Coming from a background of noise-driven guitar bands, NOPRISM’s synth-filled, soulful pop songs became a labour of love for Newcastle-based duo Andrew Young and Mark Nelson. Bathed in the sounds of Prince, Talking Heads and Chaka Khan via some of today's modern experimentalists, such as Justice, Carpenter Brut and Todd Terje, they make pop music . Throw in the likes of !!! and The Rapture too and you get the idea.
Having some notable achievements with previous bands - including Maida Vale Radio 1 sessions and interviews for both Steve Lamacq and Zane Lowe, alongside an MTV tour with Editors and festival appearances at Reading/Leeds and Wireless Festival - NOPRISM is a new project which explores more of the soul and pop elements of the band's record collections.
Previous singles ‘Pieces’ and 'House of Smith' achieved over 50k and 45k Spotify streams in the first few weeks of release, gaining some great soundbites along the way, as well as spins on BBC’s Introducing shows. 5 more of NOPRISM's songs casually uploaded to the BBC’s platform have all been given BBC Introducing airtime, along with being playlisted by XS Manchester's Evening Show.
"Hooks that Nile Rogers would be proud of and production that Daft Punk would be happy to put their name to. " - It's All Indie
"Returning with new single ‘Pieces’, synthpop duo NOPRISM have produced yet another hook-ladened pop masterpiece." - Central Music
"Well, that's a bit of an epic" - Nick Roberts, BBC Introducing
"The guitar and synth solos are magical and something you rarely hear on one single." - The Other Side
"Dive into their discography and listen to the rest of their material, which is freaking outstanding might I say." - A1234 Blog
"With a mixture of pulsing guitars and soaring synths, 'House Of Smith' takes the bold sound of Depeche Mode and brings it to a euphoric and energetic destination." - Mystic Sons
"Latest release ‘Pieces’ is an indie-pop classic in the making." - FVMusic
"You really do need to keep an eye on these two and with BBC Introducing giving them plenty of airtime it really won't be much longer until they release a cracking EP." - It's all indie
"A baptism of electro-pop, Noprism’s latest single is a euphoric prayer" - Track of the day Chalkpit Records
"‘Pieces’ is a song that made us want to dance through our sufferings, and we know full well we all need this, especially in these quarantine times." - Novamusic
BBC Introducing North East / XS Manchester (playlisted)
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