Childhood friends Roan Ballantine and Stuart Ramage grew up in a picturesque, rural town in the south of Scotland.
They first met as ten year olds lobbying to have a skate park built in Galloway. The songs are written in a unique manner, by sampling family VHS tapes and building soundscapes and songs around the memories attached to those moments. The music is a cathartic nod to the past and a springboard to a bright future. Sonically they’ve managed to create a seamless analogue and digital blend, glued together with impassioned soaring vocals, routed in hip-hop influenced production.
When they were seventeen years old they helped build sound systems and held bass music nights in forests. The culture of bass heavy dance music has influenced and inspired their creative direction.
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