Got a new ripper today from Japanese punks Nicfit, out soon on Upset The Rhythm. The Nagoya band funnel an older spirit of punk, pulled taut on the tensile pulse of Wire, Magazine, and X-Ray Spex. ‘Deviation’ conjures itself from the crackle in the air before a pound of drums and guitar stretch into view. When Hiromi’s vocals sail in with a side-kick, the torn aluminum pummel becomes complete. She weighs in on the heft of the song, noting, “‘Deviation’ is dedicated to all the lonely people who are struggling to get out of the orbit of an isolated place. My parents were unstable when I was a child. One day I realized that this was different from friends’ families so I pretended like nothing wrong with us in front of them. It made me more lonely. I sunk deep into myself at the same time, my imagination drifted like leaves in the ocean. Loneliness never goes away, but now I can see its not hard to meet great people, and its a joy to discover them.” The band’s new LP Fuse, is out January 14th from UTR.
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