Just saying goodbye to each other after a great run of four live shows in Northern Spain, each of which was a unique and special experience. We visited Galicia for the first time, playing on an outdoor stage for the 10th anniversary party of the Ho! Gruf (pronounced "groove") music club in the ancient Roman walled city of Lugo. Then we headed across to El Nautico de San Vicente, a beach venue and recording studio where they host three bands a day and the audiences show up without knowing who they will see. The third show was in Avilés, Asturias, for La Grapa Black Music Festival (pictured). Last night we capped off the tour with an intimate club show at Dabadaba in Donostia, Basque Country. Thanks to everyone who came out to see us, we hope to return to Spain again next year.
(photo credit: Fran Cea Photography)
Right after a great little run of shows (Saint Paul Soul Funk Festival in France, then Manchester, London and Leeds, UK) we went down to Joe’s place - The Perle Studio in the Peak District - where we laid down 11 new 4-piece tunes which we hope to release on vinyl LP and digital streaming early next year. We have just parted company for 12 days but will meet up again in Madrid ready for a run of four shows on August 2,3,4,5 in Northern Spain with Lamar Williams Jr. Looking forward to revisiting songs from the Shake It and Deplar albums, as well as instrumental staples from the back catalogue.
Very much looking forward to our first visit to Baja California, on the west coast of Mexico, at the end of November to play this boutique mini-festival with our pal Lamar Williams Jr.
We are pleased to announce that we will return to Japan to play Club Quattro, Shibuya, Tokyo on February 8th, followed by Shangri-La in Umeda, Osaka on February 9th 2023 in support of our latest album release, The Deplar Effect. Further info and ticket links here
“All being well” (as my dear old nan used to say) the four-piece will be in Madrid & Malaga in September, Leicester & Leeds in October. Some ticket links are already up, see our tour page for more info.
We are ECSTATIC to announce that we will finally be playing live again! In fact, in October we will finally be in the same country for the first time since we said goodbye to each other in Japan back in January 2020. (These shows were originally scheduled for May 2020 until everything turned weird.)
Our funky bassist Pete Shand has made this 90-minute compilation of his favourite NMS tunes to play and/or listen to. Please listen/like/follow/share and help keep the dream alive until we figure out how, when and where we can actually convene to perform as a band again!
It’s been far too long (Jan 2020) since we last played in the US, where most of our lovely fans reside. We wanted to let you know that we are hoping to return in Spring 2024; the trip is still a work-in-progress but we will announce details as soon as we have them.
|Thu Nov 30||
Bajaja Music Fest 2023
El Pescadero, Baja California Sur
|Thu Feb 22||
Whippersnap Music & Arts Festival
|Sun Feb 25||
Teaser trailer for our live-in-studio follow up to 2016’s Nashville Session album - this one was recorded in June 2018 at the same studio - Welcome To 1979 - and features existing NMS originals whose arrangements have evolved on stage since they were originally recorded. Plus a banging cover of John Cameron’s KPM classic Afro Metropolis. The LP comes with a free download card which includes two additional tracks - Flimsy and Six Underground - that are on the CD version but didn’t fit onto the vinyl.