NANCY – ‘I’m Not Getting Sober, I’m Just Getting Older (Helluva Guy)’

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NANCY is mysterious, reclusive post-punk outfit hailing from the North East of England.

Self-described as “Sgt. Peppers for degenerates”, little is known about the outfit aside from the fact NANCY have a propensity for furious, jerky and brilliantly mind blowing art-rock meets post-punk sounds – as the recently released EP The Mysterious Visions is testament to.

Lead track ‘I’m Not Getting Sober, I’m Just Getting Older (Helluva Guy)’ is addictive, ambling forward with a raucous, powerful purpose but skittish energy. Jerky, hyperactive machine-gun guitars combine with a furious barrage of barreling drums and frenzied vocals to protrude through the swathes of lo-fi fuzz and distortion. A vital whirlwind assault of brusque noise delivered at breakneck speed as lyrically it is an honest assessment detailing how easy it is to fade into substance abuse while being afraid to admit it.

‘I’m Not Getting Sober, I’m Just Getting Older (Helluva Guy)’ is but one of many on the recently released EP – utterly thrilling and electrifying tunes!

The Mysterious Visions EP is out now on B3SCI Records and Cannibal Hymns – tune in here.

Listen to the single below.

DRINKS Announce New Album; Share ‘Real Outside’

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With the release of their 2015 debut, Hermits On Holiday, DRINKS arguably bamboozled as many as they impressed – with I firmly in the latter camp.

The collaboration between Cate Le Bon and White Fence’s Tim Presley, DRINKS is about as peculiar as it is marvelously creative, and absolutely magnificent. Last week, to the sound of much jubilation, the pair confirmed the release of a second album, Hippo Lite, and shared the first track from the LP, ‘Real Outside’. A mash of the jerky angularity of post-punk and the creativity of ’60s-leaning-psychedelia and art-rock, ‘Real Outside’ is instantly bananas but as it reveals itself, a mesmeric hypnotic pattern emerges. The slowly plodding, off-kilter bass-line saunters at its own pace as if it exist in its own space, time and dimension while it mingles with jarring guitars that meld into the percussion and repeated jumbled lyrical phrases. Taken separately, it makes no sense but in tandem these discordant components hum sweetly.

Individually, Le Bon and Presley are formidable artists in their own respects but together as DRINKS, they are creative tour de force.

Hippo Lite is out April 20th via Drag City – for now, ‘Real Outside’ is below for your listening pleasure.