Music News: Manchester’s Nai Harvest announce new EP, new label and new song

MANCHESTER-BASED Nai Harvest announced the release of a new EP, titled ‘Hold Open My Head’, due out next year.2013NaiHarvestPR041213

The band are still riding a wave of popularity generated by their debut full-length, ‘Whatever’, released earlier this year.

To mark the announcement they released a new track, the title-track from the EP.

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.

The EP will be released via Dog Knights Productions in the UK, and in America via Topshelf Records, the new home of classic emo legends Braid in January.

You can stream the new track exclusively at

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


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