Nately’s Whore’s Kid Sister
From: Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK.
Lazy equation: Narrows (at their noisiest) + Mike Patton (at his most stand-offish) x a disappointed howl at everything, ever.
URL: Facebook // Soundcloud // Bandcamp
Thrash Hits verdict: We first heard Nately’s Whore’s Kid Sister back at the end of November, when they emailed us about their debut EP, Ribs. And like the idiots we are, we didn’t really listen to it until we were hungover as Hell on New Year’s Day. That was probably the wrong time for us to listen to their simultaneously eerie, oppressive, and altogether uncomfortable mindslap of sounf for the first time. Even so, we’re still glad we didn’t go and watch this video they made for ‘I Will Never Feel This Love’ as our introduction to the band. Bloody hell, that would’ve ended us. Anyway, we finally got round to sending them an email the other week, and they sent us back some short, sharp responses.
Describe your sound in three words.
Faux Metal Scum.
How did you meet?
John and Jim went to school together. The rest of us met through being in Newcastle, being bad musicians, being drunk, being stoned, playing poker.
Where did you grow up? How do you think it’s affected your music?
We haven’t grown up. Although, Matt can drive and Stu lives with his girlfriend. We’re currently growing up in and around Byker. There’s an influence from the characters we meet and the places we choose to hang out….it’s been tough since the Grove burned down.
Can you explain to the stupider end of our readership where your band name come from?
Nately’s Whore’s Kid Sister is a pathetic little wretch in Catch 22. Our music could be considered pathetic. It is definitely wretched.
What are your non-musical influences (beyond the…errr…obvious)?
American literature, the finest hashish, pigs, Frank, Brian, ale, coffee, crosswords/grammar.
Can you describe your songwriting process to us?
Rip people off and try to be original. Or, sing a stupid riff into your phone on a drunken stumble home. Wake up, listen to it, realise it’s shit, and make it into a tune anyway.
So far, what’s been the best thing about being in a band?
Successfully making audiences shit themselves. Ladding about. Doing interviews via email.
With whom would your dream tour be with?
We’re all into Sleep at the minute, and Omega Massif’s last release was mint. To tour with Mogwai would make us all able to die happy.
What bands do you consider as part of your scene or as your peers? Why?
Scenes are bollocks. Richard Dawson is the greatest songwriter alive. Newcastle wise, bands like B>E>A>K>, Cauls, Khünnt, Fathoms, Acrobatic Society, Young Liar and Wellington Boot tick all the right boxes.
What marks you out as different to other bands at the moment?
We wear women’s make-up and if we’re caught driving, we’d be at least 32 times over the limit. Also, we are Hashist Revolutionaires.
What’s been the best – and the funniest – live shows you’ve played to date?
Apparently we played at the Dog & Parrot in February, where I shat myself and John was having his ankles grabbed by Stu throughout the set for talking absolute bollocks. That gets the funny prize. We really enjoyed playing Evo Emerging on our home turf at the Tyne and also having a couple of the B>E>A>K> lads join us for Regards, Bison at Cult Festival recently.
What have you got planned for the future?
We need to get away to the countryside and write some riffs. We have a tour coming up in October, and possibly a split single with a top secret band.
Name one other band that people should hear about but probably haven’t.
Zazen Boys are a Japanese-math-pop-noise band – it’s a crime that they have slipped under the worlds radar.
Tell us a joke.
Rabbi and a Buddhist at a bus stop. Buddhist turns to the Rabbi and says, “When’s the bus due?”
Nately’s Whore’s Kid Sister’s debut EP, Ribs, is available to buy now via their official Bandcamp page. If you want more info on the band, why not toddle on over to their official official Facebook page and give them a Like? That wasn’t so hard, now was it?