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Sunday 7 July 2024

Retreads 1, the Preyswitch Remixes


"Enjoy, but never forgive.”

Shave away the layers. Refine. Distill. Once more a demonic taint of magic has slithered over the Atlantic and painted 9 o’clock Nasty with snakeskin glitter.

This thing we do, it’s a journey. From time to time we meet kindred spirits from around the globe. Preyswitch is a musician and producer with pedigree. A wild wizard with a thick cuban cigar permanently fixed in his right fist. Based in a place so hostile that for six months of nightless day insects as large as cats constantly slam against the window. A place where for six months of dayless night bears dressed in tight lycra and leather caps rummage through bins and scream for vengeance at an unkind moon. 

Reclusive, mysterious and prone to rage against almost anything, Preyswitch heard something in our songs that made him want to…. utterly destroy and rebuild them. 

So, of course we worked with him. RETREADS 1 takes three of our recent singles and twists them into new shapes and patterns. It’s for a dance floor but not the one you’re thinking of. A dance floor where limbs throw shapes that make your guts ache and your feet sweat. A dance floor on the edge of reality, where wilderness meets the hard vacuum of space. This is the serious stuff. For the pro-consumer.

“Another mad Canadian bastard destroyed our songs. Find him. Prosecute him with all the legal powers at our disposal.” (Ted Pepper, 9 o’clock Nasty)

“Revenge will be sweet. We shall dine on pancakes and tinned vegan ham as we groove to this brutally corrupt masterpiece.” (Pete Brock, 9 o’clock Nasty)

The Ancient Egyptians, well, the minute they had the remix done they would have bricked the bastard into the studio. Dung and hay brick after dung and hay brick, as the sick mind that produced the remix screamed for release. Offered to make just one more edit. Those were the days. That is why you never hear of an Ancient Stock Aitken and Waterhose, remixing the Pharoah's favourite Nileside Tunes.

But we live in modern times, so credit where credit is due, but not forgiveness. Oh no.

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

Ho Disco Shit is the June 2024 single by 9 o'clock Nasty 

Much love to the people that have taken time to listen to our stuff and write about it.

@jpgchief said ““God has truly abandoned us, but it’s all good. Play it loud.. Dance music for us tarnished & wretched ones, immoral & meek… Ariana Grande fans might enjoy it as well.”

”A new Nasty EP, the same chaotically mad energy. Alas, “Retreads 1” hints by its name that it won’t be the only remixes release, so help us God. The man behind such a foul action? A Canadian”

@fvmusicblog said “Fuelled by exciting beats, exquisite songwriting and inviting production”

“9 O’CLOCK NASTY are on the rise.” 

@york_calling said “Of course, with it being 9 o’clock Nasty, it’s not the typical disco in which we find ourselves.”

“9 o’clock Nasty are proving themselves the masters of the collab. There’s an exciting underground network of international artists around them making some amazing music…… This EP might be the best of the bunch.” 

@edgarallanpoets said “heavy beats creating an atmosphere of tension and intrigue.”

“Imagine a Minotaur with the head of The Prodigy and the Body of Fatboy Slim” 

@musikepool said “a must-listen for anyone seeking music that defies convention."

“The remix transforms the track into a high-octane blend of distorted guitars and pulsating electronic beats. The raw edge of the original is maintained, but Preyswitch adds layers of complexity and depth, creating a track that is both familiar and new” 

@sinusoidal.music said “Preyswitch creates total sonic mayhem here, balancing darkness and movement in perfect disorder.

“9 o’clock Nasty showcases a new level of experimental energy.  Loud volumes are highly recommended to fully experience the dazzling swirl of emotions within each remix. So, turn it up loud for the full immersive, chaotic experience.” 

@korliblog said “bold and unapologetic”

“dark, hypnotic, and utterly danceable masterpieces. @Preyswitch production wizardry conjures up a world where wilderness and space collide, creating a song that’s both eerie and enjoyable” 

@musicaenpalabras_said “It's not just music to dance; it's music to experiment and reflect.”

“Each song is a raw and visceral story, full of vivid images and intense emotions.“ 

@lostinthemanor said “the guitar work and the mixing take this track to a whole another level altogether.“

“a gritty textured, synth-heavy approach to hard rock that’s accentuated by clean vocals with gruff vocal harmonies, making for a rather interesting take” 

@littlechiefmusicsaid “The collaboration with Preyswitch brings a fresh, raw energy to their music… We love the bold creativity of this EP”

“Each song is a journey through new sonic territories, showcasing the band’s willingness to experiment and evolve.” 

