Who? Danio, Pietro and Tommaso, aka Husky Loops.
What? Genre-bending art-rock.
From where? Bologna, Italy – now living in London.
What’s the story? London-based trio Husky Loops introduced themselves in 2016 with debut single Fighting Myself: a chugging track with dirty riffs spawned from Jack White’s The Dead Weather and the dance-rock sensibility of Death From Above 1979.
They’ve worked fast since then, putting out two EPs last year and bringing their electrifying live show to support slots for Spoon, Placebo, The Kills, Sunflower Bean and Yak & Estrons.
With an open mind for rhythm, the trio pour an amalgamation of classic 70s Italian songwriters and contemporary hip hop and grime into their melting pot of influences, creating a shifting sound that is hard to pin down.
Just when you think you’ve got them nailed with the heavy basslines and pulsating groove of Fading Out, along comes When I Come Home with its sugary sweet guitar and dreamy vocals, sounding like a love song from N.E.R.D.
Not much else is known right now, but one thing is for sure: their February tour dates (see below) are set to be out of this world.
Sounds like? Anything but predictable.
Predicted to? Smash it this year with more EPs, possibly an album. Here’s hoping…
Must hear? When I Come Home –
16 Feb – Sheffield, Leadmill UK
17 Feb – Liverpool, Sound Basement UK
18 Feb – Bristol, Crofters Rights UK
20 Feb – London, The Lexington UK
21 Feb – Cardiff, Porters UK
22 Feb – Birmingham, Sunflower Lounge UK
23 Feb – Manchester, Deaf Institute UK
24 Feb – Glasgow, The Garage (Attic Bar) UK
26 Feb – Newcastle, Think Tank UK
27 Feb – Leeds, The Chapel UK
28 Feb – Southampton, Joiners Arms UK
01 March – Oxford, The Cellar UK