With an upbeat indie-soul sound, Nude are a four piece set to explode onto the UK scene with debut single ‘Oh My Lady’.
The single – a pacy, technically astute track with a solid mixture of rhythms melodies and distinctly reedy-tight vocals over light guitar licks – is taken from a collection of recordings captured at Rockfield Studios in Wales. For two days the band worked hard to create a clean, studio sound to compliment their more raw, live sound, and the results have been brought together for debut EP ‘The Rockfield Live Demonstrations’.
Having come from all over the UK to the Northern College of Music in Manchester, the four members of the band each have their own backgrounds and influences which feed into the band’s positive indie sound. They also each come with unusual stories which hint at an offbeat creative collaboration between the band members.
Bassist Frank Morgan (Cardiff) once fell down a shallow mine outside of Newport only for his bass to break his fall and potentially save his life. Meanwhile drummer Will Jaquet (Edinburgh) turned to music when a promising football career with Celtic Youth FC was cut short thanks to a number of consecutive red cards, while vocalist Inigo Ford (London) has his placenta bottled in formaldehyde at home and is also the grandson of author Beryl Bainbridge…. Finally, and perhaps less frightening, guitarist Jonny Smale (Manchester) has previously supported Ian Brown with former band Carpe Diem, playing with elusive Manchester drum legend ‘Funky Si’ Simon Wolstencroft (The Fall, Ian Brown and original member of what were to become The Smiths).
It all makes for an interesting cocktail of input for this promising UK band. You can find them at a number of gigs in the UK and Europe in the coming months:
21st February – The Betsey Trotwood, London
28th February – The Royal Oak, Manchester
7th March – Park Range, Manchester
29th March – The Deaf Institute, Manchester
8th April – Dynamo, Zurich
18th April – The Troubador, London
25th April – RNCM Opera Theatre, Manchester