Slovenian noise-rockers Nikki Louder are a prime example of a band that is so relentless and passionately addicted to what they do.
After their highly praised debut “Alain, I’m Sorry” (2009) and sophomore album “Our World Died Yesterday” (2011), they never even thought about taking a break. The band did numerous local shows spiced up with a small tour across the region, central Europe and even in UK.
Their last album “Golden Men” can be loosely defined as post-punky instrument-slaughtering noise rock, elements of chaotic wall-of-sound textures are still present, and thundering rhythm section still forms thick and solid base over which noisy guitars and screaming vocals dance wildly. However, last Nikki Louder album sounds a bit more straightforward and less hermetic than before, the songs have a certain ethereal color and are somehow more concrete, and as such the album will probably be a step more digestible to those used to a more “classical” noise-rock approach. But don’t be mislead – “Golden Men” is by no means less heavy and intense, and this development of band’s sound only shows their ability to shift and mutate inside a frame that can be very restrictive for bands who aren’t dexterous and sophisticated as Nikki Louder are.

Blaž Sever – guitar, vocals,
Peter Cerar – bass and
Luka Cerar – drums