Bluesy rockers Nine Miles South are unleashing their eponymous EP onto an expectant rock scene. They’re show-casing a sound that is country-tinged but rocking hard enough to land on the right side of cool. Apologies to all of you country fans, but… well, y’know…
Lead single “The Reckoning” has been available for some time – check out the video on the band’s website if you haven’t had the common sense to do so already (but make sure you come straight back) – and it more than serves its purpose by whetting your appetite and leaving you wanting more. It’s definitely a wise choice as EP opener, probably the heaviest offering with that nice, fuzzy bassline that always puts a smile on my face.
Next track “Leave Me Be” is the mellowest song, almost a ballad with lovely vocals. If I had a lighter, I’d be waving it in the air. Finally, “Fingernails” wraps things up with the closest thing to a honky-tonk riff that has ever graced my iPod. It’s infectious, head-bobbing stuff and as it ends you wish the whole EP was longer than 13 minutes.
The best way I can think to give you an idea of how effortlessly cool and assured Nine Miles South are:- as one of their tracks ends, you genuinely expect it to be followed by a montage of Sons of Anarchy characters looking pensive and melancholy as they ponder the horrendous events that took place at the end of last week’s episode. It may seem simplistic and uneducated to compare it to the SOA theme tune, but it’s as good a starting point as any for the uninitiated, and as we are all huge supporters of independent music round these parts, Nine Miles South should be your next step. Now, a full-length album would be superb, please gentlemen!
As we are all huge supporters of independent music round these parts, Nine Miles South should be your next step. Now, a full-length album would be superb, please gentlemen!