NKOS drop their new single on 26th June and announce debut album ‘From Dust To Life’ out in October via Beatbuzz Records

BOW (Brave Old World) – video by Zidrunas Ilgauscas

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“breathtaking… dark, powerful and irresistible”   Divine Magazine

An international collective conceived after dark, NKOS were always set to tickle the fancy of the global synth-loving, indie-electronica community and their debut single did just that… ‘Little Miss Numb’ was much shared, streamed and even bought(!), it filled dark dance floors, was loved by reviewers, adored by new fans and blogged about like welcoming an old friend home. Not bad considering they hadn’t even shared a band picture yet and they are spread around Europe with limited studio time together. 

“Dark and seductive… spine tingling”   postpunk.com

Single number 2 is the dystopian titled ‘BOW (Brave Old World)’. Despite what you might think from the title and theme of the song, this was not recorded during the lockdown, it was instead made out of endless phone calls and file sharing links between Flavio and Chris Shape, as well as recording sessions scattered over the years with the full band starting from as early as 2014. The long, antsy intro sets the path for a track with a title and a set of lyrics perfectly fitting in the current climate even if written in much ‘better days’. 

The video, written and directed by the talented Zidrunas Ilgauscas was shot in London last year.

“a lush synth driven piece with dreamy vocals vying with 
a somewhat darker musical feel“   beehivecandy.com

NKOS are Flavio Manieri, Chris Shape, Nancy Natali and Marcus Billeri. They blend lush vocals, production savvy, old school musicianship & dj skills into a real live band. Drawn together through a love of all things 4AD and a good night out, they are where trip hop meets the dance floor, and where electronica meets indie. The end results move seamlessly “from light to dark and minimal to maximal” says Flavio. Where ‘Little Miss Numb was dark, ’BOW’ is current, probably making it even darker. 

“NKOS induce a sonic seizure”   Odd Nugget

NKOS have just finished the final mixing and mastering of their debut album ‘From Dust To Life’ with a release date set for October. Very limited edition cassettes are available for pre-order now, more formats will be announced soon.
Final mixing and mastering by “Icio” Baggio (The Soft Moon, Boy Harsher) at La Distilleria in Italy.

Cover design by A. Manconi

BOW (Brave Old World)

Brokers agencies rule the globe
welcome to a new Orwell’s “1984”
or if you prefer to Huxley’s “Brave new world”

I feel lost and disoriented
No Press freedom, just lobbies’ death sentences
We cannot decide on our own
the Will of economy is the new and only God

Teach us Chile and Salvador Allende 
it wasn’t enough “El pueblo te defiende”

Time has come to decide who to be 
my choice is obliged
I just can be Winston Smith
for I hate the Big Brother 
and his fucking new twins

A different level of awareness 
maybe it will lead me to a strange kind of madness
that makes me struggle through pain
it’s something you cannot buy in a mall market chain

Something deep inside of my soul
that could even kill me with this fucking new God

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