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Fake Leather is the debut single from Nice Guy, a four-piece alt. rock outfit hailing from the land of the Tees.

Expertly crafted vocals sit atop pulsating drums and raw, frenetic guitars to create an indie rock anthem that is as refreshing as it is banging. This one promises to go down a storm with the sweaty masses once gigs return.

With inspiration coming from unlikely places, such as “those gold necklaces that said ‘fuck the Tories’” and “Deirdre Barlow’s neck muscles”, Fake Leather has more in common with The Strokes, Arctic Monkeys and Maximo Park than the power of an aging soap star’s neck, which is ultimately a good thing. Recorded and produced by Goosed Records’ David Todd and Nigel Crooks, this is an exciting introduction to Nice Guy, who bear all the hallmarks of a force to be reckoned with in the indie rock world.

Mathematics, recorded and produced by Teesside’s Luci Saint, is the perfect B-side to Fake Leather, and leans towards stripped-back melancholy over indie dancefloor-filling madness. This feat is deftly achieved without compromising the style or personality of this versatile and talented bunch of Smoggies.

Nice Guy release Fake Leather on 2nd August


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