The Black Map #262: NervEndings from Swindon! (Reading Rising IV Edition)

Now that we’ve cut the red ribbon and started the conversation about Reading Rising IV with talk of event regulars InAir, it’s time to turn our attention to another of the quadruplet of bands announced so far. 12 bands, 2 stages, 0 clashes is the mantra of the event which will take place at The Facebar in Reading on Saturday 18th November which means there will be another 8 on the tarot cards in the not too distant future. Can we cope with a tornado followed by a monsoon after initial tidal wave in this weather related metaphor for the size of bands set to appear? We sure can! Here’s the line up so far…

Our Hollow Our Home
Confessions Of A Traitor

In their own words, “keeping music weird since 2018“, NervEndings are a Blues fuelled Noise Rock trio hailing from… well either Devizes or Swindon depending on where you look. Not that it matters of course as it’s all about the journey and its soundtrack. They took a couple of years to sand down the rough edges of some of their material before committing “For The People” to tape in 2020, a six cut debut EP that announced then to anyone who hadn’t already witnessed their on stage antics. They have always been first an foremost a live band, playing more shows than you can shake a stick at in their career to date and that’s by no means a band thing. April this year saw them play a run of shows around VicFest in Swindon and Get Rad Festival in Exeter with Fluff while a one off acoustic set at 2000 Trees Festival after the main stage closed has to go down as a special moment in the bands history.

Does that mean there will be a healthy dose of rivalry as they’ve shared stages with InAir three times in a six month stretch starting last September? Your guess is as good as ours but with latest single “Toxic” getting the wise addition of “(& Other Love Stories)” to it’s title to avoid being misinterpreted as a Britney Spears cover being so popular it’s got its own pretty damn cool t-shirt, their merch stand will be busy. After all, it’s just had a re-print to get it back to black (wait… Isn’t that an Amy Winehouse song? Have we just given NervEndings the idea of a bizarre medley to perform?). You can get yours in advance over at bandcamp.

We’re proud to be a Media Partner of Reading Rising IV. If you want a ticket for this year’s incarnation you can find them here.

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