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Silence Is Loud

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  1. Silence Is Loud
  2. Cards On The Table
  3. Unfinished Business
  4. Crowded Roomz
  5. Forbidden Feelingz
  6. Blind Devotion
  7. Tell Me What It’s Like?
  8. Nightmares
  9. F.A.M.I.L.Y
  10. Out Of Options
  11. Silence Is Loud (Reprise)
  12. Killjoy !
  13. So Tell Me…

Nia Archives

Silence Is Loud

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    Released: 12th Apr 2024

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    Released: 12th Apr 2024

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While we were already convinced of her abilities as a DJ and producer, it’s on her debut album that her breezily soulful voice steps forward, elevating her music into a kaleidoscope of jungle-pop hedonism.

On 'Silence Is Loud', her much-anticipated debut album, Nia Archives sounds thrillingly free as she looks to make music for beyond the rave. Working with Ethan P. Flynn (known for his work with FKA twigs and David Byrne) Nia is intent that 'Silence Is Loud' is taken in as a full body of work of something “more song-focussed, putting interesting sounds on jungle.” It means that this is a record which finds gloomy Britpop, warm Motown, soaring indie, a love for Kings of Leon’s 'Aha Shake Heartbreak', skittering IDM, Madchester, classic rock, old skool hardcore and more, woven and fused into her ragga and junglist tapestry, all layered with feeling, imbued with her songwriterly lyricism about loneliness, relationships, family, navigating her 20s, and the intense potential power of silence. Sitting in the push and pull between melancholy and euphoria, Nia’s work is always a snapshot of where she’s at when she’s making it.

This might not be the debut album you were expecting, but that’s what makes 'Silence Is Loud' so special. Nia Archives has learned the rules of her sound, and is unafraid to break them, pushing jungle and herself into new, unchartered territories that, in turn, go some way to map the history of the greats of British dance music. More than that, it plants her firmly in that lineage.