KEXP at Trans Musicales: Husky Loops

Live Video, Trans Musicales
02/24/2018
KEXP

Today, we continue sharing our discoveries from the Trans Musicales festival in Rennes, France, where last December we captured twelve exclusive sessions. We’re sharing with you one unique session per week, and you can watch all the previously released ones here. This week’s feature is of Husky Loops.

DJ Morgan says of the band:

They established themselves in their local scene in and around Pesaro, Italy (the same city as the band Soviet Soviet) then moved to London in order to challenge themselves musically, be in a larger music community and have more opportunities to grow as a band. They have a unique sound for a band that one would generally call rock and that probably comes from the fact that they have a love of hip-hop and are inspired by the use of sampling. Singer/guitarist Pier Danio Forni explained that they like the idea of samples not as a backing track, but used as a separate instrument, and only use samples that they can’t recreate themselves live like classical music and snippets from television. They use interchanging time signatures and grooving basslines, unique guitar effects and quick vocal energy shifts, all the while maintaining cohesive songs. Their second of two untitled EPs just came out in early October on vinyl only and are considering combining their first now-out-of-print EP and the new second into a full-length record. They have been touring steadily the last year, joining the bills of bands like Spoon and Placebo, and are about to headline their own UK tour. Here’s hoping they make it to the US soon!

Watch our live session below.

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