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New Release – We Collide (EP) by Tsau

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TSAU, an alternative rock band hailing from Moscow and now spanning across Armenia, Kazakhstan and Qatar, is preparing for the release of their latest EP ‘We Collide’. The band, consisting of Serge Sadovnikov (vocals and guitars), Andrei Tarasov (guitars) and Umid Umirov (drums) has already made their mark with the release of ‘WIW’ single, ‘Riverside Man’ EP, and ‘Kink Of Delirium’ live album.

Are there any songs on the upcoming EP that you’re particularly nervous about releasing?

“To be honest, we’re nervous about releasing all the songs, except maybe for ‘Tunnel’. The demos for the tracks were written a long time ago and went through several rewrites and rearrangements. We’re worried that we may have lost some of the original magic in the process.”

Have you released any singles for the upcoming EP? Can you tell us about them?

“Yes, we’ve already released an instrumental version of the EP’s title track, ‘We Collide’. We believe that the song has a unique character and musicality that stand out when it’s not competing with vocals.”

Where was the EP recorded and mixed?

“We mostly recorded and mixed the EP at home. However, we did bring in a cello player Valeria Rupasova to record a part on ‘We Collide’ and we had to use help of a session drummer Fedor Popov to re-record the drums on an acoustic kit for ‘Tunnel’, which went out sounding much better.”

Is there a story behind the cover artwork?

“Anton Chernenko (Petrograd.Daily), a photographer from St. Petersburg, created the album art for ‘We Collide’. The band chose his photoshoot, and the photographer eagerly awaited the release, which took almost three years to come to fruition and would take even more without him urging us to finalize the release.”

Are there any plans to release music videos?

“We already released a music video for ‘Tunnel’, which we filmed primarily on an iPhone 240 fps at the Moscow Lubyanka Metro station escalator. We found that slow-motion footage of people moving on the escalator was an excellent match for the song. However, the footage was noisy, and we had a limited budget, which made post-production and editing challenging and took much more time than initially expected.”

‘We Collide’ is out 13th April. A pre-save is available.

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