TERZO, the new duo featuring alternative pop/rock artists Billie Lindahl and Karl Clinton, has released their latest single, âEve Seven.â The track comes by way of the bandâs self-titled, debut full-length, set for release on April 21st via Icons Creating Evil Art.
TERZO is Italian and roughly translates to âthe third.â The name represents a third presence the darkwave/drone/shoegaze duo felt in their most creative moments. Karl Clinton (former bass player of cult post-punk act Diskoteket and co-founder of improvisational project Tsantsa) and Billie Lindahl (lead singer and guitarist of dream pop/dark folk act Promise And The Monster) make up this enticing new constellation, born from their mutual love for doom and gloom, gothic rock, folk, and medieval music. More than that, TERZO is described as a statement and a craving to break free from the pressure and framework of todayâs music industry and society.
The band elaborates, âTERZO was born out of a discussion about songs we mutually liked and a lust to try a different work process than in our then current projects, to do whatever we wanted without restrictions â with obsession and gut feeling as guidance.â
The two artistsâ shared preference for music and art that embodies some degree of darkness is tangible through the theme of âlove and deathâ that seeps through their upcoming self-titled debut album, Terzo. The first recordings took place at the locally legendary address GrantivÃ¤gen 15B – a two room apartment and studio in Eriksberg, Uppsala. Here, the duo created what would become their debut single âCymbelineâ and later their new single, âEve Seven.â There is undeniably an entrancing quality to TERZOâs droning soundscapes. A foray of broken and distorted electric guitars, embedded in thick layers of heavy synths and drums, is laid out as the perfect foundation for Lindahlâs bewitching vocals that reverberates all through the cinematic production with foreboding clarity.
“We wanted to make a song with similar chords like âLambada,â which is a song we both like a lot,” says Lindahl, “So to that we added a bit of guitars and a lyric theme from an X-files episode about seven cloned eves.”
There is something bordering on occult hiding within the grinding whir of sounds. Something that, when listening to the duo’s description of their creative process, might have slipped in unbidden. In the midst of their creative spur the duo had sensed a third presence keeping them company and was very intrigued by the thought.
âWe started talking about the appearance of a third element, in sleep and in dreams. TERZO is about acknowledging this third element, the swirl that light and darkness generates, opening ourselves toward our own weakness.â
Last summer TERZO journeyed to New York to play gigs at underground clubs, bringing with them the niche video photographer Johan Lundsten to capture their trip in an intimate video documentation that later would become the founding pillars of their two music videos for âCymbelineâ and âEve Seven.â
“The main inspiration for the video was The X-Files and the movie The Lost Boys,â Lindahl notes. âWe did it early one morning on the beach when everybody else was still asleep, except for this one dude who shouted at us âyou guys are up to no good huh.”
Watch TERZOâs âEve Sevenâ video at THIS LOCATION.
View the bandâs previously released video for âCymbelineâ video at THIS LOCATION.
Terzo will be released via the Stockholm based boutique label Icons Creating Evil Art and will be available on 12â vinyl and digitally on all major platforms later this Spring. Stay tuned for preorders, cover art, and additional track teasers to be unveiled in the weeks to come.
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