// Origin: London
// Genres: Post-Punk/ Cold-wave/ Cinematic/ Dance.
// Related Genres: Dance, Post-Punk, Dark-Wave, New-Wave, Industrial, Alternative, Experimental.
// First Release: Shine- single February 21st 2019.
// Second Release: Warheads- single April 26th 2019.
// EP: Coming soon.
Passion, blood ties and cultural complexity drove the cinematic vision behind Nilly Brook’s Obscenity State. Driven by her experience growing up in a family torn by revolution, Nilly became hyper-aware of the corruption of power in its various forms from an early age. Seeking clarity, she immersed herself in world politics, art, animation and music, processing and transforming the energies around her. What emerged was an evolving creative force culminating in Obscenity State’s debut single releases Shine and Warheads. Nilly has been developing her audio-visual performance as well as a collection of new material due for release shortly.
Poetically transcending the ages, Obscenity State transfixes listeners with her unique blend of electronica, post-punk sonics, twisting female vocals and intense dance rhythms. Performing as a solo or three piece act, audio-reactive visuals, abstract art and animations weave into her performance, submerging the audience into her alternative world.
Terry Burrows, coauthor with Daniel Miller of Mute: A Visual Document
Shine by Obscenity State- "On this first release, Obscenity State have come up with a neatly individual take on post-punk. The classic sensibilities are all in place – the angst, the unpredictable sounds and clashing tones (think Factory/4AD/Mute) – but it’s been filtered through a lens of hypermodern electronics and production. Nilly Brook, who writes and produces most of the music, not only possesses an unusually soulful voice for this type of thing but she’s also an accomplished visual artist and animator. (The slick accompanying video is her own work.) All in all, it’s a confident debut that will leave you geeked to hear more."
Parlophone Music Marketing- Krishma Kudhail "Obscenity State are creatively free spirits within their music, as they mesh together a mesmerising sound over electronic production accompanied by their artistic visuals"
Paris Alexander- Producer Antipole "Obscenity State's very high standard of musicianship and driving energy really shines through. I can see them going far!"
Ian Gittins, Reviewer for The Guardian "A 21st century Banshees sound, a tremendous idea"
Stereo Mike | MTV Award-winning artist/producer "Obscenity State combine striking visual art, a multidimensional message and - most importantly - unique sounds that blend industrial, poetic and electronic worlds into a unified, expressive whole that will have you travelling interdimensionally. 'Shine' delivers on the audiovisual promise of the group's huge future potential handsomely. Nilly's lyrical content compliments the evolving telectronic textures and industrial drive in edgy harmony. Watch out for more from Obscenity State...!"
Catherine Gillette "Powerfully emotive, beautifully evocative sound of triumph and self actualization that sends a positive message to aspire women of all ages"
Void Music Magazine:
Beto Sigala "Shine sounds direct and is a good omen of the artist's creativity under her sleeve"
Dark Life Experience:
Mad Mako "Like a mystical siren, it transforms the listener bit by bit with its versatility that does not let you escape"
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