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Sunday, 13 November 2022

Reviews for Sleepy Policeman


Sinusoidal @sinusoidal.music “It’s more than a song, it’s falling into a vat of funk and not figuring out you stunk. Their signature, slightly distorted vocals allows you to completely tune in your listening device. The groove is like a clap back at the House of Commons. There is little to get annoyed with, a lot to get enamoured with. These are musicians who rely on extraterrestrial intervention for inspiration. Output says, they’ve definitely got it.”

Edgar Allan Poets @edgarallanpoets “The most eclectic band on the music scene amazes us today with an unexpected twist. When you thought it was no longer possible for this band to make you say WOW… like magicians they pulled the rabbit out of the hat. I have already said it several times but here we are faced with guys from another planet.”

KIMU @KARLISMYUNKLE “Drawing us in with a dimensional bassline, emotive guitar riffs and textured drums, 9 o’clock Nasty open Sleepy Policeman with the intrigue and refined soundscape that we have come to love from the band…. What we love about 9 o’clock Nasty is they are never afraid to make a societal and philosophical commentary, and Sleepy Policeman is no exception. Full of intelligent prose, the band, who are activists at heart, share their prophetic words and bring to life their wisdom in a smart and profound way.”

MangoWave @mangowavereviews “The new single’s energy thus derives from the back-and-forth between bass-loaded and chill Dub rhythms, and angry Garage and Punk outbursts. This sound may depict the lethargy of the „Sleepy Policemen“ on the one hand, and the anger about this injustice on the other. It is nevertheless, a fantastic start into a new series of 9 o’clock nasty sounds! 9/10 Mangoes”

Send Me Your Ears @SendMeYourEars “Sleepy Policeman defies description. “Quirky” is probably the best we can do here! With two shouty lead vocals that sometimes compete in each ear for attention and sometimes call to you together, it is a song that gets under your skin. The harmony sections in the chorus are actually beautiful and display the obvious talent and quality musicianship that this band holds. Reminding us more often than not of Pink Floyd’s, The Wall, this is a track which feels both timeless and modern.”

Less Than 1000 Followers, @jpgchief "A mixture of Punk and Dub, or what the Nasty like to call Dub-Punk, is what “Sleepy Policeman” holds in its core. Not satisfied with their Garage Rock anthems, the British trio is now ready to explore uncharted territories. Of course, without losing who they are! Their usual sense of humour, sarcasm, and ironic lyrics are still present in their new sound, but now they present a rather dubbier instrumentation, with big fat bass, and echoing guitar licks. A nod towards hypocrisy and cynicism, the track attacks those elite law enforcement professionals, trained to give their lives to protect the rich, degenerate scum that they hold in utter contempt."

Rock Era Magazine @rockeramag “The song is slow paced and the musical arrangement is rich with intense drums blending in the background and electric guitar rhythms. The vocals are sexy, clear and sometimes high pitched. This song is so smooth and chill for any time of day. “

The Other Side Reviews @theothersidereviews “9 o’clock Nasty expands their musical horizons with something called “dub-punk”. An eloquent description of their melding dark dubstep with punk passion, there is a mellifluous fusion of two entirely different camps. One, the dub, is bold, banging and bound for the clubs; however, 9 o’clock Nasty winds their punk-rock wire around the sound with its crude, stinging craziness.… This time they take commercial anthemic club-based dub and slither it through their dark, dingy and palpably grimy sound. Insatiable and indescribable, 9 o’clock Nasty is back with its signature brand of organised chaos.”

Dark Strudel @danzigkrupp "It is rare for a song so pathologically brutal to also stick in your ear as you go about your day. I have said before that some kinds of music work well for my physiotherapy. Well this is a song that allows you to push back against the pain. The push forward for one more step."

