Comprised of members from The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Rivalry and Envy On The Coast, NK are an outfit that crept up from under the woodwork three years ago, showcasing a sound that nobody could deny is unique. ‘Nothing To Be Gained Here’ is the band’s latest full-length, boasting a variety of tracks that explore more genres than you can shake a stick at.
The diverse vocal structures of Ryan Hunter (Envy On The Coast) is just one of the many things that make this record so unique. From a grungy tone in ‘Confessional’ to softer structures in ‘Memo,’ Hunter knows exactly how to play around with his vocals, hosting a praiseworthy forefront to an exceptional band.
Spicing up an already mouth watering recipe, NK takes down tempo rhythms and blends them into a soul and hip-hop arrangement in ‘Television,’ later experimenting with ballsy riffs and heavier percussion to showcase rock belter ‘Set A Fire.’ These sudden transitions from track to track could sound messy if attempted by an amateur; NK have proven that they are nothing but experts, as ‘Nothing To Be Gained Here’ continuously twists and turns, but concludes as a chaotic yet uniform record.
There’s an impressive amount of character that runs throughout ‘Nothing To Be Gained Here’ and the great thing about it is that it’s the type of record that caters to a mass fan base. Exploring such an array of genres and styles, NK have really excelled with this one and their experimentation showcases an admirable talent and flair from every member; definitely one to check out.
‘Nothing To Be Gained Here’ by NK is out now on Triple Crown Records.
Words by Hannah Gillicker (@HannahGillicker)