The band: Nite Fields are a brand new post-punk Australian four piece who count acts such as The Cure, Bauhaus and The Mission among their influences. Hailing from Brisbane but forming in Melbourne before splitting their time between there and Sydney, the band have recently completed their debut album which was a whopping four years in the making, with recordings taking place everywhere from bedrooms and garages, to a closed restaurant.
The sound: Acting as a teaser for their forthcoming LP which is due early next year, first single ‘You I Never Knew’ swirls intoxicating shoegaze guitar melodies, shimmering pop hooks and a vocal which sounds not too dissimilar to that of Ian McCulloch, resulting in a sound somewhere along the lines of Real Estate being channeled by DIIV. Described as “a song about missed connections”, frontman Danny Venzin’s deeply personal lyrics give the track a depth which sets it apart from other contemporaneous indie rock.
The lowdown: Nite Fields embark on a massive European tour in support of their debut album (a vinyl release due 2nd February 2015 via LA label Felte) this coming February and will stop off at London’s Old Blue Last on the 23rd – their sole UK date.