While scouring the net for new music to see at SXSW (yup, IRW is schlepping down to Austin, traversing insanely packed venues and avoiding general debauchery at this year’s fest) I came across a band out of New Zealand called Knives at Noon. Partially because their name kicks butt and partially because I’ve been on a “down under” kick lately, I took a minute to listen.
It didn’t instantly blow my mind, but was interesting enough to continue streaming while I worked on other things. About two-thirds through, the electronica keyboard parts kicked in and, combined with the lead vocals’ steady rhythms, it caught my attention. There are moments when you listen to music and realize you want to share it with your friends because it may not explode your ears immediately but it’s something you want to hear again and let grow in the back of your mind like a weed. The best way to do that is have your friends re-post it to remind you how great it is. Hence, I’m sharing it with you my friends in the hopes that you’ll catch the Knifey, Noony fever.