Piri & tommy
piri & tommy
piri & tommy (stylised in lowercase) were an English drum and bass group, formed in 2021. The group was formed of Sophie "piri" McBurnie and Tommy Villiers. The pair charted at number 99 in the Official UK Charts with their single "on & on". They released their debut mixtape froge.mp3 in October 2022. PinkPantheress and Charli XCX are fans of the group. They have received a total of over 31 million streams on Spotify, and can be heard frequently on the BBC Radio 1 playlist.
McBurnie and Villiers first met in 2021 through Instagram when McBurnie found Villiers' account, messaged him, and they later started dating. They then formed the group after discussing their shared love for dance artists like Disclosure and Kaytranada. Their first single "soft spot" received over 18 million streams on Spotify most of which coming from the song being used in a large number of TikTok videos, including by celebrities such as Molly-Mae Hague. Rebecca Black also gave a shout-out to the song. Further singles include "on & on" as well as "beachin". These then became the three singles from their debut mixtape "froge.mp3", which they released in October 2022. They performed at the 2022 Reading Festival, and were later signed to Polydor Records. In November 2022, piri and tommy released a cover version of Charli XCX's song "Unlock It" which became popular on TikTok with an accompanying dance. piri & tommy were also announced to be a nominee of BBC Radio 1's Sound of 2023 in December 2022, along with other artists like DYLAN, Cat Burns and FLO. In January 2023, McBurnie announced via TikTok that herself and Villiers had split up. Later that month, Sophie stated that they will no longer be a band, and will go backwards to how their Streaming Platform Releases were formatted for their debut single. They also received Breakup Coverage from Capital Dance
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piri has stated that she grew up with artists such as the Arctic Monkeys however, her current inspiration mainly comes from Disclosure, MJ Cole and PinkPantheress. Tommy lists Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Meters, Ed Rush and Lemon Jelly as some artists he grew up listening to, but says he takes current inspiration from Disclosure and Kaytranada.
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- froge.mp3 (2022)
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- "Piri & Tommy". Official Charts. 17 November 2022. Retrieved 17 November 2022.
- Holden, Finlay (20 October 2022). "piri & tommy – froge.mp3". DORK. Retrieved 17 November 2022.
- Petridis, Alexis (6 November 2022). "Piri and Tommy review – infectious, candy-striped pop fun". The Guardian. Retrieved 17 November 2022.
- Helm, Jake (6 November 2022). "Piri and Tommy: meet the rising stars of pop". The Times. Retrieved 17 November 2022.
- "piri and tommy played live from maida vale on future sounds and it was SUCH a ✨vibe✨". BBC Radio 1 via Twitter. 29 September 2022. Retrieved 17 November 2022.
- Jolley, Ben (1 December 2021). "Piri and Tommy Villiers: ambition and reinvention from vibrant drum 'n' bass duo". NME. Retrieved 17 November 2022.
- "soft spot on Spotify". Spotify. 4 June 2021. Retrieved 17 November 2022.
- "Molly-Mae using "soft spot" on her TikTok page". TikTok. 15 August 2021. Retrieved 17 November 2022.
- Poole, Cameron. "DIY dance duo, piri & Tommy Villiers, are the new kids on the block". 1883. Retrieved 17 November 2022.
- Ackroyd, Stephen (29 July 2022). "piri & tommy have dropped a brand new single, 'on & on'". DORK. Retrieved 17 November 2022.
- Ahmed, Aneesa (31 January 2022). "PIRI AND TOMMY VILLIERS RELEASE NEW TRACK 'BEACHIN'". Mixmag. Retrieved 17 November 2022.
- Briner, Lauren (26 August 2022). "We've got a 'soft spot' for Piri & Tommy". Reading Festival. Retrieved 17 November 2022.
- "PIRI & TOMMY HOME". Polydor Records. Retrieved 17 November 2022.
- "piri & Tommy Share Charli XCX Cover 'Unlock It'". CLASH. 14 November 2022. Retrieved 17 November 2022.
- "Radio 1's Sound of 2023". BBC. Retrieved 8 December 2022.
- "Replying to @imogen here with some info finally". TikTok. Retrieved 8 January 2023.
- "lol x". TikTok. Retrieved 13 January 2023.
- "Piri Confirms Breakup with Tommy Villiers". Twitter. Retrieved 10 January 2023.
- Smith, Thomas (15 May 2022). "Piri and Tommy Villiers live at The Great Escape: banging bedroom beats from a couple in perfect harmony". NME. Retrieved 17 November 2022.
- McCarthy, Neive (7 July 2022). "Partners both in life and in pop, piri & tommy have already kicked up a viral storm, and they're only just getting started". DORK. Retrieved 17 November 2022.
- Watson, Elly (23 September 2022). "Partners in and out of music, the Manchester pair's intrinsic bond is taking them from viral newcomers to UK dance's next big hope". DIY. Retrieved 17 November 2022.
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