With a style that combines Soccer Mommy’s 90’s alternative musical packaging and Big Thief’s diaristic alt-folk lyrical storytelling, Glasgow-based 3 piece Teose produce a chimerical blend of new wave, dream pop, and grunge. Fronted by writer/producer Melissa Brisbane, Teose have been quietly recording and self-releasing a series of Diy recordings while the world was on lockdown, eventually coming to the attention of Uk independent record label Kaleidoscope at the beginning of 2021. Their songwriting has a deceptively simple brilliance, layering fuzz-laden steady guitar riffs under joyous pop-inflected lead lines, all underpinning lyrics laced with both humor and heartache, a style which drew comparisons to the Cure from the Scottish Alternative Music Awards.
Their latest single Oh is a two and a half minute precis of the poppier side of the Teose sound, opening with an instantly memorable guitar hook with the sort of pop melody that belies the quickly-developing lyrical narrative of insecurity and inner conflict. Enjoy!