NONTA excite us. The London-based four-piece consisting of George Taylor (guitar/keys/backing vocals), Nonta Libbrecht-Carey (vocals/keys), Harry Gill (drums) and Joe Young (bass) have just released their debut EP ‘Pulse’ and we think it is pretty special.
Effortlessly drifting between poignant, vulnerable vocals and powerful widescreen indie soundscapes, there is an undeniable passion to their music that is immediately infectious. Comparison’s will inevitably be made with Daughter but as far as we are concerned that is nothing but positive. Title track Pulse is a track to fall in love with, and possibly become a little obsessed about, it’s that good.
On track two Werewolves, NONTA rallies against liars and thieves, it’s about as visceral and pointed as you could ever imagine a voice that sweet becoming. Track three ‘Two Eyes’ is a song of three parts with a delicate vocal and piano introduction making way for a grandiose post rock instrumental swell, before the track ends in an ethereal haze, it’s beautiful. The EP ends with Nomansland guitars threaten to erupt around another stunning vocal, providing a genuine feeling of isolation and vulnerability.
We look forward to watching this band grow, and look forward to seeing an epic show in St Stephen’s Church (surely the best possible venue for NONTA) very soon.