'NOFACEZ' feat. JURGA – 'SUBMARINE'
Introducing Jurga's first and unexpected duo recorded together with German-Ukrainian band ‘NOFACES’! The song ‘Submarine’ was recorded this August and has been mastered and mixed. Now the production is hitting radio stations in Lithuania, Latvia and Ukraine.
Differences between these performers are best described by ‘NOFACEZ’ supporting American rockers ‘Limp Bizkit’ this autumn, whilst Jurga was recently invited to perform with Norwegian group ‘a-ha’ on their world tour gigs. However, different music styles haven't prevented these performers recording together.
‘NOFACEZ’ is German-Ukrainian group founded by legendary Ukrainian guitarist Diezel, leader of 'Green Grey’; one of the oldest and most popular rock bands in this country. Last year they won the MTV Best Ukrainian Group Award. Jurga has also previously received the MTV Best Baltic Performer Award.
‘NOFACEZ’ members faces are covered by make-up or masks and they are following the slogan: ‘No faces – no enemies!’ One of the ‘NOFACEZ’ front men is German Alex Firer who was a ‘Viva Live!’ TV show finalist, and together with ‘Green Grey’ last year participated in MTV Music Awards in Berlin.
‘NOFACEZ’ characterizes energetic new-metal and rap-metal music (‘We have a lot of power and potential’ – says Diezel), and their songs are predominantly in English and German languages so for music fans it will be really surprising to hear Jurga’s voice in this context. Collaboration with one of the most popular singers in Lithuania has been successful say ‘NOFACEZ’. ‘With Jurga this song took a real face and became complete’ – the Lithuanian singer commended one of the songs authors Oleg Drofa.
Jurga also enjoyed recording in a sharper style. According to her, she never singed so ‘angrily’. Jurga and ‘NOFACEZ’ hope that ‘Submarine’ will resonate with listeners.
Last week Jurga just ended her vinyl ‘Prie zalio vandens’ (‘Near the Green Water’) presentation tour in Lithuania. The publishers, M.P.3 Agency, are happy to inform that this vinyl album limited edition is going to be sold out. After her accident, the recovering singer on Saturday had a concert in Klaipeda and this week she is going to perform in Great Britain, where she will have concerts in London (26th), Birmingham (27th) and Edinburgh (28th) in the ‘Culture Jam 4’ program.
Electric Litany in other territories.....
In 2009 having spent several years playing London shows and rehearsing in abandoned buildings. Electric Litany recorded their debut album "How to be a Child & Win the War".
The 10 tracks were recorded live over three days in a church in North London, the open space and natural accoustics providing a perfect recording environment for the songs.
The album features themes of nostalgia, freedom and absense set behind a landscape of guitar delays, post rock rhythms with haunting vocals and piano. In 2010 the album was released on Inner Ear Records in Greece sparking an extremely positive media reaction, several tours and appearences at festivals.
"How to be a Child & Win the War" has been voted album of the year 2010 in various newspapers and magazines in Greece.
Electric Litany are currently looking to release the album in other territories in 2011.
We self released our LP, For Days Deep (February, 2010) and did as much promotion as possible as an unsigned band. Getting played on numerous podcasts and local radio stations and doing a few live interviews, was a blast. Lots of excitement from USA, UK, and Mexico fans.
We welcomed a new drummer, Billy Mowery! We even flirted around with a new keyboardist, but she had to move on after a few shows, to keep up with school/work.
We played some killer shows this year in Bay Area: Six Flags Magic Kingdom, Bay Street, Red Devil Lounge, Uptown, and the BevMo! Holiday Beer Festival, Fort Mason.
We wrote a single: 'Jet Black' (November, 2010) with free download for our fans here~ http://soundcloud.com/sentineldream
Recorded a cover Christmas single also available for free download on Soundcloud.com
To top it all off, Live 105 FM, selected us one of the top 10 bands of the Bay Area!
We were stoked to be the only female fronted band on the list ~Girls Rock~! http://live105.radio.com/2010/11/28/nssn-top-10-local-band-finalists/
For a third year in row, we were in the running to open up NOT SO SILENT NIGHT Concert.
Our 2011 resolutions: release Jet Black video, release Dark End single, play hella shows and festivals. Any complaints?
Love from the San Francisco Bay Area,