Nervus drop new track & video; ‘Fake’
starring Milk Teeth’s Becky Blomfield
Fans enter competition to win test press / merch by posting their own videos for the track using #beyourownnervus
Tough Crowd out 27th September
via Big Scary Monsters (UK) / Get Better Records (US)
Alternative punk outfit Nervus have dropped Fake – the final track from their brand-new album Tough Crowd, out 27th September on Big Scary Monsters (UK) and Get Better Records (US).
The accompanying video stars Milk Teeth’s Becky Blomfield, alongside Em Foster, lead vocalist of Nervus, and encourages fans to enter a competition to win test pressings and merch by creating their own video for the track using the hashtag #beyourownnervus.
“Once again Nervus are inviting you to BE YOUR OWN NERVUS. Do it yourself. A lot of people will try and have you believe that you need lots of money to make your music or be in a band, or that music that has more money spent on it is somehow better. It’s not! You can do it too. Make your own video to ‘Fake’, and you could win a whole load of Nervus merch! Just use the hashtag #beyourownnervus and upload your version to YouTube to be in with a chance of winning!” said Em Foster.
The band also recently announced a string of UK and US dates, including a main support slot at Pup‘s Electric Ballroom show in London, and a stop at The Fest in Gainesville, USA.
Nervus have never shied away from exploring complex issues within their unique breed of punk music. Themes of gender dysphoria, identity and queerness ran rife through first record ‘Permanent Rainbow’, a record written in the bedroom of Foster and serving as a personal catharsis for her. Follow up Everything Dies touched on the human impact on the environment, a colossal subject that the band have since delved into even deeper on new album Tough Crowd, with They Don’t tearing into Boris Johnson’s pledge to invest in policing rather than in community services.
Lyrically, Tough Crowd tackles fascism, austerity and the authorities, whilst at the same time touching on personal matters such as depression and disillusionment, both as a result of these things and in isolation to them.
Having spent ten days together as a band at The Ranch in Southampton, steered by Neil Kennedy (Milk Teeth, Creeper), Nervus stepped away from their lo-fi, self-produced bedroom recordings, and came into their own, together. As a result, Tough Crowd is their most ferocious yet joyful offering to date; as biting as it is inviting.