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Fusing melody, ambiance and heavy riffing to chimerical effect Noxshi conjure thoughts of Zappa, Nirvana and Hendrix. Infectious songs interweave with improvisations amid the spiraling sounds of the infinite. The band have recently completed the recording of their debut album The Way They Lush. Mixing duties were undertaken by David Tickle (Prince, Peter Gabriel and U2) with mastering by Howie Weinberg (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Soundgarden, The Mars Volta, Jeff Buckley, Kyuss). To support the album Noxshi have produced a video for the track Mesh Voyeurist which sees the band play on their psychedelic imagery of dream worlds and carnival. The name Noxshi (Knock-she) relates to an area of the Caucasus, a region that represents the meeting of the Islamic East with the secular West. Formed in North London in mid 2008 Noxshi stems from the central axis of singer Yoriyos and guitarist Hallam Kite. The band recruits auxiliary musicians to supplement its core resulting in a high level of sonic diversity and musical versatility. Most recently Noxshi supported the legendary Killing Joke for the UK dates of their European tour. In June 2010 Noxshi were main support for Yusuf on his tour of Australia and New Zealand. During the Yusuf dates Noxshi explored their love of blues rock and ambiance amid a psychedelic lightshow created for them by Peter Wynne-Wilson, the internationally renowned lighting designer most noted for his work with Pink Floyd. Alongside the Yusuf tour dates, Noxshi also performed a number of carnivalic sideshows in which they exorcised their full blooded heaviness dressed in gas masks, boiler suits and nurses outfits. Noxshi are a fierce live force armed to the teeth with driving rhythms, soaring guitar solos and ethereal voices that deteriorate into synthetic screams. The band spent 2009 performing on the London circuit and in May supported Yusuf, Baaba Maal and U2 at the Shepherds Bush Empire. In October 2009 the band supported Peter Murphy at the Indigo in the O2 arena and in November of that year they supported CKY at the Leadmill in Sheffield. Noxshi are currently working on a filmed live recording which will act as an online gig so that minds the world over can experience the impact of their performance.

My Artists Sessions

Friday, March 18

9:00pm CDT