“...a synergy that's hard to resist...one of the best submissions in recent memory.” Deathordesire.com on Nausicaa’s latest single.

Nausicaa (naw-sik-uh) are an Ethereal Alternative Rock duo who create Night Music. Their songs evoke the beauty and mystery of night. Their haunting melodies and shoegaze guitars are inspired by The Cure, Cocteau Twins, and The Smashing Pumpkins.

Nausicaa have recently been featured on blogs such as: Tome to the Weather Machine, Here Comes The Flood, Darkenin Heart, Zone Nights, and have appeared on Indie Shuffle and Gothville – which proves their broad appeal, despite their alternative nature. They are also regularly played on DKFM (Decay FM), the world’s most popular Shoegaze radio station.

Nausicaa released their debut EP ‘Crystalline’ on all platforms on 15/12/2023.

Kristen (vocals, bass) and Dave (guitar, backing vocals, engineering) co-write for Nausicaa.

Kristen’s hypnotic voice disarms with its clarity and pure tone, and shines through their music’s dense atmospheres. Kristen’s main vocal inspirations are Jeff Buckley, Bjork, Elizabeth Fraser of Cocteau Twins, Michael Jackson and Thom Yorke. Night is a recurring theme in Kristen’s lyric writing. Dave’s main guitar writing influences are The Cure’s Robert Smith, Kurt Cobain, Jonny Greenwood, Dave Gilmour and Kevin Shields of My Bloody Valentine.

…But why Night Music?

Kristen and Dave both have a strong sense of the “joy of the blues” - preferring melancholic and haunting music that explores the dark, but lifts you up at the same time. Night poetry is an inspiration for them - in particular poems by Federico Garcia Lorca and Rainer Maria Rilke. Most of all - the night is an endless source of inspiration and symbols: stars, moon, the unknown, the gothic, as well as dreams, rest, and comfort.