Find No Enemy @findnoenemy “A dark and groovy punk and electronic tune from the ever so dastardly experimental garage outfit that is 9 o’clock Nasty… brings out a blend of hard rock riffs alongside a stream of dub and electronic arrangement packages to deliver a scintillatingly groovy and fun ride to enjoy. It’s a marked departure from the group’s traditional sound, showcasing their ability to deliver more than the usual high energy raw and gritty garage rock track. There’s a lot more polish to the production here, a much more focused and crisp layer to the arrangement. Still, the group manages to retain what makes them who they are, an unabashed coolness and suaveness that’s thoroughly unique and weird all at once.”

Os Garotos de Liverpool @gdltudosobremusica “Sleepy Policeman' delivers to the public a great tune full of powerful guitar riffs throughout the track (especially at the beginning), highlighted bass full of grooves that show all the band's talent, also keeping the the band's fun vocal style connects to lyrics that need to be talked about.”

Artisti Online @artistionline “The British policemen have entered the collective imagination by right. From the images of the Beatles concerts in which they try to sedate the crowd of girls who scream and squirm trying to get as close as possible to the Fab Four, to the hilarious sketches of Monthy Python, to the homegrown comics of Dylan Dog. In this apparently playful and goliardic context, the last single of Nine O 'Clock Nasty, entitled Sleepy Policeman, is placed like the "cheese on macaroni".

Saiid Zedan @saiidz "There is something endearing about this band; whether it is their musical uniqueness, their distinct approach to things, or the insane arrangements of their songs. Whatever it is, they are definitely gaining our hearts and ears with their really energetic, enjoyable music."

Music Arena @music_arenagh "A dark fusion of dub and punk elite law enforcement officers trained to devote their lives to protect the wealthy, morally bankrupt trash that they abhor completely There are some scumbags around, and the wealthy ones are well protected."

Saturday, 12 November 2022

Sleepy Policeman


Available at > YouTube | Amazon Music | Spotify | Apple Music

Sleepy Policeman is the November 2022 single by 9 o'clock Nasty 

Listening Notes

Welcome to their world. The Sleepy Policeman work night and day to protect the lawless, spoiled fools that employ them. 


I can't sweat I'm the sleepy policeman

My feet are flat so I can't walk 'em

I'm cash poor but my family's rich

Won't you help me, scratch my itch

My boat's a yacht I'm the sleepy policeman

I drive a Sea King out of prison

My heart's unchained my sex runs wild

Can't you help me stay a while?

DNA of the sleepy policeman

You'd be surprised what I feed 'em

My heart is dark, my soul is black

I taste of ashes but I'm backed

By a state of indignation

Mail divide the whole damnation

People shout & people call

But I'll rise above it all

Cross the globe

On my back

Sleepy policeman

Clean my track


(c) 2022 9 o'clock Nasty

Sydd Spudd Drums

Pete Brock Guitar vocals

Ted Pepper Bass, vocals

Sunday, 9 October 2022

Reviews for By All Means Necessary


Illustrate Magazine @illustratemagazine "This album reeks of confidence, and I say it because, in their own words, it is “all killer no filler,” making it arguably the best album of the year. It’s a nonstop barrage of adrenaline, consisting of a series of garage rock miracles.

Straightforward in its approach yet lighthearted, “By Any Means Necessary” is all about the grooves and ambiances. …The sexual overtones within the menacing drum and thumping bass of “Do Me Too” is a finger-lickin good track. There are some witty lyrics, oozing with personality, in some tracks, with contrasts of catchy and playful vibes in some others like “Food On The Floor”. One of the best tracks is “Indoor Boyfriend” which features the maximum potential of the band.

Piece by piece, until the very last song, the entire album is an absolute treat. Your jaws are going to be dropped, with their skilful riffs and seamless transitions from one to another."

