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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 will release a new EP this December including their brand-new single’s “Hey You” and “Okay”.

With the quartet’s love for visual experience, an ongoing collaboration with fashion designer and illustrator Sarah Knüpfer, began with the styling for their latest videos and has equally extended into their stage performances.

Reflecting Nausica’s international character, the band has toured throughout Germany, Italy, Belgium and Switzerland. In the Netherlands they’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” and Dutch radio station “3FM”.

Black & White
music video, release 31th of May 2018

“NAUSICA INDULGE IN HAZY SHADOWS ON DREAMY “BLACK & WHITE”” – Atwood Magazine (US)
UK ARTIST OF THE WEEK ! – The Vinyl District (UK)
“IT’S AN UNASHAMEDLY RETRO ELECTRO POP SONG – THEY’RE TELLING ME FOALS, BUT I’M HEARING HELLA DEPECHE MODE TBH.”- Loud Women (UK)
“SINCE FORMING IN 2013, ECCENTRIC QUARTET NAUSICA HAVE WORKED FROM THEIR HOME COUNTRIES OF BOTH GERMANY AND THE NETHERLANDS, WRITING AND PRODUCING THEIR OWN MATERIAL.” – Zap! Bang! Magazine   (UK)
“…EXPERIMENTELE ‘NEON’-POPGELUID, GEMENGD MET EEN SOORT SURROUND-SOUNDS DIE IETS FILMISCH HEBBEN…” – The Daily Indie (NL)
‘ (…) A FUNKY AND SOULFUL POP INJECTION THAT WILL ACTIVATE YOUR LIMBS ON THE SPOT. RICHLY ARRANGED AND VIBRANTLY ORCHESTRATED. TOP SCORE!’ – Turn Up The Volume (BE)
‘AS THE SIZZLE OF SYNTHS AND THE THROATY SPLAT OF A GATED SNARE-DRUM GIVE WAY TO ECHOING ‘LAYERS OF GUITAR, ONE CAN’T HELP BUT ADMIRE FRONT-WOMAN EDITA KARKOSCHKA’S DEEPLY EXPRESSIVE PERFORMANCE ON THIS TRACK’ – Earthly Pleasures (NL)


Okay
music video, release 29th of September 2017


Hey You

music video,release 18th of April 2017


Live at 3voor12 radio,
21st of Sept 2017

Heidi
lyrics (fragment), 2015

I feel it in my chest, fresh air
Vagabond’s precious heir
I feel my feet getting tired and old
Hopelessly lost and found

Bohemians drop out there
Underneath the diamond stair
Next to a steep drop,- the cliff edge
Bohemia’s restlessness

Your street, your carpet’s paved
New lemonades are washing your face
Peace portals wait online
Hopelessly lost and found

Bohemians drop out there
Underneath – fresh, fresh air
Next to a steep drop, the cliff edge
Bohemia’s restlessness

And when I go, I let go
And when I leave, I leave you
I wouldn’t dare to, I wouldn’t dare to
Salving your conscience

And when I leave, I leave you
And when I go, I let go
I couldn’t care less, salving your conscience
Bohemian’s restlessness