Release Date: October 15th,2008
On "The Hepadaboo", their second studio album, London-based group NOW are delving further into the unexplored regions of off-beat pop music.
Brainchild of songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Justin Paton, the band has been cultivating their very own concoction of ﾔkrautrocky, catchy, contemporary, inventive, exotic, melodious and harmonious and disharmonious 21st century pop musicﾕ since 1998.
The current incarnation of NOW consists of:
* ANGELA LAST = bass, synth, voice, guitar, percussion
* JUSTIN PATON = voice, guitar, synth, percussion, bass
* RICHARD THOMAS = cello, percussion, melodica, voice
Before releasing their first album to great critical acclaim, NOW worked with visionary underground musicians such as Can's Damo Suzuki (a joint album was released in 2007 and got a rave review in The Wire magazine), Charles Hayward (This Heat), Salvatore (Norway's motorik masters), Kaori Tsuchida (The Go! Team), Hugh Metcalfe (London's The Klinker club) and Man From Uranus, and regularly appeared on CD and vinyl compilations.
Their sense of adventure continues to attract interesting collaborations,
and has earned them support slots with bands such as Faust, Circle, Tunng, Psapp, Rothko, Plaid and A Hawk And A Hacksaw.
The Stooges' Mike Watt dedicated an entire radio show to their music.
Justin Paton率いるロンドン発のアヴァンポップ・バンド NOWによる2ndアルバム。初期ステレオラブを彷佛とさせるクラウトロックなバンドサウンド、Justinの天才的なメロディーセンスが融合したそのス タイルは斬新で、エキゾチックで、完璧なまでにメロディアス。英WIRE誌など多くのメディアに絶賛されたダモ鈴木 (ex.CAN)とのコラボレーション・アルバムを挟み、 オフビート・ポップの誰もまだ見ぬ新しいフィールドへと到達した作品です。
Now knows how to update the seventies machine rhythms to the new millennium with an unmistakable poppy lo-fi sound. - Vital Weekly
There are always new things in the songs to discover & I suggest you give them the time because the reward is a 'dream time experience' - TRI Records
various reference points from No Wave and funk to Stereolab and the United States of America with the occasional krautrockian embellishment - Norman Records
voracious appetite for experimentation embedded in these eminently digestible songs. Reasonably accurate points of reference would be Hot Chip, early Stereolab and electronically-integrated post-punk - Boomkat
la pop stratifiée de Caribou - Ondefixe