As we launch NME Emerging – a platform where unsigned acts can build up and manage a profile page for their music, right here on NME – we’ll be shining a light on all of the new profiles each week that stood out against the rest. If you sign up, you could end up right here on NME.com, just like this week’s pick, KYANOS. Here’s what you need to know about them.
From: Bury St Edmunds
Sounds like: Psychedelic soul ripe for after-parties in your best friend’s basement.
For Fans Of: Toro Y Moi, Rex Orange County, Tame Impala, Yellow Days
Why you’re going to love them: Debut EP ‘Elevator to Japan’ suggests an uplifting, transcending experience – but in reality, it’s not going to get you quite that high. In fact, it’s all about slowing down taking stock about everything that’s happening around you.
Its why the Suffolk group are so intoxicating. The 12-minute EP, recorded on iPhones, doesn’t boast to be anything other than a Doors-esque jam sesh, but somehow becomes an exercise in restraint and perfectionism. Noodling guitars, barely-there drums and teasing vocals are all carefully layered to perfection for this cosmic ride.
Previous singles like ‘Jazz Apples’ and ‘Surfdom’ hint at opportunities to take their sound in a more ‘traditional’ indie direction – by ways of Mac DeMarco and The Beach Boys, but where their next ride takes them? No idea just yet – but its going to be bloody marvellous.
Best Track: ‘Thunder In Japan’
Words by Sally Eccleston