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New Music: Tundran

December 20, 2015

MusicReview | by Sophia Miles

Kimono gives us a glimpse of what is to come from newcomers Tundran, in the run up to their first official release in the form of double single Still Afraid/Last Drive. Tundran are a Swedish duo who are signed to record label PRMD – home to chart toppers Avicii, as well as ISHI and Cazzette  – and although still relatively new to the game, are showing promising things. The two musicians; Felix and Jakob, came together due to their joint musical appreciation of artists such as Fleetwood Mac and Daft Punk, influences of which can be seen within the music they now produce together.

TundranTheir sound seems to be a mix of synth pop and indie dance music, making for interesting listening, certainly something different from their fellow label peers. Tundran is evidence of the PRMD’s expansion across different musical boundaries, opening their doors to fresh artists. The track fuses delicate vocals with an indie dance backdrop; fans of bands like The 1975 should definitely check these guys out.

The song is created entirely with real instruments, seeing the crossover of the roots from indie merged with dance beats, which works surprisingly well. Having already performed at Way Out West Festival and the renowned F12 Terrace in Stockholm the pair are gaining plenty of momentum and from this most recent taster it seems there is no chance of them stopping anytime soon. PRMD are on top form, producing some of the dance and electronic genre’s most sought after talent, and here yet again they have done an excellent job at capturing what is sure to be a creation that is sampled by performers in the future.

Tundran have made a great remix of Avicii’s hit single Waiting For Love, which is well worth a listen, and Kimono is available now, with the double single due for release in early 2016. Tundran continue the theme for Sweden, upholding the countries penchant for delivering great musical talent.


Words by Lauren E. Hewitt