I was quite impressed by naisian’s debut album “Mammalian” (review HERE) back in July and now Adam Zejma hit me with their upcoming new EP called “Monocle”, scheduled for a 3/2/2012 release.
As they says, “the two tracks that make up Monocle have been written and recorded throughout 2011 and are inspired by the insipid Sheffield music scene and the bitter cold of the Northern winter (we failed to fully winterize our practice room and paid the price).
“Welcome to the Cool Club” is a spiteful rant designed to distract attention from our lack of fashion sense. “Cptn. Cluedo” is a tour story about how we were nearly killed at Watford Gap service station by two fiery (ginger) builders.”
Both new tracks have the same dark, contorted atmosphere where gloomy, psychedelic taste like calm passages collides with furious riffings and raging explosions. This dualistic approach, merging of genres and styles in their own way gave naisan a special charm. The over 7 minutes of “Cptn. Cluedo” is like a psychedelic doom epic cutted in two by several heavy guitar riffs, while “Welcome to the Cool Club” is a shorter, darker and more contorted composition with some sludge vibe, distorted guitars, but also some gloomy, melodious passages. Both are well structured and intense, disturbing songs.
Over the last couple of years naisan played and toured around with bands including Kylesa, Lesbian, Keelhaul, Saviours, Knut, Rolo Tomassi, The Mirimar Disaster, and they will be touring intensely also in support of their new EP.
Sheffield’s finest, definitively.