Nausica

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PRESS REVIEW

  • Review Cutting EdgeBelgium De groep uit Arnhem en Berlijn balanceerde tussen dansbare pop en zweverige intermezzo’s. Eenmaal op dreef trok de charismatische frontvrouw Edita Karkoschka de spotlights naar zich toe met een verzameling opzwepende danspasjes, en belangrijker: een stemgeluid dat ons helemaal wist in te pakken.... smaakvolle gitaren namen meer dan eens de bovenhand, de drums klonken hoekig en laidback tegelijkertijd, en de bas wisselde af tussen potige grooves en overheersende subbassen
  • Reportage Under The RadarUSAlink It takes a lot to cast a spell over a record shop. One of the most haunting projects of the day, Nausica rose to the challenge. The German/Dutch band has a sweet side (due in no small part to frontwoman Edita Karkoschka’s operatic voice), but it’s not all sugar and spice thanks to the quartet’s love of spiky instrumentals and abrupt, mid-song shifts.
  • Reportage MTVUSAlink Nausica frontwoman Edita Karkoschka puts an even finer point on the matter. Having relocated to Arnhem, Netherlands from Poland eight years ago, the theatrical pop frontwoman praises the country’s creativity, humor, and openness.
  • Premiere Under The RadarUSAlink The release features sweet songs with a spiky undertow. (Fans of Warpaint and PJ Harvey, you’re going to dig this.)
  • Premiere Under The RadarUSAlink Be sure to turn the lights down low while you listen.
  • Article MTV IGGYUSAlink The UN of musical outfits, Arnhem’s Nausica features members from Poland and Germany who have made the Netherlands their home. The quarter reps well for their adopted country. Adept shapeshifters, the spiky, percussion-filled rock of their first two EPs also contains moments of haunted melancholia that would give Warpaint a run for their money. In the middle of the action is frontwoman Edita Karkoschka, who sings, coos, and howls in a way that would do both My Brightest Diamond’s Shara Worden and PJ Harvey proud.
  • Review Kicking The HabitNetherlandslink Nausica combines pointy, agitated indie rock with dreampop-like, introvert songs in which Karkoschka´s voice reminds us of Agnes Obel.
  • Premiere Going SoloItalylink Coming from three different countries, Nausica clearly took their musical output to the next level.
  • Review Impatto SonoroItalylink The Molecules Fall Closer is a well accomplished and tasty hors d'oeuvre, an EP that you should check right now, listening to it over and over waiting for the next Nausica's release.
  • Premiere Rip It UpNew Zealandlink An introduction to their debut full-length
  • Review La Musica RockItalylink The Molecules Fall Closer is just an EP, but it could be a solid start for a disarming debut album.
  • Review Here Comes The Floodlink A smattering of adventurous tunes embedded in carefully crafted indie rock
  • Review Beat BloggerGermanylink 8Vier Musiker, drei Länder, eine Vielzahl an Genres
  • News L'indiependenteItalylink Ecco arrivare anche il video di Marie, primo estratto dal nuovo lavoro della band olandese
  • News Son Of MarketingItalylink E’ disponibile il video di “Marie“, brano che mette in evidenza la dualità del loro suono fra eleganza melodica e atmosfere ruvide
  • News Impatto SonoroItalylink Uscito pochi giorni fa il nuovo EP The Molecules Fall Closer, disponibile dal 12 maggio su Woda Kolonska Records, i Nausica si ripresentano con il video di Marie...
  • Review Oca NeraItalylink Jane Doe is the best track
  • Review SÜDKURIERGermanylink 75 Minuten lang wurde der Rost vom innern Kompass geschabt und seiner Nadel ihr Spielraum zurückgegeben. Ein gesundes Schwindelgefühl bleibt zurück. So ist es, wenn Popmusik Kunst wird und nicht nette Unterhaltung bleibt.
  • News PaperstreetItalylink Marie is the new video
  • News Music AddictionItalylink Indie-pop from Netherland
  • Review ShiverItalylink Catch an eye to this 4 musicians
  • News RedMagItalylink January 9th Nausica will play at Arci Ohibò in Milan
  • News TroublezineItalylink In january they will tour Italy

