WONDERFUL WARDELL

The sun is finally out and all we want to do is hang out in the park with good friends, scrumptious snacks and even better tracks! Here at Topshop HQ, we’re obsessing over Theo and Sasha Spielberg’s freshly released EP “Brother/Sister” and reckon that if you don’t already love it too, you soon will. If you’re by any chance wondering whether these two are related to legendary director Steven Spielberg, you’re right! They’re his kids so it looks like creativity runs in the family. We’re loving their summery sound that’s best summed up as melodic Cali pop and sounds just like summer should. Wardell are currently streaming a brand new song entitled “Call It What You Want so once you’ve caught up with them, head over to their site to take a listen. How could you not with such a cute album cover?!

What inspires the music you make?

Our surroundings, our state of mind, what we’ve listening to the day before, how hungry we are, how tired we are… etc.

When did you know that you wanted to go into music?

Pretty early on! When Theo realized he wasn’t going to become a professional soccer player and when Sasha first heard “My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Dion.

What’s the best gig you’ve ever played?

Stubbs in Austin. It was surreal and the BBQ was beyond and the Small Black, Haim and the Vampire Weekend folks are just a real ball! It was also an outside venue which made it that much more breezy.

What have you been listening to recently?

Theo’s been listening to the new Vampire Weekend album and I’ve had “Started From the Bottom” by Drake on repeat. I’m loving old Kate Bush demos, Haim, Ike and Tina Turner right now. We also love Dirty Projectors, Haerts Nicolas Jaar and Darkside as well as Papa who are friends of ours and who’s music we love.

If you could collaborate with anyone who would it be?

Haim, for the ultimate family affair. Or Kendrick Lamar. We’d be perfectly fine with that. But mainly Barack Obama.

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How would you describe your style?

For me (Theo) it’s Californian prints, always comfy, always warm enough. For me, (Sasha) it’s never warm enough but always comfy. A lot of collars, high waisted bits, two pieces. It’s like I’m dressed in summer get-ups but in winter colors. My style is very confused, all the time. Hopefully in a good way.

What are your touring must-haves?

Protein bars, the Internet every now and again, and a car iPhone adapter. That being said, we haven’t fully gone on tour yet, so we’ll get back to you!

Check out the banana leaf print Sasha Spielberg is wearing here.