The Rescue Rooms archives: 2016


  • Friday 5th February 2016
  • Supported by: TBC


Genre: Alternative, Indie, Folk

Hometown: Glasgow


Introducing our new band of the week: Nieves. Glasgow’s answer to the perfect Sunday roast.

Yes, that’s right. According to singer Brendan:

“Folk music can be more like a Sunday roast in that it can take a bit longer to get what you want, but when you get it right it’s magnificent.”

Following in the footsteps of bands like Admiral Fallow, Frightened Rabbit and Three Blind Wolves, Nieves are a new indie folk four-piece from Glasgow. And judging by their sell out King Tuts show earlier this year, before they had even released an album, it seems they could be destined for big things.

Nieves began life as the project of Brendan Dafters (vocals/guitar) and Herre de Leur (keys) when they started playing together in December 2013. They released their self-titled EP in November 2014, quickly cementing their local reputation as specialists in deeply emotive alt-folk music.

Taking their inspiration all the way from Mogwai to Tyler, the Creator, Nieves have since added two members to their ranks: Martin Murray (guitar) and Ross Forsyth (drums), with wonderful results.

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