Swedish-Australian indie pop outfit Tiny Fighter present their debut album ‘Going Home’ via American label Bay Terrace Records. This single comes hot on the trail of ‘Strangest Thing’ and single ‘Perfect Game’. Directed and filmed by Rikard Westman, the video for the latter was performed and choreographed by Jessika Sillanpää.
“Perfect Game is a song about relationships. Relationships with oneself, with others and critically with money and power. And how the latter can distort and bend the former into something perverse, something corrupted and ultimately something that is not real,” says Therese Karlsson.
Based in Stockholm, Tiny Fighter was formed after a chance meeting between Therese Karlsson (a truck driver from Kalmar, Sweden) and Tim Spelman (a doctor from Melbourne, Australia). The two met in Stockholm in 2017 and began collaborating, offering an enticing mix of indie-rock and berserker chamber pop.
2019 saw the band’s ongoing collaboration with legendary multi-Grammy, Gold & Platinum Award producer Thomas ‘Plec’ Johansson, which also resulted in the ‘Tell Me’ EP (2019) and the ‘Reworks’ remix EP.
For their debut ‘Going Home’ LP, Tiny Fighter recorded for over 12 months in both Stockholm and at The Panic Room in Skövde, Sweden. The result is a compelling combination of the unabashed indie-pop of Tiny Fighter’s earlier releases with deeper, darker arrangements that showcase the full range of Karlsson and Spelman’s songwriting.
Earlier, Tiny Fighter recorded their successful 2018 singles ‘New Century’, ‘Want Friends’ and ‘Hollow Talk’ in Los Angeles and Stockholm with Daniel Rejmer (Foals, Ben Frost, Girls Names). Their live album ‘The Loft Sessions (Live in New York)’, released in December 2018, was recorded on their first North American tour.
Tiny Fighter have grown from an artsy studio project to a live entity selling out tours and filling larger music venues, quickly building a strong reputation for their stirring live performances and ability to tastefully mix catchy indie-pop with darker themes and arrangements.
Most recent tours led the band through Ireland, Latvia, Serbia and Scandinavia. Tiny Fighter’s music enjoyed over 750K YouTube views and 250K Spotify streams in 2019 alone. Other notable achievement includes playing the Stockholm final of the competitive P4 Nästa 2018 song competition.
Perfect Game – Tiny Fighter (written by Tim Spelman & Therese Karlsson)
Perfect Game (Fall Apart Remix) – Step 5 & Perambulum
Perfect Game (Monolog Rockstars Remix) – Monolog Rockstars
Video directed and filmed by Rikard Westman (elvisphoto.com; instagram: theelvisphoto)
Video performed and choreographed by Jessika Sillanpää jessikasillanpee