I don’t know how I missed this band. It’s a double edged sword because part of me is like “What the fuck how could these guys slip off my radar? What kind of music junkie am I?” but the other part of me is like “FUCK YEAH A NEW BAND THAT ISN’T SHIT!”
Because a lot of them are shit, trust me, I wade through piles of it on a monthly basis so that you don’t have to.
Which brings us neatly to today’s band, Nico Vega, who dropped their eponymous debut album two years ago. I got my hands on it last week and can’t stop playing it.
It’s fucking sexy man, jayziz! The singer, Aja Volkman has this incredible voice that at times sounds like Florence Welch (from Florence and the Machine) and at others sounds like Karen O (Yeah Yeah Yeahs) and man has she got a pair of lungs on her, her scream makes the hairs on my neck stand up.
So yeah, watch this video for one of their tracks “Gravity” and you’ll see exactly what I mean.
Just be warned though, this shit’s violent as fuck.
It’s like Fight Club for chicks