· By Mattias Forsgren

Alternative pop/rock icons Billie Lindahl & Karl Clinton debuts new duo project: Terzo - Debut Album - Out 2023-04-21 via Icons Creating Evil Art

Terzo is Italian and translates roughly to “the third”. The name represents a third presens the darkwave/drone/shoegaze duo felt in their most creative moments. Karl Clinton (former bass player of cult post-punk act Diskoteket, co-founder of improvisational project Tsantsa) and Billie Lindahl (lead singer & guitarist of dream pop/dark folk act Promise and the Monster) makes up this enticing new constellation, born from their mutual love for doom and gloom, gothic rock, folk and medieval music. More than that, Terzo is described as a statement and a craving to break free from the pressure and frame-work of todays music industry and society. The duo tells us: “Terzo was born out of a discussion about songs we mutually liked and a lust to try a different work process than in our then current projects, to do whatever we wanted without restrictions - with obsession and gut feeling as guidance.”
The two artist’s shared preference for music and art that embodies some degree of darkness, is tangible through the main-theme ‘love & death’, that seeps through the six tracks of their upcoming self titled debut album. The first recordings, what would later become upcoming debut single Cymbeline, took place at locally legendary venue Grantivägen 15B - a two room apartment in Eriksberg, Uppsala. In the midst of their creative spur the duo had the sensation that a third presence was keeping them company, and was very intrigued by the thought. “We started talking about the appearance of a third element, in sleep and in dreams. Terzo is about acknowledging this third element, the swirl that light and darkness generates, opening ourselves toward our own weakness.”
Last summer Terzo journeyed to New York to play gigs at underground clubs, bringing with them the niche video photographer Johan Lundsten to capture their trip in an intimate video documentation that later would become the founding pillars of their upcoming music videos. The new album will be released via the Stockholm based Boutique label Icons Creating Evil Art and will be available on 12” vinyl as well as streamable on all major platforms later this spring.


Beatrice Lindholm

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