Sweden is legendary for producing powerhouse Pop artists from Robyn to Iconia Pop. Now electropop trio NONONO (production team Tobias “Astma” Jimson, Michel “Rockwell” Flygare and singer-song-writer Stina Wäppling) is the latest addition to the wide array of Scandinavian pop stars. Their debut album "We Are Only What We Feel" they shows that they have the potential to one day take their place alongside the pop icons that came before them.
NONONO first appeared on the screen last year with their debut hit "Pumpin Blood", which was featured in a number TV shows (Glee, Dancing with the Stars, American Idol, Revenge and Vampire Diaries) and ads gaining them worldwide notoriety. They also earned Grammy nomination for the track. The infectious upbeat tempo of the track had the whole wide world whistling and set the stage for their undeniably catchy first album.
NONONO pulls from a variety of musical influences from dance to hip-hop which gives the album an experimental feel. Tracks like "Jungle" have a sound that is clearly inspired 80’s era dance music with heavy synthesizer and keyboard whereas tracks like "Echo" have a chill/dreamy pop vibe. However, even though each track is unique they all flow together as a cohesive body of work and make for and enjoyable listening experience.
While, it’s clear that NONONO is still trying to find their voice as a band their debut shows a lot of potential and is overall a fun record to listen to and contains a number of summer anthems. "We Are Only What We Feel" is available for download at ITunes and Amazon and the NONONO will be touring with Foster the People early next month.
We Are Only What We Feel tracklisting
2. Like The Wind
3. Pumpin Blood
5. One Wish
6. Hungry Eyes
7. Down Under
8. Fire without a Flame
8/3 Lollapalooza - Chicago, IL w/ Foster the People
8/4 Myth - Maplewood, MN w/ Foster the People
8/5 Harrah's Hotel & Casino, Stir Cove - Council Bluffs, IA w/ Foster the People
8/6 Red Rocks Amphitheater - Morrison, CO w/ Foster the People
8/9 Edgefield - Troutdale, OR w/ Foster the People
8/11 Great American Hall - San Francisco, CA
8/12 The Roxy Theatre - Los Angeles, CA