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NONONO Confirmed For SXSW

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Swedish indie pop trio NONONO, aka striking lead singer/songwriter Stina Wappling and the production duo Astma & Rocwell, will return to the USA in April for a their first full tour of the states in support of twenty one pilots. A full list of tour dates is below. They are also confirmed for SXSW in March. NONONO are currently putting the finishing touches on their debut album, which is due out later this year. For the time being, fans can enjoy the four song Pumpin Blood EP, of which the title track you’ve surely heard before, even if you haven’t realized it. “Pumpin Blood” is climbing the Top 40 radio charts here in the US, as its on over 70 stations, including SiriusXM Hits1, WRVW Nashville, KBKS Seattle, and more. The song has also been used  in commercials for Samsung, Sparkling Ice and Late Night with Seth Meyer, and featured on shows like Dancing With The Stars, American Idol, Revenge, Cougar Town and Vampire Diaries among others.

NONONO has two tracks on the soundtrack to Universal Pictures’ upcoming movie Endless Love, a romantic drama starring Alex Pettyfer (Magic Mike) and Gabriella Wilde (The Three Musketeers) and directed by Shana Feste (Country Strong). The film hits theatres February 14th 2014. “Pumpin Blood” and The Jane Doze Remix of “Pumpin Blood” are both featured on an impressive indie soundtrack, which also features Tegan and Sara, The Bird and The Bee featuring Matt Berninger, Guards, Echosmith, and Tanlines.

NONONO played their first official US shows just this past fall, when they took New York City’s CMJ Music Marathon by storm, being championed by everyone from Billboard, who named them one of the “Best of CMJ 2013”, to Grantland, to TIME and even CMJ themselves, who highlighted the band in their “5 International Artists to Watch” feature. Fashion media has been quick to jump all over Stina’s natural beauty and the potential of NONONO. Vogue,ELLEGlamour and Into The Gloss all profiled Stina, and Refinery 29, Nylon and Harper’s Bazaar picked NONONO as an Artist To Watch in 2014. Stina is an unlikely, unassuming rock star in the making. She went to school in Brighton to become a psychologist, and then proceeded to work as a nurse in a mental institution. She’s been writing songs all her life, usually for other people though. It wasn’t until recently, when the 24 year old got linked up with Astma & Rocwell, that Stina stepped into the spotlight. Watch Stina and NONONO perform acoustic versions of “Pumpin Blood,” “Like The Wind,” and “Fire Without A Flame” for All Saints and also stopped by Perez Hilton for a session as well.

Listen: NONONO- Pumpin Blood (The Chainsmokers Remix)

Confirmed NONONO Tour Dates:
04/03     Bijou Theatre – Knoxville, TN
04/04     Bellarmine University – Louisville, KY
04/05     University of Cincinnati – Cincinnati, OH
04/08     Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC
04/10     The Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA
04/13     Bourbon Theatre – Lincoln, NE
04/14     The Blue Note – Columbia, MO
04/16     Majestic Theatre – Madison, WI
04/17     Skyway Theatre – Minneapolis, MN
04/18     Riviera Theatre – Chicago, IL
04/19     Egyptian Room at Old National Centre – Indianapolis, IN
04/21     The Opera House – Toronto, ON
04/22     Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY
04/24     House of Blues – Boston, MA
04/26     Springfield College – Springfield, MA
04/27     The Dome at The Oakdale Theatre – Wallingford, CT
04/29     The Paramount – Huntington, NY
04/30     Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
05/06     Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ
05/07     Brooklyn Bowl – Las Vegas, NV
05/09     The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA
05/10     The Fox Theater – Oakland, CA
05/11     Ace of Spades – Sacramento, CA
05/13     Knitting Factory – Reno, NV
05/15     In the Venue – Salt Lake City, UT
05/16     Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO

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Free Download: Strange Talk – “Climbing Walls” (Van She Tech Remix)

Coming off like the perfect hybrid of Friendly Fires and Phoenix with a bit of that Down Under electro touch thrown in for good measure, Strange Talk are one of the most polished and exciting new acts to emerge. Fully equipped with an arsenal of stadium-ready anthems, “Climbing Walls” is all shimmering synths, cascading bass surges while next single “Eskimo Boy” shines as the bands flagship anthem, churning synths and heavy basslines slowly building up to the kind of dancefloor-swallowing breakdown Neon Gold dreams are made of. Elsewhere, “Is It Real” and “We Can Pretend” beg to be blasted with the top down on the open roads of summer as producer Eliot James (Two Door Cinema Club, Bloc Party), earns his 2011 Music Producers’ Guild Breakthrough Producer of the Year award with some of his finest work yet.

Next is a trip to play at New York’s CMJ Music Festival, after Strange Talk have been flexing their musical muscle as a live act, opening for the likes of The Rapture, Neon Indian, Marina and The Diamonds and Art vs Science.

Strange Talk
Strange Talk EP
(Neon Gold, out now)

1. Climbing Walls
2. Eskimo Boy
3. Is It Real?
4. We Can Pretend

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