@thisisapolloharp said “collaborates with producer Preyswitch to cast these narratives in new perspectives and interpretations. In a way that not only retains the essence of them but elevates it”

“If you enjoy unique and creative soundscapes that challenge, inspire, and entertain the mind, this three-track collection is for you.” 

Saturday 1 June 2024

Hot Disco Shit


"Party. With the people you trust.”

Pull on the skin tight fabric. Punch through the veil and break through to the other side. 

It is not enough to be Lost in Music. You must surrender utterly. Ring my bell, get on my funky train, feel my love, but only ever party with the people you trust. Make HOT DISCO SHIT the soundtrack to the joy and the fear and the pain and the love.

When the world is falling apart, it’s time to go retro. What could be a safer place to hide than disco? Feel the gut wrenching fear of AIDS and the twisted sexual need all twisted together and grinding deeper into the floor with every kick of that drum.

Look your best. Dress like it’s your last night on earth. Move to the groove and raise your hands. Weep to the beat. Weep to the beat.

HOT DISCO SHIT is a song about nights lost at the gates of heaven. Fun and laughter stopped by the doorman’s stern rebuke. A song about footwear being judged. About sex and death becoming too close for comfort. 

“Disco is the purest musical form. Crystalline and fragile, yet hard as steel. This song left us bruised and broken.” (Ted Pepper, 9 o’clock Nasty)

“We’d like to dedicate this song to the security staff at Vice Versa nightclub in Loughborough, UK. Stopping me from going in on that doomed, sweaty, terrible night, saved my life.” (Pete Brock, 9 o’clock Nasty)

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

Ho Disco Shit is the June 2024 single by 9 o'clock Nasty 

Much love to the people that have taken time to listen to our stuff and write about it.

@jpgchief said “…something that feels different, interesting and eyebrow-raising. An act like 9 O’Clock Nasty is always willing to change the game, make up their own rules and break them all at the same time – and on “Hot Disco Shit” that is exactly what they do.”

“…decided to let the groove and funk-inspired production to take the lead and that was the smartest of choices. “Hot Disco Shit” sounds like nothing that ever came from them before, and it’s refreshing to listen to this side of such an unpredictable band. By going full 70s retro, they actually took a step forward into their own universe and revel in the fun of it.”

@rockeramag said “the British group managed to create a super catchy melodic and rhythmic environment where they shine brightly and uniquely.”

“Unlike other songs where the chorus is the most memorable section, “Hot Disco Shit” manages to be catchy across the board…the verses, the chorus, even the instrumental intro sucks you in and holds you tight. The bassline here guys…what a groove…”

@musicearshot said “Hot Disco Shit is more than a song; it's an experience. It advocates complete surrender, encouraging fans to ring the bell, board the funky train, and feel the love

“This music is intended to serve as a soundtrack for excitement, terror, anguish, and love—intensified when the world appears to be falling apart.” 

@york_calling said “an ode to discos of yesteryear with the unmistakable 9 o’clock Nasty edge.”

“A funky guitar riff opens things up before groovy drums come in and acerbic vocals tell a tale of dancefloor judgment.” 

Nicole at @theothersidereviews said “The simple line, “party with people you trust”, isn’t just a hint to having an awesome time with mates; it’s a warning” & she’s not wrong.

“The thing is, just as there is utter, soul-stirring, skin-tingling rapture in the night of funky disco dancing, a darker side swims across the room” 

@sinusoidal.music said “Polish your boots with spit sonny, the disco floor just opened.”

“They get funky, dirty and one with the crowd with their bouncy riff and catchy vocals. They’re joining forces while singing, so its good to know the band is having fun as well. As for the drum beat, yes, it is addictive enough for a pocket where only that groove shines.“ 

@chunedesk said “This track’s not sentimental towards old disco but gives a taste just how filthy disco could be if it had been produced at 9 O’Clock Nasty”

“Hot Disco Shit” demonstrates the band’s ability to produce music that is unapologetically retro yet unorthodox. 

@findnoenemy_ said “basks in its own irreverence and abandon, inviting you to revel in its audacious energy and embrace the uninhibited joy of the dance floor.”

“your ticket to a night of unfiltered disco madness.”

@cheerstothevikings said “production is smart and creative, capturing the essence of early 00s disco vibes. The hook is incredibly catchy and you’ll likely find yourself singing it long after the song ends.

“It’s the perfect soundtrack for those nights when you just want to dance and forget about the world” 

@indieoclock said “This track is a work of art and once again they get it right at launch”

“a light composition of dense lyrics, uniting its rebellious and punk style to a rhythm” 

@thisisapolloharp said “As soon as you hear it, you’ll know it’s a 9 ‘o’ clock Nasty composition. The deliberate disregard to conventional outfits, matched with an off-handed sonic brilliance that both confronts and refreshes you.”

