Nome and the Natives (l-r JACK-guitar/bass, RACHEL – vocals/guitar, KAYLEIGH – drums/cajon!) came on my show on November 10th 2013 and they were BLOODY GRATE* indeed. The best thing about them isn’t their instantly catchy songs that I am STILL humming in the shower (best reverb) but it’s the fact it’s the first time someone has brought a CAJON onto my show. I’d seen them used by bands at gigs but never got to see one up close and played by Kayleigh. Now I want a Cajon, so I can casually be walking along the street with a big box under my arm and pretend to struggle with it, and when someone asks if I need any help, I can say “No, but here is MY rendition of Sky Ferreira’s Everything is Embarrassing” to rapturous applause.
Listen again here:
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Jack pointed me towards their music a couple of weeks prior to coming in and I knew I had to have them on my show. I’m a sucker for anything even remotely 80s sounding (with a 21st century twist of course, because there were also some truly bad 80s music!) and NatN sound like they are a female fronted Killers – which is always a good thing. Epic songs of lost love and lost youth with – and this is the most important thing of all, songwriters – an incredibly catchy chorus. Nome and the Natives have found the elusive formula for incredibly emotive songs with an incredibly catchy chorus and if that isn’t what you want to listen to then I hope you kept the receipt for your ears, because you’ll need to return pronto. I have also decided that I need to say “pronto” more. Watch a video below of Nome and the Natives performing “Whisper in the Night” which is their best song if you ask them… but I think it’s ‘The Young Ones“, especially the acoustic version with the Cajon in full force!
You can catch them playing all over the place by visiting the links below, where you will also be able to hear more music, see more photos and generally interact with them, which I encourage you to do as they are v.lovely folks and an exciting new band.
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download/buy the new EP here: https://smarturl.it/shewontwaitEP
visit their official website here: https://www.nomeandthenatives.com/
Thanks for coming on my show Nome and the Natives! Next up it’s Kamila Bleax!
If you are a singer or in a band and want to come and sing/be interviewed on my show, then either email the station, or find me on twitter @jedshepherd and link me to your music.