Weak As I Am is described as a minimalist sound allowing for Chris Drew’s soft melancholic vocals to ring out fully. Although the instrumentation may be sparse, it is far from minimalist. Inhabiting a world somewhere between Chris Isaak and the world of Twin Peaks, this is a truly gorgeous song in every sense of the word. The guitar alone in this kept me listening over and over. Screaming and desperate, sitting perfectly besides the almost crooned vocals. This is definitely a band I will be keeping an eye on.
After two years of writing and gigging in Switzerland, Germany and France, Drew and Christophe Bugnon were ready to go into the studio to record their debut album ‘Righteous-Sinner’. The duo from Switzerland ended up with 13 tracks rooted deep in the complexities and duality of the human psyche. While retaining the delicate melancholy in the vocals and melodies of their earlier work, they opted for an edgier, richer and sometimes harder sound for their first full record. Transistor Girl have created a world of introspection, stretching from intimate thoughts to screams of passion, held together by a steady, hypnotic pulse.
‘Weak As I am’ is out now on Sophie Records, with their full length slated for later this year.