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NOLO: Nology

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Published December 2, 2011

Treading a curious line between meticulously soundscaped and haphazardly simple, Nology is a slightly daft adventure in post-modern musicianship, but its daftness certainly doesn’t prevent it from carving some beautifully austere pop hooks. ‘Yorkshire’ encapsulates everything that’s still bearable about indie condensed into one song, and ‘When You’re Gone’ is pretty much the best Icelandic song I’ve heard all year. It on/offs between cocky guitar chugging and those marvellous moments that come only when musicians don’t give a flying fuck how silly or cheap they’re being, they’re just belting out a good tune. The lyrics make no sense, the vocals aren’t very good and the synths are about as cheesy as you can get, but these guys really are on to something. Check this fucker out and enjoy bathing in sweet, sunny apathy.

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