Lithuanian rock trio Timid Kooky have shared the thermal-imaging video for their new single Win Big, Lose It which is out now and available on all good digital service providers.
A blistering punk track about change and self-realisation from one of the most exciting bands of Vilnius’ new wave of rock, the track is the latest to be lifted from their forthcoming new EP, ‘Baby Be My Spiderman,’ which will be released on April 20th, 2021 via The state51 Conspiracy.
Commenting on the track, the band say: “Win Big, Lose It is a depiction of a change in self-realisation—a breaking point of finding yourself lost in choosing values, discerning personal benefit from benefaction, and confronting the ego.” Watch the video clip via YouTube below.
You can also stream Win Big, Lose It here: https://open.spotify.com/track/7mcDkuJeMxnQiTSpruC17V
For a band recently named Best Young Band in Lithuania, as well as the Best New Baltic Band, it all began in 2015 in a tiny, cramped rehearsal space established in an old Soviet computer and calculator factory called SIGMA.
New EP ‘Baby Be My Spiderman’ was recorded in October 2020 at Ymir Audio in Vilnius, Lithuania, and was produced, mixed and mastered by Snorre Bergerud.
More about Timid Kooky
Part of the New Wave of Lithuanian Rock currently bubbling up from the Baltic states, Timid Kooky are all about cartoonish celebration of the mundane. As such, the Lithuanian trio have absorbed alternative and progressive rock, black metal, noise, and funk, to create a curiously addictive new sound—often little more than chants laid over menacing, hypnotic riffs, their songs are as fascinating as they are visceral.
Queens of The Stone Age and Primus are cited as key musical influences, and their style also contains echoes of Beastie Boys’ wackiness and the post-hardcore sonic assault of Rollins Band.
Since the release of their 2018 debut album ‘Tanzen,’ Timid Kooky have travelled back and forth across Europe tirelessly, imprinting their name into the Baltic music scene and flirting with international festivals including MENT Ljubljana (SI), Liverpool Sound City (UK), SKIFF (RU), ENEA Spring Break (PL), Monkey Week (ES), Eurosonic (NL) and others. Their latest ambition sees them setting their sights on the UK.
“I would say the UK alternative/punk music scene has been a huge inspiration both music and mentality-wise,” says guitarist Dovydas Subičius. “Idles have been sort of a personal hero to me ever since I saw them live for the first jaw-dropping time. Other bands that came to mind right now are Squid, USA Nails, Girls In Synthesis, to name a few. Overall I’ve been enjoying the hell out of the modern UK punk scene and I think it has been a paramount influence to all of the European musicians.”
And as for there being anything else the band are looking forward to about establishing a foothold in the UK post-pandemic?
“English breakfast, half-pints of John Smith’s, and 11AM Wetherspoons,” grins Subičius, of our most precious cultural exports…
The ‘Baby Me My Spiderman’ EP is released April 20th, 2021 via The state51 Conspiracy