Hot Takes: Getting To Know Our Nameless Boy

Welcome to the feature; Hot Takes! We chat to a band or artist that we have unearthed as some what of a hidden gem and allow them the chance to introduce themselves to you, the reader.

Who is in your band?

Our Nameless Boy is a drummer called Will who sometimes shouts, a guitarist called Richie who uses too many delay settings, a bassist called Ben who uses too many pedals, and an over-excitable singer called Iain.

What is your take on your own sound?

ONB try to make songs that are fun and interesting to play together, vary massively in dynamics and have something resembling a hook in places. We often get told that we’re a very loud band to see live. We’re okay with that.

If someone was listening to your music for the first time, what song would youo tell them to listen to and why?

Of the songs we’ve put out so far, I would say ‘Once An Island’; a familiar structure, some of my favourite lyrics, the quiet/loud thing is prevalent and it gets just chaotic enough at the end to put some idea of that live noisiness across. 

What are your plans for 2019?

Promote the EP some more, play some shows, preferably with some lovely, lovely bands, record an album that we’ve slowly been working on for about a year now.

What is the one song you wish you wrote?

BoRap, f*ck me that song is incredible. Also ‘Julia’ by mewithoutYou.

What three bands inspired or continue to inspire you the most?

Manchester Orchestra and mewithoutYou for their ability to make albums that are entirely their own thing and filled with total bangers. And I can’t not mention Death Cab for so so many reasons.

Where can our readers see you live or listen to your music?

You can come to our EP launch show at The Louisiana on Thurs 28th Feb, or to our show with Bridges at The Railway in Winchester on 1st March (EP release day)

If your band was an animal, what would it be and why?

Godzilla, because we’re not a real band.

Elizabeth Birt

May 22, 2019

Band management assistant. Goth princess and lover of all things music and sport.


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