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Netsuke are a Sydney-born experimental pop trio based in London. They take inspiration from Björk, Animal Collective, and Ben Frost amongst others, to create unique, atmospheric pop. As alumni of award-winning Australian bands kyü and Megastick Fanfare, between them Freya, Elias and Danny have won a Qantas Spirit of Youth Award for Music, Triple J Unearthed Competitions, Sydney University Band Competition, The Homebake Incentive and Sydney Festival Soundtrack Competition. Their past projects have seen them share the stage with Yeasayer, WHY?, Junip, Gold Panda, Xiu Xiu, El Guincho and Neon Indian, in addition to festival appearances at Mona Foma, Homebake, Parklife, Meredith Music Festival and Sydney Festival. As Netsuke, to date they have shared the stage with BRAIDS (Canada), Blackbird Blackbird (US), Pictureplane (US) and Blondage (Denmark) to name a few, and notched up performances for UK tastemaker promoters ATP, Parallel Lines and MAMA & Co. as well as showcases at the Great Escape Festival and CMJ Music Marathon 2015.

 

 

PRESS
 

“A bright ray of hope on the pop landscape” – Noisey (Germany) ‘Mute’ video premiere

“The group’s sound is comparable to Animal Collective, had they been raised in Iceland listening to Björk every day” – Music Week ‘Tastemaker’ feature

“Creating music that’s wonderfully unique and incredibly appealing” – Indie Shuffle
 

dizzying pop hooks, angelic vocals and shattered electronics” – Clash Audio premiere
 

“an eccentric pop sound that is gloriously textured” – Purple Sneakers Video premiere
 

a harmonic force ready to take you on a unique, enriching electronica journey.” – Konbini Audio premiere 
 

“an enduring series of popping bleeps...moody minimalist guitars...reverb pinging into the void...rich vocal melodies and harmonies....within this gently mind-soothing setting” The 405 Audio premiere
 

“atmospheric pop with serious harmonies and shattered electronics.” – BEAT Magazine Video premiere 
 

“Heliotrope is an intricate pop piece...a perfect live sound.” – Backseat Mafia
 

“Their brazen approach allows them to become their own act and create a track [Heliotrope] that’ll have you both sentimental and giddy for the future.” – Songwriting Magazine

 

CONTACT

 

ilovenetsuke@gmail.com