BIO

Narcloudia is an indie dreampop trio formed in 2012, with the current line-up consisting of Beatrix Alcala (vocals/guitars/synth), Karla Pundaodaya (drums/vocals), and Domini Robledo (bass). After releasing their EP ‘Sky Spectre’ back in 2014, they are back with ‘Day-Blind Stars’ (LP) which was released in October 2018.

Their music is described to have looming dreamlike, goth, and shoegaze soundscapes injected with melodic bass lines and trippy beats. Reviews of Sky Spectre relate the band’s haunting sounds as something that feels like out of a Tim Burton or David Lynch movie soundtrack, while reviews of Day-Blind Stars bring into mind influences from The Cure and Cocteau Twins.

 

DAY-BLIND STARS ALBUM REVIEWS:

SCOUT MAG

| Listening to them will remind fans of the band The Cure, of which there are two types: the “Friday I’m In Love” fans and fans who love Pornography’s intense dark wave appeal. What we’re trying to say is this three-piece band has some serious range without comprmising their distinctive sound. This is what they explored in their debut album Day Blind Stars. — Rogin Losa, Scout Mag
Link to full review HERE.

ABS-CBN

| The way it is written and recorded (…) sounds like something that would have reeled off 4AD Records’ catalog of which the Cocteau Twins – still with traces of the Banshees. — Rick Olivares, ABS-CBN
Link to full review HERE.

WHEN THE SUN HITS BLOG

The album is an attractive, ambitious alloy of dream pop, shoegaze, and goth. The music immediately invokes a sense of gravity and mystery and invites deep absorption. Lead vocal lines hypnotize, caressing like silk scarves passing aloft on a breeze. The first outside reference point that comes to mind for Narcloudia is Cocteau Twins, both the early, more gothic sound captured on Garlands and later achievements as well. Those who know and love Cranes and Bristol, England’s Dreamscape will also find much to celebrate here.
Its artistry and distinction qualify Day-Blind Stars as a significant release in the shoegaze and dream pop field. 

Link to Full Article

AT SEA COMPILATIONS

| (translated from German) With their unusual genremix of psychedelic dream pop, darkwave, and post-punk, I felt right in the mood in their new album ‘Day-Blind Stars’. A mood that fits little to a grey Sunday morning. Not really sad, but also far from being cheerful. One is the interiority where you listen to your own subconscious… Musically exciting and content interesting.
Link to FB Page
 

INTERVIEW:

  • WHEN THE SUN HITS BLOG: LINK

MENTIONS:

OFFICIAL PAGES

OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO, ‘TRACY’:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ilclB0silc

OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO, ‘THE SHOW’:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ilclB0silc

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***On the name: ‘Narcloudia’***
Narcloudia is a Frankenword stitched with a bloody needle:
/narcolepsy/ + /clouds/ and the suffix /-ia/
Either indicative of a proper noun i.e. of a planet, an undiscovered disease perhaps or a bandname, YES. Why? because neologism is fun, and why the hell not?