“… a chugging QOTSA-esque belter…” – Gigwise
“… meaty, downbeat guitars snarl throughout and head bopping
percussion ominously prowls…” – Artrocker
Manchester’s powerful new alt-rock quartet make it clear with their debut single that their passion is very much worn on their collective sleeve. It is a relentless, pounding ode to bass-bin ruining riffs and stomping forward motion rhythms if ever you’re likely to hear one. The accompanying video, inspired by Silence Of The Lambs, further cements the fact that Noir | Noir live up to their dark, dark name.
You can watch it now on the band’s YouTube channel.
You can also stream the single on the ABoF SoundCloud page.
It’s easy to see why the band have picked up a wealth of support in such short space of time, as they produce electrifying and truly exciting music that begs to be heard by anyone with an ear for darkroom realness served on a tough bed of grit, grime and sleaze. This has meant the troupe have been very much in demand, with constant tour dates, a fast-growing fan base, and support from the likes of BBC Introducing, Amazing Radio, Gigwise,Artrocker and Gigslutz all pointing to an extremely promising 2015.
The band are comprised of Finn Sedas (guitars, keyboard and vocals), Nora King (bass and vocals), Eoin Ryan(drums) and Manuel Alcaino (guitar and vocals) and they haven’t just found their own sound – they’ve discovered their own noise. Yet this isn’t simply a case of turning speakers up to eleven and leaving it at that: there’s detail evident in their music that betrays a genuine maturity. With formal musical training married to a shared life-long love for the meatier and more experimental side of rock, and a respect for the importance of melody, it’s unsurprising to find hues of the tougher end to both Pixies and The Flaming Lips, along with early Black Rebel Motorcycle Clubwithin the aural collage Noir | Noir paint.
Claustrophobic Love is available to buy on iTunes now.