Dream-Pop duo NAYAD have been going from strength to strength having had their music featured in a number of high profile series including Netflix hit Emily In Paris. The ongoing wave of success the band has been experiencing has now culminated in the release of the stunning new EP 'Neon Bedroom', a spellbinding collection of dreamy tracks which sit somewhere between Beach House and Tame Impala. After hearing the new EP and being blown away, we wanted to know more about what the duo's favourite music is, he's 5 of their faves:
Fleetwood Mac - Albatross
"A few years ago, Erik met a man who only talked about three things: hash, karate and the song Albatross by Fleetwood Mac. "Have you heard Aaaaalbatrooooss?" he asked repeatedly, between the karate and the hashish.
Once Erik listened to Albatross, he could understand why this man had been so persistent, and almost how that instrumental epos could have taken over parts of his hash worldview.
Thanks to Mr Hash-Karate the song Albatross became an instant favourite, and years later a big inspiration for track 5 on our EP Neon Bedroom, Blue Ripples."
Moonglow feat. Elizabeth Wyld - Fall asleep on repeat.
"Moonglow is an act from Brooklyn. On this song its only member, Jeff Citron, has teamed up with singer Elizabeth Wyld and released a track that is oozing cool in absolutely every aspect, especially the Sitar.
We really hope NAYAD are ever able to write and record a duet as cool, and yet as simple as "Fall asleep on repeat". Until then, give Moonglow all the attention, the band deserves it."
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Mladic
"Extreme metal, stoner metal, and progressive rock have always had a special place in the heart of NAYAD, "Mladic" is one of the best pieces of music in modern history.
While a little difficult to approach "Godspeed you! Black Emperor" delivers numerous 20-something-minute roller coaster rides of goosebumps for anyone who dares to expand their musical universe."
Sugababes - Hole in the head
"Yeah we know you've heard this song, but have you really listened, and noticed how sick it is? That happened to us a few years ago in a convenience store, a woah-dude moment.
This is it! This is what the pinnacle of pop music song writing sounds like, they just don't do them like this anymore. This is our fav song of the 00s and a karaoke classic.
PS. Mutya, Heidi & Keisha, was the best Sugababes lineup."
Lael Neale - For No One For Now
"We believe that the best songs and melodies can support themselves, and don't need any large amounts of instruments.
Our guess is that there is just an organ, a drum loop and lead vocals in this song, and the song is absolutely terrific. That's quality right there."
Listen to NAYAD's stunning new EP below: