Novacrow are a bunch of rowdy young upstarts who I featured as Band of the Day just over a year ago. They’re from the West Midlands and they play rock and roll.
Citing influences such as Alice Cooper and Skid Row, this female-fronted outfit are working their hardest to build up a catalogue of material and to that end they’ve just released a new two-sided single. To quote lead singer Kitty: “This single has been self recorded and produced in band and we’ve put our hearts and souls into it.”
I’m going to class this release as a double A-side (oh, for the days when people knew what I meant by that) as both tracks are equally good. “Fight The Horde!!!” opens with a cracking riff and a pre-recorded bit of radio-esque speech to set the scene then gets dirty, grungy and bouncy as the main song kicks in. This is a rock song you could nod your head, bounce or dance to. Catchy as all hell.
“The Mantra” is a very different song indeed, a slow yet powerful balladic number. Soft, ringing guitars back Kitty’s angst-ridden vocals in the verses with more distortion and backing vocals added for the chorus. Again, a song you’ll find yourself humming after a few listens.
The two tracks cost a pittance on various digital download sites (Amazon, Google Play, Xbox Music, Spotify), so support an up-and-coming act and give them the price of half a pint in exchange for a sliver of their hearts and souls. A bargain, I tell you!