Nasty Little Lonely are a new and extremely promising three piece from Bristol who are about to announce their arrival on the scene with this four track EP.
They describe themselves as industrial post punk noisy stuff and noise you certainly get, much of it distorted and fuzzy but the songs are there too as well as a talent for making their songs groove instead of pound.
The title track of the EP is a statement of intent with it's aggressive beats, distorted guitar licks and hypnotic vocals. 'Lizardbrain' is a more industrial sounding affair with a lovely bass and beats and drums groove underpinning the breathy at times almost sensual vocals.
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On 'Turn The Screw' it's the turn of the buzzy effects laden guitar to drive along a song with a little punk vibe amongst the distorted industrial storm. Final track 'Jesus Complex' has a monstrous bass hook line and jangly atmospheric guitars to draw you in and seems too short, fading out instead of building to the climax it deserves.
Nasty Little Lonely are hard to pigeonhole, mixing elements of grunge, industrial and psychedelia into a dirty, menacing, hypnotic
whole. If you need reference points then there are little reminders here and there of the likes of Ministry and Mudhoney but they promise to follow their own dark, distorted musical vision and I'm looking forward to seeing where it leads.
Bass and vocals: Charlie B
Guitar and backing vocals: Ben Fisher
Drums and samples: Aaron Bennett