Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Smerz - Because
The promising newcomers were hyped over the summer by BBC Radio 1's Phil Taggart, who dubbed them "the one everybody was talking about" in connection with their Øyafestivalen show. Clearly already building a reputation as a force to be reckoned with in the live arena, Noisey have even described their bewitching "commune with the digital gods of electronic music in front of a live audience like a 21st century coven wearing headphones."
Their standout performances in 2015 across the Scandinavian electronic scene at festivals like Roskilde, Insomnia and Way Out West have now paved the way for a series of upcoming live dates in the new year. The duo will kick off 2016 with a performance at Eurosonic on January 14th , whilst they have also been confirmed for a showcase at Oslo's By:Larm in March. Armed with a striking ability to meld feminine melodies with hard-hitting production, along with a burgeoning reputation on the live circuit, Smerz are clearly a duo on the ascent: this is just the beginning. Listen to "Because" below.
Premiere via i-D.