After first unveiling themselves to the world with a wealth of bright and technicolour offerings earlier this year, Scandinavian collective Twenty Committee are quickly becoming the talk of the town with their shimmering and exuberant releases that look to merge the worlds of electro-pop and dream-pop in almost equal measure.
Led up by founder and producer Anders Kallmark, the project's latest offering 'Bones' looks to showcase their vibrant ways even further. Working in collaboration with singer Chloe Rodgers, this bold and bouncing new delight looks to add a much-needed ray of sunshine into these uncertain times.
So with their new release brightening our day throughout, we sat down with the man behind the name to find out more about his origins and what has inspired him most over the years.
What was the first instrument you fell in love with?
Somewhat split here. As an early listener it was drums, beats and all things rhythm and strangely the accordion. As a player most def the Piano, still is.
What has been the most prominent inspiration behind your music so far?
Again shared honours, a lot of travel has def inspired and still inspires me, that and a bunch of difficult relationships. They have to share the top spot.
What kind of music did you love as a teenager?
This one is a little odd perhaps, but I am gonna have to say fusion jazz. Not many days would pass during my teens without a complete listen to Weather Reports ‘Heavy Heather’ album from start to finish.
Can you remember the first song that made you want to pursue a life in music?
A friend of my sisters brought over ‘Trans Europe Express’ by Kraftwerk, five or six years after it was first released. I was completely hooked & never left it.
When you wake up in the morning, what kind of music do you like to listen to?
Something to set up the day right, probably Erik Satie – Gnossienne No. 1. It’s got all emotions you need in there somewhere.
How many of your songs have you written about people in your life?
Almost all of them in some way. Easily hundreds.
What has been the most memorable moment in your career so far?
Not really a part of my career, but it must be when I got my first synthesiser somewhere around 1984-1985. My very kind mother bought it for me in an attempt of me paying more attention to my piano lessons. It did not work. I just learnt to love synthesizers and a few years after, I started to work in studios as an engineer because of it.
Outside of music, what is your biggest passion?
Boats of all kinds.
If you weren’t a musician, what other path do you think you might have taken?
Something to do with boats and ships in some form, it was very close!
And what advice would you give to other musicians looking to start a career in music?
Put the hard work in, then everything will come together sooner or later.
Twenty Committee's new single 'Bones' is available to stream and download now. Have a listen to 'Bones' in the player below.