Nazca is a Finnish-Norwegian indie band based in Helsinki, active since 1997.
Nazca has released three albums, one EP and one DVD (biodegradable 99, Straight Hope Tissue EP 00, Non Grata 03. Free for all DVD 07 and Out 10) to great critical acclaim.
Nazca has toured Finland many times over as well as played multimedia shows in Helsinki 2003 (Sibelius Academy Chamber Music Hall) and 2004 (Lume Media Centre) Both concerts broke attendance limits to the venue.
The music can be described as cerebral, political, melancholic, psychedelic and poppy.
Nazca features glockenspiels, 12-string guitars, surf guitar and soviet analog synths.
Karstein – vox 12 strings
Makke – 4 strings
Ninni – keys, hammers, b.vox
Tuukka – six strings
Pete – sticks, b.vox
1997 - First demo “Grey Matter, No Matter” is recorded.
1998 – First concert at Wanha Werneri, Oulu 1st of April. Debut CD Biodegradable is recorded during the autumn.
1999 – Biodegradable is released on Eibon records. Nazca starts playing shows more regularily. Music video for song “MommyDead” is premiered and screened on various Finnish music shows.
2000 – Straight Hope Tissue EP is recorded and released on Drama & Sin Company. Nazca demos tunes for Non Grata.
2001 – Nazca spends spring demoing tunes for Non Grata. Non Grata is recorded in August in Halden, Norway. Cash flow problems and record label issues prevents the record from being mixed.
2002 – Non Grata studio time is paid and the record is mixed. A contract with Eibon records is drawn up. Nazca plays Hakaniemen tori Labour day event.
2003 – Non Grata is released. Release multimedia concert at Sibelis Academy Chamber Music Hall, Helsinki, breaks previous attendance record. Plays Tavastia.
2004 – Multimedia show at Lume Media center, Helsinki, is performed and recorded. Attendance record is again broken. December Session 4 track CD-R is recorded. First show in Oslo performed.
2005 – The building of a studio begins and the first sessions for Out is recorded. Nazca premieres forthcoming album tunes at a show at Kulturhuset, Stockholm.
2006 – Further recordings are made and second Oslo show is played. Free for All DVD is edited and compiled.
2007 – Nazca´s first DVD “Free for All” is released on Geoglyph records. Tours Norway.
2008 – Principal recording of Out finished. Mixing of Out is halted as studio building is torn down. Warms up for New Model Army in Helsinki and Tampere.
2009 – New studio built. Mixing is finished.
2010 – Youtube teasers showcase the new album. Distribution deal with Terra recordings is secured. Out released on 14/5 2010 to rave reviews.