Introducing… Nevermind Me

Our Introducing... series focuses on artists who we think are worth shouting about. Here we have slowgaze troupe and Nirvanaholics, Nevermind Me.

Posted on Sep 16th, 2013 in Features and Interviews, Nevermind Me / By Larry Day
Introducing… Nevermind Me Here at Bearded we aim to shed light on acts who don't necessarily have giant labels or muscley budgets waving banners behind them. This Introducing series will focus on artists who we think are great, regardless of how much hype surrounds them or where their origin story lays.

Name: Nevermind Me
Location: London, UK
Genre: Shoegaze/rock
Similar Artists: The Jesus and Mary Chain, Sunny Day Real Estate, My Bloody Valentine
Contact: Facebook
Events: Cassette release of eponymous EP due in the US soon

There's scarce information on the ground concerning London grungegaze act Nevermind Me. However, there are a few things to be sure of: there are at least two members (one female and one male), they really bloody enjoy Nirvana, and they're impressive musicians. The noises they peddle are brash, elephantine rock cuts, laced with a neo-grunge stupor, shoegaze pedalboard FX and the ironclad emotion of Daughter.

Their eponymous EP is a glorious, heady concoction of brutal, serrated soundscapes and gorgeous vox. Axes canoodle with danger, giving way to all manner of wailing, grinding and agonised sounds; texturally, the guitars are vital, creating swampy layers that post-rock aficionados would swoon over. The rhythm section is dour and forceful like in prog. metal, which is a blatant contrast to the feminine (occasionally whirring with male harmonies) vocals, which softly doze above the visceral commotion.

Nevermind Me are riding the crest of a tsunami of shoegaze acts. Yuck, The History Of Apple Pie, Asobi Seksu and a plethora of others are hitting headlines with their chic style, and given My Bloody Valentine's return to music, it's a genre that's only going to get more popular. Fortunately, the group are incredible at what they do. It's dark and brooding where many of the aforementioned utilise dreampop to lighten moods, and instead of alleviating pain, they just frolic around in it like a pig in muck. It's a great new facet to an old genre we thought we knew so well.

Their debut EP is available now, for free, below.