Noda Pappa

New album from Noda Pappa, singer and guitarist of the successful garage-rock and psychedelic-pop band Acid Baby Jesus.

Noda Pappa, also known as Epameinondas Pappas, was born in London but was raised in Athens, where he mainly lives (alongside Sifnos island). “Piano In The Shower”, heavy in multi-layered harmonies and euphoric psych-pop, is his first solo album and it was released in the first days of 2022.

The LP’s ten songs pass through the ‘60s and – to a larger extent – ‘70s music styles, having a free-flowing joy in most of the tracks. The Beatles, Beach Boys, The Everly Brothers, The Doors, David Bowie, Van Morrison or Spacemen 3 are definitely some of his heroes, while soft-rock era artists seem to also play a significant role in Noda Pappa’s final outcome.

At times, his aesthetic or musical approach may remind you of the “sunnier” side of Ariel Pink, but I guess we don’t want to mention the latter, after his attendance at the pro-Trump rally in the U.S. Capitol.

The cosmic country delicacy of “Dancing Girl”, “Bad Liver” with its bittersweet approach and the stylish “Piano In The Shower”, are some of the album’s highlights, and you may start your pleasing trip with them. A fine and promising debut album.

Stream “Piano In The Shower” LP on Spotify.

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