Tweens formed in 2012, but already made a name for themselves. So much so that the Breeders, who invited the band to open for them on a recent U.S. tour.
Tweens’ music has been described as bratty and precocious meets sincere and genuine.
From the electric eels to the Afghan Whigs, the state of Ohio has long been known as a fertile underground of American rock ‘n’ roll music and the bratty, yet sonically mature, punkers known as Tweens are no exception to the rule. This female fronted trio from Cincinnati has been making significant waves in the buildup to their self-titled debut. The kind of waves that have afforded this emergent band rare opportunities to open shows for the likes of the Black Lips and The Breeders, even hit the studio with Kim Deal herself while still enjoying their salad days. Pitchfork called their brand of pink and poppy punk “fun, [and] puckered” and while these licks certainly have their sour side, this freshman effort is more than likely to simply leave you smiling.
Tweens will be performing at Strange Matter on Thursday, June 19 with Big Air, Cross Eyed and Christi.