Good Day Noir Family,
our “E.A.Poets Approved/Bands We Like” section is dedicated to NKOS. I discovered this Band while shuffling songs on Spotify and I liked their sound a lot.
These songs bring with them something mysterious and twilight.
As soon as I hit the play button I immediately let myself be carried away by the melodies that this band manages to create.
I have to be honest the first band that came to my mind while listening to the harmonies of NKOS is Depeche Mode.
The harmonic intuitions and the chord progression are very interesting and these songs manage to entertain the listener from the first to the last second.
The production and choice of sounds are very professional.
A mature project, cared for in every smallest detail and ready for the masses around the world.
From Dust To Life is NKOS’s Album Out Now!
Initially, a pan-national studio-based project, NKOS has evolved into a full band, one set to thrill on stages around the world. Brought together by friendship, the internet and sometimes sheer luck, NKOS comprise four artists from very different backgrounds – and locations – who share a love of deep, edgy electronica. Singer/songwriter Nancy Natali was born in Australia but grew up in Geneva and Rome, her beautiful vocals honed in bands of indie/alternative leanings.
Producer Flavio Manieri perfected his electronic house and pop sonics, filtered through a love for the Cocteau Twins and Portishead, between Poland and Italy, and it was in Rimini that he met renowned producer and DJ Chris Shape, whose studio skills have enhanced many dance-music anthems as well as the acid techno of Franz and Shape. Stoner-psych-rock guitarist Marcus Billeri, meanwhile, lives in Paris. These diverse upbringings and influences only play to NKOS’ strengths, resulting in a powerful, harmonic mix of synth-based techno, industrial and electro. Their dense, innovative sound piqued the interest of producer Jagz Kooner (Massive Attack, Primal Scream, Manic Street Preachers, Rammstein), who is behind the desk on three of the tracks on NKOS’ debut album.