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Monday 28 February 2022

The G'Ourd May Interview


Esteemed author of erotic fiction G'Ourd May waylaid us with some questions about the band. We've put snippets out on social media, this is most of the conversation.

Saturday 26 February 2022

Chit Chat with The Margaret Hooligans


So we spent an evening talking to the Margaret Hooligans, our favourite East Coast punk band,  It is a lot of video, and some parts could get us into trouble... so we've edited a couple of snippets here that are shareworthy.

This is where we talk about tribalism and Coldplay

and here we talk about Leicester

Thursday 24 February 2022

Spring and Summer Release Schedule


We have been asked this a few times, so here is a short share of our upcoming releases.

  • February 12th SEX a three track EP with Do Me Too, What Have You Done for Me Lately? and Indoor Boyfriend.  Sex is out now.
  • March 19th  PLAYBOY DRIVER a one-track single.
  • April 9-BALL a one-track single.
  • May By All Means Necessary our second LP. The LP will include all the songs released since Catch Nasty, with the exception of What Time Is Santa? and Sexy Back. In addition there will be Hot Disco Shit, Shoot! Shoot! the Judas Goat and Choke.
  • June-July. We are currently writing and recording new material. Some of those songs will be singles, others will wait for the third LP in the Autumn. They include:
    • Fancy Man
    • Paint Me Like Graffiti
    • Under a Darker Star
    • I'm Bent
    • Rise Up
    • Food on the Floor

Tuesday 22 February 2022

Lyric Video for Do Me Too now out


So they said, what are the words? And we said, why do you ask? They said they wanted to sing along and do so with precision. So we made a lyric video.

Saturday 19 February 2022

Sarcasm and brutal honesty from Leicester. Mangowave Reviews Sex


Mangowave is one of those music sites we truly do read for pleasure - that isn't us sucking up or anything - it is smart, it has some good politics and their instagram account from time to time pops out some really neat photos. So anyway, enough of hyping other people, let's hype ourselves a bit here. 

This week, since releasing Sex, has genuinely been like standing next to a wall and having spaghetti thrown at you. Well, like we imagine that would be like.  Time was we doted on every review or write up, we gathered around the speakers for every radio play, we embroidered our favourite phrases onto cloth and hung them from the furniture.

Now we are so busy trying to cope with Pete bringing home old pianos and sacks of nuts that there is so little time left to work on website things. 


But this review we wanted to write a bit about because we liked it, and we have a few minutes. So here goes.

First. STOP. WHOAH. HALT. Read the review on the site. Then come back here. Off you go. Go on.

You done that?

You promise?

Let us talk about 9 o'clock nasty because one might assume that with their first EP release in 2022, the Leicester-based band is back in business. But actually, they have never been gone. Maybe, since the release of previous EP "Politic" two days before New Year's Eve 2021, 9 o'clock nasty have caught some fresh air. But they have definitely been around all the time - in their fans' hearts, dreams, fantasies, and maybe even nightmares. Two days before Valentine's Day 2022, the English band has brought joy and love upon our planet with their recent three-track EP "Sex".

We actually recorded an absolute ton of stuff in November and Politic, Sex and the next two singles and the upcoming LP all originate from that feverish time when we just seemed to pop out a new song every two nights. We would be surprised to find ourselves in someone's fantasy, but if we land in yours please do make us a cup of tea and offer us a chair. It will have been a long walk.

We're just in the midst of a similar creative bubble with songs like Fancy Man, Food on the Floor, Darker Star and I'm Bent just forcing their way out into the world without care for our sleep or sanity.

The first track 'Do me, too' is a bone-dry and seductive Garage Rock banger. A soundscape hot as love and dry as envy invites us on a thrilling journey through the spheres of fetish and free love. The song comes with a reference to a famous song by The Stooges, and the track deals with the question how to deal with jealousy in polyamorous relationships.

