We are currently a 3-man post-punk band with many genre influences built on a foundation of punk, hard rock and theatrical rock music. Our sound, themes, look and creative philosophy follow our namesake, "Nihil Admirari"; a Latin phrase describing a way of life that discourages expectation and encourages having an open mind. We represent diversity, empathy, thought and exploration in this everyday through mediums like an emphasis on visual creativity, the line and cornucopia of complexity versus simplicity of composition and the parallax effect of two instruments with one vocal producing a much bigger sound than...expected.
We grew from a duet in 2016 to a trio in 2017 and have been on the hunt for our final member - a bassist - ever since. But through the many challenges and setbacks over the years, we were able to produce 2 EPs, 3 Singles, 3 Lyric Videos and a yearly Halloween Festival while performing around NYC and New Jersey.
Noshi, our vocalist, is a composer, producer and pianist from The Bahamas. He studied music in Boston then moved to NYC looking to start his own band. He's known for his theatrical interpretation of our music, often acting out stories while performing.
Vabo, our guitarist, is a producer, editor and a co-founder of the Yosemic artist collaborative. He traveled to the US from Japan to study music in NYC eventually releasing music in several collaborative and solo projects of his own. He's known for his raw, grunge guitar sound and the fact that he arranges his instrument to cover for the band's missing low end.
Mike V., our drummer, is a theater performer and cover artist from Long Island, NY. The only American member of our band, Mike was also the newest member finding us almost exactly one year after we formed. He's known for his quirkiness, always adding in call backs and references to his drumming but also always wearing some of the strangest things on stage, including a gorilla costume. He's the member that brought metal into the mix with powerful drums that, combined with Vabo's guitar, widen our small ensemble even more.
Here are some venues where we've performed:
Twitch.tv (Virtual), Artefix, Little Skips, Caffeine Underground, Pete’s Candy Store, Julia’s Beer & Wine Bar, The Footlight, Platform Cafe, Gold Sounds, The Voodoo Lounge Underground, The Meatlocker (Montclair, NJ), The Well, The West End Lounge, The Delancey, Shrine World Music Venue, Bowery Electric (Downstairs Main Room), Sip This (Valley Stream), Park Avenue United Methodist Church (PAUMC), Bowery Electric (Map Room), Wayward Social, Silvana, Alphabet Lounge, Bitter End, Freddy’s Bar, Alphabet Lounge, Connoly’s Klub, Fat Baby, Ouchi Gallery, American Beauty, Paddy Reilly’s, Father Knows Best, Sidewalk Cafe