Northern American should be Los Angeles’ most glamorous new band. This is a group whose first live outing saw them provide the soundtrack whilst models walked the catwalk at a local fashion show. Step outside the band’s Chinatown studio and you’ll find yourself on the set of Rush Hour or any other Hollywood blockbuster. But in Northern American’s world, not everything is black or white.
Like many California dreamers before them, Northern American’s viewpoint from the Hollywood Hills has shaped the shimmering sound of debut album Modern Phenomena – the band’s highly-evolved, and anticipated, follow up to their early, self-released Happiness Hungover EP – whilst the band’s panoramic vibe features in the video for album track ‘Elysian’ which moves seamlessly from moonlit monochrome to pastel hues of the SoCal sun.