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Nieves are back and touring in support of their new album "Exist and Expire". Hailing from Glasgow, the band are following in the footsteps of the likes of Admiral Fallow and Frightened Rabbit - but standing out on their own with their piano led alt-folk.
We are very excited to share with you our brand new song ‘Black Tie’. The track will be made available for free from this afternoon on Soundcloud and will be released across all digital platforms on 12 June.
‘Black Tie’ is a precursor for our forthcoming self-released second EP, 'Matriarch’, with a Scottish tour to be announced soon, following our performances at Loopallu Festival and shows at XpoNorth and Belladrum Tartan Hearts Festivals this summer.
The song explores the turmoil within a family who are faced with making the decision to turn off a loved one’s life support machine. The narrative comes from the perspective of the oldest son, who finds himself unable to cope with the lingering doubt in the aftermath of the choice he has made.
You can hear ‘Black Tie’ now at : https://soundcloud.com/nievesglasgow/black-tie
News soon on our second EP and tour in September, for now you can catch Nieves at :
11 June : Inverness, The Room (Xponorth) – onstage 11 pm 7-8 August : Belladrum Festival (Seedlings Stage) 25-26 Sep : Loopallu Festival
Hope you like the track and can help spread the word ! Best,
Nieves are a four piece from Glasgow who released their debut ‘Nieves’ EP, in November 2014 – available to stream still at : https://soundcloud.com/nievesglasgow/sets/nieves-ep
They have recently performed on STV Glasgow’s Riverside show; played the Scottish Music Bloggers’ Showcase at Nice ‘n’ Sleazys; The Playlist’s Unearthed Festival at The Arts School; a completely sold out headline show at King Tuts; and will release their second EP in September, recorded at Glasgow’s infamous Chem19 studio.
More news soon.
Bands that inspire Nieves to do the thing they do : Death Cab For Cutie, Frightened Rabbit, Mogwai, The National, The Macabees, Bright Eyes and City and Color. Nieves are :
Brendan Dafters - Vocals and Guitar Herre de Leur – Piano Martin Murray – Guitar Ross Forsyth - Drums