NuBorg is an intriguing new talent from Oslo in Norway which is led by singer/songwriter Gunhild Nyborg who is also based in London. She is described as the new sound of ambience and it is a bold statement for sure, yet it is one that they have set upon completely and it will get people thinking. There has only been two tracks so far but they live up to this statement with wholeheartedness too as she works towards the release of her debut album later this year. Her second track is entitled ‘Away With The Fairies’ and it is a song that embarks on a rollercoaster of moods and atmospheres as it opens with echoed instrumentals around the a heart like beat. The vocals are wonderfully isolated and separate from the mild instrumentals and they immediately grab your attention and pulls focus onto the lyrics as well. The song coolly and calmly progresses with a gradual building up of sounds and the vocals adapt to them precisely and guides the sound into fruition with a screeching and shredding guitar solo that shatters the gentle and eerie atmosphere before fading back out in such a fashion after that powerful moment. It is difficult to pin point a certain sound to them but Kate Bush is one that comes to mind for sure and I’m certain that NuBorg can go from strength to strength with each set of new material that is released. Someone you should really check out and keep an eye on this year.
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