The mysterious London-based outfit release the 1st single from their upcoming EP of the same name.
Mysterious London-based outfit Nrvs return with another thunderous single, I Like You.
I Like You is about how basic humans can be. As the anonymous group puts it, “Humans can be pretty basic. Love songs, poems about suicide, Tinder … it all boils down to one thing: I like you. Do you like me? It’s the ultimate vulnerability”.
To accompany the release, London Director Grain Freeze (Dinosaur Pile Up, Attawalpa, Noel Gallagher) has created a high-intensity visual hit of sci-fi – an unnatural blend of Tarkovsky’s Solaris and Flash Gordon. A lonely astronaut orbits the strange planet Talos 5. When the planet appears to start sending her needy text messages, she doesn’t know if the universe has gone mad … or just her. Grain Freeze says “Initially the video was a response to the song’s lyrics, a narrative of two potential lovers trying to connect via smartphones. It morphed into a mini space opera involving mycelium, alien life & the end of the world!”
I Like You is the first single from Nrvs’s upcoming EP of the same name due for release this Autumn. The EP is co-produced by the band at Off License studios in Camberwell, South London. A spot where Peeping Drexels, Muck Spreader, Sleaze, Joy Crookes and Attawalpa have all frequented.
Previous Nrvs singles Bad Taste, Revolution Traffic and See Yer Hate To Be Yer have enjoyed spins on Jack Saunders’ BBC Radio 1 show and BBC Introducing Yorkshire (See Yer was their Record of the Week). The trio are currently gearing up to present an anonymous live experience that will send you back to your shrink. Along with frequent visual collaborator Mike Raymond (HMLTD), who has created several retina-scorching videos for the group, Nrvs are shaping “a nightmare-normal vision of the near future, that you can dance to”.
Many artists have been shrouded in mystery: the music and the visuals should strike you first – whether you’re ready for them or not. The beat-driven heaviness delivered from behind a wall of new wave guitars and electronics on I Like You makes for an utterly irresistible prospect.