“The track is edged with the classic 9 ‘o’ clock Nasty absurdity, blatantly asymmetrical and provocatively funky. But the rhythm is dilated and the grooves are a slow roll like an OG hip-hop track.” 

@littlechiefmusic said “captures the essence of retro disco with a modern twist.”

“an intoxicating blend of joy, fear, and raw emotion.” 

@gdltudosobremusica “a sound that unites aspects of pop, with grooves of the disco, beats of the dub”

“rhythm that will not leave anyone standing.” 

Saturday 4 May 2024

Bad Monkey


"I make the sun come up, I do it every day.”

Sharpened and polished to a state of absolute transcendental rock perfection. Open your ears to the BAD MONKEY. On the rock’n’roll highway, the speed freaks are back in town.

A life of excess needs a soundtrack. You can’t party hard and make the sun come up every day without a decent theme tune. Yes folks, Leicester’s very special aristocrats of punk have strapped on their guitars to bring you something that sticks within the swim lanes of genre and style. But crafted to absolute pop-rock perfection. 

Every note, every whiff of petrochemical. Every arrogant flick of the head. Curated, balanced and honed.

Because we can. Despite our artful pretension, we are a rock band after all.

Follow the footprints of BAD MONKEY all the way to Hell. Because all the good boys are girls as well..

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

Bad Monkey is the May 2024 single by 9 o'clock Nasty 

Much love to the people that have taken time to listen to our stuff and write about it.

@jpgchief said “The Nasty proves themselves, once again, as the masters of dismay, the conjurers of destructive and exciting riffs that pump diesel into your veins.”

“…a wild ride, an obscene hymn dedicated to the road. Hell is on the loose, and it is time for us to hit the gas.”

@rockeramag said “Rock is their playground, and this is shown beyond a shadow of a doubt with “Bad Monkey”…an instantly catchy riff with a vocal melody that won’t leave your soul for weeks to come…”

“The adrenaline pumping song is just 2 minutes and 35 seconds…but boy, do they take you on the road, in an American muscle car, doing 180 km/h and just leaving a blazing fiery trail behind it.”

@edgarallanpoets said “They’re smart creating something unique and undeniably catchy.”

“It’s like a fragmented memory of a wild night, flashing through your hungover head the next morning.” 

@york_calling said “Opening with some big, fuzzy riffs, Bad Monkey at once sounds like a classic rock number."

“Everything that 9 o’clock Nasty do, they do with their tongue placed firmly in their cheek. It’s something to bear in mind when we read the band describing Bad Monkey as being “middle of the road”. True, they’ve put aside some of their most out there elements in favour of familiar rock in their latest single, but there’s nothing generic about it.”

@theintelligence.music said “The guitars in this song are as dirty as they come”

“The overall vibe is undeniably some of the most punk energy you’ll find in modern day music.” 

 @theothersidereviews said “‘Bad Monkey’ slips a slice of pop-rock into 9 o’clock Nasty’s high-voltage punk sound.”

“It’s the drunken daze swirling with memories of fantastic night-time frolics before an abrupt end to the melody while you pass out on the floor; good night though.”

@MESMERIZED said “more like a triple shot of espresso than a song, ‘Bad Monkey’ is a sonic rampage that leaves you buzzing with adrenaline and wondering what just hit you.”
“A high-octane and fierce piece of music, it’s another track that showcases the act’s relentless energy and boundary-pushing determination. Rebellious, raw, and defiant, ‘Bad Monkey’ is yet another banger for 9 o’clock Nasty to add to their ever-increasing arsenal of ferociousness.”

@beachhouse.blog said “They’ve somehow managed to keep it fiercely unique yet familiar, striking that perfect chord between innovative and classic rock vibes”

“From the very first riff, it’s clear that this song is something special. It’s a thrill ride of fast cars, gender politics, and beats that’ll make you rethink your whole lifestyle. “

@allenpetersonreviews said “This isn’t a song for the faint of heart; it’s a full-on rock and roll assault, a middle finger raised high at conformity. Forget catchy pop hooks; “Bad Monkey” injects a potent dose of adrenaline straight into your veins, urging you to break free from societal expectations.”

“There’s a sense of adventure woven throughout—a celebration of late nights and defying the ordinary. Forget the creepy crawlies; the real “Bad monkey” here is the untamed spirit that refuses to be confined.” 

@sinusoidal.music said “Like a gift in a cereal box, just the bare name is addiction enough that needs a large area of nicotine patches on my body. Luckily they’re back with crack in a nifty pack, this is called Bad Monkey. “

“A song that will send the distortion knob squealing, the car tires a-peelin’ and make you cherish that junkie feeling. This is a 3 chord change with a V8 humming for the rhythm section, while Sydd, Pete and Tedd can smell the adventure written in the outro of the script.”

