“Manifesto” is spoken word pop meets house track from Animal Talk, a new artist collective helmed by SOFI TUKKER and also the name of their new label imprint that strives to build a supportive community of creatives. The opportunity to create a new label of their own was spawned from the duo’s early days when in 2013, the pair met Benjamin Ruttner from the Knocks who invited them to move to New York and work out of his Chinatown studio. “That was all the encouragement we needed to put everything on the line and dare to really believe in ourselves,” Sophie Hayley-Weld says. The announcement comes while SOFI TUKKER is touring in support of their debut album, Treehouse. The album features the Grammy nominated song “Drinkee”, the mainstream radio breakthrough and Apple favorite “Best Friend” and the more recent single, “Batshit”. The newly announced fall North American tour will see the band continue its partnership with PLUS1, this time to support The Trevor Project’s work providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth. At every headline show this fall, fans will be able to learn about local efforts serving the LGBTQ community through a partnership with The Ally Coalition, a group of allies in the entertainment industry partnering to strengthen a network of LGBTQ organizations by engaging fans and directing resources to fight for LGBTQ youth.
B-Sides met up with SOFI TUKKER while in San Francisco to talk about the creation of Treehouse, how they’ve handled their increased profile and more. Check out the interview: