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Miss Tiny Share New Single “The Beggar” & Announce Debut EP out July 21st via Speedy Wunderground

May 23, 2023
Photo credit: Holly Whitaker

Miss Tiny Share New Single, The Beggar”

Announce Debut EP, DEN7

Out July 21 via Speedy Wunderground

Miss Tiny have today announced details of their debut EP DEN7 – out July 21 on Speedy Wunderground – and have shared brand new single “The Beggar” and its accompanying visualizer created by Cassie Moles. “The Beggar” premiered this morning with Lauren Laverne as her New Music Fix track on BBC Radio 6 Music. Miss Tiny’s universe is a thoroughly explored romance of heritage, rebellion, and a years old friendship between co-conspirators producer / guitarist Dan Carey and vocalist / drummer Benjamin Romans-Hopcraft (Childhood, Warmduscher).

Speaking about the new single, Miss Tiny say: “‘The Beggar’ seeks to address how relationships can sometimes slip into a struggle for some form of power over a shared situation. What usually happens feels like a futile war for vindication, and usually ends up with both parties being equally as weak as the other.”

The two-piece’s debut single ‘The Sound’ arrived in February to critical acclaim; picking up support from The Independent, So Young Magazine, The Line Of Best Fit, CLASH, Northern Transmissions, Music Week, Stereogum, Yuck Magazine, and many more. ‘The Sound’ also received national radio support from Lauren Laverne (who premiered the single on her Breakfast show) and Marc Riley at BBC Radio 6 Music, Radio X’s John Kennedy, and Matt Wilkinson at Apple Music 1.

The immediate introduction to this grittier landscape catapults the listener into the midst of the soon-apparent complex landscape. Shifting, looping and growing into this soundscape destined to enthral through the vivid passages and intricate textures that join the world for a fierce touch. Following the explosive single release that dropped in February, “The Beggar” follows up with such a vital power and that power resonates intently throughout the journey. The release delves into this sonic surge of addictive melodies bouncing from contrasting tones and elevated notes, fusing this unpredictable experimental blast that injects this aggressive zeal into the bold world.

Originally banded together as What It’s Like To Be A Bat – taking the name of an essay written by American philosopher Thomas Nagel – Miss Tiny debuted their new venture at Brixton’s The Windmill back in 2022. Later deciding that their namesake, despite all ideological intentions, was perhaps slightly “too evil sounding”, Miss Tiny (a nickname given to Romans-Hopcraft’s grandmother who passed away during recording) was born. Or rather, re-imagined.

Having spent the best part of a decade orchestrating haphazard jam-sessions, Carey and Romans-Hopcraft would eventually go on to discover a fundamental principle of their own. One which would come to define Miss Tiny, throughout her various forms and guises. “We called it anti-recording,” offers Carey. “Only doing it for the pleasure of doing it”. When fully committing to this practice, the music meticulously followed two courses; refine, or degrade. Perfect the moment, or let it go.

The irony of a seminal producer and critically revered musician banding together out of mutual distaste for recording, is not one that’s lost on the two best mates. In fact, they’ll be the first to proudly call it into question – and yet still, these spurts of spontaneity are years worth of trial and error.

Produced and recorded at Carey’s ‘Speedy Wunderground’ studio in Streatham, DEN7 is the first fuller offering from Miss Tiny, and a clear indicator they have truly begun to find their voice together. From pulling all-nighters in a studio in SW16, to conquering the stages of London’s DIY underbelly, Miss Tiny through fate and fortune, circumstance and intuition, are about to enter a league entirely of their own.

1. River Hands

2. Sailing

3. The Beggar

4. The Sound

5. Grit



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