Born out of a love for synthwave, 80's rock, vintage synths and loud guitars - Cymatica is a UK/Canada collaboration between James & Terena, after meeting in Dubai and playing together on the international circuit since 2017.
While their influences are wide ranging - the heart of their music lies in the 80's, from movie soundtracks to the music legends of the era.
After two amazing singles, 'Hours' and 'Caskets' they are ready to release their debut EP entitles 'Somewhere In Between'
"Lead single 'Somewhere In Between' comes from my own experience of losing people & being inundated with signs from the beyond. Even though we are limited visually in this dimension, - there is plenty more at play out there."
'Broken Toys' is referring to how backwards the world is going. Technology, politics, media; examples of how things are a bit 'broken' in society and some changes need to be made. 'Strange Minority' applies to anyone who's ever felt like they don't fit in somewhere. We should be comfortable being ourselves without worry or fear.
Since their debut in January 2019, KEiiNO has achieved more than most fresh bands. The platinum-awarded trio is nominated for Song of the Year at the Norwegian Grammys (28.03.20), they've won 4 Scandipop-awards, made it to #1 on the Norwegian sales-charts and reached #2 on Spotify’s Gloabal Viral Chart. Popjustice even ranked their debut-single “Spirit in the Sky” the third best song of 2019.
Left up to the 200 million TV-viewers of Eurovision, KEiiNO would have won the contest in 2019 (Ranked #6). Their mix of uplifting dance-pop, nordic folk, and joik, combined with traditional Sámi elements, has reached a broad audience beyond their nordic beginnings. Their debut-song charted well across Europe, and was #10 on the Global iTunes Charts. Perhaps not surprising, as the public in eight countries including the UK, Germany, Australia, Sweden, Denmark, and the Netherlands had KEiiNO on top in the ESC.
This year they want to represent Norway again in the ESC 2021 with this superb new song called "Monument"! Let's hope the Norwegian public will vote for them en masse and send them of to Rotterdam for the 2021 edition of the ESC!
‘The Cards’ is the latest output of rising Synthwave/Retrowave star LAU. The singer/producer and songwriter has been feeding her growing fanbase one single at the time and has teamed up once more with French Producer Ends 84 in anticipation of her debut album in early 2021.
Like a stream of consciousness, the lyrics of ‘The Cards’ reflect on the philosophical meaning of one’s life events. Like an ever present truth that only time reveals to be, the song's ear-candy arrangements and subtleties gently make a mark on the listener.
Like a true story teller, LAU has taken us in a journey of healing and transformation. ‘The Cards’ is the light at the end of the tunnel that we were all waiting for. An honest and hopeful Synthpop masterpiece.