GLASGOW’S Nieves have asserted themselves as specialists in deeply emotive indie-pop that tugs at your heart strings in a way that few have managed since Frightened Rabbit released seminal tracks such as ‘Poke’ and ‘My Backwards Walk.’
Capitalising on the initial interest that was cultivated by their debut EP last year; growing in stature to a tight four piece has enabled their brand of self-examining music to become even more magnificent.
With seemingly limitless potential at their disposal, they’ve unveiled the splendorous ‘Legs and Arms.’
Led by solemn and remorseful piano that seeps into an area of Billy Joel-esque balladry, the anguished vocals of frontman Brendan Dafters tell a tale that wrestles with morality and a crushing sense of loss. Displaying an affinity for touching indie rock that is the wheelhouse of artists such as Of Monsters And Men and Okkervil River, it stands side by side with the mournful ‘Black Tie’ as yet another exquisite composition from the group.
Coinciding with the release of the single is the news that Nieves will once again be bringing their sprawling sound to the world-renowned King Tuts Wah Wah Hut on the 18th December 2015. Promising to make their homecoming ‘special’, tickets are available now via Gigs In Scotland.
Listen to the track below: