We don’t mean to spook you, but The Nightmares have arrived, and they’re startling music lovers everywhere. Equipped with their new single and music video for “Frankenstein,” this terrifying twosome are out to show you how to have a good time with a charming, DIY-like video that shows the fun, carefree, and jovial side of themselves as musicians and songwriters.
The release of “Frankenstein” is the first taste of new music from the guys since the release of their debut album, See You Later Savages, which was released last September. The song reaffirms the aggressive, punk rock approach of the duo, but also emphasizes the many styles of rock that the boys love, including indie, desert rock, pop-punk, and screamo.
Commenting on the song and the video, lead singer and guitarist David Johnston said, “We hope you enjoy our home video from the deep dark vaults that we keep at The Nightmares. We are so excited for you all to hear this song. It is the sickest song we have ever done and we couldn’t be happier with it. Enjoy watching us goof off in a £3 Frankenstein mask!”
Johnston and his rock n’ roll cohort, drummer Dan Beech, claim that they formed The Nightmares on a spooky night in a graveyard, but we’re going to take that claim with a grain of salt! With a positive, energetic approach that produces a thunderous, vintage punk sound, the duo has been honing their craft now since things all got started back in 2017. There’s a certain quirkiness to The Nightmares, if you haven’t already noticed, and it’s that oddball approach that really started to earn them a dedicated following in and around their native Dover, Kent. Their live show was becoming quite the regular attraction in 2019, in and around the time they released their debut EP All Our Shows Are Secret Shows. See You Later Savages has been extremely well received, with it being featured on BBC Radio and many other British radio stations.
There’s just something a little off about these guys, but it’s within that peculiarity where the appeal of The Nightmares truly lies.