“To Love You” is a turning point for Sydney band Tinsmith who are emerging from the Australian music scene with a distinct, tightly-knit and energetic indie-rock sound, that hinges on vibrant instrumentation and candidly self-conscious lyrics. Listen here
According to the band, “To Love You is about trying to make a relationship work only to have it slowly deteriorate in front of you.”
The inspiration for this heady mix of “sabotage and stagefright” came from the experiences of lead singer Chris during his travels playing music in regional Australia, which was met with the struggle of trying to maintain normality whilst living the life of a fulltime musician. Initially conceived on a writing trip that Chris and fellow band members Jason, Marley and Marcus took in 2016, the track was completed later that year on a rainy December day in Singapore. The band then finished recording in their home city Sydney at A Sharp Recording Studios under the watchful eye of Nathan Sheehy, who has previously worked with some of Australia’s top artists, including Birds Of Tokyo, Dune Rats and The VANNS.
The nomadic nature of the band’s writing process is reflected through “To Love You”, a song which presses forward with new-found enthusiasm and sonic momentum. Despite the melancholic subject matter, it also represents an upbeat departure from their debut single and promising times ahead.
July 21st – The Gaelic Club, Surry Hills, Australia
July 27th – Last Chance Rock & Roll Bar, North Melbourne, Australia
July 29th – The Drunken Poet, West Melbourne, Australia