@lostinthemanor said “Taking on an avatar of alternative rock, they bring the feel-good of the fuzzy guitars and the clockwork-like drumming together with the vocals, which shine with their unconventional processing that sounds distinctive, and positively amazing.”

“they deliver relentless energy and a dose of mild sarcasm; and they're here again, punishing the world with their unique brand of love-infused rebellion” 

@thisisapolloharp said “9 ‘o’ Clock Nasty gets grittier, snottier, and nastier with every release. They love to celebrate human folly, extrapolating it with absurd notions and cerebral pulses.”

“Like packing a blasting agent with gun powder, these two load the vocal trajectory, emotion, and evocation. It is incredible how this band achieves the most unexpected sonic chemistries”

@musicistoblame said “Funnelling through the instrumental, you're hearing a nasty (and we mean the excellent nasty) filtered and distorted lead guitar and a drum pattern full of attitude - it's simple but loud, proud, and gritty.”

“They're a band that tries to stick it to the man and the world with killer beats that will make you return for more!” 

@cheerstothevikings said “With precision crafting yet wild at heart… For those seeking a new anthem to accompany a life of excess and excitement, “Bad Monkey” hits all the right notes and then some.”

“an electrifying experience that resonates with raw, infectious energy throughout the duration of the song. From the very first listen, the vocals grab hold, etching memorable lines into your mind with their catchy hooks.” 

Saturday 23 March 2024

Dead Pilot


"I'll fly you home. I'll cook yer tea.”

Authority figures. They tower. They loom. Respect them. Pay them. When the dentist is elbow deep in your mouth, you can't argue. When a pilot holds all of our lives in their hands, who will deny them a shoulder to cry on?

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

Crowland is the February 2024 single by 9 o'clock Nasty 

@jpgchief said “With a brand new single, 9 o’clock Nasty keep maintaining themselves as the lords of cynicism and musical discordia”

“the single is as fun as it is dark, because one cannot help but to think about such mystery while also banging his/her head to the sixties inspired beat. Also, not one, but two drum beats, each panned side to side, surprise us as the verse kicks in.”We thank reviewers for taking the time to listen to our stuff - we don't always agree with what they write but we value the effort! Thank you to these reviewers who gave our song a few words.

@rockeramag said “They excel in showcasing a diverse array of styles in their music, blending professional and expertly crafted post-punk, alternative, rock, pop, and dark wave elements seamlessly.”

“When it comes to music, undoubtedly, they are currently the best in the international music scene, in my opinion, for offering such distinctive diversity through their music. It’s worth noting that they flawlessly blended old-school and contemporary elements. “

@plasticmag said “each add a piece to the puzzle of the 9 o’clock Nasty universe. It’s guitar-driven rock music but filtered through a hazy lens of sonic humour and bold concepts, resulting in something entirely new.”

“a twisted synth rock outing cut with the band’s trademark sardonic lyrical writing. Opened by the stuttered buzz of a guitar riff, the bouncy drum beat raises the tension before the song launches into an uptempo tirade of punchy rhythms, thumping bass lines and swaggering vocal leads.”

@KIMU said “The message of the song is succinctly metaphorical, and the hooks are captivating”

“the subversive band has captured our hearts with their fearless approach to music, creating forward-thinking songs that are both thought-provoking and eye-opening.”

@edgarallanpoets said “adrenaline fuelled punk rock that steers you back on course.”

“This isn’t a nostalgic tribute, it’s a full-fledged sonic assault with a modern twist.” 

@thebuzzyband said “The nasties have rolled real-world dread, satire and escapist whimsy in a tightly-knit punk song.”

“9 o’clock Nasty serves this stinging realization with jagged synths, boiling basslines and  a dollop of alarming electronic pulses. They’ve placed the listener at the center of a fuselage, experiencing the dread of the lights going down as cruise control sets in and the pilot breathes their last.”

Graeme at @york_calling said “I think every Monday morning should start with some 9 o’clock Nasty.”

“For all its macabre, Dead Pilot is a lively track, with layers of vibrant electronica playing over some pacy garage rock. Things end on a sudden, ghoulish note. It might just be 9 o’clock Nasty’s most finely-crafted track yet.”

Nicole Mendes, the woman who we most fear at @theothersidereviews said “the UK-based trio tip into the darkness of authoritarian control over life and death in ‘Dead Pilot’. 

“With hard-hitting beats, 9 o’clock Nasty holds you in a vice as your heart pulsates in your ears, your skin chills and you gasp for breath. Interestingly, while the melodic “what the hell was that” brashness grabs you by the throat, it is the elegant cohesion between all elements that sends a rush of raw emotion through your mind.”

