NOCHNOY DOZOR: ‘In The Mire’ premiere live in Athens
Playing new and so-far unreleased compositions live is what Nochnoy Dozor are fond of doing. ‘In The Mire’ was captured at Skrow Theater, Athens, Greece.
The band’s self-titled debut EP is available on cd and vinyl here:
Named after the Sergei Lukyanenko novel of the same name, Nochnoy Dozor (Translated: Night Watch) are relentless newcomers hailing from Greece. They embrace a variety of genres, with ambient soundscapes and pop flourishes clashing against heavy breaks and moments of harsh rock outbursts, all defined by the sophisticated interplay of synths and guitars. Dominating it all are the dual female vocalists that guide the listener through the music challenging the idea of how these vocalists can co-exist and play off each other. Featuring Manos Georgakopoulos from Universe217 on guitar, Nochnoy Dozor pursue a gentler musical approach that flirts just as much with pop melodies as it does with atypical musical explorations. With subtle, but never simplistic lyrics, and musicians subordinating themselves to the music’s atmosphere, Nochnoy Dozor understand that less is more. The band’s goal is to create catharsis for the listener, and an immersive sonic experience that delves deeper than their peers.