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Finnish noise-rock duo NYOS release new single and music video »Butter«; new album »Waterfall Cave Fantasy, Forever« out soon via Pelagic Records!

Finnish noise-rock duo NYOS has released new single and music video »Butter« taken from their upcoming album, »Waterfall Cave Fantasy, Forever«, due out on October 27th, 2023 via Pelagic Records.

Video by Pietu Arvola.

01. Kuusi
02. Follow The Hawk Moth
03. Butter
04. Pillow Fight
05. It Flew Until It Fell
06. There’s A Skeleton Inside Me
07. Kintsugi Lifestyle

Courtesy of Pelagic Records:

Finland-based avant garde two-piece NYOS have announced their sixth album »Waterfall Cave Fantasy, Forever« will be released on 27th October via Berlin’s Pelagic Records. To mark the album announcement, the band have shared a hallucinatory new video for lead single »Follow The Hawk Moth«.

Directed by Tommi Niukkanen, the video is a head-spinning combination of archival scientific footage and technicolour post-production that parallels the lifecycle of the hawk moth with the band’s soaring blend of looping compositional complexity and wall-of-sound noise.

Consisting of Leeds-born guitarist Tom Brooke and Finnish drummer Tuomas Kainulainen, NYOS formed in 2014 after Brooke moved to Finland to establish his own recording studio, Tonehaven. The duo’s first longform release, 2015’s six-part single »Vltava«, was written within a matter of practices and NYOS have kept this ferocious work ethic up ever since, playing hundreds of shows across the world with international contemporaries including Zeal & Ardor, Esben & The Witch and 2016 Mercury Prize nominees The Comet Is Coming.

Photo by Javier Martin-Romo / Limbo Agency

Already renowned for their inimitable control over layers of looped guitars and polyrhythmic percussion, last year’s full-length LP »Celebration« saw NYOS begin to contrast this precision with the creative chaos of live, free-jazz inspired one-take improvisations.

As the lead single from the band’s forthcoming sixth album »Waterfall Cave Fantasy, Forever«, »Follow The Hawk Moth« pushes this dynamic even further with drums and guitar locked in a mesmerising call-and-response cycle that represents an exciting new chapter in NYOS’ sonic evolution.

NYOS on »Follow The Hawk Moth«: “We’re thrilled to finally be able to unleash the first taste of »Waterfall Cave Fantasy, Forever«, which for us has definitely been the most fun and upbeat record we’ve made. »Follow The Hawk Moth« is one of the most intense tracks we’ve recorded and a track we already love to play live, so it felt like a great choice for the first impression of the album. We take a lot of inspiration from the diversity and vividness of the natural world and Tommi Niukkanen (aka Tommin Seteli) has cut a beautifully frantic video which captures that vibe perfectly.”

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Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well

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