Artist info

Genre

Indie, Rock


Sounds like

The Narcotics


band members

Tom Bullock - Guitar Carl Lang - Bass Dan McNaulty - Drums Simon Pearlman - Guitar, Vocals


Influences

My Bloody Valentine, Gaslight Radio, 1960-1970


Unearthed artists we like

A Man Called Son


Bio

THE NARCOTICS: Tempting...ilicit...somewhat addictive... "The Narcotics are quickly making their presence felt with their unique take on spacious, heart-aching melody-pop..." (TimeOff 1.6.05) The Narcotics are a band from Brisbane, Australia. They formed when four people with an obsessive interest in music were driven to create music for people with taste as impeccable as their own. After throwing their rich, textured sounds onto crusty old 4 tracks, they set about performing to punters in the small but vibrant Brisbane underground. After a few endearingly shambolic demos, they finally recorded their first single in a claustrophobic home recording environment. The result was a double A-side pop blast- "Laughing Over Nothing/Only Gonna Get In Your Way", released in early 2006. "This Brisbane quartet's sound recalls countless luminaries of UK guitar pop from the last 25 years....all in all, an assured debut effort" (Rave Magazine 23.5.06) In early 2007 The Narcotics went into the studio with Bryce Moorhead. The results became A Town Called Bastard (EP), a release that reflects a growing maturity after two and half years of honing their sound. Lead track 'Silent Century' might just be the catchiest thing they have ever written, while trademark textured guitars abound in 'Midnite Bottleshine' and 'Nothing Gained'.

Review

Reviewed by Vijay Khurana Vijay Khurana

13 Sep 2007

40

If there was a fight between The Narcotics and a bunch of ninjas, it would be a close one to call. Ninjas, as most people know, have swords and sometimes nunchucks; The Narcotics have dual guitars and sweet melodies awash with reverb. Ninjas can paralyse their opponents by striking pressure points with expert precision, yet Silent Century has a kick ass chorus/outro complete with tambourine! As...

If there was a fight between The Narcotics and a bunch of ninjas, it would be a close one to call. Ninjas, as most people know, have swords and sometimes nunchucks; The Narcotics have dual guitars and sweet melodies awash with reverb. Ninjas can paralyse their opponents by striking pressure points with expert precision, yet Silent Century has a kick ass chorus/outro complete with tambourine! As I said, too close to call...

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Review

rednutz

03 Oct 2007

40

i like this song, the narcotics are kings of punchy indie rock and are only getting better much like a fine box of aged goon.

i like this song, the narcotics are kings of punchy indie rock and are only getting better much like a fine box of aged goon.

Review

Markyboy

09 Dec 2007

50

Catchy,energetic and anthemic theme to the year 2007. I dig the hard hitting drums and the echos of islent Century at the end...Kewl!

Catchy,energetic and anthemic theme to the year 2007. I dig the hard hitting drums and the echos of islent Century at the end...Kewl!