London-based artist Naima Bock spent her early childhood in Sao Paulo, Brazil with her Greek/English mother and Brazilian father. She was exposed to a diverse range of music from an early age. Artists like Baden Powell, Chico Buarque, Geraldo Vandre and Cartola were constantly playing in her houseand on long drives she and her family would take to the beach.
Naima and her family moved to South London when she was seven. As a teenager, Naima began attending shows, mostly atthe Windmill in Brixton. At the tender age of 15, she and a group of friends decided to startmaking music which would eventually turn into her first band Goat Girl, who played at by:Larm 2017.
After six years of touring the world and playing bass in the band, Naima felt like it was the right time to leave, mostly dueto a desire for a change in musical direction. Her latest single “Every Morning” (released by Sub Pop) was produced by long-time fan and collaborator Joel Burton – on the recording, Joel overseeskey parts including piano, string and horn arrangements, while Naima leads with the structure, chords and melody for a song. Of the song, Naima says that “it was initially a stupid song about having some horrible eye infection and the chorus line was ‘itchy itchy eyes’. Then someone told me the melody was nice so I (naturally) reached into the barrel of neurosis andscooped out a gewey bunch of regret and nostalgia which resulted in the lyrics”.
Naima will tour extensively in 2022, beginning with an 11-date solo run through the UK and EU opening for Dana Gavanski. In September 2022, she will play by:Larm!
London-baserte Naima Bock tilbrakte barndommen i São Paulo i Brasil med en gresk-engelsk mor og en brasiliansk far. Barndommen var fylt med musikk, og artister som Baden Powell, Chico Buarque, Geraldo Vandre og Cartola ble konstant spilt både i huset og i bilen på vei til stranda.
Naima og familien flyttet til sør-London da hun var sju, og som tenåring begynte Naima å dra på konserter, særlig på den toneangivende scenen The Windmill i Brixton. Som 15-åring startet hun et band sammen med noen venner – et band som senere ble Goat Girl, som spilte på by:Larm 2017 til stor fanfare.
Etter seks år på turné over hele verden med Goat Girl, følte Naima på behovet for å gå videre. Henne siste singel “Every Morning” (ute på Sub Pop) ble produsert av fan og samarbeidspartner Joel Burton. Naima drar i 2022 ut på en lengre turné, blant annet 11 datoer i Europa med Dana Gavanski – og i september 2022 spiller hun på by:Larm!