Liverpool's Eyesore & The Jinx make the kind of jerky post-punk that's been flying out of England lately. Their newest single, "No More Nails," shows what sets them apart from the pack. The song is a driving post-punk rocker, with a foreboding guitar and that oddly dance friendly post-punk groove we tend to love here at If It's Too Loud..., but the vocals are oddly upbeat. "No More Nails" is somehow dark and cheery at the same time. There's also a bit of a sense of humor to the song, which is rare in a genre that is typically very serious. It's the kind of song that you can't quite tell if it's angry or fun, and who doesn't want that?
Josh Miller (vocals/bass) says of the new song:
"For as long as I can remember I’ve bitten my finger nails compulsively, often til they bleed. Lately they have resembled what a close family member called ‘cornflakes’ owing to their gross, little, distorted shape. It’s a habit I’ve tried to shake many times, but have failed at. I’ve speculated as to why I do this, and I don’t think it’s too much of a leap to assume that this is a symptom of an ongoing anxiety disorder. "‘No More Nails’ then, is a song about compulsive behaviours and how we use our bodies to map our brains' complex internal processes. It’s also a song about my gross, little cornflake fingernails that I’ve bitten into oblivion, and will likely continue to do so for the rest of my days.”
You can listen to "No More Nails" below. Jitterbug is due out November 17, and is available for pre-order through Bandcamp. For more on Eyesore & The Jinx, check out the band on Facebook and Instagram.