Nife are (AKA Nife – lead singer and guitar), Howey (drums) and Scott (bass guitar). The rock band hailing from London via Austria and Bath, describe themselves as “60s Psych meets Krautrock in a Classic Rock casing”.
Lead singer Nicky states: “We enjoy going off on one, we know how our live shows will start, but never how they will end.”
Amid the chaos, Nicky’s melodious, powerful vocals and distinct open guitar style are backed by a rock-solid rhythm section.
Scott’s grounded bass grooves weigh a heavy anchor while Howey’s Moon-esque drumming injects pace and drive.
When Nife found a fan in highly accomplished producer Tim Oliver (Sinead O’Connor, Happy Mondays, New Order – and many others), after his friend attended a gig and presented him with a CD.
Since then, Tim has become a mentor to the band, helping develop Nicky as a performer and recording their new album in Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios.
Their debut single “Chemicals” is out 30th July 2012.
The debut album of the same name is released 13th August 2012.
Catch Nife Live:
Saturday 28th July – The Underbelly, Hoxton
Friday 3rd August – Heroes, Kentish Town
Thursday 16th August – Surya, King’s Cross
Thursday 23rd August – The Monarch, Camden