London based kraut-punk-noise-rock 4 piece USA NAILS present their debut album, ‘Sonic Moist’, released by Smalltown America on Monday November 17th on 12″ transparent with mint green swirl vinyl and digital download.
While they feature among their ranks current and ex-members of Oceansize, Hawk Eyes and DIY punk outfits Silent Front and KONG, the band have embraced a more stripped-down approach, concentrating on mood and energy, in contrast to the more technical style of their former projects. There are clear nods towards the experimentalism of early Sonic Youth, the unrelenting grooves of Neu and the swagger of The Jesus Lizard. Formed in early 2013 through a mutual love for noise rock, punk and krautrock, USA Nails are gleefully complicit in the resurgent post-punk scene in London.
‘Sonic Moist’ catalogues the first year of the band’s existence. The ethos of not over-thinking the song-writing process was carried through into the recording process, as all songs were tracked live, in a single day last summer. Gareth (guitar): “The creative process is fast, that’s the main difference between this and our other bands I’d say. We write quick and try not to get bogged down on the little details”. Steven’s snotty spoke-sung vocals deliver an often menacing and uncomfortable tone across an array of unpolished, garage-noise riffs and drums. Although firmly rooted in post-punk, the album also traverses krautrock and noise-rock territories, while remaining consistently pissed off.
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Saturday 27: Stepping Stone Studios, Maidstone
Saturday 11: Stag’s Head, London
Friday 17: The Unicorn, London
Saturday 18: Carefully Planned Festival 2014, Manchester
Friday 24: The Butler, Reading
Saturday 25: JT Soar, Nottingham
Sunday 26: Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
Monday 27: Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
Tuesday 28: 13th Note, Glasgow
Wednesday 29: Red Kettle Sessions, Waterford, Ireland
Thursday 30: Fred Zeppelin’s, Cork, Ireland
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