“It’s about a close friend who disappeared for a decade and returned as someone completely different, and it’s an ongoing trauma,” said Toma Banjanin of ‘On The Run’. “When I connected the music to the lyrics to try and finish the song, it felt like it had a rolling rhythm, so the chorus fell into place from there. For me, this song carries a lot more emotional weight.”
the band was started by twin brothers who made their way from a small coastal town in Australia to Williamsburg in the early 2000s and eventually landed in Hackney, London. There they joined up with a couple old friends from home plus another Swiss/American transplant and Tempesst was born.
The band took over a warehouse, built out what is now a thriving studio (Pony Studios) that has turned into its own community, and founded a label (Pony Recordings). Citing influences as wide-ranging as Spirtualized, the Flaming Lips and the Beach Boys to Joni Al Green, Wings, and ELO, they create music that has been labeled “Blissful psych-pop” (Noisey) and “adorable psych-pop jewel” (Clash).
The band consists of Toma Banjanin, Andy Banjanin, Eric Weber, Kane Reynolds, Blake Misipeka, and they’re a must. Since our articles for their singles ‘Feel Better’ and ‘Doomsday’ (Song of the day), we’d been big fans. You should be too.
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🌏DEBUT ALBUM PRE-SAVE🌞We are so happy to announce that we will be releasing our debut album ‘Must Be a Dream’ on September 30th! We have been working hard on writing and recording the songs over the past couple of years and it’s cool to finally be sharing it with you all. Massive thank you to the family and friends around us that made it possible and to @jmiguel_mendez for the amazing artwork❤️🌈🌈 Pre-save link in bio 💙Tempesst