To label NEØV as the Finnish answer to The XX, however, would not do the band any justice at all. Not that there aren’t any parallels in their weightless sound; it’s just that NEØV have long since found their own niche: They already released two acclaimed albums, “Orange Morning” (2013) and “Dominique” (2015), in whose wake the band have been brought to the attention of Q Magazine and Rolling Stone. With “Volant”, the three-piece is impressively stepping up their game, showcasing their matured and admirable song writing craft in the purest, most beautiful form. No doubt: This three-piece is in the position to trigger a hype without the slightest namedropping. That’s because their songs are dazzlingly composed, arranged and performed. And because these three guys are for real. “We just want to dig out our soul and share the outcome with people. The best reward being if someone finds our music meaningful.”
Right here in the middle of Finland’s vastness, surrounded by a thousand lakes and impenetrable woods, life has an altogether different rhythm. NEØV pick it up, add their heartbeat and carve pure music out of it. Music that bears the magic of Finnish nature and yet resonates with the pulse in the United States, in France, in Germany or in Australia. This unique melange makes NEØV one of the most exciting Indie Pop discoveries Finland has to offer – and their new record “Volant” a true game changer. For Finland, but also for NEØV.