HOT TAKES: Getting to know The Nightmares

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.

Q1 – Who is in your band?

Adam Parslow (Lead Vocals, Guitar), Eleanor Coburn (Keys, Vocals), James Mattock (Drums, Backing Vocals), Benjamin T. Mainwaring (Bass).

Q2 – What is your take on your own sound?

We describe our sound as ‘Noir Pop’. Think somewhere between The Cure, Placebo, M83 and Alkaline Trio and you’ll be on the right track.

Q3 – If someone was listening to your music for the first time, what song would you tell them to listen to and why?

I’d probably say, ‘From Above’. It encapsulates a lot of what we do. It’s cinematic, dark, bold and beautiful.

Q4 – What is the plan for 2023?

Release our debut album, ‘ Séance’, into the world and tour as much as possible. We have an old-school approach in that way. We believe the best way to promote your band / record is to get to as many places as possible.

Q5 – What is the one song you wish you wrote?

Pure Morning’ by Placebo.

Q6 – What three bands inspired or continue to inspire you the most?

The Cure. Alkaline Trio. Placebo.

Q7 – Where can our readers see you live or listen to your music?

You can find us on all popular social media platforms.

Q8 – If your band was an animal, what would it be and why?

A bat. Because they’re a beautifully elegant but still offer a slight tinge of fear.

Elizabeth Birt

May 11, 2023

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


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