Spirited production and intrapersonal lyricism mark the first glimpse into the 2022 release calendar for Night Tales. The producers offer high paced production, synths and echoed vocals to present a soundscape that is both emotional and energetic. While Night Tales offer the storytelling and lyrics for widespread accessibility, their roots in electronica provide credence to their ability to connect with both mainstream and festival audiences.
The Night Tales project has been nearly a decade in the making. One half of the duo, Aaron Bannie was born in the U.K. before moving to Ibiza, where he learned how to mix and play on vinyl. He would later relocate to Australia in hopes to elevate his own electronic project, Third Floor. Kamaliza Salamba is an Aussie native, and also had his own career in music prior to Night Tales. He played in various bands, in addition to his own R&B electronic project, Kamaliza.
The two connected via a booking agent, and almost immediately began collaborating on a house-infused, singer-songwriter project. With a production partner in Bannie, Salamba was able to focus more on his skills as a vocalist. Influenced by acts like the Talking Heads, the two dove into more thematic compositions that cover a wide range of music. Salamba writes the vocals and melodies, while Bannie provides his own vocals in addition to running drum and trigger pads.
This arrangement gives them the chance to take all original songs and break them down in a totally different experience and energy. In 2018, the duo struck a 3-single deal with the German label, Majestic Casual. The label has provided a home for innovative acts like Edamame and Two Feet, so it made for a perfect fit for an enigmatic act like Night Tales.
Following the deal, the two went to the studio and quickly wrote a series of singles, including ”Friends.” This first series put onto the display the representation of human emotion and personal relationships. “Friends” would go on to rack up 5.7 million Spotify streams globally. To the delight of the duo, they discovered they already had a listening audience overseas in America and Europe. This lifelong benchmark for success and key to traveling to America came right as the pandemic swiftly took over the globe.
Stuck inside their home studio during the pandemic, the two reacted by doubling down on their creativity by committing to monthly single releases. They found a massive organic following during the pandemic – wracking up nearly 450+ monthly listeners and millions of streams on hits like ‘Friends’ (8.7m+) and ‘Move You’ (2.8m).
Night Tales’ mission is to pioneer urban culture in the alternative electronic music scene. Their hope is to diversify and represent people of color in electronic music – championing acceptance and accessibility.
The producers are lined up for a big Summer in 2022, with performances at Electric Forest and Breakaway Festival, in addition to their own tour dates in cities like SF, Dallas, L.A., Toronto, Brooklyn, SLC, Denfer, Chicago, Portland and Seattle amidst the Proof Tour, in support of their forthcoming album set for release in October.
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Catch Night Tales on the Proof Tour:
August 26th – Breakaway Festival (Columbus)
October 1st – Breakaway Festival (Charlotte)
October 7th – The Independent (San Francisco)
November 3rd – It’ll Do (Dallas)
November 5th – Moroccan Lounge (Los Angeles)
November 10th – Drake Hotel Underground (Toronto)
November 11th – Brooklyn Made (Brooklyn)
November 17th – Soundwell (Salt Lake City)
November 18th – Meow Wolf (Denver)
November 19th – Schubastavern (Chicago)
November 25th – Doug Fir Lounge (Portland)
November 26th – Barboza (Seattle)