NZCA/LINES – Artist Information | The Camden Crawl 2012

Originally conceived as a guitar based project, NZCA-LINES has been transformed into a suave, synthpop sensation that combines pop melodies wi th R&B beats and lush arrangements wi th multilayered harmonies. Produced by fellow LOAF/LO labelmate Charlie Alex March and mixed by Ash Workman (Simian Mobile Disco Club, Metronomy etc), together with main man Michael Lovett they’ve created one of the years most thrilling debut albums.From the opening bars i t ’s clear that there’s a unique and beautiful talentat work. Something about the clarityy of the arrangements, the crisp harmonies and insidious melodies that sets it apart from other releases. Shimmer ing slices of dream pop the like of which have not been heardsince Scritti Politti’s ‘Cupid & Psyche’, follow one after another to create a future world rooted in timeless magic. It’s partly that timeless quality that makes the music feel so good (a lineage thats tretches back to the Beach Boys, check the barbershop harmonies that make up ‘AM TravelInter lude’) and partly the exhilaration you feel as you zoom into the future taking in The Neptunes, Junior Boys, Timbaland and Bogdan Raczynski along the way. In the same way that the great Nazca Lines of Peru from which NZCA LINES take their name, can only be perceived from high above, so the music of NZCA LINES can only be taken in gradually, such is its scope and depth. Think of it as a musical teleportation system beaming sounds and vibrat ions from different eras into the present whilst at the same time projecting them into the future. There’s already been significant press attention with features in Dazed, The Guardian and NME and there’s now a fully focused live show which encompasses a drummer and bassist , leaving Michael free to

emote in style.