We recently were sent The Last Hydronaut, a new six track EP by Chicago three-piece Nonagon – it is out on the 22nd October via Controlled Burn Records.
Whist firmly rooted in modern day punk rock, the band also throw knowing glances backward to the halcyon post-hardcore days of the American underground of the late 80s and early 90s. Try hard enough and you can probably pick out influences like Pavement, Fugazi, Slint and Jawbox, but frankly, why bother because Nonagon’s songs are plenty good enough to be judged on their own merits.
Songs are short, rowdy, and filled with unconventional hooks and eccentric guitar lines, they are also damned good. Try out the uncompromising Affinity Fraud and the ominous menace of The Pfister.Follow @madmackerel