NYC-based Nicotine Dolls shared their new single “Upset the Neighbors”, the latest from the group formed in 2017 after lead singer Sam Cieri and lead guitarist John Hays decided to form a band after meeting on tour. Bassist John Merritt and drummer Abel Tabares came soon after.
The band has spent the last 4 years recording and releasing music (produced by Eric Sanderson) as well as producing their own videos. Do-it-yourself tours and shows in the hometown of NYC are always left shaky by the band’s emotional raw and energetic performances. Balancing the genre fluidity between alt-rock, pop and a few pieces in between, the band’s music is always rooted in honesty and the simple complexities of being a person.
This song is two people who keep turning away and distracting themselves from the problems that are inherent between them. I brought this to the band with the feeling that it was right in our alley, big exciting sounds attached to the inevitable weight of the subject. We went in and wanted to chase the distracting part of the story, the fun and the show. So we took that ground and then thought, what if “I believe in a thing called love” by The Darkness was covered by a 2007 pop punk band? It’s always a good sign if it’s these questions you are asking.
Nicotine Dolls has three shows scheduled at Rockwood Music Hall in NYC, with more information available here.
Nicotine Dolls Tour Date
January 13 – New York, NY – Rockwood Music Hall
February 17 – New York, NY – Rockwood Music Hall
March 17 – New York, NY – Rockwood Music Hall