Bristol-based Nu-Metal five-piece NO:IR have shared a new track ‘Spineless’ taken from their debut EP ‘Are We Really Alive?’, due 18th June 2021.
The track explores the anger and frustration around trying to navigate through the intensity of misinformation and difficulty finding your own identity while authority wants to dilute authenticity.
Lyricist Evvi explains about the track.
“‘In the face of the ones who don’t give a shit, in a space and a place where we don’t exist, we’re down for the fight we will resist’ shows a distaste of how people like us (alternative personalities, creatives, musicians etc.) are overlooked, and how we are a very strong group of individuals who will resist being mistreated. ‘There’s venom in my veins, a new drug to numb the pain’ is a nod to the culture of musicians taking substances just to ‘numb’ overwhelming feelings or personal accounts of facing addiction”,
Disorder and chaos rule with both bass and guitar mash giving a creepy atonal mash.. Evvi gives a fantastic performance with his half rap half angry defiant shout. It’s music of my teen years burning bright and fresh sounding from these guys.
Check it out, here