Listening to 9 o’clock Nasty for the first time is like drawing a name from a ballot that was never put in. There is no telling what they can do, and their past is no lesson to derive a sensible future. Manic, creative and sounding absolutely original, they have left a series of songs in their wake. Here, they welcome you to the Dapper & Debonair Academy with their track Too Cool.
Certain entrances demand a head turning standing ovation. The riff that 9 o’clock Nasty open this track with is precisely designed that way. Either intentionally or unintentionally, they bring to us the most delectable sort of groove to walk to. Claim your spy here, Rick Ford to Johnny English, these guys need the track to elucidate their style. Offbeat lyrics and nuanced niche takes on the lines ensure this is a 9 o’clock track through and through. Tailored to the precise point of perfection, a second longer, and you might have been issuing a warning. Now your office walk-ins became so much better.
From Paul Fieg’s Spy to the curated scenes of Baby Driver-you could fit this track in snugly. A guitar dominated groove ensures the rhythm is in control, and the scene dances to that melody alone. The lyrics crave attention, but the sequence is already peppered with a tempo that calls for action. 9 o’clock never rest, their boundaries are as vague as some cricket fields. From an anthem Rise Up to Justin Timberlake’s track Sexy Back cover, you’ll see them in a new avatar every time. Recognize them with that powerful raccoon musk. Follow 9 o’clock Nasty on their Spotify for idiosyncrasies like never before!