I came across Nieves through social media, and I'm really glad that I did. A chance encounter with a friend's Facebook wall (thanks Ross) led me to the video for 'Legs and Arms' on youtube. I was instantly drawn in by the simple yet effective piano motif at the beginning of the song. The gradual addition of the guitar, vocals and drums brings the song to a crescendo that peaks in a really catchy chorus. I wanted to hear more and listened on Spotify and was impressed at the overall standard of songwriting and arrangement on the EP Matriarch.
At this point I knew I wanted to interview the band and feature them on an episode, so I set about getting in touch with them, finding out initially that they were from Glasgow and by chance that they were playing their first ever show outside of Scotland, right here in Nottingham the next week. Fate, one may say? In any case we spoke and managed to arrange an interview prior to their packed out show at Rescue Rooms. A venue with great sound which allowed an excellent live recording of the show. (See video below & listen to episode to hear)
Proc. New Music, All Styles