Irish post-punk duo Twin Diver have released their new single 'Sweet Sick'.
Following on from their earlier 2021 release 'Television', 'Sweet Sick' takes a slightly more minimalistic approach, however none the less hard-hitting with jangly instrumentation and a progressive sound overflowing with Joy Division-esque production. Featuring fuzzy guitars and a distorted vocal, their sound is brooding, mysterious and intense but at the same time the epitome of cool, conjuring up images of basement dancefloors in better times.
In the artists’ own words, the track takes a “comically negative” approach to matters of employment, purpose, and social standing -
“Sweet Sick is about boredom and existential dread. A lot of my friends who are also in their early 20s have talked about not knowing what they're "supposed" to be doing with their lives. Trying to plan your life is a losing game at the best of times, but given the pandemic I think that feeling was exacerbated for many people, including us.”
Twin Diver were born out of necessity. The pair packed up for London in early 2020 to work on new material to play the circuit but their plans were cut short when the world closed down within a matter of weeks. They found themselves temporarily stranded with nothing but a bass guitar and a midi controller, but from this desolate environment became a new sound and a new beginning.
'Sweet Sick' is out now.
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