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With Niko you can expect a pleasing blend of indie melodies infused with a touch of 00’s rock vibes and 70’s glam aesthetics. The O.G.’s Nik van den Berg and Bas Prins birthed Niko during a 9 month sojourn in LA and are now accompanied by Anthony Koenn (FUZZY TEETH), Roos van Tuil (TAPE TOY) and Dries Verheesen.
Their debut self-titled album, which racked up over 530,000 Spotify streams, was introduced to the world through a symphonic performance at The Hague’s Royal Theater in collaboration with the Royal Conservatory on April 1st 2023. The singles "Pick Me Up" and “Shooting Star” paved the way for a well-received album release. Furthermore, the music video for Shooting Star had its premiere on (name drop alert) Tim Hofman’s Instagram account and quickly gathered 250k views in a matter of days. These songs were showcased during a support tour for Son Mieux and attracted a large number of new listeners.
Niko is gearing up for the release of a new album in September 2024. Look forward to polished off poppy sounds with backhanded lyrics and theatrical performances.
With singles like ‘just killing (time)’ and ‘People Get Around’, Rotterdam-based indie-ambient-punk quintet Socks;SportsSocks sings of the ironic existence of a twenty-something anno ’20s. The band released their first EP called ‘People singing about people’ in 2020. ‘People singing about people’ was recorded entirely by the band themselves and produced in the band members’ various bedrooms. They just released their new upcoming EP called ‘More songs about phones and happines’. As befits any indie ambient-punk band these days, the EP has been released on cassette, with their own cassette label called Label;MusicLabel.
The band members released several solo projects on Label;MusicLabel around 2021. ‘More songs. about phones and happiness’ is about the unsettling relationship between phones and people anno ’20, but also about love and growing up, and learning to get out of bed.
The band does not like to compare itself to other artists, but we listen a lot to bands like: Wilco, Pavement, Bjork, LCD Soundsystem, Rosalia, Angel Olsen, Deerhoof. Lots of great stuff, but if you want to compare them to something, go ahead.