Scruff of the Neck presents Tonica w/ Yang + Edits
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TONICA, an emerging duo from Manchester are avoiding the cliché with their vibrant brand of electro-pop.
TONICA encompass a contemporary, hook-heavy alt-pop sound, but with a dark, mysterious edge that brings something new to the table in the form of their debut single ‘Save Yourself’ and their self-labelled ‘neon-noir’ stylings.
Consisting of Amory (singer, songwriter) and Sam (songwriter, instrumentalist, producer), TONICA was formed off the back of a previous project which was more pop focussed. Now, the pair are looking to hone their craft in a more niche area that represents their new alternative electro-pop outlook. The change in direction of sound has been fuelled by a desire between the duo to offer indie-pop music that has substance, offsetting the typical ‘all out pop’ image.
Powered by brooding electro beats, vibrant synths and warped vocals, ‘Save Yourself’ was written about a romantic interest in a troubled friend, exploring themes of addiction and the plight of modern love. The track was recorded at TONICA’s home studio, mixed by Lewis Gardiner (Prides, Klöe) and mastered at the legendary Sterling Sound, NYC by Chris Gehringer (Drake, The 1975).