Get to know Nottingham crew Do Nothing...
KEY TRACK: Gangs
LABEL: Phlexx Records
WHO: Do Nothing are singer Chris Bailey, guitarist Kasper Sandstrøm, bassist Charlie Howarth and drummer Andy Harrison.
WHAT: The band draw from post-punk and the 1970s New York sound that LCD Soundsystem mined so well. With spiky, spoken-word vocals from Bailey, their music is both infectious and infected, bristling with noxious energy.
THAT NAME MAKES THEM SOUND A BIT LAZY?
While we can’t vouch for Do Nothing’s work ethic, their output so far is full of intent. Word is they might just break like Idles, so there’s a tenuous link to lethargy if you really want one.
CHEERS. WHAT ABOUT THE MUSIC, THEN?
Their grooves snap nicely and Bailey takes his cues from comedians such as Stewart Lee. He’s cultivating a persona to best deliver edgy, often-hilarious songs such as upcoming single Lebron James.
Do Nothing begin a seven-date UK tour in Sheffield this week, while an EP is due next year.