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Detectivesque

by Sexy Bicycle

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    This EP will be released in a limited handcrafted 200 copies of 7” Vinil. Nika will be doing all the merch himself, so they'll be pretty unique.

    Only buying the pshychal version you will get the fourth track "KARGI KHAR".

    PRE-ORDER: Please note that this is a pre-order and as such this, along with any other items ordered together with it, will not ship out until on or around Nov 3rd, 2020.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Detectivesque via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 7 days
    edition of 100 

      €16.99 EUR or more 

     

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    This EP will be released in a limited handcrafted 200 copies of 7” Vinil. Nika will be doing them himself, so they'll be pretty unique.

    Only buying the pshychal version you will get the fourth track "KARGI KHAR".

    PRE-ORDER: Please note that this is a pre-order and as such this, along with any other items ordered together with it, will not ship out until on or around Nov 3rd, 2020.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Detectivesque via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 7 days
    edition of 100 

      €9.99 EUR or more 

     

  • Tote Bag

    Sexy Bicycle Tote Bag
    Nika will be doing all the merch himself, so they'll be pretty unique.
    ships out within 7 days

      €8.99 EUR or more 

     

  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      €5.99 EUR  or more

     

  • Full Digital Discography

    Get all 6 Sexy Bicycle releases available on Bandcamp and save 35%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Detectivesque, Saint, EllIPSIS, Bit Kong, AHÁ, and The River. , and , .

    Purchasable with gift card

      €27.94 EUR or more (35% OFF)

     

1.
I Got You 03:46
(Lalala la la, lala lalala, lalala lala, lala lalala, lalala lala) I swear to God x8 It’s alright, ‘cause I got you. It’s alright, ‘cause honey you, you got me and I got you. It’s alright, ‘cause I got you. It’s alright, ‘cause honey you, you got me and I got you. Don’t treat me badly x6 (Shalala shalala) I’m giving up x2 ‘Cause you got me x4 (Shalala shalala) I’m giving up x2 You owe me. With everybody there, I won’t stay. Don’t treat me badly x2 (Lalala la la, lala lalala, lalala lala, lala lalala, lalala lala)
2.
There's a little big treasure and I say you got to pay, God knows what I ask for it is not too much, so, what you say it's not enough. So, pay, pay, pay, pay, pay, pay, don't be a slacker. I want to know, I want to see what's inside of this little cage. I want to know, I want to see what's inside of this little cage. Dreams are made of sand and gold, and dreams are made of something else, you said, "I'm losing my, I'm losing my head". You might've seen all this dreams are made from something cruel and something sweet. I'm losing my... Losing my head. I want to know, I want to see what's inside of this little cage. I want to know, I want to see what's inside of this little cage.
3.
The Cake 03:13
Girl, don't offer me the joint, I can't uncover the point. I know the cake tastes better, that's why Rihanna is geetting fatter. I don't need no dope, to make this little song. I don't need no dope. I bought water for you, And you only spoke about your tattoos, that's what happens when you're not you. You don't know how to verbalize, "thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you". I don't need no dope, to make this little song. I don't need no dope.

about

“Detectivesque” is the new album from Sexy Bicycle, the solo project of Georgian singer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Nika Elia. This album will be released in three parts – three EPs with three songs each – with the first three songs coming out on September 3rd.

Inspired by the feelings he got when catching up with an old friend and couldn’t get a thing out of her because she was stoned; mixed in with the lack of drugs yet being visited by certain fantasies, like a dwarf offering a box and promising it contains the most valuable thing for his inner self.

This, along with the search of a new soundstyle with 70’s retro vibes reinforced with a subtle trombone breeze, funky-soul basslines and the usual psychedelic guitar solos without forgetting the characteristic choppy rhythms, syncopated drums and catchy in its whole, gave birth to these four refreshing songs.

For the making of "Detectivesque", Nika limited himself by creating beats using only sampled drums and playing basslines with a tuned-down guitar. Once the rhythm was set, he began to introduce voice melodies and play with some words until he found the most honest ones to express his ideas as he would do naturally.

The next step was to add keyboards and ask some friends to play the melodies he had in his mind, always letting them feel free to come up with variations or contribute with something that they might think could be interesting for the song. This process ended in summer of 2019.

In February 2020, after several rehearsals Nika took drummer Pol to Jordi Casadesus’ studio in Centelles to record organic drums that would later be used to strengthen some of what had already been digitally recorded.
Bass, percussion, mellotron and Space Echo were recorded and added to get some specific sounds, so the songs would be ready for mixing.

Nika produced and pre-mixed the four songs that form the EP, and by the middle of April, Panxi was mixing and everything was coming together despite the outbreak of Covid19.

This EP will be released on 200 limited, handcrafted copies of 7” vinyl which Nika will be silkscreening himself, so they'll be pretty unique.

Written, recorded, produced, arranged by Nika Elia.

Lyrics by Nika Elia.

Vocals, guitar, bass, programmed drums and keyboards: Nika Elia
Drums: Pol Mitjans
Chorus: Aroa Arias
Trombone: Román Sánchez

Many thanks to Jordi Casadesus for playing some drums, percussions and other contributions.

Mixed by Panxi Badii.
Mastering by Víctor García.


Illustration and cover design by Nika Elia.

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released September 3, 2020

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Sexy Bicycle Barcelona, Spain


Sexy Bicycle is Nika Elia's solo avant-pop project, a Georgian musician based in Barcelona. 
He has played in venues like SXSW 2019, Primavera Sound, Vida Festival, FIM Vila-Seca, Tbilisi Open Air, Canal+Menú Stereo, Sofar Sounds, Balcony TV...


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