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Tiña share new video for "Closest Shave", Debut album "Positive Mental Health Music" out now

Tiña share new video for "Closest Shave" Currently on tour in France Debut album "Positive Mental Health Music" out now via Speedy Wunderground

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Today, enigmatic South London band Tiña have shared a stunning new video for "Closest Shave". The track is taken from their debut album "Positive Mental Health Music", which was released via tastemaker label Speedy Wunderground in late 2020 to vast critical acclaim. The new video (dir. by Maxim Kelly of Caviar) is the band's most cinematic visual to date. The dreamlike one-take video is centred around a father and son having a "heart to heart" in the pub, and actually features frontman Joshua Loftin's father, Rufus. Speaking about the concept and video, the director said: "The concept revolved around Josh spilling his “daddy issues” to his father. And we were lucky enough to have Josh’s actual dad, Rufus, come down and join the shoot. And I must add turning in a stellar performance. Everyone says what an ordeal it is to do a “one-take” video, so we gave it a go! Determining that the best thing to do, would be to have everybody legging-it behind camera as we advanced passed them. Instead of doing it “properly” with Motion Control and complicated equipment. It was a genuine pleasure to work with Tiña who made it an entertaining shoot and I want to acknowledge the entire team around me who went above and beyond to make it happen." The track is described by Loftin as being about "being very anxious, to the point you go to the moon", and is delivered with Tiña's intoxicating blend of surrealism, humour and uplift, with lyrics describing the world as “nervous like a big dinner plate”, and all the band members howling like wolves after the line "dark side of the moon". Going on to speak about the video Loftin says, "men need to hold other men more often." WATCH THE VIDEO FOR "CLOSEST SHAVE" HERE:

"Positive Mental Health Music" was a landmark release for Speedy Wunderground (Squid, Black Midi, Black Country, New Road, The Lounge Society + more) as the first full-length album to ever be released on the tastemaker label. The record arrived as an embodiment of honesty and optimism, touching on the band's personal struggles, the modern world, and its great uncertainty. It's candid themes, paired with the band's obscure and playful sense humour, saw Tiña earn plaudits from an array of international press as well as landing on the BBC 6 Music A-list. The band have also recently completed their first UK headline tour off the back of the album - having been unable to play during the pandemic - and have also recently appeared at a number of festivals including Green Man Festival and Wide Awake. They are currently on tour in France and will be playing both Left Of The Dial and London Calling festivals in the Netherlands in late-Oct. Full dates are as follows: 02/10/2021 - Le Roquerol, Sete, France 04/10/2021 - Le Sonic, Lyon, France 06/10/2021 - Le Brise Glace, annecy, France 07/10/2021 - Point FMR, Paris, France 08/10/2021 - Le Grand Mix, Tourcoing, France 14/10/2021 - 15/10/2021 - Left Of The Dial, Rotterdam, Netherlands 29/10/2021 - London Calling, Amsterdam, Netherlands 04/12/2021 - Thekla, Bristol, UK - supporting Katy J Pearson 06/12/2021 - Village Underground, London, UK - supporting Katy J Pearson

More info on "Positive Mental Health Music" HERE For all UK press enquiries please contact Will Vincent on will@prescriptionpr.co.uk

Selected press for Tiña: “‘Positive Mental Health Music’ is chaotic and warm at the same time but there’s star quality at every turn.” – NME

“A record rich in sentiments of togetherness and compassion” – The Line Of Best Fit

"a debut record that quietly paves the way for modern psychedelic pop" – DIY

“an intimate record that’s hard not to like” – Dork

“this has a weedy falsetto, a Byrds-like 1960s jangle and a strangely captivating power” – The Times

"the band’s intimate mix of psychedelic keys and analogue-recorded guitars act as a sensory portal to times jammed inside sticky basement venues, over spilling plastic pint cups clenched tightly in hand." – Loud & Quiet

“Frontman Joshua Loftin wrote the lyrics to work through a mental breakdown — the result is an album that captures all the grimness and absurdities of such a situation, nonchalantly moving from lyrics about suicide, to tension-relieving humour and open-hearted compassion.” – Evening Standard

"Vocalist Joshua Loftin calls to mind the similarly melodic albums by Avi Buffalo as he sings of finding energy and hope in a city that can feel stacked against anyone wanting an easy life." – The FADER

“Mesmerising” – MOJO

“Their peculiar intimacy and charm are encapsulated in the drawling, droning, endearingly fey tones of singer Josh Loftin” – Metro

“a body of incisive, careful and caring grunge music.” – Gigwise

"It’s groovy, calming guitar pop done right, and Loftin’s peculiar vocals set it apart from the entire pack." – Paste

“This is exactly what we needed and Tiña, with all the fabled loving’s of the ‘Owl & the Pussycat’ and a pink cowboy hat by their side, are our knights in barrier-less armour- if they so wish to be.” – So Young

"it finds them pulling from breezy indie pop, brainy art rock, and even a little shouty post-punk all in the same damn song." – Brooklyn Vegan

"both euphoric and timeless." – The Most Radicalist

Tiña ‘Positive Mental Health Music’ Speedy Wunderground Out Now 1. Buddha 2. Rosalina 3. I Feel Fine 4. Rooster 5. Closest Shave 6. Growing In Age 7. New Boi 8. Golden Rope 9. It’s No Use 10. Dip 11. People

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