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19 JANUARY 2024 (TORONTO, ON) — Today [Friday 19th January, 2024], the unstoppable Nia Archives makes her eagerly anticipated return with “Crowded Roomz”. The epitome of a sad banger, “Crowded Roomz” was written after a festival last summer and examines her life on tour, constantly surrounded by people, but not necessarily those she can be herself around. Rich with rippling guitar lines cutting taut through jungle drums, Nia’s personal experience and intimate lyrics speak on themes of loneliness and social anxiety, uniting us all in the universal experience of feeling like an observer in this chaotic world.


To celebrate the release, she shares an incredible video directed by Nicolee Tsin which reflects this sentiment in a timeless and iconic one take, tracking Nia through endless roomz whilst lives unfold around her. From the studio, to her mates house, to the tube, to the rave, the video is a smorgasbord of intrinsically UK cultural touch points and Nia’s friends with cameos from Maverick Sabre, Corbin Shaw, Intranet Girl and others. From vintage rave flyers, Corbin Shaw flags and Vivienne Westwood shopping bags, to the epochal red “Junglist Movement” T-shirt made famous by the cult British film Human Traffic and the “Bad Gyalz” licence plate, this video an exemplar of Nia Archives 360 creative direction and world building.


The first solo release since her A Quintessentially Junglist Summer bangers “Off Wiv Ya Headz” and “Bad Gyalz” last year which was capped off with Nia starring in the JD Sports Christmas advert alongside Central Cee and Kano, gracing the December cover of DJ Mag, a sold out 10,000 ticket “UP YA ARCHIVES” takeover Warehouse Project and a remix of Fred Again’s “leavemealone”, “Crowded Rooms” marks Nia’s return to more personal lyricism and her ambitious collagist soundscapes tested on most recent EP Sunrise Bang Ur Head Against Tha Wall - sonically and visually setting the tone for this exciting next chapter.


Coming up next, Nia Archives is heading on an 8-date tour to Australia and New Zealand in January and February.




Crowded Roomz Credits

‘Crowded Roomz’ for @archives.nia

Artist: Nia Archives @archives.nia

Artist mgmt: Tom Cater @getcater

Director: Nicolee Tsin repped by Kode and Claire Stubbs at Mouthpiece @nicoleetsin @kodemedia

Creative Director: Joseph Prince @josephprince_

Production Company: NOIR

Producer: Oscar Stewart @oscar._stewart

Executive Producer: Ella Kenny @peachyellz

Production Manager: Ruby Ukairo

Production Assistant: Maggie Curwin @maggiecurwin

DOP: Adam Singodia @adamsingodia

1st AC: Sam Johnson @johnsonsamuel

2nd AC: Laura Aguliera @laura.aglr

Video Playback: Ben Mcconell @benmcconnel

Grip: Dan Huntley @gsgdanhuntley

1st AD: Sam Barnham @samuelcharles

2nd AD: Will Akbar

Gaffer: Kian Altman @kianaltmann

Spark: Cameron Affleck

Spark: Charlie Burdge

Production Designer: Louis Simonon & Tomomi Kishimoto- Eley @louisimonon

Art Assistant: Phoebe Swiderska @phoebeswiderska

Art Assistant: Marta Stok @martastok_

Art Assistant: Nana Yaw Mensah @nyk_mensah

Make Up: Tasnim Nahar @tasnim_makeupartist

Stylist: Jamie Judd @jamie.alex.judd

Styling Assistant: Alexia Reed @lexxread_

Casting: Ruby Ukairo

Runner: Reuben Francis @reuben.francis

Runner: Hannah Schup @hannahschupp_

Runner: Jack Savage

VFX & Edit: Aidan Mccormack @soulvastudio

Grade: Tim Smith @timoetheous

Bunnies supplied by Trevor at Animals Work

Thank you to SHL as always.

Extras clothes supplied by: Marcus Fisher @paninaroplug



Stef @stefgrips

JAY-D @jay_dmp4

Izzy @izzycofie

Reeko @reek0__

Corbin @corbinshaww

Maverick @mavericksabre

Arya @aryarinaldo

Melissa @melifund

George @ _georgemjennings

Joseph @josephcravenn

Emil @its_emiljames

Rachel @_rachelo

Blue @babyblue_ldn
Cash @nnahyo






About Nia Archies

Nia Archives is not interested in being one fixed thing. Since emerging in 2020, the 24-year-old producer, DJ, singer and songwriter has been at the forefront of the latest era of jungle and boasts a slew of critically acclaimed EPs under her belt - Headz Gone West, Forbidden Feelingz and Sunrise Bang Ur Head Against Tha Wall. The Bradford-born, Leeds-raised artist has garnered accolades including placing third in the prestigious BBC Sound Poll for 2023, alongside a nomination for the Brit Awards’ Rising Star prize, plus wins at the DJ Mag, NME, the MOBOs and Artist and Manager Awards. She has also toured the world – be it North America, Europe or Asia – and even opened a show in London as part of Beyoncé’s Renaissance World Tour. She’s renowned as a party-starter in her own right, too, with takeovers at Glastonbury, Warehouse Project and her own Bad Gyalz day event. She’s done official remixes for the likes of Jorja Smith, had a huge summer hit with her Yeah Yeah Yeahs rework ‘Off Wiv Ya Headz’, and worked with brands like Corteiz, Nike, Flannels, Burberry, FIFA, Apple and JD Sports. A bona-fide press darling with nods from British Vogue, Crack, GQ, The Fader, Pitchfork and more, in just three years, Nia Archives has become a need-to-know name in dance music.