I kept finding dead wasps in the studio. As something resembling spring crept in following the release of “Fizzy Milk” in February 2021 it became more frequent. Almost every day I would discover a new victim, curled up in a corner of the astro-turf carpet or drying out on the windowsill like a south-east asian delicacy. I couldn’t be arsed involving the landlord and besides, somewhere among that faint haze of misspent evenings and liquor-soaked nights between lockdowns, lock-ins and lover’s quarrels the sacrifice of those wasps clung to me.
The result was WSPSNSYRP, A 14-track collection of snapshots, littered with features, skits, and hidden tracks salvaged from a series of lost summers. Written, recorded,
Sonically all sliding strings, snapping drums, and sultry saxophones (thanks harry x) the production lays the backdrop for musings on hedonism, hopelessness and the consumption of endangered bird’s eggs. Peppered with odd pop culture references and poetic imagery, WSPSNSYRP will be released on limited-edition vinyl and across streaming services from 24/08/22 with a string of singles and video content scheduled to hit digital platforms from mid-july onwards.
Although that studio and its collection of dead wasps have long since been abandoned in search of greener pastures, I’m glad some small glimmer of it can be preserved even if it is only in my weird little head.
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– Darren “Loki” McGarvey, “Orwell Prize” winning author/ BBC presenter
“Lyrics and production all meticulous” – Craig Massie, BoilerRoom/TruthHz
“An artist who has captured the doleful essence of present-day britain in perfect, albeit hazy clarity.” – in tune music
“Tzusan delivers stoned rap lines with effortless flow”– XLR8R
“lofi but ballsy instrumentals, complex lyrical rhythms and dialect that seep an unapologetic Scottish attitude”. – Resonate Scotland
“Haunting lyrics that leave you wondering just how much of rock bottom he’s hit” – The Fader
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