Nunes of the Tundra”Baby’s Got a Box of Matches” a fuzzy psychedelic family

Nuns of the Tundra comes with “Baby’s Got a Box of Matches” at a great time because at this point in the U.S.A. a lot of people feel like Bern’ing it down right now. The distorted lick that opens the song as ominous and psychedelic shapes come marching in creates an ominous sense of urgency. Listening to this I feel like baby, the verses describe a family that has their own set of issues and then the baby of the family is going to burn it down. I’m the youngest so why not? The music video takes us through years of old school forgotten pop culture in a trippy lyric video. Production wise the song is very distorted with heavy compression on lots of gain on the guitars and voices. Personally I hear a ton of 90’s alt rock but with a singer that could fit the bill for multiple genre.

Good track to throw on every now and again when you’re feeling some heavier indie rock.


A prominent part of the ‘Worcester Wave’ movement, DIY alternative rock 4 piece ‘Nuns of the Tundra’ strip rock down to its undies and redress it in your pot head mate’s best leathers.

Taking inspiration from the pummelling stoner rock riffs of QOTSA and the contagious pop psychedelia melodicism of Tame Impala, underpinned with a rhythm section that moves through swampy grooves to flights of sheer technicality, the Nuns quickly gained a renowned reputation for their riotous live performances, leading to BBC Introducing slots and playing the main stage of Lakefest 2018.

Their debut single, ‘Robot Love’, received local radio play and support from BBC Introducing Hereford and Worcester. Their follow up, the lead single from their debut EP, Mind’s Eye, was followed by a 6 date DIY national tour across Bristol, Worcester, London and Malvern.

Since their previous release, Nuns of the Tundra have gone on to receive critical acclaim from Abbie McCarthy from BBC Radio 1, after being chosen from more than 350+ unsigned acts, putting on “a brilliant performance” during Firestone’s BOTB; received approval from Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age; and received further radio support from BBC Introducing and BBC 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq for their latest release, ‘Hidden Eraser’.

More recently, the band have been hard at work recording new material at Giant Wafer studios, Wales, with producer Alex Loring (Big Spring; Fangclub) and legendary mastering engineer, John Davis (Led Zeppelin; Royal Blood) at Metropolis Mastering studios.

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