Mangowave Reviews @mangowavereviews "The recipe that makes „By All Means Necessary“ the great album that it is, consists of three main ingredients. Firstly, there is this impressive sense for minimalism that makes the (Post) Punk and Garage Rock sound by 9 o’clock nasty. In an earlier review of the single ‚Team Player‘, I referred to the German idiom saying that a good horse only jumps as high as it needs to. Simultaneously to this lean production of sounds, yet there are tons of atmosphere and energy. Just take the electrifying atmosphere of ‚King Thing‘ or the sheer power of the verses in ‚Playboy Driver‘, and you understand the second ingredient. And thirdly, 9 o’clock nasty enchant us with their cynical and dark humour. The lyrics on „By All Means Necessary“ often bring up painful subjects, and they know how to cross lines. Nevertheless, those transgression are far from being crude, and 9 o’clock nasty follow the golden rule of satire: they never bully the underlings – or as Georg Büchner would have said:
Frieden den Hütten! Krieg den Palästen! – Peace to the Huts! War on the Palaces!"

Less Than 1000 Followers @jpgchief @madzenman "Why is this album so fucking good? I’ve no idea. All I know is that 9 o’clock Nasty is absolutely the coolest new band out there and I’m super glad to be part of their evolution. This new album is as weird as it is unexplainably so appealing. Every little mistake and sign of humanity, mixed with the very simple and effective instrumentation is, well, just a sign of these guys genius. Every riff in the album is so good, I mean it. And I insist that the lack of complexity makes everything just flow like a seamless string of exciting tracks. For me, the best songs are “What Have You Done For Me Lately?” and “Indoor Boyfriend”....one of the most authentic and charming bands that I’ve listened to in a long time." 

Sinusoidal @sinusoidal.music "9 o’clock Nasty continue their eldritch streak with As The Ship Goes Down. It has a disco groove, with a simple riff and even simpler lyrics. What is great is that Nasty know not to juice a song till oblivion. Easy does it, and that’s that.... This is a new wave that is for the weird, so hop on to the crazy cabin cruise whenever you want"

Music for All @musicforallmag "British band  9 o'clock Nasty are one of the biggest alternative institutions that have emerged in recent times. In addition to the incessant pace of releases that impress for their quality, the concept is absolutely brilliant: a symbiosis of the most disparate genres in extremely cohesive union, but always boasting a delicious conceptual dirt, taking the garage archetypes to a powerful soundtrack of chaos! We tend to think that if Frank Zappa were still among us, he would fatally choose the group as his backing band."

Edgar Allan Poets @edgarallanpoets "Although their approach has always been ironic and playful, behind it their clear vision of the path to follow had always been apparent .. In today’s world of music either you can think out of the box or you will always stay inside the box…. 9 o’clock Nasty is the Winston Churchill of music ... they are strategically brilliant and they are ambitious.”

Strike A Note @strikeanote1 “9 o’clock Nasty has released their collection ‘By All Means Necessary‘ infusing the sound of alt-rock and pop-punk to create this insane array of pieces. Really bringing in many different styles throughout the tracks as it continues on. Gripping the audience in within an instant and continuing to do so till the very end.”

Underground Sounds @usplaylists “The hidden gems of garage rock that have finally had their time to shine, 9 O’Clock Nasty are by far the greatest to ever write and perform in this genre of music, so you better be ready for what they’re offering. Set to break all their previous records, this latest album release by these legends features 17 unique tracks of chaotic madness that beautifully capture the essence of what this band is all about. Tune in as we take you down the road with one of the greatest up and coming bands of 2022 that’ll blow your mind away”

Rock Era Mag @rockeramag “At this point, Leicester should have an established “Leicester Sound”. With acts like Blitzkrieg and Kasabian in the forefront of that movement, that sound could probably be described as edgy, harsh, witty, and dangerous. 9 O’Clock Nasty are a Leicester-based band, and be it nature or pure choice, they are embracing this sound rather organically. Album of the Year? Make those vocals a little less feral and the mixes a little more balanced and it’ll get a fighting chance. But for now, it’s just an insanely fun album that’s indeed all killer. Now, when are we going to get that “Leicester Sound” Wikipedia page?”

