WITH EACH NEW YEAR COMES THE DESIRE TO REFRESH THE RANKS OF MUSIC’S FRONT LINE. WE’VE GONE THROUGH OUR NOTES, COMPILED OUR LISTS, AND COME UP WITH SOME SUGGESTIONS FOR THE NEW BANDS YOU NEED TO HEAR IN 2023.
Alissic’s year of firsts in 2022 has set the stage for her to flourish. With a sound that balances between pop and glitching electronica, a fashion-focused aesthetic, and a mystery behind her that makes everything feel out of this world, she’s only going to keep rising.
Alissic’s 2022 was one of integral firsts. While she may have released her debut single ‘Like’ in 2020, it took until last year for her first-ever live show to take place. This bringing to life of her artistic vision – including a slot at last year’s Great Escape proving ground down in Brighton – sealed Alissic as a performer proper, and set her on the course that signing to Ministry of Sound in 2021 readied her for.
Moving readily from these milestones to releasing a couple more singles, including August’s hyperpop-edged ‘bugfood’, the alt-pop persona Alissic is building is one that confidently totes hypnotic tunes that relish in a pop glow while exploring the outer reaches of where sounds like this can go. Even the visual aesthetic balances the weird and wonderful with a fashion-focused eye, a benefit from her time as a model. With all these elements colliding, it makes everything feel as out of this world as her purported origin story wherein her parents encountered a UFO nine months before she was born (that’s not to mention her fangs, a matching set with her husband, Bring Me’s Oli Sykes, that she sprouted after being bitten by a vampire) – it’s all a mystery waiting to be unravelled.
Slowly notching up an arsenal of cuts that traverse a metamorphosing line between pop and glitching electronica – and a host of rousing choruses to boot – the stage looks set for the Brazilian artist to flourish. Testament to her moves going forward, it’s quite tricky to get a hold of Alissic, but we persevere and catch up with the budding pop star to see how she’s been, where she’s at, and where she’s going in 2023.
Hiya! Now it’s coming to a close, how was your 2022?
Hi, it was a year with a lot of new starts; I’ve done things that I’ve never thought I would (just dreams, I guess). Challenging but amazing.
What was the standout moment for you?
My first show ever; I was pooping my pants!
And from that, what are you planning to take with you into 2023?
I guess I need to always remember that I can do anything I want, no fear and enjoy life.
How has your artistic vision grown over the last year, and what does that look like going into the new year?
I feel like I know where to find my inspirations now, and it feels like home. This year I’m connecting with my roots.
What are your key inspirations, both visually and musically?
Nature and spirituality, I have all my insights and ideas when I’m connected with nature and
When writing songs, what interests you most?
Storytelling, for sure. Also the idea that I can inspire people and connect everyone with my words.
Do you have any key ambitions, or a mission statement for your career?
Connection! inspiration! Love and magic!
Do you have any projects in the pipeline for 2023, if so, what can you tell us about them?
I want to release my first EP this year! I feel very excited to show a different side of my music.
With your debut live shows happening last year, what have you learned about yourself as a performer?
January 2022 was the first time I’ve ever heard my voice coming out of a P.A.! So I definitely feel like it will only get better now.
What’s been the most integral lesson you’ve learned so far?
That my heart knows best.
How are you planning on making 2023 the year of Alissic?
This year I’m following my intuition and making the art I’ve always longed to.
Taken from the February 2023 edition of Upset. Order a copy below.
Order a print copy
Please make sure you select the correct location for your order. For example, if you are in the United States, select ‘Location: US & Rest of the World’. Failure to select the appropriate location for your delivery address will result in the cancellation of your order. Please note: International orders may be subject to import taxes, customs duties, and/or fees imposed by the destination country.