LOOMING SIGNS TO NO SLEEP RECORDS; NEW ALBUM, ‘NAILBITER,’ TO BE RELEASED ON AUGUST 14TH
Los Angeles, CA – Springfield, IL indie-rock newcomers Looming have announced they’ve signed with No Sleep Records and revealed plans to release their debut full-length record,Nailbiter, on August 14th. The band has debuted a new song called “Onward” today withBrooklynVegan.com. Pre-order the new record now at http://nslp.co/loomingnailbiter.
“We're thrilled to be working with No Sleep,” says drummer Brandon Carnes. “We're excited for the opportunity to reach new people and see new places, and we're beyond stoked that people are noticing the positive things that are coming out of Central Illinois right now!”
Formed in 2013 in Springfield, Looming’s members Jessica Knight (bass/vocals), Brandon Carnes (drums/vocals), Jordan Fein (guitar/vocals) and Mitch Baker (guitar) came together over a shared common vision and passion for songwriting. After years performing in various local bands (Mother Leopard, Lovecow, Our Lady, Big Storm) the group fell into a natural groove with one another and became known for their unique emo-pop that’s led by the inimitable vocal stylings of Knight that pair perfectly with the band’s bright, airy sound.
“This is a song that I think represents the vibe of the album well,” says Carnes. “The writing of this one was a collaborative effort and it was also one of the earlier songs we wrote for the album, so I think it captures a lot of our personal influences nicely & it was one of the things that really set the tone for the album as a whole.”
“Onward” is just a taste of what’s to come from Nailbiter. Sonically, Looming keeps listeners on their toes with complex, yet inviting songs that weave in and out of indie-rock sub-genres for a truly eclectic experience.
“Our goal with this album has been to make something that is dynamic and exciting the whole way through,” Carnes adds. “Musically, we draw from a lot of different pools of influence and I think you can hear it when you listen to Nailbiter front to back. Lyrically, the songs are super personal. We wanted this album to be an honest reflection of the real-life situations that inspired all the songs.”
Looming will be performing a few hometown shows in June and are expected to announce additional dates in the coming weeks.