@iggymagazine said “Production is a masterpiece, especially when we know the distinctive diversity that their music usually offers and the important message that this song wants to convey to listeners.”

“Distinguishing themselves by their musical style has become their Achilles talent. This English group, renowned for their cleverly designed soundscape of professional dark wave, post-punk alternative rock or pop, has once again struck a big blow with the release of "Dead Pilot.”

@pophits.co writing on Indie Rock News said “Stepping through the vibrant tapestry of dark wave frequencies, “Dead Pilot” showcases 9 O’CLOCK NASTY’s ability to navigate the nuanced realms of punk rock”

“Their sound—a vibrant fusion of alt-rock pop and a bold dash of art rock—resonates with the robustness of Iconic acts like Arctic Monkeys and the rawness of The Strokes. Dive into the majestic world of male vocals that capture the quintessence of UK culture and an irresistible post-punk attitude.” 

Thursday 14 March 2024

Live Bits & Blobs


We had a wonderful night out in Brighton at Cellar Dwellers @ The Brunswick - a truly great venue. Thank you for everyone that turned out and bopped.

We will have a live audio recording of the gig available free from our Patreon page from 16th March (which has three currently unreleased tunes).

For subscribers (which is $3 a month) we're uploading videos for Crowland, Smash Grab & Go, Mickey Humpper, Blindness and Mood Is Low.

Here's a little sample of Mickey.

Finally, if you want to see a whole show, we did Leigh's Musical Adventures, and the whole thing including an interview is available now on YouTube.


Saturday 17 February 2024

Smash, Grab and Go


"Pixellate Me. Hide My Face.”

It could be a song about the politics of identity. About surveillance capitalism and how your privacy became an asset. It could be a song about the morals of sexting. Or perhaps it's just about plundering.

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

Crowland is the February 2024 single by 9 o'clock Nasty 

We thank reviewers for taking the time to listen to our stuff - we don't always agree with what they write but we value the effort! Thank you to these reviewers who gave our song a few words.

@jpgchief “It is as advertised…  imagining a multiverse where the Beastie Boys stuck more with the hardcore punk sound”

“What I like best about the vibe of the track is that it’s noisy and menacing like you’d hear on a grunge record a kin to “In Utero” yet it is steadily energetic and hyped up like a Public Enemy, or even more so, Beastie Boys track from the late 80s.”

#auralaggravation said “a filthy, serrated bassline that grates away like a rusty saw, it’s nasty alright, and probably best not to be aired pre-watershed. It’s punky, but also owes an immense debt to The Fall, not least of all with the delivery of the sneery, snarky vocals, chewing on the refrain and spitting it out, mangled and messy. The there’s the thumping repetitive drumming and, appearing unexpectedly, some quite buoyant 80s indie synth work. “

“But it’s not just some cheap Fall rip-off – although its lo-fi fizz is integral to its appeal – but brings elements of The Pixies into play as part of its grungy four-chord stomp. They’re not wrong when they describe it as ‘Simple. Direct. Violent.’ And say that they’ve made ‘a song that sounds exactly like the adrenaline rush when you realise that life will never be the same again.’ Clocking in at two minutes and fifteen seconds, there’s no space for mucking about.”

@iggymagazine said “it does not disappoint. A real springboard that projects us into an unbreathable and intoxicating atmosphere. With powerful guitar riffs, energetic drums and powerful lyrics, this song captures the raw energy and rebellious attitude that characterize the distinctive sound of 9 O'clock Nasty.”

“The incisive and provocative words reflect the indomitable spirit of the group, while the dynamic instrumentation creates an electrifying atmosphere that transports you instantly. There is such power and recklessness that emerge both in terms of musicality and vocally, resonating in our head even after the end of the piece.”

#ariyelsblog “A sonic explosion that encapsulates the raw adrenaline rush of life”

“But beneath the surface, "Smash, Grab & Go" is more than just a high-octane anthem; it's a canvas upon which listeners can project their own interpretations. Delving into themes as diverse as identity, surveillance, and scrutiny, the song serves as a multifaceted reflection of the modern human experience. “

Nicole Mendes, Music Assassin wrote in @theothersidereviews “a two-minute blast of anarchistic adrenaline”

“Over time we’ve come to appreciate the UK-based trio 9 o’clock Nasty with their eclectic, enigmatic crash of chaos bound by a profound ribbon. The ups and downs of their rollercoaster singles met by the soothing sincerity lying beneath.”

Mr Smith, kingpin of @york_calling wrote “Smash, Grab & Go! is a track that grabs you by the goolies and takes you on a two-and-a-bit-minute adrenalin-fuelled thrill ride.”

