NATION OF LANGUAGE support:MOOD BORED at Botanique Brussels fri 22 sept. 2023

by photosindarkness

Nation of Language is a trio from Brooklyn led by the singing duo and now husband and wife Ian Devaney and Aidan Noell, accompanied by Michael Sue-Poi previously on drums but now on bass. Together they play a melancholic synth-pop inspired by Depeche Mode, New Order or Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark.

Dominated by the sounds of synthesizers, their productions borrow elements of krautrock, new wave and post-punk and color them with a strong dose of nostalgia. On stage, Nation of Language delivers addictive performances and triggers endorphin rushes in their audience, planting their catchy choruses in the minds of even those who have never heard them before.

Following the release of their critically acclaimed debut album, which was named one of the most promising synth pop albums of all time, Nation of Language pushed the boundaries of their musical landscape and released their sophomore album, “A Way Forward” in 2021, on which the trio showcased a groovier side of their musical spectrum and explored shades of emotion that they had not previously explored.


Founded on the benches of Tilburg’s Fonty’s School of the Arts, Mood Bored has already made a name for itself in the Netherlands with an indie-rock sound that blends anger, sadness, powerlessness and hope. The result is a cynical, almost nihilistic, sometimes humorous sound that has enabled the trio to support the likes of Wolf Alice, Sorry and Nation of Language on their European tour!

(source botanique )

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