Saturday, 21 July 2018

Artist Spotlight: Novyi Lef


Novyi Lef ride on waves of synth soundscapes and saw lead from the coast of Whitley Bay. Their sound a compound of retrograde (in the astronomic sense) post punk and lyric politic, continues to enthrall audiences across breadth of the north east live scene. Impacting on crowds with as much explosive force as mixing water and electricity. Their potent blend of punchy vocals with energized beats and catchy harmonic hooks makes for a great live show. Having recently sparked crowds into a frenzy at the Evolution Emerging and Northern Electric Festivals. We know they’ll wow the crowd down for our fringe event at The Green Room.


Underneath their pulsating electro sound, bit crunched percussion and circuit bent punk protestation. The conceptual content and inspirations behind Novyi Lef’s material are fascinating. Often culturally and politically minded, more than motivated. The band use this current prolonged phase of economic and political frustration we're all caught up in, as a source of energy and inspiration to form an artistic response. Drawing on the best of the historic new wave/synthwave scenes rewired with contemporaneous critique. They fuse that familiar post punk feel with a modern engineered sound for the now. Producing fantastic, spirited music that’s danceable, engaging and at the same time both intellectually and emotionally stimulating.


If, like us, you love to learn whilst you neutron dance, make sure you catch Novyi Lef at the event. The band will be playing material from their up and coming ‘Ethic Or Aesthetic’ EP. Released through Win Big Records later this summer and constructed on a Korg MS-20, Novation Circuit Mono Station, Arturia MiniBrute, Roland TR-09, Teenage Engineering OP-1, Stylophone Gen X-1, Korg Volca Keys, Korg Volca FM which quite frankly makes us here emit sounds of the most joyous salivation.

Listen below to the ‘What We Call Progress Remix’ of ‘Blue Lampshade’


Find out more on Instagram, Bandcamp and Facebook.


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