Hailing all the way from the Isle of Wight in Southern England, 5-piece indie-electro group ‘Nakamarra’ are set for another huge year following the release of their new single ‘Hide’ on the 23rd of February.
The harmonious mix of indie grooves, ambient instrumentals and cutting vocals offer an infectious sonic palate; think Wolf Alice & Foals fronted by a young Adele.
Amongst a range of festival performances during the summer of 2017, the band had the opportunity to play on their prestigious home festival Isle of Wight by opening the Saturday main stage, supporting the likes of The Kooks, Catfish and The Bottlemen and Arcade Fire. Additionally, the band were handpicked by Bestival curator Rob Da Bank to be the closing act on the Invaders of the Future Stage at Bestival 2017. Citing their ‘soul, power and instrumental dexterity’ as reasons he championed the band. After having a big year in 2017 the group are set on a mission to fall headfirst into our festival line-ups.
Emerging from such an isolated and regional part of the country, the band endeavours to push through the immediate struggles of a contemporary music industry both due to the geography of the band and lead singer Charlie’s approach to being female in the industry.
As an industry that has a monopoly of male led bands, Nakamarra have struggled to fit into the traditional indie market. However, with a range of exciting new female led bands beginning to gain traction and the recent announcements of Bestival 2018 leading a line up with an assortment of female acts, Charlie feels it is a more positive time for women being represented in the industry. Fresh from their successful tour with Wild Front and The Manatees, Nakamarra continue to bring a unique approach to the typically male-fronted indie sound.