Hot as love, dry as envy is a PERFECT summary. Thank you. We will use it! The Stooges reference left us stumped. Genuinely. Ted wandered lost for a few minutes trying to work out which song is being referenced. In Leicester, once upon a time, there was a band called the Whizz Sisters. They were a boutique goth band. They used to end their set with a rendition of I Wanna Be Your Dog that is probably how most people imagine the Stooges would have played it, but in reality, probably would never have debased themselves quite that much. So yes, it was a Stooges reference by way of the lovely defunct Whizz Sisters, gone to that industrial crusher in the basement of indie.

The second track 'What have you done for me lately?' is a lot darker, both music-wise and in content. As the title already tell us, this song is about power and is potential to destroy a relationship's harmony. On a driving and sonorous bass line, 9 o'clock nasty tell about relationships that become battlegrounds. Once it is not about trust and love anymore but about who invested more time and energy into the relationship, it might be a good time to either look for drastic changes, or to break up.

We never intend to give advice, but if you are ever in the kind of relationship we write songs about it is probably a good idea to think twice! To be clear, our own real life relationships are NOT the source material for the lyrics.

And finally, the sweet ballad 'Indoor Boyfriend' is dedicated to those people who do not have to talk about sex because they are sex - and toxicity, too. This Surf and Wave anthem makes the sun shine for you, and also reminds us to smash patriarchy.

We love smashing the patriarchy.  It is a lovely line that links what we did before, to what we did now. So here is a line that links to what we are doing next. Take your foot off the brakes and pour me a drink.

Friday 18 February 2022

Music Is To Blame gave us a good grilling.


Music is to Blame have got a great website and it is a pleasure to feature there.

To celebrate the release of Sex they interviewed us. Sex is out now.

We won't put any extracts here, please go read the piece, it's good.

The interview covers things like our origin story, the real meaning of Do Me Too, the truth about Mr Thumbs and much more.

Thursday 17 February 2022

Chords Like Contrails! IzzytheGent reviews Sex

We consider Izzythegent a member of the extended Nasty family, so we were actually quite nervous about what he would say.Turns out he was both kind and perceptive.

Sex is out now.

The review is a bijoux little piece, so there is no excuse not to just click the link, give him a follow and read it. But you probably won't because you're not in the mood. We know you so well don't we.

OK so here are some morsels.

Big chords in the chorus fly overhead and linger like contrails from imaginary rockets. The song's bass line cuts in with grinding chugging torque like an 1820's locomotive transferring its power to the iron tracks. 

We just backflipped when we read this.

The EP is a classic combination of fun, grit, and mayhem. Each of the EP's songs are driving and have their unique sound which I would describe as a blend of U2, The Flaming Lips with a dash of Weezer and Beck. 

We would try to never sound like U2 but hey, we're not perfect. the others, thank you. Mayhem is hard to do without hurting yourself, glad me managed!

With an album, I think song two is the most important. I believe it has to be your strongest song. "What Have You Done For Me Lately," the EP's second song absolutely delivers. This track has an infectious, attitude driven, head bobbing chorus that makes me want to play air guitar. 

We actually wrote and recorded it on air guitars. Fun fact.

9 O'clock Nasty send us off from our time together with the warm and witty "Indoor Boyfriend." It's the song you play on your walk of shame. When you break the rules and get away with it... 

Ironically, the Indoor Boyfriend himself would never feel shame when making that walk! 

Wednesday 16 February 2022

The Perfect Amount of Perversion: Less Than 1000 Followers review "Sex"


Less Than 1000 Followers has long been a fave at the Nasty HQ, and it was lovely to have not just a review but also an interview.

Sex is out now.

There is far too much to say about this but a few observations...

sexuality, booze, and a sh1t load of fun. Get down on it and bask yourself with the unorthodox charisma and funky attitude of this unpredictable trio.

We try so hard to be funky. so so hard!

The three tracks are such a blast as a whole and in themselves. Starting with their characteristic rumbling bass sound in Do Me Too, the Nasty presents a sexy track that vibrates with an industrial vibe and the perfect amount of perversion. A song for jealousy and polyamory. Its catchy chorus and kinky lyrics will have you hooked in a matter of seconds.

