WE’RE absolutely delighted to be able to premiere the new video from Niko Novak here at Backseat Mafia today. It’s for a song entitled “Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays”, which is out on Anomic Records.
Niko was in revered Slovenian punk band Dicky B. Hardy between 1994 and 2001, before moving to Berlin and releasing eight albums, split equally between solo records and as part of spaced-out blues duo Incurabili.
Named after the days Niko goes to the pub, “Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays” is poetic reflections from a bar stool made music. His voice, deep and wistful and reminiscent of the likes of Leonard Cohen and Bill Callahan, dominates the track, a thing of deep melancholy in which he expounds over an introspective backing like a stripped-back and slowed-down Editors.
His words resonate as he picks them out, and it’s unsurprising that all his solo albums come with a book of lyrics, as he treads this beautiful, plaintive path.
The accompanying video was made by Olga Karatzioti-B. during lockdown. She says: “When it started snowing in Berlin, I was spending hours looking outside the window and listening to this song.
“It was the perfect soundtrack to it, so I decided to capture the view from my window and just left the camera next to me filming.
“You can watch the snowflakes getting bigger or smaller, the wind blowing them to different directions, dark clouds moving and birds flying by.”
Check it out below.