants you with its siren-like beauty and haunts you until you listen again. The band say “the track began as an expression of frustration, which led to its dark undertones. When the lyrics and vocals were added, it was adapted into something more positively defiant and sensual. The lyrics come from a place of existential curiosity, and a longing for excitement over ennui at any cost.”
‘The Edge’ begins with a melancholic combination of synths setting the theme for the track, when the vocals arrive you’re already engulfed by Oslo Twins hypnotic charm. The song is sensual yet sad. If you’re looking for a ‘main character moment’ of numbly walking in the rain, ‘The Edge’ is the perfect soundtrack. Oslo Twins have taken inspiration from the 80’s and 90’s for their sound, and you can feel it. The visceral recall of a previous, dark synth pop era is just screaming for Oslo Twins. The band have a twinge of Glasgow dream pop about them, if you’re a fan of The Ninth Wave or Walt Disco, Oslo Twins are one for you. Obviously this is the bands debut track, and to perfectly encapsulate that feeling of melancholy while also not shying away from being unequivocally themselves makes me more than excited for what they have in store for us next.
Words: Willow Shields // Photo: Sophie Holden
Oslo Twins’ debut single ‘The Edge’ is out now. Stream and purchase the track via Bandcamp.