Nothing’s third full-length recording, Dance On The Blacktop, is the next chapter in the band’s tumultuous story and like its predecessors, pulls from all corners of life with a focus on the bleak and despairing. Captured by renowned producer John Agnello (Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr., Kurt Vile) at Dreamland Studio in Woodstock, NY, Dance On The Blacktop is a stirring collection of songs accentuating the band’s love for all sounds 90s from both sides of the pond; from alternative rock and shoegaze to the realms of pop and post-punk. Across the course of 45 minutes, Nothing weave together nine tales of heightened confusion, anxiety, paranoia, depression and chronic pain juxtaposed against angelic yet apocalyptic, reverberating walls of shimmering sound. Dance On The Blacktop is a fervent, emotional tour-de-force, the sound of a band at the peak of their individuality
Recommended if you like: Smashing Pumpkins, Slowdive, My Bloody Valentine, Beach House, Melody's Echo Chamber, Radiohead.
STAFF COMMENTSBarry says: This basically ticks every box that 16 year-old me would have wanted ticking,
[x] Grungy Guitars
[x] Relapse Records
[x] Double Kick Drums
It's still my vibe, and i've never heard anything that agonises the same musical receptors that Billy & Co did, but here it is. YES.
FORMAT INFORMATIONColoured LP Info: White Chrysanthemum Vinyl, limited to 500 units for the UK.