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Formed in early 2013 through a mutual love for noise rock, punk and krautrock, USA Nails are gleefully complicit in the resurgent post-punk scene in London. 'Sonic Moist' catalogues the first year of the band’s existence. The ethos of not over-thinking the song-writing process was carried through into the recording process, as all songs were tracked live, in a single day in mid-2013. Steven's snotty spoke-sung vocals deliver an often menacing and uncomfortable tone across an array of unpolished, garage-noise riffs and drums. USA Nails pride themselves on creating their own artwork and videos. The packaging for ‘Sonic Moist’ has been entirely conceived and designed by Matt (drums), and music videos for the album’s title track and ‘Sometimes I’d Rather...

Discography

  • USA Nails - No Pleasure

    USA Nails
    No Pleasure

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    Tracklisting

    I Am Normal
    Palm Them Off With Me
    You're A Stain
    You Sing For Yourself
    They'd Name An Age
    Laugh It Up
    Automated Cyst
    Holiday
    Make Me Art
    I Am In A Van
    I Cannot Drink Enough

    Description

    Just under a year since the release of their first LP ‘Sonic Moist’, the band return with their latest instalment of brash noise-rock-punk-psych: 'No Pleasure'. The album features 11 furious tracks that see the band expanding on noise-rock and punk, as well as exploring new territories in post-punk and kraut-rock.


    Catalog

    STA165

    Release Date

    06 Nov 2015
  • USA Nails - Sonic Moist

    USA Nails
    Sonic Moist

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    Tracklisting

    Sonic Moist
    Chain Of Command
    Shite At The Palladium
    Distilled Town
    Oh Caroline
    Sometimes I'd Rather See It All
    Am I A Man Or Not
    Seatlicker
    Push Him Back Where He Is From
    Un-name Everything

    Description

    'Sonic Moist' is the debut album from London's USA Nails. Formed in early 2013 through a mutual love for noise rock, punk and krautrock, USA Nails are gleefully complicit in the resurgent post-punk scene in London.

    'Sonic Moist' catalogues the first year of the band’s existence. The ethos of not over-thinking the song-writing process was carried through into the recording process, as all songs were tracked live, in a single day last summer. Gareth (guitar): "The creative process is fast, that's the main difference between this and our other bands I'd say. We write quick and try not to get bogged down on the little details". Steven's snotty spoke-sung vocals deliver an often menacing and uncomfortable tone across an array of unpolished, garage-noise riffs and drums. Although firmly rooted in post-punk, the album also traverses krautrock and noise-rock territories, while remaining consistently pissed off.


    Catalog

    STA145

    Release Date

    17 Nov 2015
  • USA Nails - Sonic Moist (Single)

    USA Nails
    Sonic Moist (Single)

    Tracklisting

    Sonic Moist
    What's Wrong With Your Boy

    Description

    Following the release of the band’s debut album 'Sonic Moist' in November, USA Nails will tour Europe in February 2015. They will also be releasing a single featuring the title track from their record on Wednesday February 11th to coincide with this. Said single is backed with a brand new track called “What’s Wrong With Your Boy?”

    A video for “Sonic Moist” directed by Steven (vox/guitar) will be released concurrently. USA Nails have secured a number of support slots for the likes of The Wytches, Future of the Left, Perfect Pussy, Mclusky, Guerilla Toss, Joanna Gruesome, Tera Melos and Pleasure Leftists among others. They have made festival appearances at British Wildlife (Leeds) and Carefully Planned #4 (Manchester) in 2014 and are in the process of securing slots at a slew of UK and European festivals next summer.


    Catalog

    STA153

    Release Date

    11 Feb 2015
  • USA Nails - Am I A Man Or Not? (Single)

    USA Nails
    Am I A Man Or Not? (Single)

    Tracklisting

    1. Am I A Man Or Not?
    2. Don't Lie To Me Clock I Know What Time It Is

    Description

    "Am I A Man Or Not" is the first single taken from USA Nails debut album 'Sonic Moist'. The video that accompanies the single "Am I a Man or Not?" was made in collaboration with infamous claymation animator and director Lee Hardcastle. Responsible for some of the most grotesque claymation ever committed to celluloid (The ABCs of Death, Ghost Burger, Spook Train and of course Pingu's The Thing).


