Really, there was no other label in the world suited to Nots’ brand of schizoid, brazenly-frenetic punk than Memphis’ home-of-the-perennially-weird, Goner. Aside from Heavenly Records, that is.
Jeff Barrett’s legendary UK stable has licensed the thrilling We Are Nots album from Goner, who originally put it out in the US in late 2014. It’s good they did – I can think of millions of great US albums which slip through the net, and this is certainly one which deserves to be passed under UK eyes. Echoes of The Fall and Protomartyr abound, and I’m sure Bikini Kill will get mentioned a few times by reviewers too. Make sure you check it out when it’s released here, via Heavenly, on November 20.
Until then, check this non-album track ‘Shelf Life’, which is the B-side to Nots’ new single ‘Virgin Mary’.
And check the band out live in Europe from next week too:
21st Utrecht Le Guess Who Festival
22nd Gronigen Vera
23rd Antwerp Het Bos
24th Nottingham Chameleon Café
25th Manchester FUEL
26th London Heavenly 25 @ The Garage
27th Luxembourg Rotondes Club
28th Paris BB Mix Festival