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Friday, 13 May 2022

Reviews for Darker Star

 


Indie O'Clock @indieoclock "The band is known for the stripped-down and irreverent way of making songs,... "Darker Star" starts with guitar making mind-bending riffs amidst the chaos of police sirens"

Artisti Online @artistionline "Madness and eccentricity complete their artistic profile..Impossible not to be overwhelmed and engaged by their charisma and their unstoppable energy!

MangoWave @mangowavereviews "....the song spreads electrifying thrill from its first second on. The stoic but heavy drum beat ... leaves a certain Krautrock vibration - mesmerizing and activating. The main riff is an extremely catchy Garage Rock'n'Roll an whatever theme that will nest in your inner ear once you have heard it for the first time. As a gorgeous feature that makes that riff's catchiness even more resilient, it is transferred to the bass line during the chorus - stunning! And speaking of the chorus, this is where the organ spreads some honest 60s Horror Film feels... you know that the three musicians from Leicester know how to create an anthem. From the dynamic verses to the hymnic hookline, every part drags you into the dark sphere of this song, and thus you cannot not join in chanting "I was born under a darker star than you".

Have 9 o'clock nasty surpassed themselves once more? Indeed"

Senocular @senocularmedia "...a raw power ballad that, despite seeming rough around the edges, has a huge sound with deep, inviting tones. The catchy chorus becomes the band’s battle cry as it is chanted over the analogue tracked song."

TopMusic @mw3.biz "I love when a band can take the energy of punk and combine it with the feeling of post-punk. That’s what 9 O’Clock Nasty does with their track “Darker Star,” and they do it well. It’s dark and moody, but there’s also undeniable energy to it that seems to come from nowhere—it’s like you’ve been sitting in your room all day watching TV or playing video games or whatever, and then suddenly you realize that you’ve got a fever and are running at full speed down the road while laughing maniacally at nothing in particular. Just listen to the police car sound in the beginning and you understand what I’m talking about."

Rising Artists  @risingartists.musicblog  "...their sound is always changing they still have a core sound that you will become obsessed with. 9 o’clock Nasty makes music for all the freaks and geeks of the world. Go see why everyone is loving them, get even weirder and watch all their videos…it will send you into a rabbit hole that you never want to get out of."

KarlIsMyUnkle @karlismyunkle "... a deliciously analogue power ballad that was foretold years ago.... some people just have their life sorted before sperm meets egg. Others just cannot get a break. ... this is a really intelligent commentary on the astral situation of each living being, and we love the emotive delivery which is fused with a sense of self acceptance in the message of the track. The song comes with a video which sees our protagonists performing whilst pulling tarot cards, making a commentary on the deterministic nature of our shared reality." ***this is a truly kind review and we love the website, but we were actually saying fuck destiny. To be clear. It's bobblenonsense.

OS Garotos de Liverpool @gdltudosobremusica "Delivering heavy riffs, very well executed and a screaming vocal, but that, when necessary, fits perfectly with the backing vocals and passes through the post-punk and strands of rock as punk and alternative, over almost 3min40s of impeccable work, both in execution and in its production issues, being certainly a single that will win over more fans of the genre."

Roadie Metal @roadie_metal "THERE ARE NO CHAINS THAT CAN HOLD THE 9 O'CLOCK NASTY....  never follows a normal path.... walk along roads that, although heavy, run through a more groovado sound and with some vibes of traditional funk in the rhythms of the composition"

Edgar Allan Poets @edgarallanpoets "These guys are getting naked and fearlessly following their instincts." 

Less Than 1000 Followers @jpgchief said "This is maybe the trio’s catchiest song up to date, as it immediately begins with the anthemic chorus after the groovy intro. Easy, simple, intoxicating, delicious. And, my god, the lyrics are just hysterical..."

Dark Strudel @darkstrudel "This record sounds like it was recorded by an orchestra of tramps using junkyard instruments. Yet bizarrely everything clicks into place, and it has a soulful groove, a whimsical aggression unlike anything I’ve heard before. The chorus has power. Real power."

DARKER STAR

  


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

Darker Star is the May 2022 single by 9 o'clock Nasty.


Listening Notes

Some of us are just born unlucky. Destined to fail. Stones in our shoes. Or at least, that's what my horoscope says.


Words

I was born under a darker star than you

Pisces born with the shit star baby

Aquarius with my talents lazy

Cancer man-babe, always failing

Taurus scrapping for human gravy

I was born under a darker star than you

Leo turns but I'm not returning

Scorpio for midnight burning

Virgo peace, but I cannot earn it

Aries life with my shit star learning

I was born under a darker star than you

Read me, read me now

I was born under a darker star than you


(c) 2022 9 o'clock Nasty


Sydd Spudd Cajon, percussion, vocals

Pete Brock Guitar, keys, vocals

Ted Pepper Bass, vocals

Friday, 6 May 2022

New Single, Darker Star. Out on 13th May.

