The hard-touring two-piece Nai Harvest will release a new album on Topshelf Records in early 2015. Check out a teaser video here.
The Sheffield, UK duo are currently on a U.S. tour playing shows with Kittyhawk, Dads, Somos, Tiny Moving Parts and more. The band will also make two appearances during CMJ and will play Fest 13 in Gainesville, FL.
Nai Harvest are capping off busy 2014 that found them on tours with Modern Baseball in the UK, Superheaven across Europe, and on a series of packed festival shows.
Nai Harvest have a habit of surprising people and their sophomore LP will really reflect that. Racing through the 90’s influenced indie rock and hazy indie-pop that’s become expected of the band at this point, it also takes some sharp turns into garage punk and feedback-laden grunge.
The new album, as yet untitled, turns its back on the mathy trappings of earlier material, instead focusing on memorable hooks, reverb and fuzz, all held together by crashing cymbals and a memorable rhythm section. It’s safe to say that long time fans, and fans anew, will not be dissapointed.
The group head into the studio, in their hometown of Sheffield, in November to finish the record and will tour the UK in full around the release (Spring 2015).
Nai Harvest are:
Ben Thompson – guitar and vocals
Lew Currie – drums
Previous press for Nai Harvest:
“The intoxicated tantrums of their striking debut ‘Whatever’ have given way to a manageable, strangely enjoyable hangover on ‘Hold Open My Head’… clean guitars cycle in a dream state during the verse and hitch in off-kilter rhythms during the hook” – Pitchfork
“… their crafty plays on rhythm and dexterously executed shredding are anything but average” – MTV Iggy
“… hook-laden… the track applies the band’s knack for ramshackle punk and emo sensibilities to riffs far meatier and muscular than anything they’ve produced before” – DIY
“… calms down the post-hardcore tendencies of Whatever and veers more towards emo’s indie rock side” – Brooklyn Vegan
“cult Sheffield punks” – NME
US tour dates:
10/12 – Amityville, NY @Amnityville Music Hall w/ Foxing
10/13 – Purchase, NY @ SUNY Purchase
10/14 – Pittsburgh, PA @ The Smiling Moose
10/15 – Columbus, OH @ Double Happyness
Oct 16 – Chicago, IL @ Township
w/ Dads & Tiny Moving Parts
10/17 – Lansing, MI @ Mac’s Bar *
10/18 – Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck *
10/19 – Buffalo, NY @ Waiting Room *
10/20 – New York, NY @ The Studio at Webster Hall *
10/22 – Allston, MA @ Great Scott *
10/22 1:50pm – Kanine Records showcase @ Pianos (upstairs)
10/23 1pm – Rough Trade Records instore @ Rough Trade NYC
10/23 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church *
10/24 – Washington, DC @ DC9 *
10/25 – Raleigh, NC @ Kings *
10/26 – Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern *
10/27 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade *
w/ Tiny Moving Parts, Somos & You’ll Live
Tue/Oct-28 – Orlando @ Backbooth
Oct 30 – Ybor, FL @ Pre Fest
Oct 31- Nov 2 – Gainesville, FL @ Fest