Led by delicate yet powerful vocals the Berlin based Swedish quintet TULA is one of the most exciting new acts coming out of Scandinavia with their unique brand of electronic pop, a mix of Massive Attack inspired nineties trip-hop and current day Scandipop. Having formed following each of the members moving to Berlin individually within the space of a week and meeting in a local bar, the band converted an abandoned warehouse they stumbled upon into a private studio where they spent years perfecting their sound in front of live audiences.
Since then TULA has become a steady fixture of Berlin’s club scene as well as performed live all around Germany. Last fall they made a big splash with their cover of Chris Isaak’s classic Wicked Game. The cover instantly garnered a lot of attention and quickly rose to the coveted number two spot of the Hype Machine’s “Popular” chart in late September, picking up praise the likes of Pigeons & Planes, DIY and Hillydilly.
Wicked Game was the first track to be released from TULA’s recording sessions with Swedish producer Klas Åhlund in the famed Hansa Tonstudio in Berlin, with TULA’s next single River – their most overt pop track to date – also being taken from the same sessions. Åhlund, a long-time collaborator of Robyn who has previously worked with acts like Tove Lo, Usher, Madonna and Kylie Minogue, helped bringing TULA’s melodies to the front, while keeping the sensitive and affecting songwriting intact.