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Wednesday 30 March 2022

Playboy Driver, the Lyric Video


We get asked... did you really sing "flicked both ends?" 

Well now you can find out and sing along.

Gritty Guitars from Plastic Magazine


Plastic Magazine are well-know for their "no bands with the number 9 in their name" policy, so we were especially pleased to finally break down that wall and have a review.

A couple of quotes

Leicester-based alternative outfit 9 o’clock Nasty take no prisoners with their swaggering rock sound. At the core of their music sits gritty guitars, driving beats and melody-focused vocal lines and harmonies.

This is a really cool description of what we do. We may steal it to use on our social media profiles. OK, we did. Pete's been trying to get the grit out of his guitar for ages, but that is what you get when you play hard rock in the sand dunes.

Bringing the DIY style of 90s garage rock firmly into the 21st century, they offer their own authentic sonic vision. After releasing a string of singles over the last two years, they’ve carved out a fanbase eager for their raw indie rock vibes.

Thank you plastic! 

Sunday 20 March 2022

Playboy Driver Playlist Roundup


We would generally like to write a proper response to every time someone bothers to playlist us.  We do always try to listen to the whole playlist and namecheck any artists we enjoyed. Time is however tight, so for the moment we're just listing them here. In no particular order....

@julienceuk dropped us on his Guitar Orientated Rock list which is a BEAST from the Beatles to Hendrix and is currently on our speakers at full dB 

@jpgchief listed us on Sickest and Dopest where we get to be next to @hana_piranha again! We're  also on Fresh Singles where we especially enjoyed @myfriendthechimpanzee

@mangowavereviews added us to multiple lists - our favourite one is Mango 100 Post Punk and New Wave where we feel very happy next to people like @golden_plates and @thtmsc

@nenesbutler also has a rather fine Indie playlist where we are delighted to see @ragingclueuk

@artistionline put us on their eponymous playlist which in our experience is one of the most played indie lists out there. Nice to be shoulder to shoulder with the awesome Slow Fall who seem to have 100 Instagram profiles so we can't work out which one to pick. 

There are a lot more... we will get around to listening and listing later this week.

Saturday 19 March 2022

Playboy Driver


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

Playboy Driver is the March 2022 single by 9 o'clock Nasty.

Listening Notes

Some people just burn brighter. They fascinate. Then they combust to cinders and the followers move on. They bring charisma, danger, sex, joy, risk. We could all live like that if only we could accept that it could be a shorter life.

Sing Along

Booze & Fags

Sex & Leather

I wear gloves

You wear feathers

High on gas

My drive is low

Consumed with need

For speed to go

Fan the flames

Burning faster

Fucked both ends

Lit by the master

Fizz to powder

Wheels a spinnin'

Pushing faster

Always winning

Playboy Driver

Evil wheel

The pedal metal

Pull my steel

Never bettered

Busting roads

I got no ceiling

Live the night

Embrace the feeling

Motor oil

the baby kind

Stolen glamour

Driving blind

See my carry

Heavy load

Wear it lightly

As I flow

Playboy Driver

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

Brynn Chipps, aka Mr Thumbs produced and contributed to the guitars on this song and he is our brother. 

Thursday 17 March 2022

Prelude to the release of Playboy Driver: RGM Interview


In the run up to releasing Playboy Driver we have had the pleasure of doing some interviews, and FV Music, who even have a virtual lounge you can sip virtual drinks in whilst chatting was a true pleasure.

They asked us all about chequered history, opinions on several things (if you are a Flat Earthist, a Joe Rogan Fan or a Lizard Person living incognito on Earth you should probably not click the link).

It was a lot of fun - we will let you fill your boots rather than trying to paraphrase or lift quotes. Thank you

Read the Interview.

Wednesday 16 March 2022

Reviewer brands us Weirdly Soothing and Mildly Psychotic. So that's an improvement


Jaye Maverick is an enigma. We loved the review so we checked out the old social media to find out who this person is. We feel now entirely satisfied that we are dealing with one of our people and that feels good. The Nasty Tribe grows by the minite.

The review on Rising Artists may be the last "Sex" gets before we turn our mighty promotional machine onto Playboy Driver.  By any measure it's been wildly successful for us. We live in a twilight world where not long ago 100 plays on Spotify and 50 on YouTube felt like we'd delivered. King Thing changed that (at the time of writing it has had over 3k plays, our first to do so, and 3800 plays for the YouTube video which is insane when you consider that is more that x10 what came before.

