TUNE Tusks - Paris
TUSKS’ single ‘Paris’ tackles the raw emotion of the Bataclan attacks
Debut LP ‘Dissolve’ out now on One Little Indian
"TUSKS has made more than a few waves with her atmospheric, emotion-drenched first offerings" - DIY
"Like her One Little Indian labelmate Björk, Emily Underhill is fully in control of her craft, weaving together beautiful, glacial pop songs from guitar, voice and programming " - Red Bull
"...a bed of reverb-heavy guitars and recalling the sonic landscapes of Cocteau Twins and The Cure" - The Line of Best Fit
TUSKS (aka Emily Underhill) released her debut album ‘Dissolve’ in October last year via One Little Indian showcasing a rich visual imagination and cinematic enormity. Its beautiful soundscapes resists pigeon-holing and is a fine example of an artist placing as much emotive responsibility on instrumentation and production as vocals and lyrics.
Created alongside longtime co-producer Brett Cox, her resplendent detail is the work of a young artist mastering the nuances of her craft, taking in and drawing from her environment to create something hugely immersive and cinematic. At moments it calls to mind label-mate Björk, but such is Tusks’ range of influences there’s hints of Bonobo, Explosions in the Sky, Daughter, Foals and more.
Written after seeing an interview of a man whose wife had been killed in the Bataclan attacks, new single ‘Paris’ is washed in emotion.
“It just really hit me. I think it was one of the first attacks to happen at a music venue. The whole song was written about how I would deal with the loss of a loved one in those circumstances.”
For a record that strikes a uniquely human chord throughout, ‘Paris’ is perhaps the most aching, its sadness is palpable. Debut album ‘Dissolve’ is comfortingly familiar yet refreshing and even in its most painful moments it serves as a reminder that you’re never alone.
Tusks joins Vök on their UK tour later this month:
19 March - Exchange, Bristol
20 March - Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham
21 March - Deaf Institute, Manchester
22 March - Headrow House, Leeds
23 March - Mash House, Edinburgh
25 March - Bodega, Nottingham
27 March - Oslo, London