The Nose is a band from Vienna, formed in 2010. This album, their second full-length, contains their previous ep's and can be seen as an overview for the past three years in the band's existence. Judging from what I hear, those three years have been loaded with fun, some refreshing alcoholic beverages and a heap of old school energy. This is good ol' fashioned rock music which will make you want to shake your behind.
From the very beginning of opening track 'Dee' it's clear where The Nose got their inspiration from. Iggy Pop comes to mind, along with The Pixies, Magnapop and The Breeders. Yes, up tempo songs, induced by punk rock and a good slab of blues. Most of all, it's "summer-music", perfectly suited for the festivals, with catchy tunes, joyous sing-along choruses and enough power to remain entertaining.
'On My Demand' is one of my favorites here, a highly danceable punk rock tune which at times even brings Siouxsie and Blondie to mind. Oh, I didn't mention that yet, The Nose is fronted by a woman named Ranita Rubia who does a damn good job. Perhaps she could scream a bit more in the heaviest pieces of the music but nonetheless, her presence definitely adds to the overall atmosphere.
"What atmosphere is that?", you might ask. Well, the whole thing feels stuck in the nineties, where plenty of bands were a lot better than Hole but never got the attention they deserved. Well, I hope The Nose gets a lot of attention from now on. Some songs are simply irresistible, like 'Jusqu'a Toi', which drives on a 'Billy Jean' rhythm. Awesomeness. I definitely recommend this gem to all the alternative rockers out there.