Introducing: Novo Amor

Novo Amor's journey has taken him from Aberystwyth to Cardiff via the idyllic surroundings of Woodgate in upstate New York and his experiences of those places can be heard echoing in every single note.


Welsh multi-instrumentalist Ali Lacey operates as Novo Amor which means “new love” in Galician & Portuguese.

The Sound?

Expansive and ethereal soundscapes in the mould of Bon Iver, Sigur Ros & Brian Eno. By way of introduction check out Ali’s latest haunting offering “State Lines”.

The Story

Having played music since his teens and studied music technology at university Lacey adopted the moniker Novo Amor to reflect the new love he found in music. Leaving behind the heavy rock and metal of his youth he discovered something he describes now as “music with a lot more emotional depth”. His output so far has been heavily influenced by his time in the tranquil surrounding of Woodgate in New York State where he worked as a music teacher holding classes among the pews of an old chapel.

Speaking of that time Lacey now realises its significance “That place changed me.” he remarks “It did feel like a turning point in my life.” On his return he admits feeling lost and took jobs first at an ice cream parlour and later at a studio making karaoke backing tracks of Kate Bush and Conor Maynard songs. But those jobs also gave Lacey the time and the freedom to explore other projects including collaborations with songwriter and producer Ed Tullett which, along with everything that had gone before, shaped the Novo Amor sound. Now working out of his own studio Cardiff 2018 could be a huge year for Novo Amor.

Essential tracks


From Gold

Carry You

Where can I see Novo Amor live?

Novo Amor is on tour in Europe & the UK this October. Check out the dates below and get tickets at

16/10 Manchester, Gorilla

17/10 Glasgow, St Luke’s

19/10 Leeds, Brudenell Social Club

20/10 Brighton, The Haunt

22/10 London, Union Chapel

23/10 London, Union Chapel

24/10 Paris, La Maroquinerie

26/10 Berlin, Karlstorbahnhof

27/10 Copenhagen, Vega

28/10 Stockholm, Kagelbanan

30/10 Brussels, Botanique Orangerie

31/10 Amsterdam, Paradiso Noord

01/11 Hamburg, Gruenspan


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