Watch the new Noa Deane and Creed McTaggart parts
Kolohe Andino used to tell me that he was disappointed Noa Deane wasn’t trying to qualify. Kolohe knew Noa had all the tools to do it and wanted badly for him to try. “He’d be so sick on tour!” he’d tell me. And Kolohe was right. Noa grew up in a competitive family (mom and dad surfed, mom a champ, dad a legend etc) and it boggled his American boy mind that Noa wasn’t into it. He was plenty good enough. But it wasn’t his thing. And at the time I didn’t agree that he needed to compete, but I agreed he had the tools and would be good at it.
But after seeing this new part “RU.BU 994,”, I actually don’t think the contest scene has the tools for interpreting this. Noa is too raw. Too jagged. Too tweaked. This can’t be given a number. It’s a whole act that can’t be interpreted. A unique energy to Noa. What you’ll find below is a contemporary blender of power, technical skill, style and absolute fuck it. That is Noa Deane. Always has been. Here’s the new album. Full as much reverb and noise as it is hit singles.—Travis Ferré
Watch Noa Deane in RU.BU 994 here:
Watch Creed McTaggart in Cult of Freedom: The Creed Part here:
And while we have you, check out Creed in his new and very good Globe part.