“Opening with rumbling bass and the sound of distorted air raid sirens, it quickly envelopes you in a pacy groove before chanting vocals come in. 9 o’clock Nasty describe the track about being whatever you want it to be, and frankly the meaning feels secondary to the feeling of excitement that it stirs within you.”

@thebuzzyband said “Three simple verbs yelled with an air full of lungs, along with a groovy bassline and guitar outbursts are all you need for the revolution (or the party) to start. “

“Their sound is akin to their fellow brits IDLES–Punk rock that’s equally as groovy as it is to encourage the wild swinging of fists.  I’m especially enamoured by the second verse, in which the lead singer says “Pixelate me, hide my face”, alluding to the eroding privacy that us regular citizens are losing to the powers that be. Perhaps there’s no other solution but to take up that (metaphorical) sledgehammer and those (real) dancing boots. It’s time to Smash, Grab and Go!”

@risingartists.musicblog “Reminiscent of 80s/90s punk rock, with a sprinkle of experimental electronic and indie rock”

“There is something truly special about 9 o’clock Nasty’s music that isn’t like anything else being put out in the music scene right now. Their sound is instantly recognizable within the first few seconds, which is a difficult stride that the group succeeded in”

@saiidz said “SMASH, GRAB & GO" is essentially musical whiplash, and I'm addicted.”

A searing guitar riff slashes through the darkness, breathing fire. The vocal delivery is pure grit laced with lightning bolts. As the song hurtles towards the chorus, it flexes its muscles. It's like mainlining pure punk rock energy straight into your veins. 

@illustratemagazine said “grabs listeners by the collar and takes them on a wild, exhilarating ride.”

“infectious energy and an unapologetic attitude. The track builds upon a foundation of pounding drums to create something aggressive and invigorating. The relentless drive of the music sets the stage for the bold and commanding vocals, which lead the charge with thick, authoritative delivery.”

@gdltudosobremusica said “a chewing gum chorus and instrumentation dominated by a highlighted bass and very well executed drum line.”

“Being an energizing track and perfect for action movies”

Meanwhile @headbangersnews_br said “irreverent songs with a very commercial sound”

“An electric shock of passion filled with a fearless attitude”

On @hardbeatmag Dan Hemming said.  “ontinuing their pattern of releasing fun and funky tracks that just don’t take themselves all that seriously….in a good way”

“the Leicester-based band have created a sound that feels unique to them, combining catchy guitars and repeated lyrics that you just don’t quite have the power to ignore. “

Kamil, longtime supporter of the band writing at @the_musical_road said “a visceral journey into the heart of chaos and transformation.”

“At its core, "Smash Grab and Go" is about the complexity of identity and the relentless scrutiny of modern life. In a world where surveillance is omnipresent and scrutiny is constant, the song cuts through the noise with its unapologetic honesty and directness.”

@mesmerized.io said “feels more like a triple shot of espresso than a track. Strap in!”

“I’m not entirely sure what it is that keeps on drawing me back to 9 o’clock Nasty. Their experimental nature and inventiveness definitely have something to do with it, but there’s something indescribably magnetic about their sound that always leaves me wanting more.”

@lastdaydeaf said “A song to sing and jump to, with no more than twenty words in its lyrics, it delivers a figurative punch in the face.”

“Upbeat guitar verses with a bold bassline, electrifying drums, and a fast paced tempo, make the sound distinct, giving an almost anthem-like feeling to the song, jolting the listener’s senses into a frenzied state of mind.”

 @cheerstothevikings said “a heart-pounding track that encapsulates the essence of adrenaline-fueled punk rock. Bursting with raw energy and unapologetic intensity”

“Lyrically, the song explores themes of identity, society, and existentialism, offering listeners a chance to reflect on the complexities of the world around them. Yet, despite its depth, there’s an underlying sincerity to the track that makes it feel authentic and relatable. One of the standout features of “Smash, Grab & Go” is its sheer infectiousness. From the moment the chorus kicks in, you’ll find yourself tapping your foot along to the beat. It’s the kind of song that demands to be played at full volume, leaving you with a sense of euphoria that lingers long after the music has stopped.”

@allenpetersonreviews said “Kicking off with a seismic bassline and the haunting wail of distorted air raid sirens, the track beckons us into a chaotic realm where liberation and relentlessness dance hand in hand”

“The grimy, serrated bass, akin to a rusty saw in action, lends a visceral quality to the track’s nefarious charm. While punk roots are evident, a nod to The Fall surfaces through snarky vocals delivering incisive lyrics. Unexpectedly, buoyant 80s indie synth work weaves through the gritty four-chord stomp, adding an exhilarating layer to the auditory journey.”

