DIVExFabrika Sessions in the yard of Fabrika: Sexy Bicycle
Sexy Bicycle is a pop-based band where the guitars and tambourines come in clear, but the vocals are moans drenched in reverb and other effects. The music has a lot of instrumentation for a one man band, sometimes decorated with the sound of running water and cavernous trumpet and sometimes is an idiosyncratic collision of lo-fi psych pop and aggressively dark electronic postpunk.There’s something bright and relaxing to it, but at the same time spooky and haunting.
The man behind the Barcelona based project is Nika Elia who some time ago was known as Bartleby – dark pop, hypnotic music – and that’s why his return as Sexy Bycicle – has been so celebrated in the local music circles. He has played in venues like Primavera Sound, Vida Festival, FIM Vila-Seca, Tbilisi Open Air, Canal+Menú Stereo, Sofar Sounds, Balcony TV…
After two great EPs (“The River” “AHÁ”) and his debut LP “Bit Kong” recorded two years later, Nika finally released his second album “Ellipsis” in January of 2018.