Nyssa started her first band when she was 12. She spent her teens and early 20s honing her chops in Toronto-sweethearts, Modern Superstitions, working with members of Fucked Up, Holy Fuck, and Sloan along the way.

Now, with over a decade of writing and performing under her belt, Nyssa is releasing her debut EP, Champion of Love, which includes the single “Cowboy”—a slow-burn countrified-disco gem that doles out Dolly Parton-esque wisdom and sass over sultry chugging synths. Nyssa helmed the production and arrangements, while enlisting AL-P (MSTRKRFT) for co-production, Ben Reinhartz (Dilly Dally) on drums, and Jeff McMurrich (Idée Fixe Records) to mix.

Champion of Love evades classification. Influences vary frenetically—from Lady Wilde to Danzig, Joe Dante to ABBA, Mary Gaitskill to STAX classics— Nyssa seems to inhabit some kind of enchanted forest-cum-trash palace where power-pop, punk, soul, glam, disco, and country all get doled out in equal, glitter-soaked measure.

The titular track is a puckish celebration of youth/sneering critique of conservative adulthood. “Life Is Hard” is a two-chord messy-girl anthem and class takedown. “Eyes on The Prize” is a tale of love and threesomes and dive-bars set to glitched-out Gary Numan. “Angelica” is the fantasy-radio-hit of a reimagined rock and roll landscape.

Nyssa is a singer, songwriter, producer, and performer for our age, and Champion of Love is the beginning of an era.


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Check out NOW Magazine’s great interview with Nyssa!


Nyssa’s debut ‘Champion of Love’ EP is the highlight of Popdust’s Music Monday!


Hear songs by Cubs Refrain, Nyssa, and Young Galaxy in today’s episode of #PumpUpThaVolume over at Media Monarchy!


Hear some great tracks from Nyssa, The Drew Thomson Foundation, First Ghost, and Dante Matas in yesterday’s episode of No Filter Ottawa!


The latest from Rainer & Grimm and Nyssa are featured in Digital High Blog’s For Your Weekend roundup!


Electronic North share Nyssa’s new “Champion of Love” video!


EXCLUSIVE: Find Nyssa’s new video over on Dread Central today!


Jaunt’s new track “Faster Interactions” tops NOW Magazine’s #NOWplaying Spotify playlist, which also features Nyssa’s excellent “Cowboy” – listen now!


Aupium share Nyssa’s new “Cowboy” visuals!


Nyssa’s “Cowboy” visuals are included in KALTBLUT Magazine’s top 5 videos of the week!


The latest from both Never Betters and Nyssa are added to The Revue’s March 1st edition of The Matinee ’18!


Bizzarre trip the light fantastic along Nyssa’s road to ruin in her new video for “Cowboy” – watch it on the site!


Turn Up The Volume made Nyssa’s “Cowboy” and it’s accompanying, new visuals, their Pick of the Day yesterday (February 28)!


Find the new video for “Cowboy” from Nyssa over at Live in Limbo!