New Jersey mavericks The Nectars have landed with their brand new single ‘I Want It’. It’s a succulent slice of indie-punk topped with a heavy dose of rock attitude and sweet pop sass.
About the track front-women Jessica Kenny explains, “’I Want It!’ is 2 mins of scorching, garage rock emotion. As a band we always like to toy with power dynamics and thought a woman demanding sex would be jarring to chauvinist ideals. With that in mind we needed to write a song encapsulating the feeling of being stoned, late at night, post show, covered in sweat, eager to fulfill our own physical desires. The slogging pendulum of a riff was born out of Jon’s frustration with guitar-less pop music dominating what’s left of Alternative Radio. Following in the Lo-Fi footsteps of our idols Ty Segall and Thee Oh Sees we assembled a track that cuts open your ear drum and drinks the blood as a midnight snack. Do you want it?”
It follows the release of their thrashy debut ‘Heaven’ which they dropped the video for last month. Both tracks are taken from their just announced debut album Sci-Fi Television, which is due out on May 25th.
Breaking out of the suburbs of New Jersey, these DIY upstarts – consisting of Jessica Kenny (vocals), Jon Paul (bass / vocals), Mike Montalbano (drums / vocals) and Michael Baron (guitar / vocals) – deliver an exciting and fresh approach to the New York post punk / pop scene and have launched full-throttle into 2018 with new music and lives shows. Certainly ones to watch out for this year!
Still under a year since inception, the band have already had early label interest but their cool, free-spirited nature sees them liking to do things their own way, from self-made videos to scouting studios for recording time.
They are also creating a buzz on the NYC live scene following shows at iconic venues such as the Mercury Lounge, Meatlocker and BoonTunes. The band will be heading over to the UK this spring for a number of shows which will be announced soon.
Listen/Stream I Want It below:
“New York has a legacy of producing some of the world’s best punk bands. The Nectars take inspiration from their New York City forebears, while injecting a heavy dose of lavish pop sheen, resulting in a sound which falls somewhere between peak 90s No Doubt and Riot! – era Paramore.” – Team Rock
“This New Jersey four-piece ooze energy and excitement, while sassy front woman Jessica Kenny evokes the spirit of ‘Don’t Speak’ era Gwen Stefani on hiatus with The Strokes. 2018 has just started with a bang.” – Right Chord Music
“The band’s debut single is a brash and devilish track that crawls under your skin. In a world of oversaturation, it takes a lot for anyone to leave an impression. The Nectars have managed to do so with just one song.” – Substream Magazine US