One of the things that are drummed into us from when we are small kids is that you should never judge a book by its cover. As a result in general we always say that it’s ‘what’s on the inside that counts,’ and basically judging people for how they look or forming an opinion on someone before we know them is wrong. However, you and I both know that that is a load of crap. We say those things because it’s the right thing to say, but in reality we judge people all day every day. We judge people on what they sound like, how they act and how they look, and as much as when it comes to music I shouldn’t do these things, like the rest of you I can’t help it. And I’m sorry to say that I did it with these guys.
Before I heard any of their music I saw the picture of Nishe which is sat at the top of this review, and I honestly thought that they were going to be just another boring folk band. My God how wrong can you be! Giovanni Zappa (Lead vocals, guitar) Harold Wilson (Bass, backing vocals) and Thomas Romer – Smith are anything but just a boring folk band. Based in London and formed back in August of last year these 3 guys will rock your socks off.
You Got Me Blind flies in at just under 3 minutes and is an absolutely awesome track. A big imposing riff sets the tone as a real melodic vocal rides into view. This and the understated delivery for the verses just lulls you in though as the chorus is huge. The vocal is fantastic and the rhythm section really gives the track a bit of a gritty/grungy edge. It’s reminiscent of the Arctic Monkeys more recent stuff with a hint of Muse thrown in for good measure.
I can honestly say that I’ve had this track on heavy rotation from when I first it. It’s an absolutely brilliant track and works fantastically well as a single. I’m seriously looking forward to whatever these guys come up with next and I can’t give a much higher praise than that.
Remember kids; never judge a book by its cover.
You Got Me Blind is out now.