Hôy la // In Short

Nordic pop genius Hôy la heads to our way for her first Berlin show next week so we got to know her a bit better.

Over the last the couple of years Noway’s Hôy la has been tantalising us with slices of dark-pop perfection – each single has been a masterclass in the art of hooks, production and a flawless vocal. Latest single ‘Kids’ is the perfect example of her brooding, darker side, unfurling with an almost cautious feel to it, it’s completely engrossing. Catch it live when she supports Tuvaband at Kantine am Berghain on January 19th.

In the meantime…we got to know her a little better:

Three words to describe our/my music:
Gloomy, gothic and nordic noir (your words exactly hehe)

Last photo on your phone…

Favourite instagram account…
At the moment its @ne2rk.io

The best venue I’ve played…
It must be Blå in Oslo, at Øyafestivalen last summer, the venue fits perfect to my music

Earliest song you remember…
The norwegian singer Mai-Britt Andersen with a song about a cat (So scary!)

The worst job I’ve ever had…
At a coffee shop in Copenhagen, the boss was awful!

Favourite food on tour…
Rice-noodles, at home, on tour, always!

My Favourite word…
The norwegian word ”Dugnad”

Things that cheer me up…
The sun!

If I could play a gig anywhere it would be…
Berghain!

I think you should listen to…
FRKWYS VOL 15. By Visible Cloaks, Yoshio Ojima, Satsuki Shibano

If I could see anyone play live it would be…
FKA TWIGS with her new beautiful album MAGDALENE

Get tickets to see Hôy la and Tuvaband at Kantine am Berghain on January 19th.

Photo by Jonas Svarstad