Premiere: N.Y.C.K.’s Wild N’ Wondrous Homecoming Song “Threes”

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Australian band N.Y.C.K. weave a dynamic homecoming in “Threes,” a celebration of unspoken bonds and deep-rooted connection.
Stream: “Threes” – N.Y.C.K.




There’s no place like home: Our oasis from life’s storms, where we’re understood without having to explain ourselves, comfortable in our skin, and truly the most authentic and vulnerable versions of our persons. Home may be a construct, but it is a wondrous thing to behold and to have. Australian band N.Y.C.K. weave a dynamic homecoming in “Threes,” a celebration of family bonds and rooted connection

Wild Streak - N.Y.C.K.

Wild Streak – N.Y.C.K.

Heard the news you want to go back home
Lately you see her as a different girl
you were younger and you didn’t know
time, you’re really not my friend at all

Atwood Magazine is proud to be premiering “Threes,” the latest single off N.Y.C.K.’s forthcoming debut album Wild Streak (out October 18, 2019 via Mushroom Group). The Melbourne duo of Dominique Garrard and Nicholas Acquroff, N.Y.C.K. introduced their project in 2016 and released their debut EP Alivedescribed by Atwood Magazine as “one hell of a journey” – a year later.

In our interview two years ago, Nicholas Acquroff described the onset of N.Y.C.K.’s work as coming when he started writing stuff he didn’t want people to hear. “It was things I needed to say for myself, and things that I needed to say for other people,” he explained.

Such intimacy has defined the magic of N.Y.C.K.’s music ever since, and lies at the heart of the band’s long-awaited debut – including on “Threes.”

I’m like a child with this thing
I’ve been in love with you
for longer than a lovesick teen

and everyday I bear the pain
A trick of the mind that I try to explain
“fuckin’ hell mate” you say “You’re sick”
“I thought by now you’d be over all that shit?” 
But I’d happily waste the years
Sitting at a local bar, waiting for my life to start

“‘Threes’ is about brothers,” N.Y.C.K. tell Atwood Magazine. “The way brothers are. We don’t talk much about anything in particular when it comes to our feelings. But there is nowhere else that feels so much like home. You understand each other so well that you don’t actually have to ask one brother what he thinks. You know what he thinks. So instead you concentrate on the things happening right there in front of your eyes: A cricket game on the TV, or the bingo numbers scrolling across the TV.”

Acquroff continues, “When I needed it most I went away with my brothers for the holidays. We went up the east coast, drinking beers in surf clubs and playing pokies and staying at shitty motels. We didn’t talk about anything much of any consequence, and yet it was one of the most profound experiences I’ve ever had. It’s esoteric, really. Threes is about the things that only three brothers can understand.”

N.Y.C.K. © 2019

N.Y.C.K. © 2019



Threes is about the things that only three brothers can understand.

This song of unspoken bonds and deep-rooted connection comes to life through a rollicking drum beat and melodic interplay between guitars and vocals. Garrard and Acquroff trade vocal duties, with the former laying her dreamy pipes to the chorus while the latter sings the verses with a ragged charm. “Threes” is a spirited, harmonically rich expedition, over the course of which N.Y.C.K. explore camaraderie, personal growth and development, and the interpersonal effects of life’s change.

Heard the news you want to go back home
Lately you see her as a different girl
you were younger and you didn’t know
time your really not my friend at all
Don’t you try to save me
no one’s asking for a hero
But i’m comin’ at ya
even if it takes a long time
N.Y.C.K. © 2019

N.Y.C.K. © 2019

“Threes” reveals N.Y.C.K. to be a unique spark of light in the folk rock world.

It’s soft, yet hard-hitting; explosive, yet reserved; frenetic, yet controlled. It’s a wily and free frolic through grand pastures balancing nostalgia on one end, and the hopes and dreams of tomorrow on the other. Following album pre-release singles “Wild Streak,” “LXE,” “Alive,” and most recently “I’ll Be the One,” “Threes” once again puts the spotlight on a band so full of promise and exciting raw energy.

N.Y.C.K.’s debut album Wild Streak is out October 18, 2019; stream “Threes” exclusively on Atwood Magazine!

Heard the news you want to go back home
Lately you see her as a different girl
you were younger and you didn’t know
time your really not my friend at all
Stream: “Threes” – N.Y.C.K.



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Mitch is the Editor-in-Chief of Atwood Magazine and a 2014 graduate from Tufts University, where he pursued his passions of music and psychology. He currently works at Universal Music Group in New York City. In his off hours, Mitch may be found songwriting, wandering about one of New York's many neighborhoods, or writing an article on your next favorite artist for Atwood. Mitch's words of wisdom to fellow musicians and music lovers are thus: Keep your eyes open and never stop exploring. No matter where you go, what you do or who you are with, you can always learn something new and inspire something amazing. Say hi here: mitch[at]atwoodmagazine[dot]com