Opening with frenetic guitar and a pummeling fusion of percussion and bass, ‘Big Thing’ lays its groundwork for a three and a half minute rock and roll epic early. The new single from Melbourne trio The Nicoteenagers is a statement of intent, a strong effort from the band who have set their sights high heading into 2019.
Perfect for music fans who like their rock music delivered undiluted with a side of scrambled, electrified chaos, ‘Big Thing’ is The Nicoteenagers capturing this perfect storm on record with flair. The Nirvana influences can be heard throughout, but in the vocals and warped nuances of the electric guitar, The Nicoteenagers’ latest comes reminiscent of early Muse, Radiohead and Tool – doused in equal parts drama and rhythmic prowess.
Establishing themselves as a new rock band to watch is a task many groups in Melbourne have tackled, though in the case of The Nicoteenagers, the buzz surrounding them has been matched by fiery live gigs and an onstage charm that has seen audiences respond in kind. Hosting a December residency at The Evelyn saw The Nicoteenagers lead a charge of fantastic local acts while proving their worth as a band worthy of the spotlight as they’ve continued to use their live opportunities to flourish as a group who thrives on challenging themselves creatively and musically.
The title on its own indicates the ambition The Nicoteenagers have harnessed over the last year, dedicating their time in studio and on stage to finessing and honing their craft as a performing unit. Recorded at Pearcedale Studio’s, mixed by Andy Timewell and Mastered by Joe Cara(Courtney Barnett, Ruby Fields,Skeggs) the young band thrived on the learning curve “We’ve been a band for five years now, it’s really exciting that after that long we finally can present something we’re really proud of”. The Nicoteenagers
The band spent 2018 performing and generating great groundswell locally for their approach to delivering live rock and roll in a effortlessly fun and accessible way; eyeing up 2019, The Nicoteenagers are looking to taking things to the next level, with ‘Big Thing’ being just the
‘BIG THING’ SINGLE LAUNCH
Friday 18th January Revolver Bandroom Melbourne
Supported by Slomo + Go Dog Go
$15 at door