A Tongan New Zealander with a sophisticated set of musical influences and inspirations, Noah Slee’s music, while anchored by the spirit of classic soul makes comfortable headnods towards the influence of Bon Iver, Radiohead, Cinematic Orchestra, Sigur Ros, Emily King, James Blake, Chet Faker, Erykah Badu, Frank Ocean and more – in the process positioning him in the middle as a free form electronic singer/songwriter.
Secluding himself in studios and home recording set-ups in 2013, Noah Slee emerged with a self-titled independent debut 5 track mixtape (including ‘Can’t Stop’, a collaboration with Canadian producer Ryan Hemsworth). Through word of mouth, singles ‘Can’t Stop’ and ‘Escape’ caught the attention of New Zealand and Australian radio stations Triple J, Base FM, 95 BFM, Radio Active 88.6 FM and George FM, and also saw Noah spotlighted online by Interview Magazine Germany, HillDilly, The Audience, Vanguard Red and SoulBounce amongst other music websites.
Since 2013, Noah Slee has performed as support for SoulFest Brisbane 2014 (D’Angelo, Maxwell, Aloe Blacc), Jill Scott (US), Low Leaf & Zeroh (LA) and Nai Palm (lead singer of Hiatus Kaiyote). In 2014 Noah worked with Australian producers Carmada and Yes You. His vocals were also featured on ‘Parallel Love’ produced by New Zealand musician Marika Hodgson.
In 2014, Noah Slee based himself in Berlin collaborating with local German producers Kitschkrieg. Together, they have created a hugely anticipated and compelling body of work, soon to be released as Noah Slee’s debut album in April 2015.