Nervous Nellie

Nervous Nellie

BandAlternativeFolk

...too whimsical and innocent; too sensitive and melancholy; too soft and delicate; too dreamy and hypnotic; too personal and intimately revealing; too low-fidelity and low-budget in its production. So much like love in a blender.

Biography

Nervous Nellie hail from the city of Stockholm, Sweden way of Chicago, USA and Falkenberg, Sweden. Stockholm is where the two pair of brothers live and create, it is here the band battles madness and boredom, it is here the band frolic in love & wonder. This is where their home is, for better or worse.

With the 2004 self-release of "The Peace Pipe EP" (Honkyjonx Records) Nervous Nellie started what would come to be a long lived touring experience through most of Europe playing mainly the underground club scene. Now and then the band found themselves straying from the given path playing shows in the USA on the Vans Warped Tour and opening for more or less famous bands.

"Don't Think Feel" (Go-Kart Records) is a 12-song collection that brings you carefully wrought ballads such as "You, Me & This While", the up-beat yet mournful "Home Made Phone," multi-genre jams such as "Come Down, Find Out," lo-fi indie tunes such as "The World," and high-energy rockers like "Million Dollars" and "No Calls." These are just a few of the gemes Nervous Nellie bashed out for there first European album release back in September 2005.

Even for this record they found themselves travelling like missionaires all over the place before rounding off the year touring with fellow Swedes Shout out louds. With their slacker image and laidback approach to themselves and their surroundings Nervous Nellie have through intense live performances found fans globally. It comes as no surprise for those who have experienced the band on stage, with concerts at times turning into a stand up comedy show gone haywire - who can resist?! Then again, Nervous Nellie are perhaps not for everyone...

The band have started filing away at new material for there follow up album and have already found a new and natural direction for the music without losing their undefinable Nervous Nellie touch. "We have given up on the naive dream of becoming Frank Black or J Mascis, you just can't do it, no matter how many doughnuts you down," says Henrik. "I think we are looking inside ourselves more this time and just playing for the pure fun of it, we seem to find our focus better that way and the outcome is more us" Andy says. The up coming album is a sweet mixture of traditional indie, folk & alt-country served on a bed of classic rock n' roll. Something to look forward to.

A release date for the new album is tba but most likely it won't hit the market until early 2008 due to recording & other preparations.

Their final story has yet to be written...

Lyrics

Ever So Slight

Written By: Henrik Johnson

I'm gonna blow the horn as though I've never been born

I'm gonna say let go just like a woman scorned

so don't you let them talk about me when I'm gone

I'm gonna fly right by just like an open fraight train

they're gonna wave a sign saying that I'm insane

but don't you let them smile about me when I'm gone

I've been taught to stand and I've been taught to sit

I'm gonna march right down and tell them this is it

so don't you let them laugh about me when I'm gone

I'm gonna get my thrills however so slight

I'm gonna get my thrills so if it takes me all night

but don't don't you let them talk about me when I'm gone

so please don't let them cry about me when I'm gone

Since I

Written By: Henrik Johnson

I'm smiling but I'd rather be with you now, I'm smiling at the top of my lungs

I'm smiling but I'd rather be with you now, I'm smiling at the top of my lungs

since I saw you I knew we'd kick it, since I fell through

since I met you I knew we'd shake it, all the lies in my head are for you

I'm shaving but I wish I had a beard now, I'm saving up to get us out of here

we never knew that life could be so hazy, I'm saving up to get us out of here

since I saw you I knew we'd kick it, since I fell through

since I met you I knew we'd shake it, all the lies in my head are for you

I'm smiling but I'd rather be with you now, I'm smiling at the top of my lungs

I'm smiling but I'd rather be with you now, I'm smiling at the top of my lungs

since I saw you I knew we'd kick it, since I fell through

since I met you I knew we'd shake it, all the lies in my head are for you

Tangle To Unwind

Written By: Henrik Johnson

dreams do come true like every night, why argue when the lazy eye is right, you stole a thought right from my mind, we were born to hate all of mankind but I feel, I feel - love is real

why go out into the night & re-live this alone, why won't you come back with me, we'll cast the first stone - don't do it alone

words spread the sounds like everyday, don't care to share any words they say, you'll find a tangle to unwind, because we were born to hate all of mankind but I feel, I feel - love is real

why go out into the night & re-live this alone, why won't you come back with me, we'll cast the first stone - don't do it alone

Discography

Ego & the id (Tba 2008)
Don't Think Feel (Vinyl 2006)
Don't Think Feel (CD 2005)
The Peace Pipe EP (CD/MP3 2004)

Set List

A wide selection of Nervous Nellie hits starting from the debut album "Don't Think Feel" all the way through to loads of new stuff from the coming new album "The ego & the id".
A typical live set is about 45 min to an hour depending on the circumstances & promoters needs.