Wednesday, 21 August 2013

NOTHING - Dig

Single review by kev@thesoundofconfusion.co.uk


One of the internet's interesting developments regarding music, is that some streams (especially SoundCloud, as shown below) basically give you a picture of the sound. You can tell by the shape whether a song will start quietly and build, whether it has quiet verses and a loud chorus and so on, before you've even heard a note. You'll notice that this new single from Philadelphia band NOTHING is an almost continuous block of sound. It's to be the first single from their debut album 'Guilty Of Everything' which is set for release early next year.

So the picture painted is of a quite solid song, one that's likely to be loud and possibly noisy. So you're prepared for the revelation (or not as the case may be) that 'Dig' is, as suggested, a wall of guitars; a blend of fuzz-rock and shoegaze that sits at the heavier end of the genre. Those guitars sure do crunch a lot here, but the vocals are soft and swallowed up by the noise echoing around them. 'Dig' is a bit of a monster alright, but the contrast between the music and the vocals makes for a thoroughly good song.



NOTHING's website

Buy the single

Catch them live:

Aug 23 Marquis Theater, Denver, CO
Aug 26 The Vera Project, Seattle, WA
Aug 31 Underground, Mesa, AZ
Sep 01 Club Dada, Dallas, TX
Oct 20 Johnny Brenda's, Philadelphia, PA
Oct 23 Church, Boston, MA





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