NOËP takes to the stage loaded with energy. Just a few beats from his electronic pads and he’s got the audience wrapped around the finger. “I’m here to enjoy every moment of it,” says Andres Kõpper, the Estonian singer-songwriter/producer who has already created quite a buzz both in his home country and on an international scale.
Hailing from Tallinn, inspired by everyone from Alt-J to acoustic troubadour Jose Gonzales and pop production prince Mura Masa, NOËP’s electro-pop style has been described as bright, peppy and cool, bringing together an adventurous fusion of worlds. Since releasing his debut track ‘Move’ in 2015, NOËP has caught the attention of music lovers and industry professionals alike, amassing over 23 million streams on Spotify and instantly selling out headline shows in his home country. He has already been praised for his songwriting and production skills by the likes of Clash, Indie Shuffle, Red Bull, Dancing Astronaut and others.
2016 saw the artist-producer making waves with a new single 'Rooftop'. Released through Sony Music Sweden, it ruled the Spotify Viral 50 Charts in various countries for weeks. In 2018, NOËP released his debut EP ‘Heads In The Clouds’, featuring the Clash-approved single ‘New Heights’. A cleverly produced electro alt-pop tale of lost love, it soon became an instant classic, finishing up the year as the most played song on the radio.
His live shows are as attention grabbing and emotive as the recorded music. Kõpper is a charismatic performer, equally capable of breaking into dance with the audience as well as drawing them in for moments of intimacy. NOËP has already notched up memorable live performances at international festivals including Flow, Positivus and Europavox, shows in Beirut, Berghain (Berlin), a rooftop in Shanghai, and The Musee d’Orsay in Paris. He’s also taken the stage of some of the biggest showcase festivals around the world including MUSEXPO, Eurosonic, Reeperbahn and The Great Escape.
His latest single ‘fk this up’ with urban UK pop artist Chinchilla, showcases NOËP’s vivid pop sound as the Estonian producer returns with his latest blend of electro and pop goodness, that wipes away past mistakes and celebrates a fresh start. “This track is about enjoying life and not taking everything too seriously. Why not admit your mistakes and laugh about it as we’re only young once.” When asked what drives Andres's passion in music, he admits that: “I have no practical nor logical reason to create music, I just feel the need to do it.”
Saturday, November 16, 2019
20:45-22:00 NOËP concert / part of the Toronto Indie Week program at Hideout Club
22:00-2:00 Afterparty, venue TBD