Category Archives: NFB

Mourn: This Feeling Is Disgusting – track of the day

Our track of the day today is kindly delivered by Barcelona’s Mourn. They’ve just dropped ‘This Feeling Is Disgusting’ and it’s a perfect indierock banger – two-chord punk guitars, sweet/rageful vocals, jumpabout beat. Textbook.

The track is from forthcoming album, Self Worth, out October 30 via Captured Tracks.  

The song is really about fear of the future, being anxious about what’s going to happen, not knowing if you’re going to be able to earn a living or not. It’s a really happy song, but one that represents being stressed out. The idea of “I don’t know if I’ll be able to afford an apartment any time soon, but hey, let’s dance and have fun!” That’s the concept behind it, and that’s what I was thinking about while writing the lyrics. I also thought about my parents, and everyone’s parents. They often have high expectations for you, or they want a certain lifestyle for you, and you don’t always agree with that. So you try so hard to do life your own way, but you’re super stressed out and you’re scared, and every now and then you think “Is it worth it?” In the end, I think it’s worth it.

Presave/preorder Self Worth here. Find Mourn on Facebook.

Chloë Black: SACRIFICE – new favourite

Our new favourite today is Chloë Black – a Franco/Australian LA-based multilingual singer, songwriter, rapper and director. New single Sacrifice is out now and it’s a pop anthem to resilience in the face of adversity. She says:

“I’ve been told countless times that I should quit. I’m well aware that I’m someone who is incredibly privileged and yet even I have had a journey full of rejection, hard times and failures… so I tell my personal story of ‘Sacrifice’ and struggle in case someone reading this has just been told that they’re worthless and should give up. There is really no shame in the struggle. Things worth fighting for usually don’t come easily – but I’m just as proud of my resilience as I am of my achievements.”

Find Chloe Black on spotify soundcloud twitter facebook instagram 

THICK: New Favourite Band

We starting crushing on Brooklyn’s Thick when they released ‘Bumming Me Out‘ last month, but with the release of ‘Mansplain’ this week, they are now officially our New Favourite Band today. These patriarchy-poking pop-punkers deliver here just over two minutes of grrrl-gang vocals over fuzzy guitars, and a hard-relatable wry critique of the men who like to tell us how to do the things we know full well how to do. Bums to those guys.

Thick’s debut studio album ‘5 Years Behind’ is out now on Epitaph Records. 

For more information on THICK, visit: WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER

Tour dates:

w/ The Chats, Mean Jeans          
11/04      San Francisco, CA            UC Berkeley
12/04      Sacramento, CA                Ace of Spades
13/04      Portland, OR                      Crystal Ballroom
14/04      Seattle, WA                       El Corazon
17/04      Los Angeles, CA               Bootleg Theater*
18/04      San Diego, CA                   Observatory North Park
19/04      Phoenix, AZ                       Crescent Ballroom
20/04      Santa Fe, NM                    Meow Wolf
22/04      Dallas, TX                          House of Blues
23/04      Austin, TX                          Emo’s
24/04      Houston, TX                      Bronze Peacock @ HOB
26/04      Denver, CO                       Marquis Theatre
28/04      St. Paul, MN                      Amsterdam Bar & Hall
29/04      Chicago, IL                        House of Blues
30/04      Nashville, TN                     Exit/In
01/05        Atlanta, GA                        Buckhead Theatre
03/05        Silver Spring, MD              The Fillmore
05/05        Philadelphia, PA                Theatre of Living Arts
06/05        Boston, MA                        Paradise Rock Club
07/05        Brooklyn, NY                     Warsaw

My Ugly Clementine: your new favourite band

Your new favourite band today is My Ugly Clementines. They are from Vienna, about to head off on US tour. Check out their just-released single ‘Who’ and let it be known that we loved them before they were famous, as we suspect they’re shortly about to be!

Their debut album, Vitamin C, is out on 20 March 20, and they say

Vitamin C has a strong and serious message about one of the most prevalent topics of our time: empowerment. Songs like lead single “Who” go deep down the road of complicated relationships and self-confidence. 

