AniKiko
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AniKiko

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia | INDIE

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia | INDIE
Band Alternative Pop

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Jul
24
AniKiko @ Moceans, Bondi Beach

Sydney, Not Applicable, Australia

Sydney, Not Applicable, Australia

Jul
18
AniKiko @ Will and Toby's Supper Club, 134 Oxford St, Taylor Square, $15 at door, $10 through moshtix

Sydney, Not Applicable, Australia

Sydney, Not Applicable, Australia

Jul
15
AniKiko @ Sydney Opera Bar

Sydney, Not Applicable, Australia

Sydney, Not Applicable, Australia

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“The Czech republic’s loss is Australia’s gain. Singer songwriter Ani Neradilkova comes from a musical family, with a poet, jazz and classical trumpet player father and a classically trained flautist mother, so it is inevitable really that both poet and musician would bubble up as she was growing up. The poetry started when she started hanging out with at her dad’s big band rehearsals, soon moving out into performances at improv and spoken work nights around Sydney… Her new band KIKO is an elegant mix of dreamy vocals, poetic musing and electro-grooves over acoustic melodies.” - The Drum Media


Anikiko (formerly Kiko) has been seen touching people’s souls around town (well… all the way to Tokyo) with a fresh EP in her kit. Like No Other is the third EP we got our hands from Ani Neraldikovas’s amazing trip hopy project, and its safe to say she grown and becomes more comfortable with her talent with each release.

Attached is a 128kbps bounce of the first track from the EP, if you enjoy listening to music at all this is for you. Title track “Like No Other” is definitely a transcending piece of work, it could go anywhere, the bandwagon likes of FBi or could end up on a classics hits station in twenty years time. This stuff is not now music, its good solid and thought out and at the very least heartfelt. With intense moments and chilled soul parts, the trumpet lines over the delicate beats invokes feelings of 90’s triphop/Cafe compilations, unavoidably drawing similarities to the likes of Portishead, Morcheeba and Massive Attack. But who would complain about that? - Neonhearts


Its no secret that we dig Anikiko ultra style, we have blogged about her previously, we also have booked her at sin-e twice in the past year, and probably will do again before the years out, you just dont get many acts like this. Ani recently gave us a copy of her new EP, Soul Naked Before You and gave us the go ahead to share the title track with you.

This is a very intimate and introverted release with some delicate moments that keeps you holding on the entire way. With a unique interpretation of the Nine Inch Nails track Piggy with strings and all slotted right in the middle. Utilising dub like sounds Recuperate shows shows just how different Ani is to her often close comparisons Beth Gibbons and Bjork etc - Definitely our favourite from the release. Let Me Infuse flows with the acoustic beauty we have come to love from Anikiko, coupled with those trusty dub beats and wind instruments. Overall the EP comprises a detailed emotional and intricate journey.

Be sure to watch Anikiko’s my space or facebook page closely for details on how to get your hands on your own copy of the whole thing in the coming weeks, and check out the NIN cover whiule your there. - Neonhearts


Discography

Opening (EP) 2008
Like No Other 2009
Soul Naked Before You (EP) 2010 [Independent]
Fibonacci's Seam Album 2010 November

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“AniKiko is the “new” Portishead of the Y Generation and essential for any inflight duty free purchases! It’s a cross over of all the best elements of jazz, folk and downbeats making it a must have for my inflight hand luggage”. , 2SER

AniKiko comes straight from recent gigs at prestigious Japan Music Week in Tokyo, and a club tour of Prague, (Czech republic). One part Portishead, two parts Billie Holiday, with a bit of power of Arethra Franklin, haunting shivers of Jeff Buckley, the edge of Presets, and Bjork; AniKiko’s unique sound is mesmerizing…
AniKiko has performed Peats Ridge (2007, 2008), Bondi Winter and Summer Festivals, International Harmony Film Festival, and is a regular at Sydney’s Zeta Bar, Opera Bar, The Ivy and Hemmesphere Bar. She has featured on numerous compilation releases including Opera Bar, Artichoke Café, Bondi Music Festival Artists, and Mars Hill Café.

Influenced by jazz greats and electronic pioneers, AniKiko effortlessly pushes boundaries with her genre-bending style and luscious performance. No wallflower, AniKiko takes over her performance space, cheekily interacting with the audience and captivating the attention of every person in the room. Said to have a healing quality, her music and lyrics open doors by transporting the listener out of the everyday.

“AniKiko is the “new” Portishead of the Y Generation and essential for any inflight duty free purchases! It’s a crossover of all the best elements of jazz, folk and downbeats making it a must have for my inflight hand luggage”. Departure Lounge, 2SER.

With a new EP “Soul Naked Before You” released in April 2010, AniKiko performs a variety of new works, as well as stunning tracks from her previous releases, Like No Other and Opening. Accompanied by a double bass, drummer and the trumpet stylings of AniKiko’s father, (Czech revolutionary poet and musician) Jiri Neradilek, AniKiko’s velvet voice and sensuous show delivers music to remember.. The AniKiko shows sees her performing flexibly with live musicians such as double bass, trumpet, guitar and performing vocal sets of AniKiko music with DJ’s.

Anikiko provides premium delivery and is a hired artist for private events such as functions at Ivy Penthouse and Zeta Bar Sydney.