It's amusing to think that there is a perfect amount of perversion.  Yup, that is totally what we were going for!

The interview is worth a read. We talk about whether we are a Leicester band or not (we aren't), how we record at the studio and whether a new artist can ever take themselves seriously.

Tuesday 15 February 2022

Edgar Allan Poets Ponder on our Knighthoods.


We adore Chris Mariotti, aka The Edgar Allan Poets, and he has once more found the strangest angle to review our new EP, Sex.

Sex is out now.

He tantalises with the idea that we might one day be invited to the Queen's at 9 o'clock for a knighthood.

This is a lovely thought, but sadly it won't happen for three reasons.

  1. Her Maj never sees 9 o'clock,  She is up at 9.30am and in bed by 8pm hugging her Corgis.
  2. A member of the band said she was a cunt in a video call that was almost certainly monitored by MI5. The other members of the band disassociate themselves from that comment.
  3. There is a better list of people that turned down honours than the one of people that accepted them. We would be proud to decline.

Monday 14 February 2022

We made the "Coolest Shagging Song that anyone could hum"

A cool ballroom rock’n’roll sound with a twist of modern capitalism and need for power, Sex is not just about sexing one’s feelings or spicing a dull life of intimacy. “What Have you Done for Me Lately?” could be a raging anthem against world leaders and politicians on issues from global warming to COVID-affected job markets. “Do Me Too” is the coolest shagging song that anyone could hum to while preparing themselves for Valentine’s Day date.

We love this write up because the way Jaylan has interpreted the songs and lyrics is not what we intended, but he is totally right! 

Sunday 13 February 2022

What Have You Done For Me Lately?


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

What Have You Done For Me Lately? is the third song from the February 2022 EP by 9 o'clock Nasty, "Sex."

Listening Notes

Sexual politics. With a small p. Power. With a big P. Sex is about more than sex. Well, that much is obvious. But what is life like when you view all relationships as transactional?  

Sing Along

What have you done for me lately

And what you going to do for me next?

I’m made a start on a broken heart, 

But I don’t know what happens next

What will you do to save me?

I’ve got all these needs to be met.

I’m all worn out from hanging about

And my passion’s so easily spent

What will you do to please me?

What wrongs will you forget?

I’m making Art as I fall apart

So what will you do for me next?


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

and introducing

Brynn Chipps (Mr Thumbs) - scorching guitar solo 

Oliver Reid - aspiring actor, we think he might do well. 

Saturday 12 February 2022

Indoor Boyfriend


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

Indoor Boyfriend is the second song from the February 2022 EP by 9 o'clock Nasty, "Sex."

Listening Notes

He is the party animal. A predator of conversation.  A serial chit-chat killer. A man with so much pure sexual charisma we had to write a song about him. 

It was a mellow summer-kissed evening, so the song is too. Bask in the radiance of that confidence, machismo, entitlement. To be that beautiful and talented, and to know it.

Sing Along

Hey Indoor Boyfriend I’ve got my eye on you

It’s been a while since the party and I struggle… to care

You don’t earn enough for what you do

You don’t earn enough for what you do

Your taxi’s running but you're staying late

With your cold dead eyes and your foghorn smile

You don’t earn enough for what you do

You don’t earn enough for what you do

Direct Me

In Harmony

Indoor Boyfriend

Charm Free

It’s getting late…..

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

Sydd Spudd - drums in their many forms

Pete Brock - guitars, silent trumpet and vocals

Ted Pepper - bass and vocals

Do Me Too


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

Do Me Too is the first song from the February 2022 EP by 9 o'clock Nasty, "Sex."

Listening Notes

We've all been there. Well some of us wish we had. Polyamory is a minefield. But it is a minefield with a lot of sex in it. So you're there. you're in. So what now? 

Are you getting your fair share? 

A song for jealousy. For love measured out in squelchy doses.