 


Beware the Grim Raccoon Reaper.

On 13th March we will be releasing a new single "Darker Star." It is quite something.

Please pre-save it if you can.

We have had some pre-release reviews.

Less Than 1000 Followers @jpgchief said "This is maybe the trio’s catchiest song up to date, as it immediately begins with the anthemic chorus after the groovy intro. Easy, simple, intoxicating, delicious. And, my god, the lyrics are just hysterical..."

Dark Strudel @darkstrudel "This record sounds like it was recorded by an orchestra of tramps using junkyard instruments. Yet bizarrely everything clicks into place, and it has a soulful groove, a whimsical aggression unlike anything I’ve heard before. The chorus has power. Real power."

Saturday, 16 April 2022

Food on the Floor Reviews

 


Top Music  "Their sound is reminiscent of early alt-rock bands like The Pixies, but with a more modern twist that makes them feel fresh. The band says that they always wanted to write short songs that are a musical punch in the face and that this is one of our best."

The Other Side Reviews @theothersidereviews "...have to admit that these lads are up there with My Chemical Romance and Radiohead when it comes to my playlists.... Gradually refining their sound and honing something eclectically awesome, 9 o’clock Nasty are true artists. Frenzied, bold and encapsulating the madness within all of us, the talented trio won my heart a long time ago and is yet to disappoint. ‘Food on the Floor’ is merely another slap in the face with a tequila chaser and tons of squashed pork pies to go ‘round." *** Nicole Mendes continues to be the most dangerous woman in rock'n'roll 

Rock Era Magazine @rockeramag "The clean guitar riffs and groovy drums will get you directly in the mood and as you reach the verse, you’ll be hooked already. It’s an energetic and engaging tune ... fluid, dynamic structure ...smart songwriting skills and rocking roots."

Mickey's Weekly @mickeysweekly "An intense post-punk song that gets straight to the point. It literally feels like a punch in the face. Inspired by a fight at a funeral, 'Food on the Floor' is a song to sing and jump. After the fight the food was left on the floor, everything was arranged, and they ate dirty sandwiches. Intensity at its point."

Artisti Online @artistionline "Absolutely extravagant and undoubtedly out of the box …. gives it a paradoxical sense between the bizarre and the funereal…. intriguing and catchy production that winks at an unusual art form made of smiles and double senses, which certainly manages to stand out for creativity and inventiveness."

FV Music Blog @fvmusicblog "The superb band 9 O’CLOCK NASTY are back with their addictive single ‘Food On The Floor’. With a compelling groove and memorable vocals, it is yet another standout song from this Leicester-based band. 9 O’CLOCK NASTY are one of our favourite bands for a reason!"

MangoWave Reviews @mangowavereviews "Accompanied by a butt-moving rhythm, an easy-going Indie Rock leads into the latest single by the trio from Leicester. Tension rises, the sound becomes thicker, and then the catchy sing-along chorus kicks in. The trio lets their audience lurch into the sweetest realms of Cockayne (or Schlaraffenland if you prefer) and thus open a floor on which you might be able to dance some time later - but first you will have to finish the food lying there... 9 o'clock nasty have recorded the song that fits every party. Birthday, wedding, funeral, bar mitzvah, or any other feast is suitable for this anthem. I might have mentioned this before, but better be safe than sorry: I request music by 9 o'clock nasty to be played at my funeral."

Infomusic @info_music_fr "It's feeding time! ... alternative rock music that lends itself to the good mood and smiles of the people we meet on the street today. And even if we have more masks, we are happy to catch this contagious good mood!"  

Sinusoidal Music @sinusoidal.music "Roadkill Requiem. Using just the two chords to create a funky garage indie-rock anthem-this song doesn’t ask for much. With a punk rock tracks timeframe, Food on the Floor is an original in every sense of the word. Their signature style of sing/yelling the vocals remains an iconic step to identify them. There is a melancholy as the song ends, and it's to do with the song ending."

We Are YMX  @yourmusicexperience "The band seems to carry this playfully dark sense of humour into everything they do. From the artwork to the music to their personal lives, their rock ‘n’ roll banter sets the tone... The punchy, punky song is full of adrenaline and a rebellious spirit. It has that 90’s dirty teenager sound to it, and I’m all for it! Somewhat diverting from their previous sound, 9 o’clock Nasty shifted their music in a more fun and frisky direction, with a wink of irreverence and a spark of danger."

Though ‘Food on The Floor’ may be the soundtrack for a heavily intoxicated funeral, it is definitely a song you’d want to listen to on many other occasions. The track’s energy gives you an I-don’t-give-a-f* attitude that will linger throughout the day. 

