Bristol newcomers NUNS OF THE TUNDRA peel back rock to its bare bones and
customise it with the use of nifty electro beats and enriching desert rock
riffery. The alternative foursome have just released their enthralling new
single, Pray 4 U, Slay 4 U
The hotly-tipped quartet take musical inspiration from the pummelling stoner
rock riffs of Queens of the Stone Age and the hooky pop psychedelia
melodicism of Tame Impala, underpinned with a rhythm section that moves
through swampy Bonham-esque grooves. While the NUNS OF THE TUNDRA wade in
the waters tread by Homme and Parker, when you hear the band, you’ll be
utterly captivated by the alt-rockers’ originality and infectious appeal.
Having opened the main stage at this year’s Lakefest 2018, and building on
the success of their previous self-releases, the Nuns have been hard at work
recording new material at Giant Wafer Studios in Wales with producers Alex
Loring & Tom Andrews (Big Spring, Fangclub), and legendary mastering
engineer John Davis (Led Zeppelin, Arctic Monkeys).
The band’s last single, Hidden Eraser, picked up the attention of many
industry tastemakers with BBC 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq playing the track and
throwing his backing behind the band. Lamacq’s support however is just the
latest from a slew of DJs, artists, and industry veterans. Singling the Nuns
out from over 350+ unsigned bands, BBC Radio 1 DJ Abbie McCarthy described
their set as “a brilliant performance”; BBC Introducing’s Andrew Marston
enthused, “They set the main stage of Lakefest 2018 on fire”; and they have
even earned the approval of one of their biggest influences – Josh Homme
from Queens of the Stone Age.
The alternative crew have pushed on again with the release of their new
single, Pray 4 U, Slay 4 U. This contagious cut was premiered on Amazing
Radio where it picked up a raptor response. It’s a supremely killer track
that contorts its way into your cranium with colossal beats and indie rock
crossover vibes that will leave the listener commanding more.