Hailing from Brighton and Hove in the UK, NAIPIA combine indie, rock and pop genres, leaving audiences with addictive hooks and melodies etched into their minds.
Naipia have created a lot of noise in the UK and beyond with their recently released singles Lonely and Tightropes. Now they’ve released their next single Bluestown via Golden Robot Records and it might just be their best track yet!
“Bluestown is a song that has had a few different forms through its lifetime before it finally sat comfortably in Naipia. The song was written in a time of self reflection whilst feeling the weight of guilt I had on my shoulders after receiving a life changing process. I was looking into the way I would pair myself with someone who was willing to walk the knife’s edge and make mistakes with me. Essentially I was subconsciously going out of my way to create relationships with women who through their own pasts/habits would feed into mine, leading to a downward spiral eventually for both of us.
I felt an immense level of responsibility for my actions, but by the time I did, it felt too late in some ways. So this song for me was a note to myself that I recognise that person in me, but it isn’t me. I won’t be deluded by glamorisation of drugs with the thought of them making me feel free and I won’t ever put someone else in situations to feed that part of me that I recognise.” – George Dewhurst (Naipia)
Stream/buy Bluestown HERE
After losing himself in NAPIER along the New Zealand coast, songwriter George Dewhurst re-found the music inside him and returned home to create his latest project: Naipia, along with drummer Matt Leppenwell and bassist Harry Dewhurst.
By honing their sound in a machinery warehouse for the past half-year, Naipia emerged with a quiet confidence boasting an intimate pop-rock sound fused with folkish vocal melodies that at once feel both unique and familiar.
Vocalist George can be found at the front of the stage, shoe-less, in a power stance insisting you feel every word that leaves his mouth. At his side, Cousin Harry on bass, who has a natural talent at sitting in the pocket with simple, melodic grooves and Matt on drums who holds the band together with his tight-knit, and creative rhythm.
Together with personal lyrics tucked into beautiful melodies, and an ensemble that prides themselves on their tightness and groove, Naipia will leave you dancing, smiling and thirsty for more.