Vital Idles are Jess, Nick, Matthew and Ruari (formerly of much missed Night School/Slumberland group Golden Grrrls). In 2015 they leapt fully formed from the fertile intersection of Glasgow’s visual art and music undergrounds. Their early live shows were a revelation, all ecstatic dancing and incisive tunes that showed a love for the pioneering run of 7″s from the dawn of Rough Trade and the more pop slanted sounds from the worldwide DIY boom that followed. NUSONIC 001, the first release on Not Unloved Records, marks their vinyl debut following two storming tapes and showcases a group equally adept at abrasive postpunk (“My Sentiments”) and saucy pastoral jangle pop (“The Garden”). For fans of Kleenex, early Flying Nun Records, Primetime and The Smiths.
Not Unloved NUSONIC 001