FVMusic @fvmusicblog “We thoroughly enjoyed ‘By All Means Necessary.' 9 o’clock Nasty has a style that is completely unique to them, and this is the magic sauce that allows them to stand out from the crowd. ‘By All Means Necessary’ is an album designed to take the listener on a journey. It is 30 minutes in length and benefits from being listened to in one sitting. So turn the lights down and the volume up; 9 o’clock Nasty is going to take you on one brilliant ride.”

Saturday, 8 October 2022

The Difficult 2nd Album, By All Means Necessary


By All Means Necessary is our second LP. Like the first, Catch Nasty, it pulls together about 10 months worth of releases into a package which we hope showcases our work, and encourages people to listen to it as a larger thing than just a 2 minute single.

Not that we think there is anything wrong with a 2 minute single, as our output to date should confirm that. In fact a lot of the LP is all about us fighting to refine that short, snappy punk-pop single with a big chorus. We certainly haven't released our last song in that mould, but we're stretching ourselves with the new songs that will be released over the Winter.

You can listen to the LP on Spotify and Apple Music for free, or enjoy the videos on our YouTube Channel.

To support us please consider downloading it from Bandcamp and in doing so, contributing a few dollar-pounds to help us with our work. If you buy it you get two bonus songs and sleeve notes and stuff.

The track listing is:

Just Start (new to this release)

King Thing (first released on the Politic EP)

Do Me Too (first released on the Sex EP)

Playboy Driver (single)

As The Ship Goes Down (first released on the Party EP)

Food on the Floor (single)

Turn the Page

Get Into Them, Pt. 1 (first released on the Politic EP)

Get Into Them, Pt. 2 (first released on the Politic EP)

Indoor Boyfriend (first released on the Sex EP)

Preach Me Down (first released on the Party EP)

I’m Bent Demo (new to this release)

What Have You Done For Me Lately? (first released on the Sex EP)

Darker Star (single)

I’m Bent (single)

Be Alright (new to this release)

Team Player (single)

Bonus tracks for Bandcamp

9 Ball

What Time Is Nasty? My Lost Pony Remix

Sunday, 4 September 2022

Existential Dread, Review Roundup


Aural Aggravation @AuralAggro "It’s definitely noisy, and it’s brief, the sound of the band in a hurry to say their piece and get the hell out of the way. ‘Existential Dread’ is an ominous, bass-driven, bowel-churning slab of hard psychedelia that’s driven by thunderous, propellant drums with choppy, echoed guitars and needling synths – or heavily processed lead guitar – over it. Initially, I’m thinking The Black Angels, but his is harder, darker, punkier, and it’s totally exhilarating and totally relevant. We’re fucked. All of us. One way or another."

Iggy Magazine @iggymagazine “It's still quite funny to find 9 o'clock Nasty who had seduced us with the title "Team Player", but also I Am The Unicorn Head who had conquered us on the titles "All the Right Things" and "Future Dinosaurs”; and yet it's a day of celebration tonight because these two Rock-infused universes mix to offer us a little killer called "Existential Dread". New indie hybrid, "Existential Dread" is an electric Garage Rock-like song, a fusion of dark, gripping groove and a fever that takes you by the heart, feelings guided by the intoxicating vocals that ride a wave of instrumental of cheek.”

Rising Artists @risingartists.musicblog “Existential Dread” provokes many emotions. The song seems to be the most in control song these groups have had, the teamwork has proven to be successful. “Existential Dread” is a song that won’t get out of your head, it has a nostalgic feel to it and makes you feel warm inside. You will not be able to stop yourself from repeating existential dreadddddd over and over. The ending of the track puts it all into perspective.”

