Today, Swedish-Australian outfit Tiny Fighter unveil their new video for ‘Where Are You Now’ from their new ‘Tell Me’ EP, released via American label Bay Terrace Records. Watch the video below, cut with super-8 home movies and the band performing, it’s a song with a wistful hook, soaring choruses and a pleasing jangle edge, that’s redolent of the Pretenders.
Singer Therese Karlsson tells us about the song: “Think of the song as a conversation between oneself as a child and as an adult. Between the unconditional playfulness of being a kid with all the hopes and dreams that entails, and the evolving self-critique or even self-criticism that comes along with adult life. The question posed in the title here, Where Are You Now, could be asked by either the child or adult-self. Is this where you thought you would be?”.
Tim Spelman (about the video): “We found some great Super-8 holiday footage of Therese’s family that we’ve really wanted to use for some time now. It just seemed to work really nicely with the themes of nostalgia and self-reflection in the song. I’ve always loved that slight exaggeration in the speed of old super 8 and think it complements the lyrical themes and general poppiness of the song.”
This 3-track offering was recorded and produced by legendary multi-Grammy winning producer Thomas ‘Plec’ Johansson at The Panic Room in Skövde in southern Sweden, a collaboration that allowed them to further refine their sound.
Despite the staggering odds against them ever meeting, Therese Karlsson (a truck driver from Kalmar in southern Sweden) and Tim Spelman (a doctor from Melbourne, Australia) met in Stockholm and began collaborating in 2017. Tiny Fighter quickly expanded into a 5-piece with the addition of Tommy Wilen, Marcus Wallberg and Robin Zimmermann, bringing all the dynamics and volume of their recorded material on to the stage.
Group photo by Tim Claxton