The Last Dinner Party is intimate and charming on their debut single ‘Nothing Matters’.
One of the most exciting new bands in the business has finally released their much anticipated debut single, Nothing Matters, and it’s one of the most impressive debut singles of the year in recent years, if not more.
The London-based five-track spent a year touring the London circuit. The group supported The Rolling Stones with Sam Fender and Courtney Barnett in Hyde Park last year and will support Florence & the Machine and First Aid Kit this spring.
This summer they are embarking on a headline UK and European tour with dates all over the continent. The staff consists of lead vocalist Abigail Morris, bassist Georgia Davies, guitarist Lizzie Mayland, keyboardist Aurora Nishevci and lead guitarist Emily Roberts.
Nothing Matters is what happens when a band is at their best, when each member is given room to shine and do their job. The track opens with keys that sound like Arctic Monkeys, possibly courtesy of talented producer James Ford, who worked with the band on the song. Morris’ vocals are eye-catching and unique, and instantly grab the attention of the listener. The rhythm section is excellent and the drums complement the rest of the song wonderfully. “The moon is flooding with headlights/One more and we’re far away/Loving your Chevrolet,” Morris says in his operatic voice.
The song feels crazy in the best possible way. When we come to the epic chorus, they make us feel like nothing really matters, as if they sing with a slight neutrality and observe everything as it really happens.
“I put my heart in your palms/Home in your arms/Now we know/Nothing matters,” Morris says frankly. After the bridge comes an epic guitar solo, powerful and electric, with Abigail’s incredible notes pounding like belts, ending the song with a stunning falsetto.
Nothing Matters is a mountain of awesome, energetic songs. If this is their first single, the music that follows promises to be even more glorious.
by words Lucy Skeett