Gauche: new favourite band

Your new favourite band today is Gauche – brand spanking new DC groove-punk band spawned of Downtown Boys‘ Mary Jane Regalado and Priests‘ Daniele Yandel.

Debut single ‘Running’ is out now, ahead of the launch of their LP ‘A People’s History of Gauche’ (check out the limited-edition pink marbled Peak Vinyl, which comes with a flexi of the previously released ‘Conspiracy Theories’).

Follow Gauche on Facebook and Twitter

Gauche open for Bikini Kill in Brooklyn in June, and will be touring North America this summer:

06/05/19Brooklyn, NY Kings Theatre w/ Bikini Kill
07/27/19Carrboro, NC MRG30 Festival
07/28/19Athens, GA The World Famous
07/29/19Birmingham, AL The Firehouse
07/30/19New Orleans, LA Gasa Gasa
07/31/19Houston, TX The Satellite
08/01/19Brownsville, TX Carlotta K Petrina Cultural Center
08/02/19Austin, TX Hotel Vegas
08/03/19Dallas, TX Regal Room
08/05/19Albuquerque, NM Sister
08/06/19Phoenix, AZ Valley Bar
08/07/19Tucson, AZ Club Congress
08/08/19San Diego, CA Whistle Stop
08/09/19Los Angeles, CA Bootleg Theater
08/10/19Oakland, CA Oakland Metro
08/11/19Portland, OR Mississippi Studios
08/12/19Seattle, WA Barboza
08/13/19Vancouver, BC CanadaBiltmore Cabaret
08/16/19Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry
08/17/19Milwaukee, WI Cactus Club
08/18/19Chicago, IL Subterranean
08/19/19Detroit, MI Deluxx Fluxx
08/20/19Toronto, ON CanadaThe Baby G
08/22/19Montreal, QC CanadaCasa del Popolo
08/23/19Providence, RI AS220
08/24/19Brooklyn, NY Alphaville
08/25/19Philadelphia, PA PhilaMOCA
08/26/19Baltimore, MD Metro Gallery

BullMoose: new favourite band

BullMoose, punkrock kiddies from Augusta GA, are your new favourite band today.

I fell for them when I heard ‘Deadbeat Millenial’ – a perfect, banging anthem for the enfranchised youth. These BullMooses have thoroughly checked their millennial privilege and are responding in the correct medium: sarcastic punk.

“Daddy’s money got me far but I’m prob’ly gonna die alone”

Loving frontwoman Marisa Williams’ hard-hitting vocals (and superb SCREAMING!). And guitarist Dave “Dave” Knight can shred like a motherfucker – the solo on this balances just perfectly on that edge between a brief flash of genius and bourgeois showmanship.

I’m off to explore the rest of their debut EP, ‘Hot Garbage’.

Follow BullMoose on youtube | bandcamp | twitter | facebook | instagram

Foundlings: your new favourite band

Your new favourite band today is Brighton’s soon-to-be-indierock-superstars, Foundlings.

Earlier this month the band released a gorgeous (self-titled) 5-track EP on Scottish indie label, Last Night from Glasgow. It’s an enthusiastically jangly ride, with unpretentiously pretty vocals – FFO The Darling Buds, or more recent, Peaness.

Catch them live in in Brighton (19th April, Hope & Ruin), Liverpool (4th May, Sound City), London (27th June, Cavendish Arms) and 26th-28th July Indietracks festival in Derbyshire.

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SATE: new favourite artist

Amazing. Toronto’s SATE has just dropped this stunningly, funking fierce video for her single ‘Dirty Little Lie’ and it’s our new anthem for everything.

Produced by Hill Kourkoutis, “Dirty Little Lie” oozes seduction, sex and sweat. It’s meant to make the audience dance, however, the lyrical content of the track is serious and focuses on tough subject matter.

“The track was inspired by the saturation of police brutality and race-related mass shootings in the media and the conversations that I was having with my friends who were not of colour,” SATE explains. “It’s not meant to be preachy, it’s meant to have the conversation, and to ask the question of why my pain and humanity has been fetishized or rationalized versus mattering in the same way.”

We’ll be keeping an eye out for more SATE news …

Find SATE on web | instagram | twitter | facebook | soundcloud