With a debut album coming this summer, New York alt-punk mavericks, The Nectars, recently revealed the video for their debut single, ‘Heaven’. In short, it’s a three and half minute ride into art-rock debauchery.
Breaking out of the suburbs of New Jersey, the four-piece consisting of Jon Paul, Mike Montalbano, Michael Baron and lead vocalist Jessica Kenny, have created a style that’s edgy, energetic and full of attitude. Already kicking up a storm in NYC, comparisons have already been made to the likes of Blondie and No Doubt. The new single blends the art rock of Muse, and the punk sensibility of Paramore.
Speaking about the track, Jessica Kenny said it’s about finding strength in the freedom that comes with ridding yourself of toxicity; “Sometimes we get so deep in a negative situation that we stop seeing the beauty around us. The ‘Heaven’. I hope listeners can relate and connect to this concept. I want it to act as a reminder that it’s never too late to free yourself and start living the life you want and deserve!”
Lo-fi and exciting, the video is a perfect snippet of their charisma and raw energy. It showcases a breakneck ride through the electrifying power of their live performance, with its iconic simplicity accentuating their sheer attitude and sass; “When it came to the video for ‘Heaven’, we went with a DIY approach, low budget, and got it done in a couple of hours! The overall yellowish hue you see in the video felt like it went perfectly with the vibe of the song in general”.
Their punk-inflamed guitars, harmonic melodies and raw vocals lay a foundation that’s as influenced by EDM and funk, as it is by their scorching live performance. Their approach harks back to the New York punk pop scene of the late 70’s, but brings a modernity of sound that these new millennial tech-savvy creatives can lay claim to.