Tickle Torture performs live in The Current studio

Tickle Torture performs "Would I Love You" live in The Current's studio. (MPR)
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  • Tickle Torture - Under Your Thumb (Live on The Current) 03:04
  • Tickle Torture - Asha (Live on The Current) 05:22
  • Tickle Torture - Would I Love You (Live on The Current) 07:04

Currently working on his follow up to the successful Spectrophilia EP, Tickle Torture's Elliot Kozel and company—Aaron Baum (synths), Darin Dahlmeier (guitar), Andrew Thornbrough (drums) and Trevor Peterson (bass)—stopped by The Current studio to perform new and old material and to chat with the 's host David Campbell.

Tickle Torture came out of sexual frustration, listening to KMOJ and noise shows. In an recent interview, Elliot Kozel's describes Tickle Torture's sound: "It's like if Prince and Justin Timberlake were [having sex] in a dumpster." And the visual component of a Tickle Torture show only adds to the music. Inspired by the glam-rock aesthetic, the many on-stage dancers are covered in gold glitter, adorned in headdresses and shoot confetti canons (plus there's the occasional—and mostly accidental—genital slip).

Tickle Torture performs at the Get Cryphy Seven Year Anniversary on Saturday, March 14 at First Avenue and headlines the Memory Lanes Block Party on Saturday, May 23.

Songs Performed

"Under Your Thumb"
"Asha"
"Would I Love You"

"Under Your Thumb" and "Asha" are new Tickle Torture tracks. "Would I Love You" is off his Spectrophilia EP.

Hosted by David Campbell
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    Tickle Torture's Elliot Kozel in the Current studio (MPR / Nate Ryan)
  • Tickle Torture, Andrew Thornbrough
    Drummer Andrew Thornbrough performing with Tickle Torture live in The Current studio (MPR / Nate Ryan)
  • Tickle Torture, Aaron Baum
    Aaron Baum performing with Tickle Torture's live in The Current studio (MPR / Nate Ryan)
  • Tickle Torture, Darin Dahlmeier
    Guitarist Darin Dahlmeier and bassist Trevor Peterson performing with Tickle Torture live in The Current studio (MPR / Nate Ryan)
  • Tickle Torture, Darin Dahlmeier, Trevor Peterson
    Guitarist Darin Dahlmeier and bassist Trevor Peterson performing with Tickle Torture live in The Current studio (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    Tickle Torture performing live in The Current studio (MPR / Nate Ryan)
  • Tickle Torture, Aaron Baum
    Tickle Torture's Elliot Kozel and Aaron Baum performing live in The Current studio (MPR / Nate Ryan)