Posts Tagged ‘Nots’

Nots – Floating Hand

Posted: April 18, 2019 in Alternative, Music, Punk, Rock

Noisy Memphis threesome Nots have unveiled a new single Floating Hand, which comes from upcoming album 3.

Their latest conceptualizes the idea of being a constant actor, a constant persona in order to adapt and losing reality in the performance.

Listen below – the album is out on the 10th May.



Nots Announce 3

Posted: March 7, 2019 in Alternative, Indie, Music, Post Punk, Rock

Nots have announced details of their new album, 3. It is (perhaps unsurprisingly) the Memphis band’s third full-length, but also their first as a trio.

Half Painted House, is the lead single and manages to be both hypnotic and seductive at the same time, without sacrificing any of their queasy post-punk goodness, squally guitars or reverb drenched vocals.

Listen to the single below. The album is out on the 10th May via Goner Records. You can order a copy from Bandcamp here.



  1. Mountain Goats – Shirtless In Hamburg
  2. OCS – The Fool
  3. U.S. Girls – Mad As Hell
  4. Patsy – Tommy, Bobby, Johnny
  5. Gun Outfit – Landscape Painter
  6. Nots – Anxious Trend
  7. Evan Stephens Hall – Burnout  (Green Day cover)
  8. Adults – MSN
  9. Silver Torches – Bartender












New From NOTS

Posted: June 7, 2017 in Alternative, Indie, Music, Punk, Rock

NOTS are still that punky, wild guitar band that we saw and loved at the Great Escape last year, but move into a whole new level of potency on their upcoming Cruel Friend / Violence 7″ due out on Goner later this month.

In fact Violence creepy crawls without guitars in a synthier, stealthier attack, whilst Cruel Friend combines excellent riffage with near-Hawkwind levels of linear soarage and soak from the synths, with Natalie Hoffmann’s dominating presence on vocals intact.

As ever NOTS deal in speed, aggression and slow-motion menace. Stream Violence below.


  1. NOTS – No Novelty
  2. Slim Cessna’s Auto Club – Commandment 7
  3. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Jesus Alone
  4. Las Kellies – I Don’t Care
  5. Wovenhand – Golden Blossom
  6. Kevin Devine – No History
  7. Cherry Glazerr – Told You I’d Be With The Guys
  8. Adam Torres – Juniper Arms
  9. Devendra Banhart – Saturday Night
  10. Public Access T.V. – End Of An Era
  11. John Murry – Intruder
  12. Ultimate Painting – Song For Brian Jones














More From NOTS

Posted: July 27, 2016 in Alternative, Indie, Music, Punk, Rock

NOTS - Cosmetic

As we’ve mentioned previously, we loved NOTS aural assault at the Great Escape – a fabulous brew of punk rock, garage, and krautrock, topped with a genuine screw you attitude that has been conspicuously absent from most ‘punk’ bands we’ve come across in latter times.

Their new album Cosmetic is out on the 9th September, and Inherently Low, a song about depression and loss and lack of control, is the latest track to be shared.

Try it. You know you want to…


NOTS were one of the best bands I saw at The Great Escape – berating a half-full room of slightly hungover festival goers early in the afternoon with a short, pulsating set of brilliantly fierce and raw punk rock that somehow blended the Ramones with Television and Sonic Youth and then added a dash of Hawkwind.

Their second album will be with us via the Heavenly label in September and is titled Cosmetic. The first track from it is Entertain Me, which lead vocalist Natalie Hoffman describes thus, “Drawing influences from experimental no wave, postpunk, and psychedelic music, Entertain Me takes its cues from the edges of genres, where one begins to blend into another, and nothing is easily classified. The lyrics reflect the cyclical, distorted nature of the song, addressing different facets of the grotesque horror show going on in American politics.”

Sounds good to us in every way – stream it below.


great escape

A final day building up the step count trudging between venues. This time choosing to start at a free all day gig at Bleach which was not an official GE event, and was nearly 3,000 steps away, but worth it all the same for Nots and Nap Eyes.

The former, a blistering all-female foursome from Tennessee, peeled what paint was left from the walls and the latter playing downstairs in the main bar offered some delightful slacker-indie pop with appropriately obtuse and literate lyrics. Both in their own way thoroughly entertaining.

After a break, I was back later for a set of spaced out, ambient tinged krautrock from Ulrika Spacek before Traams stormed the stage with their belligerent, brooding post-punk. A stunning Succulent Thunder Anthem appeared early in the set whilst closer Klaus was as good as anything we’ve heard live for a long, long time.

I hopped over the road (negligible steps) to The Joker to see a charming if somewhat inoffensively bland set of mild folk rock from Leif Erikson before retracing those 3,000 steps back to the seafront to squeeze in for the blazing, full on psychedelia of The Cult Of Dom Keller.

Ears suitably ringing, I did the last 1,000 steps or so back to the hotel and the end of three pretty fine days at the Great Escape.







Following the release of their debut album, We Are NOTS, back in November, the Memphis band shared Shelf Life, which served as the B side to a bonus 7” single Virgin Mary.

Both are non album tracks and both are as primitive, thrilling and visceral as you could wish for.


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New Video: NOTS – Reactor

Posted: September 21, 2015 in Alternative, Garage, Music, Psychedelic, Punk, Rock

We’re loving this track, and this video, from Memphis psych-punk outfit NOTS. Reactor is not a new song per se having previously seen a release on Goner Records last year, but as recent signings to the excellent Heavenly Records, their album We Are Nots will now be released in the UK too, coming out on November 20th.

A brilliant slice of simmering, freaked out, lo-fi punk. Watch and enjoy.