Monday 4 January 2016

Nada Surf - Believe You're Mine

Article by KevW

While January might traditionally be the time for predictions and focusing on new bands (the BBC start their 'Sound Of 2016' countdown today...), there are many returning favourites lining up new releases, and New York's Nada Surf are one of them. Due out on March 4th, 'You Know Who You Are' is the band's eight album since forming back in 1992, and will be the first since the band officially expanded to a four-piece with the addition of former Guided By Voices guitarist Doug Gillard, who is now a full-time member after performing on 2012's 'The Stars Are Indifferent To Astronomy'.

The album's first single is now available, and sees Nada Surf on top of their game with glistening production, great melodies and a timeless sound. 'Believe You're Mine' also has some cracking harmonies and is vintage Nada Surf, coming over like an American version of contemporaries Teenage Fanclub in that respect. It might seem odd saying that there's a maturity to a song by a band who've been around for over two decades, but that is the impression that you get here, more so than on many previous recordings. Giving themselves a break between the new record and the last sounds as though it's paid off, and their return is both welcome and very impressive.

Nada Surf's website

Buy: 'Believe You're Mine'

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