Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Nervous Nellie - Eaten By Bears

Single review by kev@thesoundofconfusion.co.uk

'Eaten By Bears' will be the second track we've featured from Nervous Nellie's EP 'Gloves' following the rather good title-track a couple of months back. A little history if you're new to them: Nervous Nellie are based in Sweden and made up of two sets of brothers. One half of the band was still at primary school when they were told by their parents that they'd be leaving Chicago and setting up home in Sweden. It was a difficult situation to deal with at that age and much of the band's music has been based around a sense of belonging, or lack thereof. Personally, we're quite happy the move took place as it's given us a decent band, and we'd rather live in Sweden than the US anyway, but that's just personal preference.

So, taken from the band's most recent EP is 'Eaten By Bears', it's still a reasonably typical piece of Scandinavian indie of the kind they produced so well with 'Gloves', although there's possibly a more commercial edge to this track, although that's negligible. The song isn't just guitars and singing, Nervous Nellie add other touches to their music, although we won't speculate on which instruments exactly, as it could all be done with synths. It does bring an extra depth to their sound though, and coupled with their ability to break free from standard song structures this marks them out as a welcome addition to any music collection.

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