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Nicole Faux Naiv is a Berlin-based dream-pop artist whose debut album ‘Moon Rally’ is released on British label Bronzerat Records (Gemma Ray, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion).
After self-releasing two singles, including one in her native Russian tongue, producer Robbie Moore (LA Salami, Little Simz, Florence & The Machine, Anika) invited her to his Impression Studio in Berlin to record the 10 songs that make up the album.
The result is a playful, poly-sonic expo abundant with dream-pop hooks and grooves, with her voice and synth at its halcyon heart. Born in the German Sauerland in 1995 to parents from the Soviet Union (from the Kyrgyz and Kazak regions to be exact), her upbringing was especially musical, and the trajectory of her influences is apparent on her debut.
From 60s and 70s Russian movie soundtracks, to Russian post rock such as Agatha Christie and Kino, through to The Cure and French pop such as Air, the result is curious and inherently unique, though her song writing is simple and precise.
Her music and imagery reflects her background, where she admits she never quite fitted in to the mould, instead finding retreat in nature, her own imagination, and ultimately her songs. Her live band feature Sally Brown (Gurr) on bass, Tobias Humble (Gang of Four/Ghostpoet) on drums, and Francisco Parisi (Minimal Schlager) on guitar.