Roadie Music @roadiemusicmag "Without  distortion eating in all directions, but with an even greater amount of madness to compensate… So call the police, army, civil defence, Danger Mouse, or surrender completely and fall, once again, into the rhythmic and wonderfully sick lair of the 9 o'clock Nasty and their newest work, Food On The Floor."

Edgar Allan Poets @edgarallanpoets "People with their feet on the ground but with a mind full of dreams…. 9 o’clock Nasty are creating a movement more than just music, they want to become a meeting point for the indie music movement. Food on the Floor is another beautiful song, which reminded me, in a few passages of The Clash … with that typical cadence and interpretation of the legendary English bands."

Less than 1000 Followers @jpgchief  "The Nasty artists continue to amaze with their level of commitment to the comical expression of everyday life. Evolving their sound by the minute and gaining more recognition after each release, the trio is absolutely killing it.... This is a track to lose your mind, period. Throw stuff, get shit-faced, give your condolences, fuck off." ***These words brought us a lot of joy on the morning the Spotify upload seemed to refuse to release!***

Dark Strudel.  @Dark_Strudel "A bright guitar lead, upbeat drums. The shadow of a grinding bass to remind us that we are not in the mainstream. The vocals begin playful. But then the song uncoils and just as you take a breath it delivers the purest pop punch.... They veer from pop to rock and to pop again and this is a good, driving pop anthem. People I probably would not like will sing it loudly in places I would never go."

Friday, 15 April 2022

Food on the Floor

 


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

Food on the Floor is the 2022 single by 9 o'clock Nasty.


Listening Notes

The funeral was always going to be rough. People had been holding grudges for a generation. They held it together until the buffet, but the table got flipped and it all kicked off. Amid the punches and the hard words the sausage rolls and triangular sandwiches lay scattered. We had to eat. We are human.

And it is most certainly, what he would have wanted.

Sing Along

There's food on the floor, if you want it, if you want it.

There's food on the floor, if you want it, if you want it.

There's food on the floor, if you want it, if you want it.

There's food on the floor, if you want it, if you want it.

There's food on the floor, if you want it, if you want it.

Five second rule, with love to the departed.

There's no paper plates, so eat it off the coffin.

Have a tasty snack, it's what he would have wanted.

There's food on the floor, if you want it, if you want it.

There's food on the floor, if you want it, if you want it.

There's food on the floor, if you want it, if you want it.

There's food on the floor, if you want it, if you want it. 

 


Written and recorded and (c)2022 9 o'clock Nasty

Sydd Spudd - drums in their many forms

Pete Brock - guitars and vocals

Ted Pepper - bass and vocals

Thursday, 7 April 2022

Playboy Driver Reviews

  

We would generally like to write a proper response to every review we get. We enjoy it and hopefully it shows some respect to the hard working people that either for work or passion or both write about indie music. Time is however tight, so for the moment we will post some bits on social media when we see reviews and list and quote from them here. Please do give these sites your clicks, they are an important part of the indie music scene.

In no particular order....

Infomusic @info_music_fr "Sans aucun doute, vous serez conquis par 9 o’clock Nasty." *** OK so this should be translated but zut alors, our first review in French!

MusoMuso @musomusouk "If you’ve become accustomed to the 9 o’clock Nasty EPs, prepare yourself for the distilled essence. ‘Playboy Driver’ is one song. There is nothing playful or eclectic about this one. This is a statement of intent. A moment of violence. Garage rock is back, baby."

Red Rock Magazine @redrockmagazine "Hide your daughters and lock up the liquor cabinets, 9 O’clock Nasty is coming through town."

Izzy the Gent @izzythegent "The latest single by 9 O'clock Nasty is a high energy nod to old school Beastie Boys and Fugazi. It's a beautiful sunny day in the Bay Area, bump this new track on the way to your pleasure destination." ***Spotify reliably informs us that the number 1 place where the song is played is in fact Oakland - by a wide margin, which has now taken over from Brooklyn as our top audience spot. We're writing the May single for the central states. Let's see....

Havoc Underground @havoc_underground "The track explores an impressive blend between the raw attitude of Punk Rock, and the more melodic side of Indie Rock, to leave the listener with a poppy tune that's easy to leave on repeat."

Indie o'clock @indieoclock "Raw rock, full of class, overflowing with talent and power, Playboy Driver is one of the best rock tracks of recent times, sincerely rooted and genuine. Brilliant, 9 o'clock Nasty rocks again."

Rising Artists Blog @risingartists.musicblog "Capturing the feeling of wind through your hair and not knowing the speed limit, “Playboy Driver” is in your face and unapologetic about it. The type of song that will have you feeling cool and reaching to turn your radio up. Exactly what I imagine goes through Vin Diesel’s head during the Fast & Furious movies." ***We often wonder what goes through Vin Diesel's head. Best not to dwell on that too long...

