by Danielle Holian

Throws streams their self-titled debut album at DIY which is out on June 10 on Full Time Hobby.

Duo, Mike Lindsay and Sam Genders, are old friends. Whether their friendship fizzled, or when they met again, picked up from where they left off, is the big question. Somehow along the way they re-ignited their spark and so forth Throws was born. Their sound is of two old friends reconnecting and creating musical ideas.

“The whole month became a cathartic party. We talked about the challenges we were facing in life. We walked by the sea and along the city’s small streets to crowded bars and cafes. We drank, laughed a lot, and danced like madmen on moonshine whilst recording whatever ideas came to us without any responsibilities other than making music, eating, and sleeping,” Mike says.

Throws name “feels right” according to Mike, “like the past, present, and the future. Besides, we like one-word names beginning with T!”

Throws captures the twists and turns with encounters within relationships and being connected to your surroundings and life in general. “If you accept the reality of life and the people you share it with then there are great big adventures to be had,” Sam concludes.

Here are some praises for Throws,

“Genders’ decision to forsake his husky tones for a forthright falsetto immediately adds an unsettling nuance to THROWS’ twisting tales and burrowing melodies.” – Mojo.

“THROWS is the sound of two talented men messing around and letting off steam in the studio.” – Uncut

“The former Tunng associates take a genre-spanning approach… illustrated by frosty natural imagery, choral vocals, strummed ballads and some serious, ambitious, theatrics.” – The Skinny.

“[The Harbour] is an ode to being true to yourself.” – The FADER.

“It’s slightly wonky, slightly brilliant, slightly experimental pop music.” – Breaking More Waves.

“[The Harbour] is totally f****** transcendent.” – The 405.“[The Harbour] is an energetic but darkly introspective synth-heavy burner.” – Impose.

“[The Harbour] is an energetic but darkly introspective synth-heavy burner.” – Impose“Pretty special.” – Clash.

“Pretty special.” – Clash.

“…shimmering pop oddness, there’s an ice-cold cool to every element of this-this first step” – DIY.

“…shimmering pop oddness, there’s an ice-cold cool to every element of this-this first step” – DIY.