Meet North Carolina rockers The Nude Party, our latest Making Waves act...
KEY TRACK: Chevrolet Van
LABEL: New West Records
MANAGEMENT: Vector Management
WHO: The Nude Party’s guestlist is: singing guitarists Patton Magee and Shaun Couture, bassist Alec Castillo, keys player Don Merrill, percussionist Austin Brose and drummer Connor Mikita.
WHAT: A gently psychedelic blend of pop and rock. The Nude Party are young, but they sound old, in a good way.
WHERE: The six-piece formed in Boone, which nestles in the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina. They came up there playing sozzled house shows.
REALLY? THE NUDE PARTY?
Yep, the band didn’t have a name, and some joker who attended their nascent shows dubbed them ‘The Naked Party Band’ because that’s what often happened at the gigs.
Quite. Anyway, let’s focus on the music: there’s a lot for fans of the best parts of rock‘n’roll’s rich history to enjoy. Throw in the messy spirit of The Black Lips (whose drummer Oakley Munson produced TNP’s debut album) and it’s quite the combo.
Check out their record (out now) and see them live in the UK in May.