Hello, boys and girls. We’re The Nortons, an indie-rock band from Birmingham, UK. (We have yet to be invited to the B-Town party though.) We play a mix of Britpop and Alternative Rock which sounds a bit like Pixies crossed with Pulp. Or like the lovechild of Kurt Cobain and Morrissey. As horrible as that image is in my head.
Basically, we specialise in messy, oddball guitar noises over tight pop songs. We’re influenced by a lot of 90’s band like Blur and Weezer, as well as more recent stuff like The Vaccines and The Cribs. Especially that most recent Cribs album, In The Belly Of Something Or Other. (sic)
This single of ours, “Understatement”, is available for free release on Soundcloud, but also to buy on iTunes if you’re feeling charitable. Or just wait until July 11th when “Starfish EP” is being released, at an EP launch gig at The Rainbow in Brum. (Support acts are Arcade Parade and The Rebel Beats. See http://birminghampromoters.com/Events/the-nortons/ for details.)
Keep an eye out for us, and hope you enjoy the single!