    Catalog

    STA142

    Release Date

    15 Oct 2015
  • USA Nails - Live At Smalltown America

    USA Nails
    Live At Smalltown America

    Tracklisting

    Workplace Assessment
    Sometimes I'd Rather See It All
    I Am In A Van
    Chain Of Command
    Other New Song
    Don't Lie To Me Clock I Know What Time It Is
    Am I A Man Or Not
    Sonic Moist
    This Sand

    Description

    USA Nails paid a visit to STA HQ on halloween night (2014) and recorded a live session for us. The results were available for download from our eStore for 2 weeks only. Listen back to the gig in your own kitchen, shed, or sofa-chair.


    Catalog

    STA147

    Release Date

    03 Nov 2014

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News

04 Jan 2016

USA Nails Receives Brilliant Praise For New Album 'No Pleasure'

USA Nails put their stamp on the burgeoning London punk scene in early 2014 with a series of ferocious live shows and a slew of demo tracks. Their Album 'No... Read On »
20 Nov 2015

Irish Daily Mirror Review USA Nails Album 'No Pleasure'

It's called 'No Pleasure' but that's not an accurate description of USA Nails' latest album. For while the London band hark back to a hardcore scene that took in DC's Dischord... Read On »
18 Nov 2015

Kerrang! Review USA Nails New Album 'No Pleasure'

Fancy drowning in corrosive noise? Take a bath in some USA Nails. Imagine is a pheumatic drill and a Marshall stack had a baby. That baby would still only be half... Read On »
11 Nov 2015

Rock Sound Magazine Review USA Nails' New Album 'No Pleasure'

Post-punk supergroup USA Nails are back with an even more brash, bothersome noise than before.Choosing raw energy and intensity over the more polished ruckus of their other bands (Oceansize, Future... Read On »
06 Nov 2015

Chromaticism Review USA Nails album 'no pleasure'

“The band name? Its literally named after a nail bar in Hackney”. Perhaps echoing the vein of PiL’s ‘This Is Not A Love Song’, USA Nails contend,“We are not a... Read On »
06 Nov 2015

USA Nails New Album 'No Pleasure' Out Now

The day has come. Just under a year since the release of their first LP ‘Sonic Moist’, the band return with their latest instalment of brash noise-rock-punk-psych: 'No Pleasure'. The... Read On »
05 Nov 2015

Stream USA Nails New Album 'No Pleasure'

USA Nails put their stamp on the burgeoning London punk scene in early 2014 with a series of ferocious live shows and a slew of demo tracks. Their debut release ‘Sonic Moist’ followed... Read On »
02 Nov 2015

The Skinny Review USA Nails' Album 'No Pleasure'

Let's get it out of the way: USA Nails are a post-hardcore supergroup featuring members of the British underground scene's finest acts of the past decade, including Oceansize, Future Of... Read On »
28 Oct 2015

Narc Magaine Review USA Nails' Album 'No Pleasure'

Starting to feel a little burned out on the last Metz album? Still in need of something to replicate that special slamming head first into the concrete whilst downing bleach... Read On »
28 Oct 2015

Buzz Magazine Give USA Nails' New Album 3 Stars

If you only buy one raucous, clattering homage to the Jesus Lizard the year, make it the excellent new Blacklister album, Adult.VIEW PRESS CLIPPING HERE  Read On »
26 Oct 2015

Loud & Quiet Review USA Nails' New Album

USA Nails make the kind of raw, punishing racket you'd expect from collective broken off from Oceansize, Hawk Eyes, Kong, Future of the Left, Silent Front and Dead Arms. And... Read On »
02 Sep 2015

Watch Video & Pre-Order USA Nails Album

Delighted to announce details of how you can get your hands on the new album 'No Pleasure' from London's USA Nails.A little under a year since the release of their... Read On »
02 Jul 2015

USA Nails Announce New Album 'No Pleasure'

Just under a year since the release of their first LP ‘Sonic Moist’, the band return with their latest instalment of brash noise-rock-punk-psych: 'No Pleasure'.Influenced by the likes of The... Read On »
10 May 2015

USA Nails Play The Great Escape

USA Nails join arguably the strongest TGE line up so far as part of the festival's 10th birthday celebrations.Ticket holders can catch the USA Nails' official show at The Hope... Read On »
19 Feb 2015

Drowned In Sound Interviews USA Nails

"We don’t always agree on things, but they’re eager to hear our opinions and keen to collaborate in a way we’re comfortable with. That’s great.”“I don’t think there’s any danger... Read On »