Gnarkats have a knack for perfectly blending heavy rock riffs with indie-pop melodies – Imagine a sound somewhere between Weezer and Queens of the Stone Ageand you may be close! Citing Fidlar, Saint Vincent and ASIWYFAas the influences of their “post-rock with reverb” sound, Jordan Evans, Stuart Robinson and Louis Nelson create “rollicking riffs and lunging atmospherics” with their fuzzed out guitars. Their newest single ‘Enigma’ draws you in with grunge dipped riffs and verses that flow into one of those catchy choruses that sounds like they should be sung in a stadium, backed up with sweet indie oohs. The song, about feeling isolated in toxic relationships, has an overwhelmingly optimistic and earnest sound to it with the bands enthusiasm and musicianship shining through. ‘Enigma’ was produced by Paul Mahon from The Answer, who they met on the gigging circuit and as mutual fans began working together.
“Paul was amazing to work with, he loved the songs and we all got on really well. He put so much effort in to our music, had great suggestions and got the best performances out of us. We are very proud of the two tracks we worked on with him and it was truly a dream come true for Jordan – The Answer is one of his favourite bands of all time!”
Gnarkats released their debut EP ‘Waves Collide’ at the end of 2016 and second single ‘Something To Say’ last year, drumming up a huge amount of love and support in Ireland gaining features in Hotpress, The Thin Air, The Last Mixed Tape as well as radio play on RTE2fm, BBC 6 music and BBC Radio Ulster’s Across The Line who have cited their past two singles as their track of the day. Gnarkats have spent last year touring Ireland generating a big fan club, it’s easy to see that Gnarkats fever grow further afield and Enigma may just be the song to do it!