Norwegian duo amini have been making waves in their home country and in London. Their cross between folk and indie pop has seen them experimenting with different sounds that make up the unique band they have become. They’re looking to make themselves known across England and rightly so.

Who are amini?
amini is a duo from Norway with exceptional hair growth.  

What are amini?

amini is a band formed of Nio Amini (Guitar & Vocals) and Mattis Moviken (Drums). We write melodic pop with a twist of electronic and folk. We hope we can win every fans heart that simply needs a kebab at the end of the night, crying over a broken heart.

Where are amini?

Oslo and London cribs. 

When did amini form?

Back in time when all hope was lost. (The music industry)

How did you meet?

We met in a bar, in a small local Norwegian town, Volda. Which still to this day can be classified as “The Pearl of the West”.

Why are amini?

Because we relish making groovy, gloomy pop tunes. It used to be just gloomy, though. We realized some time ago that we enjoyed dancing when we were buzzed. And we usually got buzzed talking about life (still do), so we just combined the two aspects musically. 

Explain your live show:

Our live show is a story of its own. We always try to make it intriguing for people. And luckily we have good musicians (who are also good friends) helping us accomplish our vision.
But as of now, we rely on music played through this amazing machine, which can also play other sounds. It’s truly a phenomenon, why should anyone go to a live show ever again? Just kidding.. we love playing more than anything.

What can we expect from 2017?

We’ve already released one single: “How Long” which has received a lot of good response. If you don’t like it, you can google “Shape of You”. We are looking to release another banger of a song in June, so stay tuned. Within the summer we are also looking to record new songs, some old within our repertoire, SPOILER ALERT: “Supertramp” 

Where can we find your music?

Spotify, iTunes, Soundcloud, Tidal or Google Play, for example. There also might be a few physical copies of our second EP left at Rough Trade East (London), Tiger (Oslo), Apollon (Bergen) and The Norwegian Seaman’s Church in London. Last time we checked was 2015, but give it a go.

Words and Photo: Stuart Daley