Nothing More – ‘Just Say When’

What does punk mean these days? Surely the very nature of the genre means it’s unrestricted by any one interpretation. Nothing More, from San Antonio, Texas, certaily challenge the classification of the term – they could be described as any or all of rock, progressive, alternative – their music is clearly pop-punk influenced, while they lean towards rock one way and alternative in the other. Surely that’s got to make them punk?

Started in 2003 and comprising Jonny Hawkins, Daniel Oliver, Mark Vollelunga and Ben Anderson, Nothing More signed with Eleven Seven Music Group, and released debut, ‘The Few Not Fleeting’, back in 2009. After a five year album hiatus they came back with their self titled album in 2014. Last September they released the whopping 18-track (that’s punk for you!) album, ‘The Stories We Tell Ourselves’, which peaked at number 15 on the Billboard Hot 100. Scoot forwards to 2018, and their latest track, ‘Just Say When’, comes with a music video which gives their fans a look into their softer, more alternative side.



The clip for ‘Just Say When’ opens with lead singer Jonny Hawkins singing a melancholy falsetto, while he and the rest of the band sit in an airport departure hall. When is their flight due? Will it ever take off? Shots of the band are intercut with a dancing couple building up their passion through their dance moves, while Hawkins’ vocals also build frantically, in one final, futile attempt to save himself. BUT – it all comes to a crash at the end of the video.
Nothing More are currently on tour across Europe and if you’re in the UK you can see them at London’s Roundhouse, before they move to Switzerland, and then Germany and beyond. Further information can be found on Nothing More’s website.
‘Just Say When’ can be streamed and downloaded here. Find Nothing More online on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
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