NEWS : THU, FEB 16, 2023 at 7:00 AM

Naima Bock Shares Official Video For Euphonious New Single “Lines”

Naima Bock has shared an official video for her striking new single, “Lines” which is now available on all DSPs from Sub Pop/Memorials of Distinction. This stand-alone track was engineered & produced by Ali Chant in 2022 at The Playpen Studio, in Bristol, UK. 

Bock reveals “Lines is about what we do to each other, some call the dance of intimacy, exchanges. What we are given, carry with us, then subsequently pass on to others- good and bad. How the recipient is often undeserving of the negative side of this reality. It’s about trying to dodge blame and the loneliness of guilt. It’s about the irony of impermanence and unhealthy patterns coexisting; ‘nothing stays’ but ‘nothings changed’. The idea of change I had grown accustomed to but the reality that some things won’t change until you actively work on them is something new to me, preferring to adopt a slightly lazy attitude and misunderstanding the saying ‘all passes’. Sometimes it doesn’t pass quickly enough. It’s also a song about anger, and the familiarity of not knowing where to put it.” You can watch the official video for “Lines” which was directed by Kit Harwood HERE.  

Naima will return to the US on Friday, March 3rd performing songs from her critically acclaimed debut release Giant Palm. See below for a full list of dates. 

Praised for its originality, warmth, and ambition, Giant Palm has been heralded as one of last year’s finest debuts so far with features from CLASH, Loud & Quiet, The Quietus, and Uncut, and receiving rave reviews like “Album of the Week” from Stereogum, Brooklyn Vegan (Indie Basement), The Line of Best Fit and inclusion on Pitchfork’s “34 Great Records You May Have Missed”, Spring/Summer” list. 

Giant Palm also appeared on multiple year end lists, including #1 on Brooklyn Vegan’s “Indie Basement: Top 40 Albums of 2022” as well as its “50 Best Albums of 2022” list. The album also appeared on additional “Best of 2022” lists from Stereogum (#24), Loud & Quiet (#22), Clash (#42), and Our Culture (#50). 

US 2023

Fri. Mar. 03 - Brooklyn, NY - Public Records

Sat. Mar. 04 - Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe Live

Sun. Mar. 05 - Washington, DC - Songbyrd Cafe

Wed. Mar. 08 - Seattle, WA - Barboza

Sat. Mar. 11 - Los Angeles, CA - Gold Diggers

UK/Europe 2023

Tue. Mar. 14 - Bristol, UK - Thekla Social*

Wed. Mar. 15 - Norwich, UK - Norwich Art Centre*

Thu. Mar. 16 - O2 - Oxford, UK - Academy Oxford*

Fri. Mar. 17 - London, UK - Heaven*

Sat. Mar. 25 - Bristol, UK - Ritual Union Festival 

Sat. Apr. 01- Manchester, UK - Fair Play Festival

Sat. May. 27 - London, UK - Wide Awake Festival

Fri. Jun. 09- Sat. 10 - Ipswich, UK - Brighten The Corners Festival

*Supporting Orlando Weeks

What People Are Saying About Naima Bock’s Giant Palm:

“There’s a bit of ’70s Brian Eno in her vocal delivery and an echo of John Cale in her arrangements, but the fusion of her disparate cultural influences makes for an enchanting sound entirely Bock’s own.” [“Giant Palm”] - New York Times

“Exquisite solo debut” - ★★★★ MOJO

“Quiet, melancholy and occasionally divinely uplifting (8/10)” - Uncut

“Hugely ambitious - the individual pieces are delicately arranged, the end product solid as steel” [ “Music of the Month”] - The Quietus 

“A real gem…[it’s] cinematic and spectral; it makes one contemplate things like energy flows and meditation and the long arc of history.” [“Album of the Week”] - Stereogum

“Giant Palm, is quietly dazzling, drawing from a wide range of influences including ’70s British folk, jazz, and Tropicalia.” [“Album of the Week, Indie Basement”] - Brooklyn Vegan

“This album has an unforced charm, making it an ideal accompaniment to long summer nights” ★★★★- The Times of London

“Naima Bock’s ‘Giant Palm’ is - frankly - exquisite. A truly special listen” - CLASH

“Steady and calming, intimate and revelatory, sporadically startling - it’s a record as unique as Bock’s history (8/10)” - Loud and Quiet

“As a debut, Giant Palm situates itself in a specific tradition without being constrained by convention - finding a voice in ten tracks that occupy their own lifeforce, almost set in motion by the elements.” ★★★★ - DIY

“Giant Palm is a stellar debut and one of 2022’s more distinct releases (8/10)” - The Line of Best Fit

“Though she took a roundabout path to make and release Giant Palm, the way Bock shares her profound moments and little insights with a generous spirit makes for an often brilliant debut.” ★★★★ - All Music

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