Do Me Too has massively outperformed that and it has only been out 3 weeks.

We aren't driven by numbers and data. Frankly we are too ugly to care. But it feels good to see each week a few more people have joined our tribe. Playboy Driver will accelerate that. It's an attention seeking crowd pleaser. 

Anyhoo, Rising Artists said some very nice things about the record.

9 o’clock Nasty….a name that you know and love. They are a three piece group from Leicester, UK and have just released their first EP of 2022…it’s been long awaited. “Sex” from 9 o’clock Nasty is exactly what it sounds like. “Now is the time for possibly the world’s most unlikely sex-workers to release songs about jealousy, the endless transactions of relationships and the pure charisma of a man in his meaty prime.”

Speaking as men in their meaty prime, we greatly enjoy this description. 

The group has generated almost 3,000 listeners on Spotify, in the year 2021 they released 8 EPs…that has got to be some sort of record. With the new release of “Sex” and upcoming coming release of and LP in May, people are starting to take notice and 9 o’clock Nasty is continuously giving you what you want.

Ha ha ha. Actually in 2021 it was 6 EPs, 1 single and 1 LP. We're busy people. the only inaccuracy in Jaye's words are the final sentence. We are continuously giving you what we want.

“Indoor Boyfriend” is the last song of the EP and it shows a different side of 9 o’clock nasty. Although it’s not a slow sad song “Indoor Boyfriend” is a psychotic ballad, it is weirdly soothing. As the EP comes to and end, you feel completely satisfied..that is what sex is supposed to do. This is an EP from 9 o’clock Nasty that you don’t want to miss out on.

Indoor Boyfriend is supposed to be the cuddle part. Post Sex cuddle. Which means Do Me Too is foreplay and What Have You Done For Me Lately? is.... well let's not continue with that analogy. Messy. Ick. 

Monday 14 March 2022

Ted's Qwarky Brighton Adventure


We allowed Ted the weekend off while Sydd was having his glass eye fitted, on the condition that he took Addermyre as the responsible adult to ensure he came home relatively intact.

They headed to Brighton to catch fellow #NewIndie artists The Qwarks at their gig at the Pipeline. 

The Qwarks are pretty wonderful. Check them out!

Sunday 13 March 2022

Stripped Down For Sex, Thank You Indie O'Clock for the Review


We've always had a soft spot for Indie O'Clock, partly because they are the Indie to our Nine! They have reviewed Sex and we hope they won't mind us sharing a translated version here.

9 o'clock Nasty releases new EP "Sex" with 3 tracks. The band won't stop!

Since 2021, there are already a total of 9 EP's released. There are many differences between them. One has had a cover of Justin Timberlake's "Sexy Back,"  then there was "What Time is Santa?" at Christmas time. The band with all that irreverence, with a more acidic style of humor and with a more raw sound and vocal, now in this new EP brings news and evolution in these aspects. Fun Fact: these guys do it for fun!

The EP begins with the track "Do Me Too", with a more live, structured sound, rhythmic beats and a disconcerting guitar. The stripped rock is in the air with this track. "Do Me Too" brings all that is good in 80s rock, the current indie rock and still that garage rock footprint. 

The chorus sticks, is a success this vibe right on the first track of the EP.

The second track "What Have You Done For Me Lately?" has guitar riffs early on and then on the chorus. Here we perceive an evolution in the instrumental solo, with more body and a solid structure to the song. It's really cool to see what 9 o'clock Nasty is doing and these alternations between the previous punk and the match for the more rock side.

"Indoor Boyfriend" is the last track, has a fusion between rock and punk, with guitar touches commanding the rhythm of the track and even the beats. The vocal here is interesting, with 2 voices, shows 9 o'clock Nasty more aligned between the 2 vocals and the instruments.

Another EP of the band and every time you hear, I assure you, you become more fan of the most rock and roll guys of recent years, with criticism and the irreverent and stripped-down way of making songs.

All we can say in return is "Obrigado, vocês são os escritores mais perigosos sobre música agora. Continue fazendo o que você faz. Também adoraríamos tocar no Brasil se você encontrar um promotor que se arriscasse no nosso show de horrores."

Saturday 12 March 2022

Don't let Sex Put You Off.


