THE PRESS RELEASE: “Nottingham’s Do Nothing are childhood friends vocalist Chris Bailey, guitarist Kasper Sandstrom, bassist Charles Howarth and Andrew Harrison on drums. Their Zero Dollar Bill EP muses on the state of the world as well as Bailey’s own personal experiences in the past several years since the formation of Do Nothing. “There’s a lot of finger-pointing, yelling and confusion,” he begins. “And as much of an ordeal as that sounds I think it’s quite fun. The point is that confusion is important! It’s basically the currency that I deal in.” Songs like Fits and LeBron James provide a window into the band’s incendiary live show, providing more acerbic lyricism in the lineage of LCD Soundsystem and an air of Talking Heads’ intoxicating pop — it marks another watershed moment for the band following a remarkable rise last year. Do Nothing are all set for even greater things this year.”
MY TWO CENTS: Wiry and spiky and thumpy and jagged and twitchy and desperate and barking and lurching and catchy — aka everything you want from the debut EP by a young U.K. indie-rock crew. Not bad for a bunch of do-nothings. And hey, the price seems right.