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Melodic punk rockers NOMINEE premiere new video for power single “Coming Up For Air”

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Punk rock act NOMINEE comes back stronger with a new music video for “Coming Up For Air.” This is their third single off of their long-awaited debut LP, Lowlife, which is set for release on September 24, 2021, via Smartpunk Records.

“Coming Up For Air” expresses how you need to find balance in life from your traumas. Your traumas are your own battles to deal with but develop unhealthy coping mechanisms. Sometimes you might find yourself relying on others to get through the pain but at the end of the day, it is your responsibility to find your path towards healing.

“Coming up for air was a great collaborative effort by the whole band. All of our personalities and ideas were represented fully in a product we’re really proud of.” – Nominee

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Austin’s five-piece Nominee has road-ready hooks and spitfire production values in their DNA. It developed over five years spent crisscrossing the United States in search of new fans from SXSW and back. A collection of releases has already established them as a post-hardcore powerhouse, effortlessly blending true grit with infectious energy. Their debut LP Lowlife—coming fall 2021 via Smartpunk Records (RIVALS, Northbound, Taking Meds)—doubles down on their winning formula for an early podium finish. According to frontman Chris Mclelland, “every song sounds like Nominee, but we’ve added some new elements that we’re excited about as well.” Nominee’s already pushed against impossible odds, tackling bipolar disorder on 2017’s Drag Me Out and addiction cycles on their 2014 debut. Their latest effort is a second wind in the boxing match against self and others with a reinvigorating coat of paint. Nominee’s songs have grown larger and wilder.

Head over to YouTube today and check out the official music video for “Coming Up For Air.” Lowlife will be released on 9/24/2021 via Smartpunk Records and can be pre-ordered here. To stay up to date with Nominee, follow them on Instagram.

Karol Kamiński

DIY rock music enthusiast and web-zine publisher from Warsaw, Poland. Supporting DIY ethics, local artists and promoting hardcore punk, rock, post rock and alternative music of all kinds via IDIOTEQ online channels.
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