Nots Announce 3

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 … Continue reading Nots Announce 3

Nine Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Mountain Goats – Shirtless In Hamburg OCS – The Fool U.S. Girls – Mad As Hell Patsy – Tommy, Bobby, Johnny Gun Outfit – Landscape Painter Nots – Anxious Trend Evan Stephens Hall – Burnout  (Green Day cover) Adults – MSN Silver Torches – Bartender                     SaveSave Continue reading Nine Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

New From NOTS

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 … Continue reading New From NOTS

Twelve Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

NOTS – No Novelty Slim Cessna’s Auto Club – Commandment 7 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Jesus Alone Las Kellies – I Don’t Care Wovenhand – Golden Blossom Kevin Devine – No History Cherry Glazerr – Told You I’d Be With The Guys Adam Torres – Juniper Arms Devendra Banhart – Saturday Night Public Access T.V. – End Of An Era John Murry … Continue reading Twelve Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

More From NOTS

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 … Continue reading More From NOTS

NOTS Announce New Album

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 … Continue reading NOTS Announce New Album

The Great Escape – Day 3

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 … Continue reading The Great Escape – Day 3

100 Songs In 100 Hours: 34 – NOTS

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.   100 Posts in 100 Hours is a series rounding up the best of our … Continue reading 100 Songs In 100 Hours: 34 – NOTS

New Video: NOTS – Reactor

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 … Continue reading New Video: NOTS – Reactor