DOMENIC ‘NICKY’ PA­LERMO from NOTH­ING tips us off on the hottest new bands on Earth…

Kerrang! (UK) - - New Noise -

When it comes to find­ing new bands, I tend to lurk on In­sta­gram pretty hard. But while so­cial me­dia helps, it isn’t ev­ery­thing, and I still like to hit shows to do it the old-school way, too. I like find­ing new bands be­fore every­one else – if I don’t, it kinda ru­ins it for me!

I’ve got to start out with a shout-out to my homie Mike [Tor­res], the singer from No­mads, who has just started a new D-beat punk group called Sec­tion H8. I’ve al­ways been a fan of what he does, and this new project is great. It’s dif­fer­ent to No­mads, but it goes just as hard – it’s mu­sic for when you’re to­tally mad at ev­ery­body and just don’t want to speak to any­one.

Since we’re talk­ing about an­gry mu­sic, you should all check out Candy. They’re based in LA, too, and their lat­est record, Good To Feel, is one of my favourite hard­core al­bums of this year. The songs are only a minute or two long, and there’s one called Lust For De­struc­tion that is such a banger. It’s a new take on an old-school vibe, which is great for me as I would class my­self as an old­head. Oh, and by the way, they’re def­i­nitely not the ’80s glam band with Gilby Clarke who used to play gui­tar in Guns N’ Roses!

I’m also get­ting into this band called Pale Joyride. It’s this new shoegaze­meets-alt.rock kinda thing. They’re not as ag­gres­sive as the other bands I’ve men­tioned, it’s more ‘chill­ing time’ mu­sic. I saw them in New York and had this mad ex­pe­ri­ence. There were only four peo­ple in the venue, but it didn’t mat­ter – you could see there was no bull­shit at­tached to what they were do­ing. It wasn’t about money, it was about pure love for mu­sic.

If Tem­ple Of An­gels don’t feel as new as the other bands I’ve men­tioned, it’s be­cause they’ve been around a lit­tle while longer, but peo­ple are re­ally start­ing to recog­nise them now. They’re from Austin, and they just re­leased a new EP called Foiled. I get real Siouxsie And The Ban­shees vibes from the vo­cals, their singer Bre Morell has such a won­der­ful voice which goes along with the Cocteau Twinsstyle sound­scapes.

Now it’s over to my boys from Seat­tle in Big Bite who we just fin­ished a tour with. Most of the time I get burned out and don’t watch the other bands but, hon­estly, I watched these guys ev­ery night for 25 days straight. You can kinda hear early Di­nosaur Jr. in there, and I can’t wait to see what that band will go on to do. It’s go­ing to be re­ally cool.

Fi­nally, I lit­er­ally just dis­cov­ered a new artist called Yowler who put out a record called Black Dog In My Path a month ago. It’s re­ally, re­ally im­pres­sive and I can see her be­com­ing very suc­cess­ful, which is cool be­cause she’s from my home city, Philadel­phia. What a great name, too! Maybe in­stead of Noth­ing, we should’ve ac­tu­ally called our band Yowler.



Tem­ple Of An­gels: Ac­tu­ally quite an­gelic Candy: Crush­ing Yowler: Google maps was re­ally wide of the mark

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