If you haven’t heard of Sheffield noise pop duo Nai Harvest, well you should have. But that’s OK, we forgive you. The year so far has been a busy one for these guys, releasing the lo-fi triumph Hold Open My Head EP as well as touring pretty much the entire UK, it’s a wonder they’ve had any time left to produce anything new. But they have, and their new single ‘Buttercups’ is probably the best thing the band have produced so far.
Taking an unashamed lead from the likes of Sugar and early Superchunk, ‘Buttercups’ is an incendiary ride though what Nai Harvest do best: laying down some killer riffs of noise pop majesty over pounding drums and surreal tales of young heartbreak. The track is taken from their forthcoming split single with fellow noisemakers Playlounge, and this release is certainly something to be excited about, not least because it comes as a flower shaped vinyl (courtesy of the amazing Dog Knights Productions).
‘Buttercups’ is a suckerpunch of emotion delivered though a blistering guitar line and impossibly catchy hook – a riotously in-yer-face song for your summer soundtrack.
Listen to ‘Buttercups’ below.