Ahead of their debut EP release on April 7th via Alcopop Records, Italian-born, now London-based trio Husky Loops are sharing a new slice of their riff-heavy, art-rock sounds with new single ‘Tempo’.
Offering some insight behind the new single, the band said “‘Tempo’ is a song about running out of excuses and time, recorded live to capture the bands’ live energy. The inexorable flow of life was of inspiration to compose a track which is defined by repetition and awkward patterns, in which groove is the key.”
Made up of Danio (vocals & guitar), Pietro (drums & samples) and Tommaso (bass), Husky Loops first met at school in Bologna, Italy. Fast forward fifteen years to a relocation to London to study at music college and the Royal College of Art, they joined forces to form their ultimate creation, which started just over two years ago. Since putting their debut track ‘Dead’ online at the start of 2016 they immediately gained interest and attention for their unorthodox take on modern rock music, which was followed by their last single ‘Fighting Myself’ late in 2016.
Drawing personal inspirations from everything from rock to hip-hop, naming influences all the way from Black Sabbath to Aphex Twin to D’Angelo, the band’s forthcoming self-titled EP reflects the hard work and endless jamming sessions the three have participated in over the past 12 months.Explaining how they came to choose the name Husky Loops, the band explained “it means rough loops: it stems from our fascination with repetition, playing loops from a rock perspective”. They combined various words, which they thought suited them best, landing on Husky Loops – a homage to their fresh, DIY take on rich, yet simultaneously raw riffs.
With hugely successful tour supports with Sunflower Bean, Yak & Estrons, Husky Loops have gained a lot of attention for their ferocious live show and have recently been announced to The Kills in Europe and will also play The Great Escape Festival this May.
‘Husky Loops’ EP will be available April 7th via Alcopop Records. The vinyl includes a bonus track ‘Huskyesque’, with a limited run of only 300. This is printed on reverse board and includes two double sided posters.
See Husky Loops live:
March 10th – Battersea Barge, LONDON
April 13th – Lion Records, LONDON
April 29th – Live at Leeds Festival, LEEDS
April 30th – City Sound Festival, CANTERBURY
May 19th – The Great Escape, BRIGHTON
June 6th – Roxy, PRAGUE (supporting The Kills)
June 7th – Taubchental, LEIPZIG (supporting The Kills)
June 9th – Vega, COPENHAGEN (supporting The Kills)