The single features Nicole Fiorentino (Smashing Pumpkins, Veruca Salt, The Cold & Lovely) on backing vocals and Eric Gardner (Iggy Pop, Morrisey, Tegan & Sara, Tom Morello, Cyprus Hill, Moby) on drums (as does the rest of the album).
Recorded at theLAB in LA with Frankie Siragusa at the production desk, making Plans for the end is a song at the poppier end of NWOH’s spectrum; with Keevill describing it as ‘a song with a crazy tuning, some out there chords, a wall of sound chorus and some pretty spiteful lyrics, that still manages to sound super pure and harmoniously poppy’.
At 14 songs and over an hour long, NWOH sees the band putting together a cohesive opus which has enough musical and emotional variety to keep the listener engaged throughout. It’s a bright, hopeful album with flashes of moody new wave and shoegaze; according to Keevill it has ‘enough darkness to keep it on the edge’.
The Microdance is:
Alex Keevill – Guitar, Vocals & Composition
Gavin Mata Hari – Guitar
Cheryl Pinero – Bass & Vocals
Tomas Garcia – Drums
‘We’re gradually seeing that British guitar music is in safe hands again’ The Sound of Confusion*
‘being in pole position to lead the charge of British Guitar Bands back to the forefront of the industry’ Right Chord Music*
‘well worth a listen’ The Joy Formidable*