We write about music did a review of Sex that left us flummoxed and then rather excited. A bit like Sex really.

We thought Sex was a great name for a record. Four or five community violation bans on TikTok later we are having second thoughts but hey, it is what it is. WWAM thought the same, and suggested it not deter you. Anyway, they also called it slow burning and that sounds a bit naughty so we like it.

Please do go give the site a look. For us the best para was:

Bordering on a garage punk sound throughout the entirety of Sex, the band has clearly brought a rougher style into the mix that we’ve come to love. Spread across three total tracks, spanning right around 9 minutes in length, each one sort of creates its own atmospheric world from start to finish. Although there are moments where the punk genre enters into the mix, we think one of the highlights is the breadth of sound that 9 o’clock Nasty have delivered as a whole.

Thank you WWAM. 

Oh we can't resist. Really. We can't.

Here goes.

WWAM BBHAM thank you WWAM.

Thursday 10 March 2022

FV Music Blog. New and Spot On

FV Music Blog seems new. To us anyway. So new they don't even have a logo yet. So we used a pigeon instead. But if you give it a view (and you should. Seriously, it's smart and well-written and about indie music), it's not naive new, it is fresh and good.

Anyhoo, they interviewed us and it's a nice write up. Please have a look.

Our favourite section was the bit about improving the music industry where we think we might actually have hit on a good idea. Hey World, you're welcome.

Tuesday 8 March 2022

The Most Dangerous Woman in Pop Music Reviews Sex


Nicole Mendes mans the devil's own typewriter at The Other Side Reviews and last week she turned her laser cannons onto our latest EP Sex.

It's a nice piece. One reason why we would never dare cross Nicole is that she sees the context. This is a woman who reads the other reviews. She synthesises. She blends. She concentrates and her brew is potent.

Short, sweet and pounding, the three tracks off Sex touch on topics from casual sex to toxic relationships in their brash style. A full-on acceleration from the opening ‘Do Me Too’ to the smooth sensuality of ‘Indoor Boyfriend’, 9 o’clock Nasty comments on the said and unsaid aspects of physicality. The dynamic guitar-driven ‘Do Me Too’ introduces us to their swagger from the beginning; however, ‘What Have You Done For Me Lately’ digs at jealousy, anger and disrespect with crashing drums. Finally petering out in a flowing yet mildly psychotic ballad, 9 o’clock Nasty highlights their innovativeness as artists.

We love to see ourselves in the same sentence as Sweet and Pounding. Our only comment would be that there is nothing 'mild' about the psychosis of Indoor Boyfriend. Full on, f-u-l-l   o-n

Sunday 6 March 2022

Playboy Driver first review:

Danzig Krupp over at Dark Strudel is a funny old goat. He loves to hate us when all we do is give him cheese and good tunes but he does write a good review. He has savaged us in the past but he has done a review of the preview of Playboy Driver which we hope will be the first of many.
Barely restrained guitars hang on the edge of meaning as the crescendo builds. Every instrument battles to take control in a heaving mess. This is music on the edge of falling apart and spilling onto the pavement in every moment and somehow it stumbles forwards and keeps pace. 
There is something very dark at the heart of this song. Kinetic. A casual death. Yet it fills me with adrenaline and joy and I cannot help playing it over and over again. For a few moments, I am the Playboy Driver, and I think that is the point. We would all embrace death if our life could be this good.
We spent a lot of time making Playboy Driver work so it's a bit distressing to hear it called a mess on the verge of falling over, but the truth is, from the first moment we played it, it does have an "edge of chaos" feel to it so we sort of understand where he's coming from. 

As for the darkness at its heart, well everyone will hear what they hear. We hear joy. Savage joy at someone who is free. Truly free and to take the consequences, however the dice may fall.

Wednesday 2 March 2022

Next Newsletter this Weekend


This weekend our monthly missive will fire across the internet to newsletter subscribers.

This month members will get news and some comedy moments and a free preview mp3 for the Street Circuit mix of our upcoming single PlayBoy Driver. This is a version that will not be released on streaming channels, the only other way to get it will be as a paid download.

Members also have access to a folder of all our discography for free download, and will get a discount code for our new LP "By All Means Necessary" when that hits the airwaves in May.

That is a remarkable value proposition you might say. We would agree. Sign up here. There is no spam, it is strictly a one time a month deal.