Welcome to the family: Nudes

Nudes press photo

As some of you may now, Saturday’s Kids recently called it a day, a pretty emotional moment for us seeing as they’re good friends and an incredible band, as well as a stalwart of the Cardiff music scene since long before we even existed as a label or started putting on shows. We’d almost been involved in helping release the “Grey on White” 7” way back in 2011, and it’s a shame we never got a chance to put out any of Saturday’s Kids’ music to cement that mutual history in black wax.

Lucky then that Sion has already started a new project, with Sam Watkins of Playlounge fame no less, who we’re excited to announce as the latest addition to the Barely Regal family. Nudes sees Sam and Sion both take up guitar duties, each switching between bass and six-string as songs require, churning out absolute bangers that are as catchy as they are discordant, bringing to mind the likes of Rites of Spring, Sonic Youth and Husker Du. Stu from Breathe Out lends his more than considerable drumming skills to the fray, both propelling songs forward and pinning them together.

Their new single, "waster, wasted you're a loser", which premiered on DIY Magazine's Neu Bulletin yesterday, is out now as a free download from our Bandcamp page. You can also stream that right here:

As with their various other projects, Nudes are a prolific bunch and already have an album written and ready to record, along with plans for plenty of touring in the latter half of 2014, more news on that in the near future!