Northwest was formed in late 2015 when multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer Ignacio Simón and visual artist, composer and singer Mariuca García-Lomas moved from Spain to the UK. The artistic couple spent a year traveling around England and Scotland. Inspired by these trips, they started writing their debut album, which has been entirely written and recorded in less than a year while the duo locked up in a countryside house outside London.
They gained media attention with three home recorded singles (Reflection, Wind and Look At Me) which were released in early 2016, independently and with very little promotion, accompanied by three enigmatic music videos directed by Mariuca García-Lomas herself.
Northwest has managed to create an original and otherwordly atmosphere: a unique blend of experimental jazz rhythms, ethereal and enigmatic layered vocals, classical orchestration, delicate production and nostalgic lyrics. Their upcoming debut album is one of the most awaited and promising projects of the independent music scene.
The next set of photos were taken by photographer Ignacio Hergueta during the months of cofinement while writing and recording their debut album: