Derby band Unqualified Nurse Band today release their second album Trashland and tonight will support Lightyear at their sold out hometown show before joining the reunited ska-punks on the rest of their UK tour.
The three-piece – Chris Jones, Mark Jones and Andrew Foster – have been together since the end of 2015 and have already released an EP, and a double-A side 7″ through Too Pure Singles Club, as well as the two long players through Derby-based label Reckless Yes. The latest, released today digitally and on vinyl, is a split with their own label Medicine Music and is released just 12 months after their first.
That album – Debasement Tapes – was full of short, sharp but relentless garage rock but Trashland moves their sound forward to bring in influences from ’60s girl groups to ’90s grunge and everything in between. At just 34 minutes the album may be on the shorter side but is harks back to a golden age of records where the album as a whole told a story, as much as each song does in its own right.
Unqualified Nurse Band – What Do People Talk About?
Tonight’s show with Lightyear at the Hairy Dog is sold out but you catch them on the other dates on the UK tour or at gigs later in the year. Trashland is out now and available through Bandcamp or in independent record shops, you can get Debasement Tapes on vinyl here.
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