Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Indie, Pop, Rock


Sounds like

CHVRCHES, Sleigh Bells


band members

Tien Cortez


Influences

Carly Rae Jepsen, Tegan and Sara, Kate Bush, Sleigh Bells


Unearthed artists we like

Asha Jefferies, Angie McMahon


Website

www.tiencortez.bandcamp.com

Bio

Tien Cortez has been making music for well over a year now, but he's only really just gotten good at it in the past few months. In his spare time, he likes reading, long walks on the beach, and pushing the limits of pop music with distorted vocals and punchy drums. In his not-spare time, he works at the grocery store because music doesn’t pay for itself.

Because inspiration comes from a wide range of music, Cortez stands out by taking contrasting elements and setting them together resulting in music that doesn't really sound like anyone else. His music is described best in simile. Like Madonna with anger management issues. Like The Wiggles after 4 vodka Red Bulls. Like Maroon 5 but with personality traits. Like Paula Adbul but male.

Cortez will release a 4-track EP I Think Ur a Joke on the 25th October, along with a 24-page zine with lyrics, photography and writing. EP + zine available for pre-order via Bandcamp.

tiencortez@outlook.com

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

18 Jun 2019

Triple J
35

Agh this is super fun and interesting. It's a blast of...everything.

Agh this is super fun and interesting. It's a blast of...everything.

Review

Review by Max Quinn Max Quinn

12 Jun 2019

Triple J
35

wild and exciting, but also tight and precise. Good start from Tien.

wild and exciting, but also tight and precise. Good start from Tien.