TUNE TULA - River
New single from TULA following last year's acclaimed Wicked Game cover. Due March 13 via Telegram Records.
Led by delicate yet powerful vocals, the Berlin-based Swedish quintet TULA is one of the most exciting new acts coming out of Scandinavia- with their unique mix of electronica, Massive Attack inspired nineties trip-hop and current day Scandipop.
The band members moved to Berlin individually within the space of a week, where they met in a local bar, and formed the band. They soon converted an abandoned warehouse they stumbled upon into a private studio, where they spent years perfecting their sound in front of live audiences.
Since then, TULA has become a steady fixture of Berlin’s club scene, and have performed all around Germany. They made their big splash last fall, with their cover of Chris Isaak’s classic"Wicked Game". The cover instantly garnered heaps of attention, and quickly rose to the coveted #2 spot of the Hype Machine’s “Popular” chart in late September, picking up praise from the likes of Pigeons & Planes, DIY and Hillydilly amongst others.
"Wicked Game" was the first track to be released from TULA’s recording sessions with Swedish producer Klas Åhlund, in the famed Hansa Tonstudio in Berlin. TULA’s next single "River" - their most overt pop track to date - is also taken from the same sessions.
Åhlund, a long-time collaborator of Robyn who has previously worked with acts like Madonna, Tove Lo, Usher and Kylie Minogue, helped bringing TULA’s melodies to the front, while keeping the sensitive and affecting songwriting intact.