Nation of Language

City: New York
Country: USA
Genre: Electronic, Indie
Styles: Brooklyn Indie, Chillwave, Synthpop, New Wave, Post-Punk
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on since August 20, 2020

Nation of Language is an American indie band formed in 2016 in Brooklyn by Ian Devaney. The duo's debut single, '"Laudanum", was released in 2016.


From Brooklyn, Nation Of Language have made a name for themselves creating music from another lifetime. From signing to PIAS mid-campaign, selling out a UK tour months in advance, to the release of their album A Way Forward which came out last year to critical acclaim from NME (5 Stars), Financial Times (4 Stars), Gigwise, Pitchfork, Mojo, Stereogum, SPIN, and more.

After four years of releasing the odd single, the band were desperate to make a full album but due to financial constraints it wasn’t possible. It was only when Ian Devaney and Aiden Noell from the band decided to get married, they had the idea for people to give them wedding presents in the form of donations so they could finally record debut album Introduction, Presence. Everything that came after, was due to their own hard work, and the success of this album meant they were able to record A Way Forward. Guitarist Alex MacKay joined in 2022.

A Way Forward captured the trials and tribulations of modern life  — from the simplest forms of human connection to surviving a world in which political corporate machines spew a stream of digital pollution through every device. While much of the sounds on first album Introduction, Presence garnered comparisons to the synth-punk sound of the 80’s, with this new set of songs the band delved heavily into the Krautrock pioneers and electronic experimentalists of the 70’s for inspiration in the studio, stretching their boundaries in new and different ways. 


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