Genre-bending trans-pacific art-pop trio Oya Paya. Based out of Liverpool but counting four countries of heritage amongst the three members (Singapore, France, Iran, England) Ashwin, Maxime and Saam AKA Oya Paya are products of both the vastness of the material world and the intimate interconnectivity the internet brings.

 

 

The geographical distance had led to a frustrating inability for the three-piece to play live together, and keeping press photos up to date relies on posing with projected webcam images, after drummer Ashwin ran into visa issues and couldn’t stay in the UK, returning home to his native Singapore about a year ago. However the three-piece have made the best of it, both by turning their frustrations into key inspiration for some of their tracks, and by making the most of the brief slots of time they get together to coalesce their artistic visions.

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