No Body Died – ‘The Nihilist and The Pretender’ [Premiere]


We recently indulged in ‘Dschungel’, an impressive electronic shoegazer from No Body Died. This week we’re celebrating the release of their debut full lengthThe Nihilist and The Pretender’ (out February 19) with the first public album stream! The Aussie duo (Jay Westfold and Declan Humphreys) combine ‘gazey textures, wall of sound sonics, and stormy vocal melodies. After six years working together, No Body Died carved out a sound that crosses genres and delves into deep and dark lyrics. The Nihilist and The Pretender’ is a bit of an enigma, well suited to those of diverse tastes. It’s a solid and unpredictable debut, my faves being the shoegazey numbers like ‘Dschungel’, ‘Loss’ and ‘The Haunting’. Australian fans can catch them live at the album launch this Friday at The Armidale Club (with visuals from Giv). Pick up The Nihilist and The Pretender’ via all online stores (iTunes preorder here), streaming services and CD Baby.

No Body Died – ‘The Nihilist and The Pretender’ [Premiere Album Stream]

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No Body Died – ‘Dschungel’

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Aussie electronic duo No Body Died have shared their “sonic-ode to the late David Bowie’s Berlin Years” with ‘Dschungel’. It’s the second single from their forthcoming album ‘The Nihilist & The Pretender’ (expected February). Jay Westfold and Declan Humphreys formed No Body Died in 2010, crafting layered electronic work that aims to subvert the conventions of shoegaze and dream pop (a la Ulrich Schnauss, or Reighnbeau). Thanks to Ray for the heads up! 

No Body Died – ‘Dschungel’

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