No Man’s Land, a band from Athens, Greece, whose music defies easy categorization but for the sake of simplicity could be said to belong to the ever-elusive realm of psychedelic rock, have been around since the late eighties. After a decade of activity, wich included hundreds of gigs around Europe as well as the release of an LP and an EP (“Zalion” and “The Reality Trip” respectively, gems still much sought-after among connoisseurs), the band decided to embark on a lengthy hiatus, during which the individual members pursued various other, mainly musical, interests.
Then, in 2003, three of the five original members got together, started writing new songs and rehearsing. The gigs soon followed. What emerged was essentially a new band, which drew on its past while concentrating on its future: new members (drums, keyboards, violin, trumpet) arrived to weave their magic and shape new music and songs incorporating sundry diverse elements without ever sounding all over the place.
In April 2008 they released their new album "Home in the Sky" through the eclectic athenian labe ANAZITISI Records - in both cd and vinyl. Two months later there followed a limited edition vinyl-only self-titled LP with two brand new tracks in special, extended versions (each 18 minutes plus).
No Man’s Land’s vision lies beyond the hype, beyond the easy-listening pretensions of today’s forgettable post-indie mainstream. Their live shows are showcases of energy, excitement and unpredictability, as those who have experienced them will readily testify.
And what does their music sound like? Psychedelic space funk, avant psych rock, call it what you will – they call it "lots of scattershot items salvaged from different universes and appropriated into our own as we see fit".
Vassilis Athanassiades (vocals, guitar)
Jorge Papageorgiades (bass, vocals)
Chris Silver Triantafillopoulos (drums)
George Pavlis Fuestenberg (trumpet)
Tina Psalida (violin, vocals)
Chris Avramoudas (keyboards, programming)
George Tzivas (percussion)