Released: 21st October 2022
The build-up to a debut ‘project’ hasn’t been stress-free for piri & tommy; the pair’s collaboration marks the first time either musician has taken up their newfound roles, and they both felt the anxiety of following up TikTok sensation ‘soft spot’ – not to mention a major label signing. The blistering hype around the dance act has funnelled directly into an air-tight, comprehensive taster of their potential in the form of ‘froge.mp3’.
piri & tommy’s music defines and describes the energy they create at their live shows, with rattling percussion (‘Say It’, ‘Can We’) fuelling popping nights, and deeper beats (‘Silver Lining’, ‘Sunlight’) echoing blurry days. It is quite ridiculous that this Mancunian couple has so quickly summoned such a formidable collection of tracks, and already proved that each of them can cause chaos at the drop of a hat.
A university bedroom project exploded onto the big stages, the freeing nature of piri & tommy’s creative pursuit explains why its experimentation and fluidity rule supreme. They throw Gen-Z eyes on a much-celebration genre, splicing and dicing it into the ears of eager new listeners in a format digestible to their era of music fans.
At its core, though, ‘froge.mp3’ digests the ups and downs, smooth sailing and tight corners, of piri & tommy’s own relationship – this internal inspiration, as well as their effortless chemistry, makes it a release that only they could have come together to curate. Praise be to Instagram DMs.