Interview - Venue Toronto
Nostalghia is one of the most unique, emotional and poetic acts that you can imagine. Watching vocalist and songwriter Ciscandra Nostalghia perform with such power and strength, was inspiring. Her songs and lyrics are so honest and truthful to her as a person it was amazing being able to experience and to feel her truthfulness and pain through her music. Having the opportunity to speak to her through an interview was enriching hearing how she views and is personally affected by the environment around her. Ciscandra has paired with Roy Gnan after posting an ad wanting to find an artist who could work with her and her visions. Ciscandra herself describes Roy as being an “octopus” in the sense that he can play a vast amount of instruments. Along with the duo is touring artist, Adele Stein. Nostalghia's genre has been termed ‘post-apocalyptic gypsy punk’ however after listening to their music it is evident that there is no real way of classifying Nostalghia.
V Magazine features Ciscandra Nostalghia
FROM HER BOLD LOOK TO HER BEGUILING VOICE AND ETHEREAL GOTH-POP BALLADS, CISCANDRA NOSTALGHIA IS MAKING A HABIT (AND A CAREER) OF FOLLOWING WHERE HER SPIRIT TAKES HER
For 25-year-old singer-songwriter Ciscandra Nostalghia, getting kicked out of her conservative Russian and Persian parents’ home was “one of the greatest things” that could have happened. “It put me in a place of isolation, and I didn’t really have anything to rely on,” says the Los Angeles–based artist. “And when you don’t have anything to rely on, there is no sense of safety.”...