Nishant Varma, manic music savant writing on @sinusoidal said “the reason your amplifiers bleed tears of joy.”

“I have always felt that 9 o’clock Nasty are lyrical scriptwriters, and they could write the song to possibly any scene. As simple as they are verbose, as sharp as they are with blunt force. There is a false end only a minute or so into the song, but they’re just teasing, aren’t they. Crowland has ushered them into the new phase of darkness, and we at Sinusoidal are all for it.”

Nish, fear not, we have some tight-pants disco madness for you in the Summer. We are seasonal fruit.

@thisisapolloharp wrote “By now, it has become a rule of thumb to expect the unexpected with this band. Their interpretation of punk, play, and pandemonium with each track has only become nastier and grittier”

“The track is inlaid with an orbit of expanding momentum. It is introduced with reverberating bass lines. Its conspiratory and urgent undertone sets the scene for the theme to unfold. With blocks of progressing riffs and rousing vocals, the band invites you into the mayhem.”

Saturday 13 January 2024



"Crow makes a glove, like a first from a dove”

Slowly the clocks of Crowland tick backwards to simpler times, when we were frugal. When we were satisfied by less. When men were men and women were women and those that had could majestically sweep past those that did not. In Crowland we know our place.

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Crowland is the January 2024 single by 9 o'clock Nasty 

Crowland Artwork by @addermyre

We thank reviewers for taking the time to listen to our stuff - we don't always agree with what they write but we value the effort! Thank you to these reviewers who gave our song a few words.

@jpgchief said ”both exciting and terrifying”

“Exciting, ravaging. Pounding & swinging drums. Catchy vocals that express the authority of the iron hand remind us to stay down and fear no more. Music from the underbelly of a broken society. The deadly whistles of the steam train coming to collect, taking us to all hailing dystopia…”

@plasticmgzn said ““Crowland” distils the dark universe that 9 o’clock Nasty have been crafting for years into a piquant punk rock aesthetic.”

“Opened by the gritty stutter of guitar notes and bass rumbles over the punch of drums, the twang of a guitar riff layers up as the band’s trademark crowd style vocals ride above. Casting a moody garage rock spell with subtle electronic tinges, they create a dystopian sonic landscape full of intense musical energy, thumping rhythm and haunting instrumental tones.” 

@iggymagazine said “This track of more than two minutes is simply destructive. The catchy voices that ravage everything in passing show the raw character of reality.”

“It is violent music with violent and hard lyrics. The fictitious and dark place in which the group leads the listeners is no different from hell because hope does not exist, memories fly away from day to day and the control of the iron hand is increasingly growing and obsessive.” 

@giventorock said “Music from the underbelly of a broken society.”

“This is CROWLAND, where they embrace the violence of nature and the fear of the foreign.  Every string of Pete Brock’s guitar is tuned to RAGE.” 

@york_calling said “… never fail to bring something exciting with their new music. Their latest is no exception. Holding up a mirror to our reality, it’s called Crowland”

“If you’ve ever been a conversation with someone who insists things were better before, you’ll know where 9 o’clock Nasty are coming from with Crowland. It’s set in a fictional universe where those people have gotten their way, leaving them in a safe but stale existence. The band bring that world to life through severe electronica and attitude-filled call and response vocals.”

Nicole Mendes, the most dangerous woman in Western Music at @theothersidereviews said “Instead of backing away from the violence and rage of current society, Ted, Pete and Sydd delve into the chaos embracing the “violence of nature and fear of the foreign” with mad sonic skills.”

“Sauntering along the edge of this world where clocks drift backwards, 9 o’clock Nasty hit you with a barrage of punk rock. Interestingly, while the punk intensity oozes through the melody, a lesser tone of alternative rock soothes any chaotic sentimentality. Have no doubt, the unique brand of 9 o’clock Nasty punk lingers as the bold staccato vocals tap your brain with a repetitive rod and the distorted discomfort screeches beneath with drums, guitar and flits of electronic beats; however, it is a soothing anthem for the lads’ new realm” 

@indieoclock said “9 O'clock Nasty has grown with every release, they do not give up their authenticity, their power of composition, “

“'Crowland' is a powerful sound, striking by the beats that are intense, the vocal that is underground, as if it were a protest, with backing vocals that sings at the end of the verses. It impresses the electro style that elels put in the song, with a 90s punk post that is full of fury, anger on the guitar that strikes our hearts, sound effects that are kind of dark, as if they were a control through sound.”

@musicforallmag said “distorted patterns of reality, which take advantage of synthesized and experimental effects “

“create their own physical and elemental rules, which the guitar will use as a foundation for its elevations and conductions from the vocal to the heights that break the layers of the earth.” 

