NONONO's Full-length Debut WE ARE ONLY WHAT WE FEEL Released Today, US Tour Dates Announced
Swedish alt-pop trio NONONO are pleased to announced the release of their debut album, We Are Only What We Feel, out today. The band offered an exclusive first listen to the record at The Hype Machine this past week, and have been deemed a Rolling Stone 'New Artist You Need To Know,' with Buzzfeed adding that their music is "polished and pleasing without sacrificing emotional resonance."
The album follows on last year's Pumpin Blood EP, which spawned the Top 40 hit of the same name. "Pumpin Blood" was featured in a commercial campaign for Garnier Fructis, Universal Pictures' film Endless Love, Glee, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Dancing With The Stars, American Idol, Revenge, Cougar Town, and Vampire Diaries, among others.
The band describe We Are Only What We Feel as "dark and beat-oriented." Songs such as "Down Under" and "Like The Wind" capture various styles, genres, and moods. "There's something that ties the sound of the songs together but they're all a little bit of different," Wappling says. "We never wanted to decide upon a genre or what the NONONO sound was. We just always go with what we felt like and what inspired us that day. You go from being happy to being sad to being shallow to being deep, so whatever mood we've been in that's what song will emerge." Adds Michel: "We would really like to make an emotional impact on people. All the songs come from the heart."
NONONO played their first official US shows this past fall in New York City for CMJ, championed by Billboard, who deemed them 'Best of CMJ 2013,' Grantland, TIME, Vogue, ELLE, Glamour, Refinery 29, Harper's Bazaar and NYLON, among others. Watch NONONO perform acoustic versions of "Pumpin Blood," "Like The Wind," and "Fire Without A Flame" for All Saints and Perez Hilton. After an extensive tour with Twenty One Pilots, the band will return to the states for Lollapalooza, dates with Foster the People, and additional headlining shows in San Francisco and Los Angeles.