Little White Things would never have existed, were it not for a chance meeting, just in the nick of time. After the collapse of his previous band, Max Bergstrom was close to packing up and leaving London for his native Sweden, but after bumping into the exuberant David Behan at a late-night party, the Irishman’s vision for his next musical project was enough to convince his new pal to stick around.
The two decamped to David’s bedroom studio and soon discovered they had similar music upbringings, despite the distance between their hometowns Kalmar and Dublin. Max first picked up a guitar at twelve years old, handed down by his dad – beaten up and with only five strings – while David began obsessively playing Nirvana on his father’s guitar aged ten. Uncovering a shared love of The Beatles and admiration for bands like Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Tame Impala, the first few writing sessions would prove an instant catalyst for Little White Things’ folk-tinted psychedelic riffs and infectious vocal melodies.
In another twist, the band encountered Gilbert Vierich of Crystal Fighters and To Kill A King’s Ben Jackson while piecing together the live show at their new rehearsal room. Gilbert and Ben would go on to mix and produce last year’s debut track “Step Back”.