@headbangersnews_br said “an electric shot of attitude mixed with a fearless attitude”

“Their sound is maturing into something unique, making the whole of the work wonderful from the visual to the unique sound.” 

Kamila Bobin at @the_musical_road said “ a riveting and harrowing glimpse into the imagination of an artist who reflects on uncomfortable realities from his imaginary cruel dystopia.”

“On the level of music, this dystopian quality is underscored by sound ‘ingredients’, which reflect disturbing storytelling. Despite the considerable thematic weight of this lyrical piece, an aural landscape is created through attention to arrangement, tone and pace.” 

@beachhouse.blog “a phenomenal track that encapsulates a unique blend of energy and creativity.”

“Right from the opening notes, the song creates an immersive experience that grips the listener. The band’s signature sound, characterized by a mix of guitar riffs and dynamic percussion, shines through brilliantly.” 

@cosmonauta.radio said “intrepid and daring style has been considerably fortified, its throbbing sounds are made up of powerful guitar riffs and changing rhythms”

“the raw energy that they release is perfect to feel in an immersive atmosphere, intensifying our senses at all times while portentous songs tell us a gloomy world, this imaginative theme will make you vibrate with emotion with a disturbing and phenomenal development.”

@lostinthemanor said “ A head-on take on the entropy of the modern world”

“Crowland plunges into its fictional realm with a punk-rock attitude and electronica aesthetics. The track features gritty electric guitar riffs, booming basslines, and synth pulses that bring to life the enigma of an alternate existence caught in the clutches of widespread fear, violence, and mindless obedience.”

@music_and_entertainers said “the track pulls no punches, bringing the band’s high-intensity post-punk vibe to the forefront.”

“Described as “musical violence” by the band themselves, “Crowland” grabs hold of ears from its opening distorted guitar riffs. The band wastes no time establishing their characteristically forceful rhythm and hard-hitting instrumentation. Layering the instruments in clever ways, 9 O’Clock Nasty showcases their skill in songwriting as they ratchet up the control. Vocalist Ted Pepper leads the charge, his voice half singing, half yelling through the controlled chaos.”

@musikepool said “a place where time bends, TV channels transmit eerie patriotism, and the echoes of Shakespearean classics reverberate through a carefully orchestrated nightmar”

“Within the haunting landscape of Crowland, every detail reflects a meticulous nightmare crafted by the ruling class. The symbolic image of flooded playgrounds serves as a poignant reminder of a bygone era when well-being was more than a distant memory. The song doesn’t merely unfold as a piece of music; it’s a rebellion in sound, a symphony of discord that captures the disquieting essence of a fractured society.“ 

@sinusoidal.music said “Synths swirl through so many unexpected variations, at turns unsettling and mysterious. I loved the smooth yet chaotic atmosphere the band has created with the instrumentation. With an underlying punk spirit, the track gets your head bobbing along to its dystopian textures”

“As the song progresses, it continually shapeshifts, casting you deeper into its moody trance. Halfway through, a stunning shift occurs, with distorted noises coming to the forefront. Dark vibes intensify the haunting undertones of synths moving across inventive frequencies. I was drawn into a stimulating and unexpectedly disorienting immersive musical experience.” This is probably our favourite review so far - the deliberate switch of tone was a @petebrock3 masterstroke. The original was all punk rock anger but he shaped and sharpened it. 

@tune_oasis said “grooving to the beat and heavier than ever.”

“The guitar work is clever, saying a lot without speaking much. The bass accompanies the guitar well all the while filling in where all fades away. Our personal favorites were the parts where the bass is bit-crushed resembling the sound of an old NES game.”

Jane Hawkins included us in a roundup of underground punk at @york_calling “it’s certainly a punk song, but it’s also got a lot of electronic elements, making for one awesome mix altogether! “

“The synths dance around in the background against the rhythm section, consisting of a pulsating bassline, making for something you won’t be able to stop tapping your feet along to! The vocals are half shouted, but they add a really cool vibe into the mix.” 

@thisisapolloharp said “Nobody entails absurdist rebellion as glamorously as 9 ‘o’ Clock Nasty.”

“the band refracts the rock genre with new levels of energy, edge, and excitement. When you listen to their music, you are drawn to both their cynical anthems and their elastic charisma. It extends to all the new territories that they explore, be it the bombastic funk in ‘Unkle Natur’ or the eclectic cultures of ‘Culture War 23’. Their latest single is ‘Crowland’ a gritty, grimy, and groovy rock track that is extrapolated with electronic effects that are reminiscent of vintage space wars. It is littered with nebulous sensibilities, distilling the dark spirit of the theme with slights of macabre, malady, and mystery.”