MANCHESTER-BASED Nai Harvest announced the release of a new EP, titled ‘Hold Open My Head’, due out next year.
The band are still riding a wave of popularity generated by their debut full-length, ‘Whatever’, released earlier this year.
The two-piece have certainly taken a shift away from their previous sound, characterised by jangly, ‘twinkle’ guitar riffs influenced by iconic 90’s math rock/emo band Cap’n Jazz and more recently Algernon Cadwallader, along with shouted vocals, the new track sees them take a more indie-rock inspired route, focusing on more regular guitar riffs and rhythms paired with softer sung vocals.
This is certainly a step in the right direction for the duo, those who enjoyed their previous work are definitely going to feel alienated, but those who couldn’t get behind the math-rock rhythms might want to give Nai Harvest another go.
‘Hold Open My Head’ has a more mature sound both lyrically and musically than their previous efforts, and with a honed and polished sound, the pair sound ambitious and ready to make a massive breakthrough in 2014.
You can stream the new track exclusively at NME.com.
Nai Harvest are also about to embark on a UK tour with Cornish punk-rockers Gnarwolves, the dates are:
December 9 – Devizes @ The Corn Exchange
December 10 – Plymouth @ White Rabbit
December 11 – Bristol @ Exchange
December 12 – London @ Old Blue Last
December 13 – Cambridge @ Portland Arms
December 14 – Leeds @ Cockpit
December 15 – Glasgow @ Audio
December 16 – Nottingham @ Red Rooms
December 17 – Lincoln @ The Scene
December 18 – Brighton @ The Haunt