Their name translates to “I am not myself” – an ecstatic feeling Nosoyo has each time they step on stage. Both longtime students of their craft and multi-instrumentalists, lead vocalist and lyricist Donata Kramarz and drummer Daim de Rijke joined forces in 2014. Berlin-based by way of Amsterdam, Nosoyo have been featured in VOGUE NL, ELLE NL as an up-and-coming band and they’ve performed in venues across Europe, opening for acts from Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Is Tropical, Cayucas to Jarryd James and Say Yes Dog in November 2015. Their first single ‘6 or 7 weeks’ was also released on the 6th of November 2015.
Xylaroo are well travelled from Hong Kong, to Papa New Guinea, Europe, with London as their homebase. They are Holly and Coco Chant, two sisters with voices that harmonises together so well that it seems impossible to achieve unless they grew up close together. Their music has lived mainly within live performances and covers so far, which have brought them most recently to O2 Forum in Kentish Town. They also performed as supporting acts for Matt Berry and The Maypoles, Reverend and the Makers on their tour in November 2015, as well as played on Soho Radio.
Their songs are intended to inspire thought and motivation. Their song ‘Sunshine’ does that, as the modern alt folk harmonies are accompanied by a stripped back acoustic guitar and subtle drum beat, that allows space for the listener to draw their own conclusions about the song’s meaning.