Interview With Redder
MELANCHOLIC ELECTRONICA WITH GOTHIC UNDERTONES
Helsinki-based duo Redder create dramatic, forlorn and emotive songs. Approaching music from very different backgrounds, the dynamic two-piece (Frans Saraste and Vesa Hoikka) found solidarity in their appreciation for psychedelic sounds with gothic and gloomy undertones.
After working closely to merge Frans’ tender and weary vocal compositions with Vesa’s electronic tinkerings, their mesmerising debut EP Border/Lines (released 19 August) took shape. The finished sound combines elements of lo-fi ambience with choral tones and melancholy, recalling in parts the music of Australian singer Josef Salvat or London-based artist Fyfe.
Redder are already looking to expand on their first recorded output by putting down songs for a debut album to be released later this year. Until then, you can watch the video for Faster below and download Ghoul here for the bargain price of nowt.