Artist's Online @artistionline “I Am The Unicorn Head and 9 o'clock Nasty have teamed up to create something that has a lot in common with the laws of chaos and the beauty generated by chaos.The transatlantic horsehead duo and the masters of garage punk have decided to join forces and creative madness to produce their first single together: "Existential Dread". In "Existential Dread" we stumble upon a truly unique mix, which doesn't look like anything we've already heard but takes all the best of what we've already loved. The bass line is so hot that it seems fiery (and a bit hellish), the rhythm of the drums is gritty and pressing, the saxophone melody would raise the dead. I Am The Unicorn Head put their existential and profound lyrics on the plate with a background sweetness that emerges clearly, as it is in their style. The 9 o'clock Nasty manage to act as a backdrop without disappearing, indeed, with a consistent presence that perfectly stages all their experience and mastery. Harmonized voices, ethereal songs that rebound existential doubts and mutual answers (or at least seek them), sparkling little guitar solos, an unstoppable rhythm that seems to proceed towards infinity with a touch of grunge. This collaboration is the perfect metaphor for chaos because it was born with premises and stories that could have led in any direction and eventually exploded into perfection.”

Rock Era Magazine @rockeramag “Existential Dread” doesn’t fall under a certain genre or category, but the guitar melody progression is so catchy and highly anticipative to the ears with its motif. The drumline is on point, subtle, and very vibrant, giving the song a strong structure along with the varied and intriguing mix of vocals.

TJLP News @tjplnews "This banging track is dark, bold, and thunderous!" 

Said Zedan @djsaiidzeidan “I’m not always impressed by goofy chaotic acts but damn this band has mastered chaos with their own incredible twist. 9 O’Clock Nasty is one band I’m happy to be covering as their energy is through the roof. Drums and guitars are combined with amazing vocals to make the song even more powerful. “Existential Dread” dives deep into the existential crisis everyone goes through, and I’ve been able to relate to the song on different levels; I believe you will too.”

EDMK Records @EDMREKORDS "“Existential Dread” is exactly what you would expect when u read the title. The single is a massively energetic rock song that resonates energy in the room. This is just right for blasting out through your car radio or at home while diving into the loop of your existential crisis. The song provides amazing delivery of vocals with incredible instrumental skills with guitars and drums all over the place. So turn up your speakers and blast out all your negative energy with this masterpiece and when you are done pick up the pieces and keep moving forward. The song is backed by an incredibly creative music video that is a must-see, so be sure to check it out."

Phantom Power Music Blog @phantom_power_music_blog “This collaboration should only elevate their names, it’s stunning.  Here’s our review of “Existential Dread.” Huge drums and a heavy bass riff start the track, with an oddly beautiful guitar riff that fits perfectly between an erie sax-like synth line.  As vocals start, we get an analog pulse in the mix to drive up the fever a little bit.  The lyrics are introspective, dark and captivating…. The drum pattern is killer - it’s a bit of a disco vibe that really moves the section…. This is The Eels meets Iggy Pop, Sub Pop Records meets Carpark Records.  It’s not prog, but it’s definitely intellectual - like the best garage/punk/muse band in your town.… It’s rare when bands can find a partner in musicality but it certainly feels like they’ve done it here.”

Info Music @info_music_fr “There is no need to worry about the quality of this music because here, there is no lack of taste, just quality, a rare know-how. You will not need several listenings to validate every moment of this beautiful jewel. What could be better than the new pull from 9 o'clock Nasty & I Am The Unicorn Head whose talent jumps out at you from the start.”

KIMU @KARLISMYUNKLE “Kicking off with immersive drums, a luscious bass and guitar licks expanding into a synth melody with the situational lyrics, “I am climbing out, a hole I dug myself, when I look around there’s only worms…”The piece has a more vulnerable edge compared to previous releases, … in collaboration with the enigmatic, I am the Unicorn Head and the band describe the opus as a “new indie hybrid”.

