Speedy Wunderground mastermind Dan Carey and Warmduscher’s Benjamin Romans-Hopcraft have long been friends and collaborators – and now from that kinship they’ve decided to make music together as Miss Tiny. Their debut single ‘The Sound’ is a dark and moody track with repeating guitar riffs and a melody that seems to go nowhere, leaving the listener in an endless loop.
Speaking about ‘The Sound’, Miss Tiny say: “The song is based around feelings of inner-city claustrophobia. Whether that’s at home, on your way to work, constantly socialising. There’s a certain tone to it all that feels like noise, which I feel like you can either hate or decide to enjoy as a means of running away from your own thoughts.”
The claustrophobia of the track feels real, being trapped in a loop of repeating melodies and phrases (the song climaxes with Romans-Hopcraft repeatedly singing “it’s better with the sound”). The track leaves the listener feeling as though there might be something bad waiting to happen – something that never actually arrives. In the music video, a suspicious package is being handed from person to person on a dimly lit tube – is this the bad thing that might be about to happen?
Produced and recorded at Carey’s studio in Streatham, ‘The Sound’ is only the first part of a longer project, on which Miss Tiny say they have “truly begun to find their voice”. Considering the excellent track record they’ve enjoyed both together and separately in the past, that can only mean there’s a promise of incredible things to come.
Words: Clara Bullock // Photo: Holly Whitaker
Miss Tiny’s debut single, ‘The Sound’, is out now via Speedy Wunderground. Discover more here and find out tour dates here.