“The Sun In The Sands” By USA Nails

"The Sun In The Sands" by USA Nails is Northern Transmissions Song of the Day
"The Sun In The Sands" by USA Nails is Northern Transmissions Song of the Day

Ahead of the release of their new album Feel Worse, USA Nails have shared “The Sun In The Sands.” The Soth London band’s LP will drop on March 22nd, their first album on their new label One Little Independent Records Crass, Bad Breeding). The band includes members of Kong, Future Of The Left, Blacklisters, Death Pedals and Silent Front. The band have toured with Metz and UK noise-rock legends Mclusky. They have completed numerous US and European headline stints, as well as supporting the likes of Future Of The Left, Mission Of Burma, No Age, Cocaine Piss, Viagra Boys, Hey Colossus and Unsane.

Feel Worse explores schadenfreude; the pleasure derived from another person’s misfortune. With this, they use new material to attack austerity and UK authoritarianism, consumer culture (particularly the consumption of quick fix reality TV and hyper-capitalist agendas), youth culture and bullying, and more. They do so with their intense and unmistakable brand of abrasive, chaotic post-hardcore. There’s a raw and uncompromising energy to USA Nails, and Feel Worse is their most powerful and vital album to date”.

Gareth Thomas, one half of the band’s lyric-writing duo, says of new single and post-punk brawler “The Sun In The Sands”; “It’s a semi-fictional account of the estate where I live in South London and my feuding neighbours who LOVE to fight, and LOVE to make each other suffer. I recorded my vocals in my flat for this one and was a bit worried they might hear me shouting about them when I was doing it. The Sun in the Sands is the name of a roundabout just across town that I’ve heard on radio traffic reports since I was a kid. It always sounded quite mysterious and otherworldly to me, but I’ve been there as an adult and it’s sadly quite ordinary.”

Over the years, out of necessity more than anything, USA Nails honed their skills off-stage as well as on. Like many jobbing musicians they learned design, videography, screenprinting and more to keep costs down while promoting their DIY releases. As such, what they’ve mastered on the go has become part of their daily lives. Tom Brewins has gone on to create music videos for the likes of JOHN, Goat, PETBRICK (ex-Sepultura and Big Lad) and more. Gareth Thomas did the same for the likes of Enablers, as well as appearing as a session guitarist for their friends Los Bitchos. Dan Holloway creates artwork and merch for a number of bands including Pile and Big Lad among others. Matt Reid, the drummer on their first three albums, continues to design all the artwork for the band. All this and more has become as much a part of the creative process for them as making the music.

USA Nails
Feel Worse
One Little Independent

Cathartic Entertainment
Feel Worse
The Sun In The Sands
Pack Of Dogs
Networking Opportunity
Holiday Sea
On Computer Screen
Beautiful Eyes!
An Audience Of Love
I Love It When You Succeed

USA Nails 2024 Tour dates

23.02 – UK, Sheffield – Sidney & Matilda
24.02 – UK, Manchester – The Peer Hat
23.03 – UK, London – Sebright Arms
02.04 – BE, Brussels – La Source Beer
03.04 – FR, Paris – Supersonic
04.04 – FR, Strasbourg – La Grenze
05.04 – LUX, Esch Sur Alzette – Kulturfrabrik
06.04 – BE, Charleroi – Rockerill
04.05 – UK, Brighton, Hope & Ruin
05.05 – UK, Oxford, The Jericho Tavern
17.05 – UK, Preston, Ferret
07.06 – UK, Liverpool, Kazimer Stockroom

Pre-order Feel Worse by USA Nails HERE


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