Abjects

Musician — London

Name, where are you from?
Noemi, from Vigo in Spain.

Describe your style in three words?
Effortless, elegant and trashy.

What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to?
Einsturzende Neubaten at a small festival in Portugal quite a few years back. I was already a fan before I saw them live but I could not anticipate what I was going to witness. I knew about them 'cause Blixa (the singer) used to be part of the Bad Seeds and I'm a huge fan of Nick Cave. I was awestruck by the sheer originality and experimental nature of both their sound and stage performance. They stood their wearing suits and banging pieces of metal and strange instruments they had made themselves. It was extremely sophisticated and primitive at equal measures and I loved the paradox. They made a huge impression on me.

If you could be on the line up with any two bands in history?
Sonic Youth are one of my favourite bands ever, their sound is the perfect mixture between experimentation and Rock & Roll and they have 3 songwriters in the band that complement each other. They represent to me the epitome of creative partnership. I've always looked up to them.

The Runaways 'cause they were really badass, they were active in the '70s, shared stage with so many incredible bands and really were BIG in Japan.

Which subcultures have influenced you?
I grew up listening to Grunge and then worked my way through their influences and started listening to Punk, New wave, Garage, Rock'n'Roll and even some Metal. I identified with the music and style which gave me a sense of belonging when I was still trying to find and understand myself.

If you could spend an hour with anyone from history?
Iggy Pop, the greatest performer in history and the godfather of punk.

Of all the venues you’ve been to or played, which is your favourite?
We've recently played at the Electric Church in Austin and loved so much be vibe there. It's DIY venue full of the craziest psychedelic decorations and ran by a bunch of very creative and collaborative people that can promote, play, film and photograph extremely well with practically no budget. We played there a couple of times during SXSW and both gigs were absolutely awesome. I would love to have that sense of community in a London venue.

Your greatest unsung hero or heroine in music?
Eduardo Benavente the singer of Paralisis Permanente, a cult band from La Movida Madrileña. He died when he was only 20 years old in a car accident whilst touring, but managed (in my eyes) to create the best music that's ever come out of Spain.


Include Winter Tour & any other relevant announcement details that are still TBC here. Plus [links].

The first track you played on repeat?
It might sound very stereotypical but it was 'Smell Like Teen Spirit' by Nirvana.

A song that defines the teenage you?
'50 Ft Queenie' by PJ Harvey.

One record you would keep forever?
'White Light White Heat' by Velvet Underground. 

A song lyric that has inspired you?
'Kill Someone You Hate' by Redd Kross. Teenage angst and release at its peak.

The song that would get you straight on the dance floor?
'Deceptacon' by Le Tigre.

A song you wished you had written?
'What A Way To Die' by The Pleasure Seekers. We used to cover it.

Best song to turn up loud?
'Neat Neat Neat' by The Damned.

A song people wouldn’t expect you to like?
'Jealous Guy' by John Lennon.

Best song to end an all-nighter on?
'There's An End' by Holly Golightly.

Any new music you are listening to right now?
'Frogstrap' by Viagra Boys.
'Who Made The Man?' by Uranium Club.
'I'm Not A Loser' by Amyl & The Sniffers.
'Drab Measure' by Crack Cloud.
'She's A Gun' by Godcaster.
'Summer Girls' by Acid Carousel.
'Pain' by Boy Harsher.

Name, where are you from?
Noemi, from Vigo in Spain.

Describe your style in three words?
Effortless, elegant and trashy.

What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to?
Einsturzende Neubaten at a small festival in Portugal quite a few years back. I was already a fan before I saw them live but I could not anticipate what I was going to witness. I knew about them 'cause Blixa (the singer) used to be part of the Bad Seeds and I'm a huge fan of Nick Cave. I was awestruck by the sheer originality and experimental nature of both their sound and stage performance. They stood their wearing suits and banging pieces of metal and strange instruments they had made themselves. It was extremely sophisticated and primitive at equal measures and I loved the paradox. They made a huge impression on me.

If you could be on the line up with any two bands in history?
Sonic Youth are one of my favourite bands ever, their sound is the perfect mixture between experimentation and Rock & Roll and they have 3 songwriters in the band that complement each other. They represent to me the epitome of creative partnership. I've always looked up to them.

The Runaways 'cause they were really badass, they were active in the '70s, shared stage with so many incredible bands and really were BIG in Japan.

Which subcultures have influenced you?
I grew up listening to Grunge and then worked my way through their influences and started listening to Punk, New wave, Garage, Rock'n'Roll and even some Metal. I identified with the music and style which gave me a sense of belonging when I was still trying to find and understand myself.

If you could spend an hour with anyone from history?
Iggy Pop, the greatest performer in history and the godfather of punk.

Of all the venues you’ve been to or played, which is your favourite?
We've recently played at the Electric Church in Austin and loved so much be vibe there. It's DIY venue full of the craziest psychedelic decorations and ran by a bunch of very creative and collaborative people that can promote, play, film and photograph extremely well with practically no budget. We played there a couple of times during SXSW and both gigs were absolutely awesome. I would love to have that sense of community in a London venue.

Your greatest unsung hero or heroine in music?
Eduardo Benavente the singer of Paralisis Permanente, a cult band from La Movida Madrileña. He died when he was only 20 years old in a car accident whilst touring, but managed (in my eyes) to create the best music that's ever come out of Spain.


Include Winter Tour & any other relevant announcement details that are still TBC here. Plus [links].

The first track you played on repeat?
It might sound very stereotypical but it was 'Smell Like Teen Spirit' by Nirvana.

A song that defines the teenage you?
'50 Ft Queenie' by PJ Harvey.

One record you would keep forever?
'White Light White Heat' by Velvet Underground. 

A song lyric that has inspired you?
'Kill Someone You Hate' by Redd Kross. Teenage angst and release at its peak.

The song that would get you straight on the dance floor?
'Deceptacon' by Le Tigre.

A song you wished you had written?
'What A Way To Die' by The Pleasure Seekers. We used to cover it.

Best song to turn up loud?
'Neat Neat Neat' by The Damned.

A song people wouldn’t expect you to like?
'Jealous Guy' by John Lennon.

Best song to end an all-nighter on?
'There's An End' by Holly Golightly.

Any new music you are listening to right now?
'Frogstrap' by Viagra Boys.
'Who Made The Man?' by Uranium Club.
'I'm Not A Loser' by Amyl & The Sniffers.
'Drab Measure' by Crack Cloud.
'She's A Gun' by Godcaster.
'Summer Girls' by Acid Carousel.
'Pain' by Boy Harsher.

Abjects | The Secret (2019)

Abjects | Never Give Up (2019)

Abjects | Double Bind (2016)

Abjects | Gone (2015)

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