NOTHING, JIM

IN THE MARIGOLDS (MERITORIO RECORDS)

NOTHING, JIM - IN THE MARIGOLDS 154485
Format:
1 LP
Release:
04.11.2022
Label:
MERITORIO RECORDS
Kat.-Nr.:
154485
Barcode:
0729208215220
Christchurch/Auckland DIY'ers Jim Nothing are back with their debut album 'In The Marigolds'. The sound of the album has strong roots in the classic 80's and 90's indie rock of the land it was born in, but other influences can be heard - especially the likes of The Go-Betweens, Breeders and Guided by Voices.

"We should get lost 'cos at least that's something to do" could perhaps sum up the creation of "In The Marigolds", an album in the vein of classic New Zealand indie rock created mostly as an excuse to hang out between old friends.

It's a varied, but cohesive album that brims with pleasantly scuffed, quietly considered charm: slightly-delic, all-out-rockers, reflective numbers and quirky perspectives, pitting James Sullivan's salty vocals and jangling guitar against Anita Clark's candied vocals and violin.

But also this album has at its core a feeling of homeliness, an understated dedication to DIY music making and the kiwi tradition of tinkering away in the garage.

Songs nod openly to the South Island sounds-of-yesteryear without feeling hamstrung by nostalgic whiff.

Rather Jim Nothing implement the rickety gallop of The Bats (Seahorse Kingdom) or chug-a-chug moves of 3d's (Yellow House) as a bed to bud their own groggy-headed guitar-steez.

"Never Come Down" sports the kind of spring-loaded chorus Tamaki Makaurau futurist P.H.F.

might mess around with, while "Borrowed Time" pits power-pop urgency against the easy thrum of Melted Ice Cream alumni, Salad Boys.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. A1. IT WON'T BE LONG
  • 1.2. A2. NEVER COME DOWN
  • 1.3. A3. SEAHORSE KINGDOM
  • 1.4. A4. NOWHERE LAND
  • 1.5. A5. ALREADY GONE
  • 1.6. A6. FALL BACK DOWN
  • 1.7. B1. YELLOW HOUSE
  • 1.8. B2. BORROWED TIME
  • 1.9. B3. ONLY LIFE
  • 1.10. B4. SOMETHING NEW
  • 1.11. B5. BACK AGAIN
  • 1.12. B6. IN THE MARIGOLDS