Groeni share new single 'The Pharmacist'

Wellington trio, Groeni, have been titillating fans with snippets of new music on their social media for weeks from forthcoming album Nihx. The BBC's Tom Ravenscroft snuck out a play of album track, Evergreen, in his Recommends slot and Belgian electronica aficionados, Subbaculcha, have premiered the first single, The Pharmacist. Last week, Berlin's uber cool indie culture magazine, KABULT. shared album track, I Dont Hold Knives

From small New Zealand town beginnings, Al, James and Mike all met and began their journey making music as Groeni in New Zealand’s capital, Wellington. Originally starting as Alexander Green’s solo project, Groeni (now a 3 piece), is quickly going from strength to strength and has now seen the release of three musical offerings about to become four.

Created at the footstep of Mount Victoria, Wellington, Groeni wanted to challenge themselves compositionally and sonically with Nihx. This new release explores the characteristics of points of conflict between opposing forces.

As in the past, and as with many electronic outfits, the music had been written ‘in the box’, so to speak.

To counter this technique, the three members of Groeni each wrote numerous compositional sketches that were more or less complete as frameworks before entering them into the digital realm.

The vast majority of the drum sounds are made from samples of Mike’s ever expanding synth collection. Numerous sounds are manipulated feedback from guitars or vocals among other things.

The entire record was written and recorded across three home studios in Wellington and has been almost 2 years in the making.

Nihx will be released worldwide on limited black, white marbled vinyl (including download code) & digital, March 30th 2018 

 Nihx - Tracklist: 01 Unrest 02 The Pharmacist 03 Nape 04 Evergreen 05 Teething 06 I Don’t Hold Knives 07 Last Lungs 08 Warborn 09 Rest

Nihx - Tracklist:
01 Unrest
02 The Pharmacist
03 Nape
04 Evergreen
05 Teething
06 I Don’t Hold Knives
07 Last Lungs
08 Warborn
09 Rest