Originally forming in High Wycombe, The Nyx are a band who have without a doubt hit the ground running since their emergence. Fuelled with stellar riffs anda fiery attitude, the band have been establishing themselves rapidly, gaining attention from the likes of Q Magazine and Absolute Radio, as well as supporting longitudinal rockers The Subways.
As a result of their successful surfacing, the four-piece are all set to unleash their debut EP deep into the ears of the world.
The self-titled EP bursts into life instantly and kicks the door down. The highlight of the EP, ‘Fire Breathing Lady’ is fuelled with vibes that draw from all forms of influences, creating an atmospheric outburst of raw energy. There’s a Deap Vally sense of untamed pride, fast-paced guitars (which the occasional tap that takes you back to Rage Against The Machine’s ‘Bombtrack’), and not to mention the vocals of Becky Wixon, which highlight her ability to sing with such a grit it would give Dave Grohl goosebumps. The fact that this track was written during the band’s early days shows us just how promising they are.
‘Hideaway’ is just as prominent with its Editor-esque licks and an essence that creates a darkness that the likes of Alice In Chains would be proud of. ‘Myself’ is similar, but these are undoubtedly crafted in ways that allow them to ultimately stand above comparison; although the influences are clear, The Nyx have crafted music that is refreshingly unique. ‘Home’ is as catchy as the rest of the EP, showing the scale of strength which lies within the arsenal of The Nyx.
Instantly demanding your attention, The Nyx is a pretty incredible debut offering from these four young women.
The Nyx, the eponymous debut EP, is out today (21 April) via Rumours Music.