“Lingua Nada is a band, that…” And then what? It’s not that easy to describe the hyperactivity and genre-bending sound of the Leipzig based three-piece. The experimental pop trio’s live performances are like a wrecking ball, painted in neon camouflage: catchy, painfull, sweet, bitter – and loud! Nothing really fits and that is what fits perfectly.
When it comes to compositions, Lingua Nada are navigating through a Bermuda Triangle of oriental pop melodies, noisy garage riffs and impudently catchy melodies. Born in Paris, as a son of a Moroccan immigrant and an American musician, singer Adam Lenox has a lot to tell. Sometimes very toughly, sometimes rather vulnerably his lyrics stand above any kind of pathos of today’s pop songs. Of course, it’s about culture, about identity and about exclusion.
But that still doesn’t mean, that anyone is getting lectured. And then there’s this thing called
groove. Even after a third round of seven eighth-notes on waltz beats they always find their way back to the beat. A math-rock band with dyscalculia, so to speak. No matter how you look at it, it makes you want to move, dance like a goof because of the weird beats and breaks.
But nevermind. Doesn ́t fun things make you look goofy after all? Long story short: Lingua Nada are the most exciting and innovating band Germanys underground scene has to offer.”