MangoWave @mangowavereviews “…there is that thin line where moments and dreams meet, that magical border region of dreams and desires coming true. This is the story of one those special moments…. These five musicians unified their minds embracing the possibility of accidentally creating a supernova of Jangle Garage Post Psych Punk (and Roll). The result is here to amaze you: This is 'Existential Dread':Like a Geiger-Müller-Counter under high radiation, bass and drums create a dynamic and simultaneously eschatologically atmospheric Post Punk verse. Guitars and vocals complete this apocalyptic sonic scenario by adding sweet doomsday romanticism and joyful psychedelia to the soundscape…. Garage meets Jangle Pop, Post Punk kisses Psychedelic Shoegaze, Tom Waits marries Muse, and the whole world is dancing to the rhythm of Earth falling to bits and pieces.”

Edgar Allan Poets @edgarallanpoets "The new single Existential Dread brings with it the psychedelic style of I am The Unicorn Head and the irreverent approach of 9 o'clock Nasty. I honestly don't think a collaboration could be better. When such original and eclectic people come together to create art together we are facing a new cultural big bang. Creativity gushes from every pore and you can only listen to this beautiful song in amazement. If before 9 o'clock Nasty managed to open my third eye now with this collaboration with I am The Unicorn Head they have also opened my 4th eye! I finally see the matrix!"

Send Me Your Ears @SendMeYourEars "In Existential Dread, these two artists have come together to form what we believe is a very promising collaboration. This is a track that feels dark and foreboding.…
The thunderous kick drum in the intro sets the mood and we love how busy the drumming pattern is under the vocals when they come in. There’s a sense of urgency. We like the almost disco feeling that the hi-hat brings in places; drawing influences from all over the place to create a track which is a true stand out number. The vocals have a very cool effect on them that makes the stand out well in the mix. The occasional layered vocals in the choruses are well considered and help bolster the lead and bring some extra interest in to the track. Of particular note is the vocal break down right at the end of the track, with lots of layers and swirling, driven effects, this was a great way to end a song that had already impressed us.The running bassline adds to the sense of urgency and the repeated guitar riff helps you figure out where you are in this super-catchy-less-than-three-minutes song."

Less than 1000 Followers @jpgchief and @madzeman "In “Existential Dread” we encounter a mix like no other. A hot-as-hell bass line, a gritty and steady drum beat, and a mother-fucking saxophone-like melody. The Unicorns provide the existential lyrics with a palpable bittersweetness to them (just as they like it). The Nasty holla in the background with their unmistakeable presence and foundational mastery. Harmonized vocals, ethereal ask and response chants. Glittering guitar phrases. An unstoppable rhythm that goes on and on with a filthy attitude. This collaboration is everything you’d thought it’d be, and more. I looked around and all I found was “Existential Dread.”

Saturday, 3 September 2022

Existential Dread (with I Am The Unicorn Head)

Available at > YouTube | Amazon Music | Spotify | Apple Music

Existential Dread is the collaboration September 2022 single by 9 o'clock Nasty and I Am The Unicorn Head.

Listening Notes

Are you a White Trash Prodigy? Look it's simple. Either you are, in which case you have a new theme tune. Or you want to be. In which case try harder. Walk the canal paths. Kick trash. Call people you barely remember as the dawn licks the rooftops. Or you deny that you want to be. In which case, that sickening drip, drip, drip in your stomach. That twisting, loosening in your bowels. That is your Existential Dread. Embrace it before it embraces you.

Copyright 2022 9 o'clock Nasty/ I Am the Unicorn Head

Dragon Lord Apocalypse vocals, drums, guitars

Kid A’ guitars, bass, keyboards, and brass/string arrangements 

Pete Brock Guitar and vocals

Ted Pepper Bass and vocals

Sydd Spudd Drums

Wednesday, 24 August 2022

Brunswick Cellar Bar, Playboy Driver Videos


We probably won't do a ton of pages like this - instead we've also started a playlist on our YouTube channel so that as we go through all the footage and pick the best we have a single place it can drop into.