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Past Shows

  • 07-06-2017 @ Schokoladen - Berlin, Germany
  • 17-05-2017 @ Galao - Stuttgart, Germany
  • 15-01-2017 @ WORM - Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • 14-01-2017 @ Brigant - Arnhem, Netherlands
  • 22-10-2016 @ Afsnis - Gent, Belgium
  • 21-10-2016 @ De Studio - Antwerpen, Belgium
  • 20-10-2016 @ Hall Of Fame - Tilburg, Netherlands
  • 19-10-2016 @ TAPE - Arnhem, Netherlands
  • 19-06-2016 @ Manana Manana - Hummelo, Netherlands
  • 11-09-2015 @ Luxor Live - Arnhem, Netherlands
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  • 10-09-2015 @ Landbouwbelang - Maastricht, Netherlands
  • 30-04-2015 @ Grüner Salon - Berlin, Germany
  • 08-03-2015 @ Paradiso - Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 30-01-2015 @ Luchtkasteel - Arnhem, Netherlands
  • 19-01-2015 @ Goldene Krone - Darmstadt, Germany
  • 18-01-2015 @ Musikwerkstatt - Tettnang, Germany
  • 17-01-2015 @ Theater Atrium - Friedrichshafen, Germany
  • 16-01-2015 @ Akut - Thun, Switzerland
  • 15-01-2015 @ Lady Bar - Basel, Switzerland
  • 14-01-2015 @ Le Mura - Roma, Italy
  • 12-01-2015 @ Il Testamento del Porco - Terni, Italy
  • 11-01-2015 @ Ex Cinema Aurora - Livorno, Italy
  • 10-01-2015 @ SmartLab - Rovereto, Italy
  • 09-01-2015 @ Ohibò - Milan, Italy
  • 08-01-2015 @ Nano - Verona, Italy
  • 07-01-2015 @ Galao - Stuttgart, Germany
  • 06-01-2015 @ Shon Shoen - Mainz, Germany
  • 01-11-2014 @ Volksbad - Magdeburg, Germany
  • 12-10-2014 @ Wohnzimmer Sessions - Jena, Germany
  • 11-10-2014 @ Weltecho - Chemnitz, Germany
  • 21-09-2014 @ Incubate Festival - Tilburg, Netherlands
  • 14-09-2014 @ Milano Film Festival - Milano, Italy
  • 24-08-2014 @ Festival Krachtstroom - Arnhem, Netherlands
  • 16-08-2014 @ Festival Begehungen - Chemnitz, Germany
  • 14-08-2014 @ Festival Ondergronds - Leeuwarden, Netherlands
  • 17-07-2014 @ Zomerfeesten 3voor12 deKaaij - Nijmegen, Netherlands
  • 06-07-2014 @ Festival der Aa - Schipborg, Netherlands
  • 05-07-2014 @ Secret location - Arnhem, Netherlands
  • 21-06-2014 @ Ausser Haus Festival - Dresden, Germany
  • 06-06-2014 @ Chuck-A-Luck - Arnhem, Netherlands
  • 31-05-2014 @ Sommerloch - Wuppertal, Germany
  • 30-05-2014 @ Zum Falken - Weimar, Germany
  • 29-05-2014 @ Lokomov - Chemnitz, Germany
  • 27-05-2014 @ Café Wagner - Jena, Germany
  • 26-05-2014 @ Glashaus - Bayreuth, Germany
  • 10-05-2014 @ Kulturnacht - Mönchengladbach, Germany
  • 18-04-2014 @ Gebr. de Nobel Kroegentour - Leiden, Netherlands
  • 12-02-2014 @ Rekorder - Dortmund, Germany
  • 22-01-2014 @ MC Theater - Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 30-11-2013 @ Plato/le mini who? - Utrecht, Netherlands
  • 14-11-2013 @ sissikingkong - Dortmund, Germany
  • 29-10-2013 @ Cultuur op de Campus - Nijmegen, Netherlands
  • 28-10-2013 @ Projekt 42 - Mönchengladbach, Germany
  • 26-10-2013 @ Zum Falken - Weimar, Germany
  • 20-09-2013 @ Pop Up Klub - Arnhem, Netherlands
  • 11-09-2013 @ Soundscapes/Villa Media - Wuppertal, Germany
  • 17-08-2013 @ Noorderzon Festival - Groningen, Netherlands
  • 04-08-2013 @ Park Open - Arnhem, Netherlands
  • 30-07-2013 @ Kulturufer - Friedrichshafen, Germany
  • 17-07-2013 @ Valkhof Festival - Nijmegen, Netherlands
  • 19-04-2013 @ Luxor Live - Arnhem, Netherlands

