Releases / LFT005-S2
  • Title

    Tokyo Garden

  • Artist


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  • Date
  • 01
    Tokyo Garden

Ayka has shared the dream-pop wanderlust single, Tokyo Garden. Sitting somewhere in between Tirzah and Broadcast, it shows Ayka proving herself equally adept at close-quarters folk and straight-up pop bangers.

Pop has always been at the centre of Ayka’s life as has a firm sense of DIY. “Apart from music, all other aspects of my life have been a drag” she says. “I flunked a lot of elementary school and listened to ABBA and Sex Pistols instead. We moved a lot and my father always made sure to set up a DIY-studio. I never learned how to read music, but I wish I did, although some say it’s a blessing. Not being classically trained feeds into my ego - both good and bad.”

  • Writer
    Ayça Linngaas
  • Production
    Ayça Lingaas & Andrew Murray
  • Mix
    Andrew Murray
  • Mastering
    Espen Høydalsvik


Ayka is the pseudonym of Norwegian-Turkish Ayca Lingaas. In 2021 she released her debut EP, “I’ll Show Myself Out Now”, through LUFT Recordings, and she has loads of new material scheduled to see the light of day by the end of 2022. She already mesmerized audiences from Norwegian stages like By:Larm, Henie Onstad Art Center, and USF Verftet in Bergen. Ayka’s lyrics reflects upon the ups and downs of life, in all their banal and grave forms. She conveys these themes through a contrastive sonic landscape ranging aesthetically from soft to rough, dipping into both electronic pop- and traditional folk-music. Ayka could, for the sake of confusion, be compared with the likes of Connan Mockasin and Lilly Allen. Laughter and tears are welcome!

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