Seattle’s Smoosh are a sister duo who make exceedingly endearing, piano/synth-based indie pop. Over past 18 months they have shared the stage with Cat Power (who paid tribute to the band by covering their rap song, "Rad" at the Sasquatch! Music Festival), Sleater Kinney, Death Cab for Cutie, Sufjan Stevens, The Go Team!, Jimmy Eat World and Australia’s very own The Grates. Oh… and they’re 12 and 14 years old. Over in the UK, NME even called them “the hottest new band in the US underground”.
Smoosh was born of natural curiosity. While the family stood in line at Seattle’s Trading Musician store to pay for what they had intended to purchase - a violin - Asya (14 years old) and Chloe (12 years old) wandered upstairs to the percussion room. There, they met Jason McGerr (Death Cab For Cutie), teacher at the renowned Seattle Drum School where Chloe now studies, and left with a $600 drum kit, Jason’s card, and no violin. Asya, having taken several piano lessons that she then aborted because “they made you just play the same thing, and I wanted to make stuff up,” joined in. A small, family-run website was launched that advertised free copies of home recordings.