It’s been four years since the release of Felines’ debut LP, Wait, in 2014. Within that time there’s been a lot of soul-searching, a return to normality and a few moonlighting wedding gigs that part-funded the swanky Copenhagen studio where the Norwegian band recorded their new EP, Saying It Twice Makes It Real. The quartet’s first time recording in such a lush studio, the space facilitated a more thoughtful and delicate sound that fizzles throughout the finished product. “We didn’t wanna continue in the same direction [as we were], and it really took time to find out what other direction we could go, or how many directions we could incorporate,” explains lead singer Asta Louisa Bjerre. A fresh start and renewed vigour soon set the band towards their new desitination. It was a search that saw the band move through Sonic Youth, Kendrick Lamar, James Chance, Twin Peaks and bursts of ABBA, translating these reference points into a refined EP that builds upon the band’s early surf-garage roots whilst maintaining that fierce, textured energy that first saw them explode onto the scene.
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