9 O’CLOCK NASTY – I’M BENT

Honestly, we were thrilled to see 9 o’clock Nasty reach the top of our reviews pile again today at the Send Me Your Ears studio. Unapologetically loud, brash and witty, these guys never fail to put a smile on our face. Their latest single, I’m Bent, is due out on July 30 2022 and we’ve been taking a listen.

The thing we notice the most about 9 o’clock Nasty is that they are having fun. There probably isn’t a grammy in their future, and that’s ok. 9 o’clock Nasty are following their own path and picking up some dedicated fans along the way. We can only imagine how much fun they are to watch in a live show.

I’m Bent may well be our favourite so far from 9 o’clock Nasty. They describe the song as “an anthem for the different”. 9 o’clock Nasty are passionate about kindness, respect and inclusion and I’m Bent is a fun and inclusive song whose message needs to be heard around the world.

I’m Bent is an exhausting blast of energy, condensed into 2 minutes and 46 seconds of in your face attitude.

With some great layered and occasionally a little “shouty” vocals, I’m Bent is hellbent on being damn proud. Starting with the repeated line “I’m bent”, the track successfully lets it be known who its target audience is.

The repeated single note on piano in the chorus is fun and a nice touch and we like the incidental guitar lines between and during the vocal lines.

There’s some fun lyrics in here; “Your voice is nice, and so’s your nose” and somehow the song manages to be super catchy!

When it ended we actually all laughed. One of us said “isn’t it wonderful” and another said “they’ve done it again”. 9 o’clock Nasty have successfully elbowed their way into our hearts once again.

From a production perspective, we feel that there is a lot of unnecessary information in the sub bass area so a hi pass around 45Hz would filter these sounds out. A thin boost around 70-75Hz would balance out the low end a little bit. This would add a lot of extra overall volume to the track so quite a large reduction in overall gain would be necessary to avoid over compression and over limiting. A cut around 3-3.5kHz in the vocal track would reduce some harsh frequencies.

We love 9 o’clock Nasty. We’re not sure why but we really do! Guys hellbent on having fun with their music, putting out a great message and following their own path. And who can forget their tagline; “Music, good times, nasty times & pigeon related humour”

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