Premiere: Tuskany – Better Time

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Formed in mid 2015 as a writing project on the side from their respective musical ventures, Belfast indie-pop trio Tuskany are Owen McGarry, Mick McDowell and Thomas Bannon. A new-fangled act in the truest sense of the word, the band’s debut single ‘Better Time’ is a slick, funk-tinged effort that wastes very little time in declaring its FM-leaning intentions.

With an EP set for later in the year, the band said:

“The writing process was rather casual though after time we started to treat it like a full time job, giving ourselves certain days during the week to write as many songs as we possibly could. After reviewing the songs that we had written thus far, Tuskany was born. We then teamed up with producer Matt Weir and recorded our début 4 track EP.

We wanted to create songs you could dance, to with pop sensibility and musical credibility; we where thinking Two Door Cinema Club, meets Earth Wind and Fire, meets M83.

We have some shows to announce very soon, but nothing we can say about yet.”

Have an exclusive first listen to ‘Better Time’ below via Soundcloud.

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