Melodic and gentle music from Exeter
Joe Robertson, drummer with Naomi, responded to a post on Facebook that I put, asking for bands to play on my radio show. I was especially after Devon bands since it is a North Devon local radio station.
He sent me a link to the bandcamp site for the band and I had a listen and really liked the music.
I’m going to start off with the criticism first though. NO vocals. Yeah obviously it’s an instrumental group, I get it I really do. But still, you just find yourself begging for the singing to start.
Please note well :
I wouldn’t be writing about this band if I didn’t like the music.
It really is very beautiful music, honestly, but it is so very reminiscent of a certain type of TV theme tune. Do you recall a show called Taxi, with Danny DeVito? Never mind here’s the theme tune.
See what I mean?
The music is lovely; creative; full of ideas; evocative, and soothing. Add vocals and it could also be accessible to a wider audience.
Naomi get their name from the guitarist’s girlfriend. As good a place as any, but a quick search of Google will show that there is already a German electronic duo of the same name with a stub article on Wikipedia and a fairly extensive back catalogue.
The other band hogs most of the first page of results, so here is this Naomi’s Facebook Page
- Alex Millington-Jung : keyboards
- Joe Robertson : Drums
- Sean Mariner : Bass
- Joe Lewis : Guitar
There is also a Youtube Channel but no sign of a band website yet.
In the absence of songs, the obvious way forward for a band such as this is to get their music chosen for film or TV soundtracks, or commercials. Or indeed, even for a theme tune. Without vocals it is always going to appeal to a relatively select group of music lovers.