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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.”

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