Parting Shot EP#2
We pleased to announce that our 2nd EP is now complete and will be called Parting Shot. Recorded in London last Autumn by legendary producer Youth (aka Martin Glover) at Miloko’s *The Pool* studios, and mixed at Youth’s own Prism Sound studios by Michael Rendall, the EP see’s the powerhouse behind both Echo & the Bunnymen’s Meteorites and The Jesus and Mary Chain’s Damage & Joy albums.
To seasoned NLE fans some of these tracks on the EP will already be familiar. The foot stomping Further and Parting Shot have both been regulars in the band’s set from earlier in 2017 when they toured with post punk architects Chameleons Vox, and these recorded versions are as sure as their live renditions. While their debut An Honest Way of Living shimmered with icy guitars, Parting Shot sees lead singer Andrew Glen focus on a longing for the past and the fracturing of power, as he explains “I realised when we were already a good way into making the record that these songs were really about me creating some form of distance from my past and coming to terms with things that are out of my control. It make’s it sound like there’s an underlying sombre tone, which I guess there is in parts, but we’ve done our best to make it uplifting at the same time”. However, Andrew is keen to stress that it’s not all gloom in NLE’s world. The EP also reflects on the bands recent electronic direction. ‘We dabbled with synths in part on the last record, but this time round we spent a lot more time with Youth crafting the right sounds which we’re all pleased with.’
Amongst the EP that grounds the bands sound and delivers on the weight of their musical power, it closes with the epic grandeur of Further. The track not only captures NLE’s desire to stretch themselves to new limits, but as a whole Parting Shot shows their willingness to experiment in what they regard to be their most accomplished work to date.