Nylo // In Short

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After some time away, Nylo caught our attention at the start of the year with her cover of NAS’ ‘Life’s a Bitch’, with her impressive, almost operatic vocals twisting it into something totally different. With new track ‘I Use’ she brings a delicate and somber sound and swirls it into something beautiful and contemporary. This week she heads over for her debut UK show, taking over The Old Blue Last on Thursday 13th August, even better it’s free, so get down there and check out on of LA’s best new voices.

If I had to describe my music in 3 words, I’d use…
Snowy, Hybrid, R&B

My favourite film ever is…
Pulp Fiction/Donnie Darko/Ferris Bueller’s Day Off/American Beauty/Dumb and Dumber/2001 A Space Odessy —- Lets pretend that’s one film J. Its impossible to pick otherwise, I love movies.

The most famous person I’ve met is…
Hmmmmm… the most famous person to me, would be James Blake or Rick Rubin… the most famous person to the world that I’ve met is probably Justin Bieber. Haha.

The best venue I’ve played so far is…
The Troubadour. The Troubadour was Elton John’s first show in America, Joni Mitchel’s debut LA show, Tom Waits played there, Billy Joel, Leonard Cohen, Radiohead, Fiona Apple, I think John Lennon was thrown out of it… the list goes on and on, it’s a magical little place.

The song I hate the most is…
I don’t hate any songs. The fact that someone managed to start a thought and see it through to the finish, is impressive enough to me not to result in hate.

The Worst Job I’ve ever had is…
I have had a lot of jobs… I loved most of them at least for the 2 weeks to 2 months I lasted. I’ve had a paper route, a landscaping business, I worked in a Dr’s office, I served coffee, I designed web sites… I liked all of them though. Everything that isn’t music ends up sucking really fast though after the initial learning phase is over.

If I was in a tribute band it would be a….
Probably The SUPREMES! Outfits AND dancing, done. It would be so fun.

My Favourite word is…
Yes

If I had a super power I’d want it to be….
Healing people, If that power involved flying, I would also not be bummed.

If I could play a gig anywhere it would be…
The best place ever would be, the volcanic rivers in Iceland, cuz they’re the most beautiful phenomena imaginable. I would also love to play underground in a cave… I feel like the sound would be overwhelming.

I think you should listen to…
Jan Johansson – Visa från Utanmyra, Its one of my favorite piano pieces, it makes me want to drink wine out the bottle on a rooftop somewhere.

If I could see anyone play live it would be?
Michael Jackson.

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Live: The Old Blue Last – August 13th (Free)