“Vocalist Joshua Loftin calls to mind the similarly melodic albums by Avi Buffalo as he sings of finding energy and hope in a city that can feel stacked against anyone wanting an easy life.” – The FADER
“Entrenched a modest word of mouth buzz – this band have the psychedelic indie chops to merit the attention. Can’t go wrong with pink cowboy hats either.” – NME
“Dreamy” – DIY
Tiña (pronounced ‘teen-ya’) are the enigmatic new band from South London formed around the burgeoning Brixton Windmill scene.
Made up of members of an assortment of acts including Bat-Bike, Uncle Tesco and Pet Grotesque – the band features: Joshua Loftin (vox/guitar), George Rhys Davies (drums), Uncle Tesco (bass), Oliver R Lester (guitar) & Calum Armstrong (keys).
In the strong tradition of breaking their own rules and following in the foosteps of the 9-minute epic opus ‘Sunglasses’ from Black Country, New Road – this will be Speedy’s second ever digital-only single.
The band previously worked with the label, releasing their jangle-drenched pop song ‘I Feel Fine’ as part of the label’s 7” single series back in May 2019 – to much acclaim – garnering plays all over 6 Music + Radio X and being included on Rough Trade’s seminal Counter Culture Compilation at the end of the year.
Now they’re back with the just-as-infectious ‘Dip’ in which Loftin applies his sweet falsetto on a song whose theme in his own words is a mantra to ‘keep on going.’
With a chorus that implores us that it’s ‘time to dance’ and alternatively ‘it’s time to die’ – this lyrical juxtaposition sits on a shimmering and summery musical bed, referencing lo-fi heroes Pavement as well as indie contemporaries like Real Estate and Parquet Courts.
On working again with Speedy label boss, producer Dan Carey, Loftin says, ‘Even in my state of anxiety and paranoia working with Dan is so fun and beautiful. Hi daughter’s dog is called Feta, and she makes you feel good to hold. I believe Dan has meditated all his life and he just pops into the studio to record before returning to his world peace.’
Dip into this.
18 Jan – Supporting Scottibrains at Shacklewell Arms
21 Jan – DIY Magazine Hello 2020 at Old Blue Last
24 Jan – Single Launch @ Peckham Audio
30 Jan – Independent Venue Week show at The Windmill