NAILBITER - The Bait LP
NAILBITER came out of nowhere in the beginning of the 2000's in a London where bad punk, terrible USA inspired hardcore and worse Euro Crust were the norm. They were foreign squaters obsessed with ANTI-CIMEX, Japanese Hardcore and Worldwide punk in a time when the internet hadn't made all those scenes commodities a google away from you. They played as much as they could to audiences who thought of them boring, dirty or un-hip. They managed to release a handful of records before their career stopped when the drummer was deported back to Brazil. Fast forward a few years ahead and NAILBITER are back in action. Touring Europe as often as they can and writing new material. Unfortunately they are not allowed to play live in UK due to the drummer's status but they have been unleashing their nihilistic hybrid of late era ANTI-CIMEX and Burning Sensation Japanese hardcore for a couple of years now.
The Bait is their newest recording , a seven track 12" including a rendition of ANTI-CIMEX's Sister Daylight . It was recorded in Belgium during August of 2011 at the end of one of their European escapades and mixed and mastered at various locations in UK during the following 12 months. Lyrically and musically Nailbiter are often compared to PAINTBOX, DEATH SIDE and late era ANTI-CIMEX. They paint bleak visions of day to day existence in this miserable world. Housed in a beautiful jacket designed by the guitarist Carlos Hiroshima The Bait is a record for people who know there is not a better world and live for the now.
Hey, this band has recorded some of the most perfect sounding hardcore punk and I bet you won't even bother to give it a listen. Your loss, pal!