Friday, April 19 2024

Hailing from the heart of Los Angeles, No Named have just released their latest single, ‘Back Down!‘ Blending classic rock influences with a contemporary edge while delving into themes of corruption and integrity, the track is a wonderful meandering journey.

No Named’s musical life began amidst adversity, with the band’s decision to pursue professionalism in late 2017. Through dedication and perseverance, they released two acclaimed albums, ‘Feelings’ and ‘Looking From The Rainbow Game’, followed by three more albums, ‘Tracks on Fire!’ (2020), ‘Stainless Strings’ (2021), and ‘Great Time’ (2022). This gradual evolution and regular release schedule has solidified No Named’s reputation in the music industry and paved their way for their latest release.

Influenced by iconic acts like The Rolling Stones and Guns N’ Roses, No Named brings a unique flavor to their music, blending traditional rock elements with modern sensibilities. ‘Back Down!’ opens with a punchy rhythm section and infectious guitar riffs, reminiscent of Slash’s signature style and layered with an ’80s vibe akin to bands like Great White or Night Ranger.

The vocals navigate through unconventional melodies and chord structures that culminate in a chorus that exudes raw energy and emotion in an almost Mick Jagger-esque style. With a distinctive vocal delivery marked by vibrato and subtle nuances throughout, No Named’s sound is instantly recognisable and captivating, and you can hear the years spent honing their craft.

The guitar solo, while paying homage to classic rock legends, retains a distinctiveness that sets No Named apart. The tone is Slash through and through and is beautiful and thick, while the melody fits the song perfectly and lifts it at just the right times.

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Clocking in at almost seven minutes, ‘Back Down!’ takes listeners on a captivating journey through dynamic guitar work and memorable hooks, showcasing the band’s instrumental musicality and songwriting finesse. And, even though seven minutes in length… it never feels it!

Lyrically, the song weaves a tale that confronts the issue of corruption in e-commerce processes, expressing disbelief and frustration at the discovery of deceit and manipulation. The chorus serves as a rallying cry against corruption, advocating for honesty and integrity in the face of greed and wealth and resonates on a deeper level beyond just its musicality.

In conclusion, ‘Back Down!’ reinforces the importance of staying grounded and true to yourself and finding richness in living a life of honour and happiness. No Named’s ability to craft compelling narratives like this through their music solidifies their commitment to creating authentic, thought-provoking music.

With its unusually clever melodies, powerful lyrics, and masterful instrumentation, this latest release reaffirms No Named’s status as a force to be reckoned with in the world of rock music. We recommend checking it out today!

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No Named’s latest single, ‘Back Down!’, blends classic rock influences with contemporary flair, while tackling the theme of corruption head-on. With infectious melodies, powerful vocals, and thought-provoking lyrics, the track reaffirms No Named’s position as a force in the rock music scene.
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Matt Warren

Matt Warren is a Cheshire based musician who studied contemporary music and composition. When not writing for The Indie Grid he enjoys watching 'Breaking Bad' on continuous loop and going to gigs. Since a youngster his fave band have been 'The Beatles' (with 'Cardiacs' in at a close second)... and this still applies to this day.

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