15.06.2016

"Amnesia" exclusively for The Independent

Leaving the turmoil of Ukraine - the 19-year-old Bloom Twins arrived in London a few years ago.

After releasing a cover of 'Get Up, Stand Up' as a stand against the political situation in Ukraine, they toured their own moody electronic pop music with Duran Duran at the end of last year, and are now working on their debut album with Duran Duran's Nick Rhodes.

Don't expect much in the same vein as Pussy Riot - this duo is pretty sedate - but their music is autobiographical and speaks of the ongoing strife taking place back home.

Check out the video premiere for their new track 'Amnesia' and let us know what you think


What are you listening to at the moment?

We’ve been listening to HVOB (Her Voice Over Boys), who are a really cool Austrian electro duo. We’ve also been spinning some GusGus, another electro band, from Iceland. Rihanna's 'Anti', and a bit of Tricky have also been on the stereo!

What are your plans for summer 2016?

The summer has started really well. We just finished an Italian tour with Duran Duran in some of the most beautiful places - Taormina, Rome, Verona, Florence and Milan. Towards the end of the summer, we’re also planning to release our first EP.

What was the first gig you ever played - and what's been the best so far?

It was at a blues bar in Central London where people just come to jam and have a good time. We didn’t speak a word of English and had never improvised before. We sang 'The Thrill is Gone’ by BB King, and nothing has ever been that nerve-wracking!

As for the best gigs so far, we’ve got three favourites, including our first ever headline show in the Ukraine, which completely sold out. There was a thousand people there amongst friends and family, and it was a really special night. Also, the Rome and Milan shows on these latest Duran Duran dates. Not only was the tour spectacular, but the audience were so warm.