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Twist

Posted 01.22.19

Toronto’s Twist was first conceived in late 2013 as a collaborative project between songwriter Laura Hermiston and Brian Borchedt of ‘Holy Fuck’. The pair met as Hermiston’s earlier band was dissolving and Borchedt was in a gap between releases with his other projects, and began with Borchedt working as a producer on a handful of Hermiston’s songs until, owing to their mutual enthusiasm for the early results, their creative relationship deepened into something more like a partnership. Working primarily out of Borchedt’s apartment the pair recorded and released a series of singles in late 2014 that garnered praise from VICE, Nylon, Brooklyn Vegan and Spin among others. Though touring briefly as a two guitar and drum machine driven duo, this early attention prompted a transition from a two-piece set up into a full live band, with Borchedt resuming a more behind-the-scenes role as the band hit the road more frequently, playing dates with TOPS, Crocodiles and Wreckless Eric.

Twist has just released a new EP “Distancing” 

For fans of: TOPS, Caroline Rose, Weaves

Though unflinching in its indie-pop spirit, there’s a lot of ground covered on Twist’s sophomore release Distancing—”Distancing” emanates the existential cool of Mission of Burma, “Waves” pulses with the spirit of Arthur Russell’s underground disco, “Venus” could pass as vintage Beach House—yet the various twists that chief songwriter Laura Hermiston constructed lead to a revolving sense of reflection. Within big hooks and jangle-pop informalities, Hermiston assesses and ponders the myriad of issues many twenty-somethings face head on with a gregarious charm.

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