MICHAEL NAU & THE MIGHTY THREAD
NEW EPONYMOUS ALBUM OUT 3RD AUGUST ON FULL TIME HOBBY
HEAR NEW SINGLE ‘LESS THAN POSITIVE’ ON SOUNDCLOUD AND SPOTIFY
UK/EUROPEAN SHOWS IN SEPTEMBER
“Stoner gorgeousness… lingers in the mind long after it’s ended” Mojo
“A master of melodic understatement” Uncut
“Nau’s songs recall Fred Neill, Nilsson and early Hawley, spinning fugs of melodious sound via echo, distortion and tremolo” Q
“His masterful instinct for arrangement, along with his reedy voice, earns Nau a place in the rock’n’roll underdogs’ Hall of Fame.” Pitchfork
“A sublime blend of classic pop brilliance” The Line of Best Fit
Michael Nau will release his new, full band album ‘Michael Nau & The Mighty Thread’ through Full Time Hobby on 3rd August. ‘Michael Nau & The Mighty Thread’ is the follow-up to last year’s critically acclaimed album ‘Some Twist’ and its extension ‘The Load’ EP. The band have unveiled the first track from the album, ‘Less Than Positive’. Of the song, Michael says “This song’s been around and part of the live thing for a long time. I’m not sure how or why it came back around during this session, but it was recorded on the final day. The apartment where we recorded this album has a big spiral staircase in the entrance of the building – we set up drums in there for this one, and hung a mic from the ceiling. Other than harmonies, nothing was overdubbed.”.
Tue 25 – Gullivers – Manchester, UK
Wed 26 – Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen – London, UK
Nau shines when he’s nestled in that medium between melancholy and carefree. He seems to be thinking about the past, present, and future, all at the same time, and his songs move between pain and joy, fires and rivers, faraway stars, icy Saturdays, clouds of smoke, between shelter and flowers in the rain. “And it just keeps going, if it’s done it’s done/Still flow in the flowing, all around the sun,” he sings on ‘Smudge,’ the record’s finale, which is about love, and memories, and loneliness, and apprehension — “Something coming around some bend/Waiting for something to never end” — all at once. It’s all just part of the waves of life; sometimes you get stuck, or things move slower, and sometimes the pace steps up. And that seems to be the gist of Michael Nau & The Mighty Thread — that there are “different movements” in the self, that constantly figuring yourself out is all part of the journey. “As long as love is the motion,” Nau says, “it might get there.” Wherever ‘there’ is.