USA Nails – I Don’t Own Anything

USA Nails have launched the new video for latest single ‘I Don’t Own Anything’ taken from their fifth album “Character Stop” set for release on October 23rd 2020 through Hex Records (USA) and Bigout Records (Europe). Guitarist Gareth Thomas comments, ‘At the risk of sounding like a dick; this song is about millennials and zoomers. Generations who have been shafted by their parents, who can’t afford anything, who live on zero hours contracts, and who are currently experiencing a mental health epidemic. They are blamed for their own misfortune because they like to eat avocados sometimes. It’s also got a beat that’ll get your toe tapping.’

The album was tracked live over 4 days at Bear Bites Horse in London with producer Wayne Adams. Though “Character Stop” still features the pummelling noise-punk that USA Nails have become renowned for, it’s balanced with more sober, downbeat moments. On it they explore identity – like the online personas of aggressive twitter users, influencers and vloggers, as well as more introspective takes on mental health, giving up on dreams, the joy (and despair) of being a part-timer, and contemplating who they would be if they decided to hang up their guitars for good. Gareth adds,

“For me “Character Stop” is the best album USA Nails have ever made by miles. It’s more varied than anything we’ve ever done before and I think it’s stronger for it. I feel like it’s more fully realised, and more complete as a collection of songs. Everytime we get in a room together and write, the dynamic of our relationship as writers (and mates) develops a bit further, we get better at anticipating and complimenting each other. We’ve always tried to be efficient in our creativity, to do what feels natural and just let things flow. I’m obviously still really happy with all the music we’ve written up to this point, but on this record everything seemed to come together so sweetly.”

USA Nails will tour Europe and the US in 2021, following a clutch of UK album launch shows in late 2020.

The coming months will also see them release a split with Petbrick (ex-Sepultura) on God Unknown Records (Pigsx7, Part Chimp, Goat, Gnod etc) and Psychic Graveyard (ex-Arab On Radar/Skin Graft).

In the last few years, USA Nails have toured with Sub-Pop lovelies Metz, completed numerous USA and European headline stints, and supported the likes of Mission Of Burma, John, Future Of The Left, Mclusky*, Cocaine Piss, Viagra Boys, Murder Capital, and Unsane.

The band have previously had records out on Smalltown America (UK), Too Pure (UK), Learning Curve (USA), Dipped In Gold (UK) and Hominid Sounds (UK) as well as numerous indie and DIY labels. They’ve previously played ArcTanGent, Raw Power, Best Kept Secret, Triptych, La Ferme Electrique, and Le Mini Who (Le Guess Who fringe festival) among others. They’ve enjoyed radio play from Steve Lamacq, Marc Riley, Huw Stevens and the like, as well as playing a live session for John Kennedy on Radio X.

USA Nails feature current and ex-members of – Blacklisters, Kong, Oceansize, Silent Front, Death Pedals, Future of the Left and Dead Arms.

Pre-order now – https://usanails.bandcamp.com/album/character-stop

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