The Nix is a new project from Nick McCarthy (ex Franz Ferdinand) and Seb Kellig.
Nick McCarthy says of the album, which features Laetitia Sadier, KT Tunstall and Basement Jaxx vocalist Vula Malinga:
"This is an album I always had in mind to record after leaving Franz Ferdinand. I wanted to make something that felt at the same time like a farewell and a new start party incorporating all the amazing musicians and people I’ve met around the world.
I wanted the record to have the same ethos as the parties I used to organise growing up in Munich and Glasgow, so with this in mind myself and Seb Kellig, one of my best friends and a great musician and producer, set up Sausage Studios in Hackney Lane
Our studio is open 24 hours, musicians and singers would show up and each song was written collectively and very spontaneously with the artists and the whole record was recorded with a backing band, Motown style on party nights. Seb worked his dub production magic and ‘boom’ the record was finished.
Like so many things in my life, it all started out as a protest record. There are definitely still some arseholes out there who need to be stopped but now the virus has hit. Like any other real party, we’re all in this together. And we’ll get over this together."
supported by 7 fans who also own “Sausage Studio Sessions”
Quote: "Do everything and feel nothing"
I bought this album due to the fact that is considered one of the best album of 2021. For sure the music in it is good and worth the purchase. What left a bit of nasty taste is that after a while I found the record a bit repetitive, especially in the voice. The only song that sound a bit different from the others is the title track, where the singer sings for the only time in the whole record. losfastidios
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I haven't heard anything as just completely perfectly formed out of the gate--every decision the right one, what to include but more what to exclude--maybe ever. Don't know who Sault is, but they do not sound like they could be anyone who hasn't paid some dues to get this good. Or signed some Satanic contracts. 100% confidence, and it sounds 110% earned. Musicophilia