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nomad - Album Review: Can You Feel It?

13 Apr 2018 // A review by Ria Loveder

nomad soared into popularity with their catchy infectious pop tune Oh My My in 2016. After their song reached gold sales and they were nominated for Best Newcomers at the NZ Music Awards they are back with their debut album Can You Feel It?

Stated by producer Tom Healy (Tiny Ruins) this album has been a “process of discovering” for Aasha, Will and Cullen. The album features songs from each of them along with two written by the talented Hollie Fullbrook (Tiny Ruins).

Listening to their album it is clear to hear the maturity emitting from their music. The album has become an audible representation of nomad developing and understanding who they are as artists. They have embraced elements of vulnerability and rawness to create honest and emotive tracks that I believe well surpass their age.

They have used this album to grow musically and are playing to their artistic strengths. Utilizing their array of vocal types in harmonies, each song has a unique story to tell and is its own little gem. They use each one of their voices perfectly sorted to their vocal range and style and I do not find one steals the lime light from the other. Each one of them is allowed their chance to show their talent and bring their own flair.

I am interested in knowing which song they will choose to be released as the next single from the album as each track has the capability to stand alone in the charts. My personal favourite to see played on the radio however would have to be All of My Heart, with its catchy pop hook and upbeat tempo, it’s a turn up load sing along tune for sure.

If you are looking for an album filled to the brim with ambient full melodies with undeniable catchy tunes, Can You Feel It? is the album for you. It is clear the boys are taking their musical career very seriously and I look forward to seeing what they do in 2018.

Review written by Ria Loveder


About nomad

Aasha Mallard, Will McGillivray and Cullen Kiesanowski formed a band at school in Christchurch and their differing musical tastes collide to shape their alt-pop/folk sound. The debut single by these 17-year olds, I Will Find You was produced by Dave Dobbyn who also features on guitar.

Nomad have been winning over unsuspecting audiences, show by show – they’ve opened for Fly My Pretties, played Homegrown, Lazy Sundays, Music in Parks, Queenstown Winter Festival and supported Salmonella Dub, Marlon Williams, Jackie Thomas and Benny Tipene.

Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for nomad


Can You Feel It
Year: 2018
Type: Album

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