nothing – July The Fourth – Play It Again, Sam

nothing - July The Fourth

Earlier this year, nothing slapped me in the face with the release of their debut album Guilty of Everything via pioneering metal label Relapse Records (Mastodon, Baroness, Dillinger Escape Plan). Basically, they took the existing shoegaze template championed by My Bloody Valentine etc. and made it more insistent, more intense adding pummeling drums and just as huge but sharper Deftones-esque guitars. When you are pushing 30 you get a little jaded and I was not expecting to love a record as much as I love Guilty of Everything.

When the band are not creating videos using home invasion footage, they are still at this mega song crafting lark. “July The Fourth” is a relentless, enormous, and yet delicate and pretty even metal/shoegaze outing from their forthcoming split with fellow post-metal/shoegazers Whirr (Nick Bassett is a member of both groups).

The split is out on 18th November via Run For Cover Records. It can be pre-ordered here.

Track Listing:
01. Whirr – Ease
02. Whirr – Lean
03. Nothing – Chloroform
04. Nothing – July the Fourth

Check out nothing on tour in Europe this autumn (I’ll be at the London gig):

Tuesday 28 October 14 DE Koln MTC Club

Wednesday 29 October 14 FR Paris Espace B

Friday 31 October 14 FR Perigueux L’Ecume des Jours

Saturday 1 November 14 ES Barcelona Primavera Club

Sunday 2 November 14 FR Lyon Le Sonic

Monday 3 November 14 CH Geneva L’Usine

Tuesday 4 November 14 IT Bologna Freakout Club

Wednesday 5 November 14 IT Rome Circolo Degli Artisti

Thursday 6 November 14 IT Milan Ohibo

Friday 7 November 14 AT Linz Ahoi! Pop festival

Saturday 8 November 14 HR Zagreb Mochvara

Sunday 9 November 14 AT Vienna Arena

Monday 10 November 14 CZ Prague Podnik

Tuesday 11 November 14 DE Berlin Cassiopeia

Wednesday 12 November 14 DE Hamburg Hafenklang

Thursday 13 November 14 DK Copenhagen Loppen

Friday 14 November 14 SE Malmo Inkonst

Saturday 15 November 14 NO Oslo Revolver

Sunday 16 November 14 SE Stockholm Kulturhuset Lava

Tuesday 18 November 14 NL Eindhoven Dynamo

Wednesday 19 November 14 DE Stuttgart Jugendhaus West

Thursday 20 November 14 BE Kortrijk De Kreun

Friday 21 November 14 UK Brighton Green Door Store

Saturday 22 November 14 UK Birmingham The Oobleck

Sunday 23 November 14 UK Glasgow Broadcast

Monday 24 November 14 UK Leeds Brudenell Social Club

Tuesday 25 November 14 UK London Birthdays

Wednesday 26 November 14 BE Antwerp Het Bos

Thursday 27 November 14 NL Amsterdam OCCII