dopamine single is released
So since not many ppl land on this page I wanted to give you a personal treat. I mean, you are special to me... and I am not trying to flirt, but I am still trying to figure out what to do with my existence and I am not trying to be some kind of an indie star, but maybe a lamp, a light bulb, maybe a flashlight on your smashed iphone. Ok, don't want to get you bored with semantics. So this new song we have called Dopamine is really silly and kind of stupid song, I almost didn't want to release it, but just few days before going to studio to record (which was a new experience to me) I asked Ari if we can make it sound like Alice Phoebe Lou. This is something artists don't want to tell you, haha, but I am honest, because you want a hot gossip. Anyway, it didn't end up sounding like Alice, who I admire a lot. We just tried to give it a bit of different energy and it sort of worked. It started with a poem actually. I wrote a bunch and tried to bring them on our song-writing sessions. Are you still there?
Isn't funny... So here you are reading my blubber, but also I am writing it right now and you don't exist yet. I am having an imaginary conversation with you, more of a monologue, but still. it's like we are having a moment, but not really...
So back to that story... So the song was about me working in my studio and losing a concentration. I noticed how my stress levels rose each time I picked up my phone in a search for some dose of dopamine. Isn't it so satisfying to get a nice e-mail? Good, solid, beautiful human e-mail or a good proper dm. So I was trying to write about the controversial feelings around technology, as much as I want it, I hate it and love it and despise it.
We recorded it close to Girona, a small DIY super cozy studio Ground and we had a bunch of super talented ppl with us. I still can't believe they would come and spent their time on smth that I've written. yeah, I have kind of low-esteem... or should I say humble? So if you have any time, check Ari Árelius who played electric guitar on new recordings, Hreidar Mar on drums, also bassist Oriol and his project Azul (sooo good!!!), also Pol who played also drums and congas for us. He's playing with Marialuisa band from here, Catalunya and it's also insanely good. Also, my hugs fly to Panxi who was a recording engineer for Dopamine and mixing engineer.
Ok, I hope you enjoyed a dose of Dopamine and some of my blubber. I know it's a lot of symbols, but I have a feeling you are the kind of person, who likes to read, so we are on the same page here... =) just two floating souls in this crazy universe trying to connect.
Your (dark haired) Nata
OLD news (our album...)
OLD news (our album...)
here's a video I made for our song Clown. It's stupid really, but I'm not cinematographer and I have a problem of giving this responsibility to somebody else, so I just did it. I mean, Árni helped and also Andrey until he left the live band, which was super sad, but he wasn't writing songs and it was just about friendship I guess. I wrote a song about it too, but it's not out yet. Anyway, talk later
"‘Exile’ is the new single from Icelandic/Russian psychedelic group Pale Moon and it finds them weaving some damn fine guitar melodies through a pop hook landscape and chiming indie rock chords. The catchy and beguiling track comes from their forthcoming new EP Dust Of Days."
Pale Moon is a project of two, Árni and Nata. They joined on the mission to become next Beatles soon realising they are missing two more members, they should be in UK or at least Hamburg and born few decades earlier. These and many more realisations brought them to one and only right solution – be themselves. Nata with her shady post-soviet past, born and raised in Siberia had a lot to say and she soon became main lyricist for the band. Árni couldn't say much with words, but he had arsenal of all full music education and bitter-sweet past as a member of world famous band Of Monsters and Men, where he was the cute guy on accordion and keys. They embarked on journey of music together.
Their debut EP “Dust of Days” contained of three tracks where you can hear a mix of influences from psychedelic indie to dreamy pop, Billy Joel, David Bowie and Beach Boys. They decided to take it even more seriously and went to isolate in a small pensioner's town of La Mora in Spain. When they were not cleaning the pool, they wrote songs. 30 demoes after they had more material to present to the world.
"Stranger" was their next single followed by "Dusty Road", "Parachutes", "Happier" and finally "Strange Days" which reached charts on Icelandic radio. 2021 they finally had a chance to play some concerts around Spain. They gained recognition with their stylistic approach, sequinned, corduroy and velvet outfits, thoughtfully crafted by Nata herself, who is also a fashion designer juggling two careers.
"We could have released album two years ago but it wouldn't be so good" said Nata about their plan to present their debut album in 2022. First single of the year "Clown" is out. Listen here