Roadie Music Mag @roadiemusicmag "weight meets harmony, with a very well measured dose of madness..... paving the way like a rampant tractor.... The bass attacks precisely, cohesively and devastates everything in front of it so that nothing can escape its relentless fury filled with groove and bass absurdity." ***we are relying on Google Translate and Ted's ability to speak Spanish which isn't always great rto catch the subtlety of Portuguese but... we always love reading these reviews. Pete has packed his back. This June, Brazil is added to the World Tour.

Sinusoidal @sinusoidal.music "With just the right mix of funky, dirty and catchy- Playboy Driver is a tender surrender to a man who seemed to have it all in the spotlight... When Ted, screams, it sure sounds like he’s going for blood." *** Yes Nish, we are proud to be as mad as badgers. Raccoons often get mistaken for badgers which is to their advantage.

Os Garotos de Liverpool @gdltudosobremusica "This is the music on the verge of collapsing and spilling onto the sidewalk every moment. Somehow, he stumbles forward and keeps pace. There's something very dark at the heart of this song. Kinetic. A casual death. However, it fills me with adrenaline and joy and I can't help but play it over and over again. " ***love the original style of this one

Nene's Butler @nenesbutlerpresents "70s Grand Prix fantasies mix with the screams of the band and roar through the pit lane of our ear canals." ***if you'd like to know more about us there is a really good interview with this piece

It's All Indie @itsallindie "Playboy Driver honestly sounds like it was written with F1 in mind, as a backing track for some on-track action. It's a fast-paced grunge-rock track with some seriously thick and deep bass-lines filled with vocals that sound like they command a field of excited fans. The guitars here sound sexy as James Hunt ***They're not wrong, we'd just watched 48 hours straight of Grand Prix highlights before recording it.

Kimu @KARLISMYUNKLE "Setting the frequency with psychedelic and immersive electric guitar, 9 o’clock Nasty open their latest release, Playboy Driver with an epic introduction fused with visuals of some iconic and disastrous F1 footage." ***really enjoyed this piece especially as it mentions martinis and gasoline. 

Mangowave  @mangowavereviews "'Playboy Driver' is a song too sexy, too unique, and soaked in gasoline too much for this planet - and yet here it is.... artistically anarchist approach ... Heavy Garage Rock and the most confident no-future (Post) Punk attitude carry this anthem on which 9 o'clock nasty embrace the thrill of living life on the fast lane." ***We watch "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby" on heavy rotation and we LOVE being called artistic anarchists even more than punk aristocrats.

Less Than 1000 Followers @jpgchief "Now, after 9 o’clock Nasty brought you politics and sex, the time has arrived for pure speed; it’s time for you to take a drink, hit the gas, and live life like you really mean it.... Steeped in garage rock and stinking of gasoline and sex, “Playboy Driver” puts its boots on your table and sips a dry, dry martini." ***and they are GOLD crocodile skin cuban heeled boots too.

Send Me Your Ears @SendMeYourEars "Playboy Driver starts with some real dirty guitar riffs and makes you feel that perhaps you accidentally sat in some gasoline whilst ordering your drink. It makes you feel as if you’re at the race track and something is about to happen." ***we adored this review. Clearly kindred spirits. We will be using the feedback about the lack of stereo and poor frequency something in the upper range to avoid paying Mr Thumbs.  Mind you "the chaotic feeling that everything is all happening and there’s nothing you can do to stop the wall of noise onslaught" is EXACTLY the sensation we carefully crafted the song to elicit!

Edgar Allan Poets  @edgarallanpoets "The energy this song releases is incredible. Every time I listen to it I feel like drinking a lot of beer." ***same here Chris, same here. Thank you for the nice things you said about the production, it was Mr Thumb's first production/mix for us and we loved working with him and he will be super-happy with your comments I'm sure. We may have to pay him now though.

Rock Era Magazine  @rockeramag "The music takes us impressively to 90s rock sounds with a lot of guitars and rhythms on the ear with all the power to make every piece in your body dance from hyper-adrenal response." ***we are shooting for your adrenals, watch out!

Headbangers News @headbangersnews_br "The song is powerful, fresh and unlike any other." ***Obrigado e um abra├žo.

Friday, 1 April 2022

OMNIPRESENT for ONE WEEK ONLY

 

On Friday 1st April we have released our cover of the I Am The Unicorn Head song "Omnipresent" for one week only. It will no longer be downloadable after 8th April.

You can get it exclusively from our Bandcamp page, where it is part of the benefit EP "New Indie for Ukraine." All proceeds from that will go to the British Red Cross Ukraine Relief appeal.

Also on the EP are some cracking songs from some of the most awesome indie artists breaking through right now including I Am The Unicorn Head, The Margaret Hooligans, Avresa and Golden Plates.

We are so proud of this cover version. Enjoy, and more importantly DONATE!