Out now on Tin Angel Records
“melancholic yet propulsive soft rock that sounds like Dave Longstreth and Donald Fagen” Stereogum
“A sophisticated LA-styled contemporary.” Dummy
“a joyous album of experiences of living in a crystal city. The album shimmers, glitters and affects you” Popmatters
Touring with Sinkane November and December
‘On Sunset’ is the new record from songwriter Nicholas Krgovich (pronounced KER-ga-VITCH), and it stands as a rich, widescreen paean to a lost Los Angeles. A smog-smudged dreamscape filled with loners, washed-up movie stars, dreamers, drifters, blooming jasmine and glowing courtyard pools, all twinkling and haunting the Hollywood Hills.
For over a decade, Krgovich has revealed himself to be a true pop polymath, building up an idiosyncratic and creatively restless discography. With projects such as No Kids, Gigi and P:ano—and collaborations with artists like Mount Eerie, Nite Jewel and Amber Coffman of Dirty Projectors—it’s fitting that his most fully realized and focused work yet bears his face on the cover and his full name on the spine.
Nicholas Krgovich is a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist best known for his work with No Kids, Gigi and P:ano. He has been releasing records under various monikers since P:ano’s acclaimed chamber pop debut, WHEN IT’S DARK AND IT’S SUMMER (2002). This led to his recordings with the girl group inspired Gigi, the icy displacement of the R&B informed No Kids, and most recently the singular pop dreams released under his own name. Even though the material is often wildly diverse, there is an unmistakable sense of Krgovich’s deep commitment to exploring the endless possibilities of pop, his discerning ear for sonic detail, and an ambition that willfully borders on the absurd.
With songs that owe as much to the Great American Songbook as to perennial favourites like Sade, Prefab Sprout and The Blue Nile, Krgovich has been creating a rich musical universe comprised of intricate vocal melodies, lush orchestral arrangements, layers of analog synths, slinky guitars and tight rhythms of the human (and inhuman) variety.
He has toured extensively throughout North America, Europe and Asia with his various projects, and has collaborated with artists such as Mount Eerie, Nite Jewel and Amber Coffman of Dirty Projectors. In between recording and touring he has participated in a residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts, written a one-act musical for Vancouver’s Push Festival, contributed songs to myriad film and television productions.
See ‘City Of Night’ original video and track over at Noisey
Catch him on tour with Sinkane:
18/11/2014 – Start The Bus – Bristol, UK
19/11/2014 – The Deaf Institute – Manchester, UK
20/11/2014 – The Tin Music and Arts – Coventry, UK
23/11/2014 – Pret-a-Porter Festival – Heidelberg, GER
24/11/2014 – Atomic Cafe – Munich, GER
25/11/2014 – Conne Island – Leipzig, GER
26/11/2014 – Lido – Berlin, GER
27/11/2014 – Weekender Festival – Cologne, GER
01/12/2014 – Oslo – London, UK
02/12/2014 – Belgrave Music Hall – Leeds, UK
03/12/2014 – Opium Rooms – Dublin, IRL