I’ve recently discovered that I’ve been a fan of a British genre known as nu-gaze for quite a while now (just never knew it had a name… oh, the ever increasing game of sub-genres). Nu-gaze is a form of alternative rock building off of the “shoegazing” scene of the late 1980s and 90s (yet another genre I was familiar with yet completely unaware of). Working for a Nuclear Free City is an indie nu-gaze band out of Manchester I came across last week and this song is my favorite of their’s so far. It has a cascading synth rift that seems to both nurture and juxtapose the subdued beat.
Best listened loudly via headphones, preferably in a dark room.