Named after a skateboard move from an 80’s skate film, Los Angeles band NIGHTMARE AIR emphasizes sonic momentum, during both live performances and in the studio.
Nightmare Air’s Dave Dupuis, a veteran of L.A. shoegazers Film School (Beggars Banquet Records), and Swaan Miller, whose stark acoustic album on Important Records melted hearts and faces everywhere, meticulously layer boy-girl harmonies, pulsing pop synths, psych noise loops and glam soaked walls of guitars. Add to that Detroit heavy hitter Jimmy Lucido on drums (The Strays/ TVT records) in their combined years of touring, these road veterans have supported heavyweights from Smashing Pumpkins to The Jesus and Mary Chain.
Previewing the album – “Who’s Your Lover” (listen below) offers shoegaze as it opens with a post-punk guitar riff which marries the soft, high-pitched string-like synthesizer which floats around as an all-important extra-terrestrial layer, as Swaan asks “Who’s Your Lover?” The chorus moves on a thick bed of bass line that the distorted guitar riff and vocals bounce on. “Who’s Your Lover” is an instant modern shoegaze anthem, comparable to Slowdive or The Cure.
Having had a successful year in 2017 headlining clubs, playing festivals around the world such as SXSW and Starry Night Festival, and shared stages with The Kills, The Dandy Warhols and Cat Power to name a few.
In support of the album, Nightmare Air will be touring with Gary Numan from March 2nd 2018, dates below:
L I V E (with Gary Numan)
Mar 2. Stockholm. Kagelbanan
Mar 3. Malmo. Kulturbolaget
Mar 4. Olso. Parkteatret
Mar 5. Copenhagen. Pumpehuset
Mar 7. Utrecht. Tivoli
Mar 8. Antwerp. Trix
Mar 9. Luxembourg
Mar 10. Oberhausen, Germany
Mar 12. Portsmouth. Pyramids Centre
Mar 13. Warwick. Arts Centre
Mar 14. Leicester. O2 Academy
Mar 16. Edinburgh. Assembly Rooms
Mar 17. Middlesbrough. Empire
Mar 19. Preston. Guild Hall
Mar 20. Hull. City Hall
Mar 21. Sheffield. The Foundry
Mar 23. Isle Of Man. Villa Marina
Mar 24. Liverpool. O2 Academy
Mar 25. Northampton. Roadmenders
Mar 28. Belfast. The Limelight
Mar 29. Dublin. Olympia Theatres