Stereo-fed on the blood and sweat of early Californian punk, a period which barfed forth influential pre-hardcore/pro-punk provocateurs such as The Germs, Angry Samoans and The Dead Kennedys, Oakland’s NOPES spring from similar Suburbian dungeons, hearts burning with the fun and fury of being young, gifted and ultimately unaccountable.
Recorded by Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, Boss-De-Nage) at The Atomic Garden Recording Studio in East Palo Alto, California, and mastered by Will Killingsworth (Orchid, Ampere, Bucket Full of Teeth) their soon to be released debut EP Nectar Of The Dogs is fuelled by wanton sugar intake, Bowie, corner store liqueur and well-worn copies of Negative FX and Bad Brains vinyl.
Featuring Matthew Hansen (Guitars), Alex Petralia (Vocals), Kevin Quijivix-Sweeney (Bass) and Gabe Simmons (Drums) tracks like ‘Matinee At Market’, ‘Love Cycle (All Sales Final)’ and ‘Jingle Berries’ are blasts of raw punk energy that explode out of a vacuum into guitar-buzz, amp fuzz and juvenile delinquency. One EP, five songs spanning nine minutes, played out by four Bay Area dudes, Nopes’Nectar Of The Dogs gets an official release on 16th June 2015 on the New York label Magnetic Eye Records.
Fri, 5th June – 924 Gilman St, Berkeley, CA (w. Massenger, Toy Guitar and The Bugs)
Sat, 18th July – Legionnaire Saloon, Oakland, CA (w. Sexless, Otto Rex, and Yogurt Brain)
Sat, 15th August – Venue TBC, Seattle, WA
Sun, 16th August – Venue TBC, Olympia, WA