Love In My Mind
Flowers In The Dustbin records
18th April 2011
"The brilliant Nevada Base blend arpeggios, synth lines, house beats and live instrumentation with harmony vocals, plus flashes of New Order and The Beloved." Vic Galloway, BBC Scotland.
Nevada Base released their debut single, ‘Love In My Mind’, on 18th April 2011. First radio plays included Vic Galloway, BBC Scotland, Jim Gellatly and Nemone's daytime show on 6MUSIC.
The band had already shared bills with the likes of Metronomy, Den Haan, Silver Columns, Late of the Pier, Ewan Pearson, Fenech Soler, Florrie Findo Gask and Memory Tapes... in venues like King Tuts and the SubClub in Glasgow, as well as the Bongo Club and GRV in Edinburgh.
They had also played live at RockNess, the Wee Chill, the West End Festival, the Scottish BAFTA Awards and the Glasgow Subway Festival (which involved playing to passengers live, in a moving train, on the city’s underground transport system).
Nevada Base are Albert (voice/guitar), Andy (bass/guitar), Gus (synths/vocoder) and Jay (synths/beats). The music is self-produced, starting with broken old synths salvaged from eBay and repaired by Albert's electronics wizardry. It’s driven by Gus' harmonic energy, which pulses to Jay's robo-beats and is propped-up by Andy's nimble ninja-bass.
Flowers In The Dustbin first stumbled across Nevada Base when they booked the band to play one of their earliest gigs. That first gig had many highlights, but perhaps the overriding impression was that the band were making the entire venue dance.
Their debut release is the single ‘Love In My Mind’ on Glasgow independent label Flowers In The Dustbin on 18th April 2011, available in limited edition vinyl replica cd and download.
NEVADA BASE REVIEWS
"...one of Scotland's hottest new bands" Heaven or Las Vegas
"...not just indie rock n roll…pushing the boundaries of the genre; these guys mixing in a bit of house and electronica to create a more than agreeable sound" Jim Gellatly
"Nevada Base performed a tremendous set. Shaking the shoddy PA to an early grave the band performed a melee of dancing beats that got the crowd moving like a shoal of fish in a shark attack. I’ll be checking them out again soon." Subcity Radio
"...beautifully crafted electro pop, think Erland Oye and you are on the right track. 'If I'm Late' and 'Love On My Mind' are crying out to be played at clubs and will no doubt be featuring on a late night compilation at some point." MusicInGlasgow
"Providing electro pop pleasures to see us off into the night... Normally this type of robot music passes straight by me but I have to admit that they had a nice line in catchy songs. Or maybe it was the beer." Bluesbunny Independent Music Reviews
"If you like dancing as much as I do, then their electro-awesomeness will get under your skin and into your headphones too." Le Blog d'une Fille Post-Indie
"Pumping electro-pop tunes on top of synth beats is what you're in for. Seen by The Ocelot music writer Bozley as one of the best bands around. You don't get higher recommendations than that." The Ocelot
"They are going to be big... They are the new DAFT PUNK and we love em!" Loserville
“The laidback three-piece played an impressive set which won the attention and dancing feet of the crowd, their impatience for tonight's headline act (Metronomy) quickly pacified and preoccupied in the groove. Nevada Base’s brand of smooth -voiced, synth-indulgent, dance electro is both distinctive and infectious with percussive off-beats and frantic high-end guitar having a similar effect on the audience. Catchy lyrics in set closer, If I'm Late, show the band at their best, brimming in sing-a-long festival potential.” Stv.tv