OnlineNoir | Noir take on the new year with their debut single Claustrophobic Love released 16th February 2015 via Nef Music.
Manchester’s powerful new alt-rock quartet make it clear with their forthcoming single that their passion is very much worn on their collective sleeve. It is a relentless, pounding ode to bass-bin ruining riffs and stomping forward motion rhythms if ever you’re likely to hear one. The accompanying video, inspired by Silence Of The Lambs, further cements the fact that Noir | Noir live up to their dark, dark name.
The band are Finn Sedas (guitars, keyboard and vocals), Nora King (bass and vocals), Eoin Ryan (drums) and Manuel Alcaino (guitar and vocals). They haven’t just found their own sound - they’ve discovered their own noise. Yet this isn’t simply a case of turning speakers up to eleven and leaving it at that: there’s detail evident in their music that betrays a genuine maturity. With formal musical training married to a shared life-long love for the meatier and more experimental side of rock, and a respect for the importance of melody, it’s unsurprising to find hues of the tougher end to both Pixies and The Flaming Lips, along with early Black Rebel Motorcycle Club within the aural collage Noir | Noir paint.
They produce electrifying and truly exciting stuff that begs to be heard by anyone with an ear for darkroom realness served on a tough bed of grit, grime and sleaze. Since descending on Britain’s first devolved city earlier this year, the troupe have been very much in demand, with constant tour dates, a fast-growing fan base, and early support from BBC Introducing and Amazing Radio all pointing to a promising 2015.