Strength NIA

Strength NIA

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"Werewolf Pop" I think that's a pretty good term actually! -Steve Lamacq BBC6 music Strength N.I.A are an unorthodox pop band from Derry, Northern Ireland. Led by singer Rory Moore they use bass guitar, organ and beats to create songs. Manifesto: I wanted to use pieces of dead machinery: an old drum machine, a broken bass guitar, a stuttering organ. I wanted to use things that people had disregarded or forgotten about, I needed to find the light that was still flickering within these machines. My whole purpose was to create something that would sound good in a crap Hi-fi. I needed to get clear of massive recording consoles and endless digital options. I wanted to get myself into a space were there was literally nothing left. Strength N.I.A was the aftermath of a nuclear disaster, and all I could find amidst the smoldering rubble was a cassette machine and some other forms of primitive and basic machinery -I imagined myself making the first pop songs in the world again - songs that would connect with people after the disaster -everything in the world had been destroyed so I needed to create something out of the ruin-something tangible that could be felt and played in a makeshift hi-fi or car stereo. This is where I would begin... Strength N.I.A have featured on BBC6 music, Vice/NOISEY, Hot Press, The Thin Air, State and the Irish Mirror. They have received air time on BBC Radio 4 (Front Row), BBC Radio Foyle, BBC Radio Ulster, RTE 2FM, and Absolute Radio with Frank Skinner.

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