Sing Along

Run Free

Hands Free

I don't mind when you're coming back to me

My sunshine

So sublime

I'll be your dog as long as you stay mine

Use me

Complete me

A different two but I can add to three

My heartbeat

Deep heat

Use me up and drop me at your feet

Whatever you do. Do it to me too.

Hold me

Withold me

I'll wipe you down when I get to please you

Freeze frame

My heart flame

Paradise when my voyeur-eye's on you

Whatever you do. Do it to me too.

Do it. Do it. Do it. Do 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 10 February 2022

Brash, brusque and to the point, hits you right between the eyes with its brutal rawness. The Other Side reviews Politic

Nicole Mendes continues to show herself to be the most dangerous woman in music with her review of Politic.

“Brash, brusque and to the point, this track hits you right between the eyes with its brutal rawness. Think Sex Pistols but with more urgency”

Yes! The ‘Sex Pistol Comparison Alarm’ is sounding at Nasty HQ, the air is being punched and backs are being slapped. We have never been called brusque before and it has made Pete Brock blush. Dead right we are more urgent than the Pistols, they lived in much kinder and easier times. Things have got very real this decade.

“Not ones to avoid controversial topics, 9 o’clock Nasty provide a “blueprint for revolution” in Politic and you will listen! The thing is, as profound as 9 o’clock Nasty is they remain charmingly light-hearted.” 

We don’t see the point of getting all serious. If you’ve got to get into them, well you might as well have a good time. Anyone knows revolutionaries have all the best tunes.

Tuesday 8 February 2022

We Chat to the Other Side Reviews


We do not give the title of "Most Dangerous Woman in Music" out lightly, but Nicole Mendes of the Other Side Reviews is a force to be reckoned with. We really enjoyed sitting down with her to talk about Politic and life, the universe and everything.

Read the article.

Saturday 5 February 2022

Eat Nasty Episode 2, It's Cocktail Time!


Saturday morning became Cookery Show morning sometime in the last few years. So here is our slightly punked up version. The idea is create the thing in the time it takes the song to play. It is not always successful but rest assured all the things made in the show are consumed by the band.

This Episode we present 2 of our 3 favourite cocktails, the Rusty Vera, the 9 o'clock Nasty and we didn't do the Tequila one because it takes Pete a lot longer to open the Prosecco bottle than we expected.

The backing track is Indoor Boyfriend, which we will be releasing on 12 Feb. You can presave it now.

If you want to catch up, here is Episode 1.

Friday 4 February 2022

Sex will happen on 12th February

We're pleased to confirm that our next EP, Sex will be available from 12th February 2022.

The EP is our last three-track release for a while and contains songs that all relate in some way to sex.

  • Do Me Too is a party banger, one of our all-time best releases, and deals with jealousy and voyeurism in polyamorous relationships.
  • What Have You Done For Me Lately? explores sexual power and the heart of the lover that is dumped for the very first time in their life and simply does not know what to do.
  • Indoor Boyfriend is a sketch of the most sexual being ever conceived. A man able to inseminate you without touch. A spunkbomb in casual clothing.

Wednesday 2 February 2022

#NewIndie Playlist


We are really proud to have joined together with some truly outstanding bands to make a top quality indie music playlist.

Find it at https://tinyurl.com/newindie

It updates most weeks, but as new material is added, some of the older stuff is taken away, so the length is about right. All the bands on it are good. All the bands on it merit your attention. Give it a go.

Tuesday 1 February 2022

Downloading Our MP3 Files Has Changed


We are artists. Not money grabbing bastards. From Day 1 we've had our full discography available for download free from the site. In part this recognises the reality that not everyone likes streaming sites like Spotify, and those sites pay virtually nothing. We've run into some problems with working that way as the volume of traffic to the downloads page has gone from a visit a week to a visit a day to hundreds. Whilst we don't want to charge for online access, we don't want to incur charges for doing it.

So from now on all our music is still available for free download if you are a member of our mailing list. We will include a link in every newsletter.

If you don't want to sign up - and who can blame you (it's pretty good actually!) we've made a list of the ways you can get our stuff which includes many free options and some you can pay for.

Nasty, out.