BIO

Named after the Hayao Miyazaki film Nausica of the Valley of the Wind, the multinational four piece band Nausica inhabits a music world as cinematic as its namesake. Over the past few years they have steadily crafted an arresting and meditative sound, sitting at the cutting-edge of pop music. 

Frontwoman Edita Karkoschka’s operatic lead vocals carrying an emotive quality reminiscent of PJ Harvey while the colorful guitar-lines of Tim Coehoorn, driven by Haim-like shifts, transform their songs into explosive powerhouses. Haunted by melancholia, - the lush and playful bass of Pim Walter combined with the electronic and acoustic beats of Jannis Knüpfer, - served straight up, frame an ever-present sea of hypnotizing, positive vibrations.

I feel it in my chest, fresh air - a vagabonds’ precious heir are not only words of their song Heidi, but according to their frontwoman, also describe the direction they are heading. Their music is sweet, with an edgy undertow. An pulsing energy that invokes a constant urge to dance.

It should come as no surprise that the members of Nausica are as different as their influences. With members hailing from The Netherlands and Germany, the band has managed to not only survive but thrive with multiple cultural influences.


After a warm response to their last international press releasing, 'The Molecules Fall Closer' in 2014, the band headed back to the studio to work on new songs. Made across Europe, production took place everywhere: in the train, on skype, in the bus, in the car. 

Equally informative has been the quartet’s love for visual experience. An ongoing collaboration with fashion designer and illustrator Sarah Knüpfer, began with the styling for their upcoming video “Hey You” (release 17/04/17) and has extended into their stage performances.

Reflecting Nausica’s international character, the band has toured throughout Germany, Italy, Belgium and Switzerland. In the Netherlandsthey’ve established a loyal fanbase after a string of high profile Dutch events including Valkhof Festival, Noorderzon Festival, Mañana Mañana and Le Mini Who. They've also supported Son Lux at the sold out performance in the MC Theater in Amsterdam, and Dutch band De Kift in Arnhem, and made a live appearance on Germany's largest radio station, "1LIVE".

A string of tour dates are in the works, and will serve as an introduction to their upcoming full-length album and a freshly signed contract with European Booking Agency Toutpartout, - Nausica is taking their new musical output to a next level.

"It takes a lot to cast a spell over a record shop. One of the most haunting projects of the day, Nausica rose to the challenge. The German/Dutch band has a sweet side (due in no small part to frontwoman Edita Karkoschka’s operatic voice), but it’s not all sugar and spice thanks to the quartet’s love of spiky instrumentals and abrupt, mid-song shifts."

"Nausica frontwoman Edita Karkoschka puts an even finer point on the matter. Having relocated to Arnhem, Netherlands from Poland eight years ago, the theatrical pop frontwoman praises the country’s creativity, humor, and openness."

"Nausica was one of the local bands we fell hard for while visiting Le Guess Who? Festival. (Who doesn’t love their pop served with a healthy helping of Warpaint/My Brightest Diamond drama?) Here’s a remix of the band’s tune “I Am” that takes them from explosive emotional powerhouses to echo-filled romantics. Be sure to turn the lights down low while you listen."
Contacts: wavesforthemasses@gmail.com