London-based trio, Husky Loops, have just released the new video for ‘Tempo‘, from their self-titled debut EP.

Speaking about the video, director Tom Ringsby and Pietro (drums/samples) said “We wanted to work with the theme of mortality and the universality of it: how we are all living under the ticking clock. In our research we found Chronophobia, the clinical term for a fear of time. This informed all choices from script, casting, locations and design. The dramatic film techniques and imagery, drawn from pop thriller and horror cinema, make the pill easier to digest, while emphasising the mounting pressure building at the back of our heads. They say the key to contentment is to live in the present, but right now’s a pretty fucked up place to be.”

The band – completed by Danio (vocals/guitar) and Tommaso (bass) – originally met at school in Bologna, Italy and are set to play Live at Leeds, Dot to Dot, The Great Escape and various other UK shows this May, including a London show at The Shacklewell Arms on May 6th.

For this week’s FMS playlist, they chose one song for each letter of Husky Loops.

H. Billie Holiday – ‘I’ll Be Seeing You’

“What an incredible voice. This song can come in at any time in any bar and make me fall in love even with the chair.” ~ Danio

U. Underworld – ‘Born Slippy’

“This song is crazy. Happy Happy Happy. Sad. Sad. Sad… feels like hugging yourself in a festival. I just think it’s crazy. It’s so good.” ~ Danio

S. The Stooges – ‘Down On The Street’

“Energy. I heard this song for the first time when I watched the White Stripes scene in Coffee and Cigarettes. It’s stuck in my head since then.” ~ Danio

K. The Kills – ‘Nail In My Coffin’

“This one has been stuck in my head for quite a while. Looking forward to supporting them on tour this summer.” ~ Tom

Y. Big Youth – ‘S90 Skank’

“Deejays were closest to the people because there wasn’t any kind of establishment control on the sound systems…” ~ Tom

L. Led Zeppelin – ‘We’re Gonna Groove’

“1969.The tightest rhythm section on earth recorded live at the Royal Albert Hall.” ~ Tom

O. Outkast – ‘So Fresh, So Clean’

“Vibes, man. Too many vibes. Tour van memories and shit.” ~ Pietro

O. Otis Redding – ‘Cigarettes And Coffee’

“Just one of the most spontaneous vocals we’ve ever heard! EMOTIONS, man.” ~ Pietro

P. PJ Harvey – ‘The Words That Maketh Murder’

“The simplicity of composition and depth of the lyrics in this album is astonishing. PJ is a remarkable artist I have often looked up to.” ~ Pietro

S. Sly and The Family Stone – ‘Family Affair’

“No words. Just play it in your room and see what happens.” ~ HL

Husky Loops EP is available now via Alcopop Records. The vinyl includes bonus track, ‘Huskyesque‘, with a limited run of only 300.

You can listen to all Ask the DJ playlists on the FMS Magazine Spotify channel. Find Husky Loops’ playlist HERE.

Live Dates

13 – Lion Records, London
28 – Handmade Festival, Leicester
29 – Live At Leeds, Leeds
30 – City Sound, Canterbury

06 – Shacklewell Arms, London
19 –  The Great Escape, Brighton
26 – Dot To Dot Festival, Manchester
27 – Dot To Dot Festival, Bristol
28 – Dot To Dot Festival, Nottingham
30 – La Mécanique Ondulatoire, Paris
31 – Rotown, Rotterdam

02 – Badehaus, Berlin
03 – Molotow, Hamburg
06 – Roxy, Prague*
07 – Täubchenthal, Leipzig*
09 – Vega, Copenhagen*

23 – Truck Festival, Steventon

19 – Lowlands Festival, Walibi Holland

*supporting The Kills