Night Heaver is the most recent release by four piece north east noise merchants The NX. Four delightfully sleazy, upbeat, hardcore, rock and roll numbers are featured on this tasty little EP. I’ve had the joy of seeing The NX live in their previous life and after what can only be classed as too long of a hiatus The NX are now back on the north east circuit bringing their raucous rock and roll to many a sweaty venue. Now back on track the future is looking promising for this local band.
Night Heaver starts with “Lonnie Johnson’s Greatest Hit” which immediately catches the ear with an immediate infectious groove that then remains for the next three tracks, but the stand out track for me has to be The Day It Rained Forever. Despite the title being either dark or a little 2004 emo the content by far isn’t. The lyrical hook “One of these pills will make you tick, while the other one will only make you sick” is infectious and seems to easily roll off the tongue, making this one of the many tracks that stands out when The NX play live.
In the past The NX may have been compared to bands such as Everytime I Die and The Chariot due to the band members sheer passion for these bands but ‘Night Heaver’ is proof that the band are now stepping into their own and creating music that can’t be compared to anything being played on any radio station or music channel at present. 7.7/10