Malvern in Worcestershire isn’t always the first town that springs to mind when thinking of bands that have made an impact in the world of music. Admittedly there was that pop wannabe clone in a music talent contest and I use the word talent with some sarcasm, a few years back but I along with some of residents of the town would probably rather gloss over that fact. However that is all about to change with a new band Nuns of the Tundra.
Newly formed this year and only having played their first gig in at the end of July, Troy Tittley (Vocals, guitar), Arran Davies (Guitar), Callum Croft (Bass) and Melos Moody (Drums) are band full of dirty rock-fuelled sounding riffs, with undertones of a slight stoner sound. Melodic yet sometimes raw vocals along with a groove-led rhythm are behind an eclectic mix of musical styles.
Running through their three songs that are featured on SoundCloud, ‘Mind’s Eye’ starts off with a gritty guitar riff before the vocals resonate through the track. A melodic chorus with slight tones of psychedelic rock, it is certainly a song to pique the interest with this new band.
‘Hidden Eraser’ with its harmonies is a faster paced track and with a soaring guitar riff throughout the song, the harmonies swirl in a myriad of sound. With there being so much to listen to with this track, numerous listens later you are still hearing something new.
‘Moving Frame’ has that filthy bass sound pounding through the track, thumping drums and along with fuzzy sounding guitars is certainly one of their more infectious tunes. A wall of sound rising to massive riffs, this track is definitely one that needs a few repeat plays to fully appreciate just how many styles can be in one track.
Although they have described themselves as desert stoner rock, Nuns of the Tundra are far more than this. With musical nods towards prog, rock, alternative rock, stoner and anything else they care to add into the mix in their songs, they are certainly not your run-of-the-mill rock band.
With a band this new and with such an interesting and almost addictive sound, it can only be a matter of time before word gets around about Nuns of the Tundra, so be one of the first to get to know them better.
Nuns of the Tundra can be found on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/nunsofthetundra and their newly created Twitter account @NunsoftheTundra so give them a follow. Their music can be heard on SoundCloud https://soundcloud.com/nunsofthetundra and on ReverbNation http://www.reverbnation.com/nunsofthetundra.