The rise of online radio stations with their unrestricted musical policies has been a perfect blessing for Tia Cousins. She is a collector with a passion for in-between sounds, for experimental genres and niches both old and new. Frankly, she has a collection that belies her young years, but one that has won her plenty of recognition in underground circles, from NTS to Balamii, the Tate Gallery to Brilliant Corners.
Tia’s extensive knowledge reaches well into jazz, synth-pop and post-punk. But she can just as easily join the dots between EBM and cold wave on the radio as she can lay down heavier techno, breaks and chug in the club. So far her dizzyingly eclectic but well-sequenced selections have turned heads on radio stations across the country, most recently landing her on Leeds’ Narr Radio for a new bi-monthly show.
After a year at home digging ever deeper and falling in love with even more weird and wonderful sounds, Tia is now ready to unleash her findings. She will continue with her residency at Polar, make a debut at fabric and at both Headroom Festival and Love International in Croatia. Guest mixes are in the works for Ransom Note, Dixon Avenue Basement Jams and Field Maneuvers, and all this comes after regular pre-pandemic sets across London with B.Traits, Sean Johnston, Ivan Smagghe and Egyptian Lover, amongst others.