UK band The Nightmares have announced their debut album, Séance, set for release April 7th on Equal Vision Records and Venn Records (UK/EU). Centered around recurring themes of death, love and mourning, The Nightmares create a dark, yet hopeful noir pop sound. Today, the quartet have released their anti-Valentine’s single, the fittingly-named “Heartless.” Showcasing their goth and post-punk influences, the track has a seemingly melancholic demeanor with tranquil vocals and haunting rhythms. The video for the song plays into the band’s signature black and red motif while focusing on moments of separation.
On their debut album, bassist Benjamin T. Mainwaring states:
“Séance is a record born out of a shared love of the macabre… a longing to express the darker thoughts and deeper emotions of life. Channeled through the practice of attempted communication with spirits from beyond this world. We started to dip our toes into the world of the seance, and the experiences we went through would inform the writing of the record.
I am totally convinced that what happened in these experiments were real. And they have stuck with me. I have nothing but respect for the spirits and I understand the gravity and weight that comes with communication with other worlds. It is not to be taken lightly.”
The Nightmares is Adam Parslow (Lead Vocals, Guitar), Eleanor Coburn (Keys, Vocals), Benjamin T. Mainwaring (Bass), and James Mattock (Drums, Backing Vocals).
1. It Follows
2. Pink and Grey
3. From Above
6. Murder Season Ft. Will Gould
8. Let the Light In
9. For Heaven’s Sake
10. Everything Pretty Changing
w/ Miss Vincent
4/19 – Southampton / Joiners
4/20 – Newcastle / Little Buildings
4/21 – Leeds / Boom
4/22 – Newport / The Westgate Hotel
4/23 – Kingston / Fighting Cocks