Nix the Scientist
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Nix the Scientist

Atlanta, Georgia, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2019 | SELF

Atlanta, Georgia, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2019
Band Rock Progressive





While Atlanta trio Nix the Scientist generally lean towards the proggier side of rock music, their debut single is more of a classic in-your-face number heavy on driving guitars and anthemic hooks. Consisting of Christian Gerner-Smidt (guitar, vocals), Jack Reed (bass, vocals), and Alex Morrison (drums, backup vocals), the group brings together members of established Atlanta acts ZALE and the Pussywillows. Their first record Liftoff is scheduled for release sometime this spring.

Opening with a thick distorted bass riff, “Flux” quickly escalates into an earnest, fist-pumping stomper. Combining dexterous grooves with arena-sized melodies, the song seeks out the epic grandeur of Muse without resorting to their shameless excess. In other words, it’s a big, relentlessly catchy track that doesn’t deem to take itself too seriously. It’s why, just as the threesome are storming out of a mega-watt chorus, they can pivot into a bridge that alludes to, of all things, the movie Back to the Future. It’s a quirky move, and a bit silly, but that’s part of the point. After all, what’s the use of of ardently pursuing rock and roll if you aren’t going to have a little fun along the way? - Immersive Atlanta

"Y’ALL ATL is happy to present the second single from Nix the Scientist “Monumental.”"

Y’ALL ATL is happy to present the second single from Nix the Scientist, “Monumental.” The single is their latest from their upcoming record Liftoff, coming this spring.

Nix the Scientist — the power trio of Christian Gerner-Smidt, Jack Reed, and Alex Morrison — push forward with their prog-rock sound on their latest single “Monumental.” Compared to their fierce hard rock debut “Flux,” their latest is a meditative pop-rock number that lets us in on the band’s introspective side.

The tune opens up with the warm hum of strings, evoking the sensation of being suspended in time and space before breaking out into a cathartic burst of distorted bass and roaring guitars.

Leaning into the cinematic dynamics of The Killers and emotive peaks that recall the golden age of 90’s alt rock, Nix the Scientist deliver a song that maintains a textural and meticulous approach to rock music that still delivers true and soulful.

According to Gerner-Smidt, the song comes from a place of feeling stuck in life and wishing you were somewhere else — a sentiment that resonates all too true in our indefinite quarantine. - Y’ALL ATL


Debut single "Flux." out now on all major platforms. 

Single "Monumental." out now on all major platforms. 

Debut EP Liftoff coming soon. 



Formed in 2019, Nix the Scientist is a progressive rock band consisting of Christian Gerner-Smidt (guitar, vocals), Jack Reed (bass, vocals), and Alex Morrison (drums, backup vocals). Each member of the trio has more than a decade of stage experience, having performed in groups including ZALE, Venice Overdrive, and alongside figures like Wesley Cook, Moses Mo of Mother's Finest, and Hannah Thomas. Based in Atlanta, by way of Athens, the group is distinguished by their meticulous attention to textural sonic detail, inventive use of guitar effects, and the overall expansive sound design. The trio plans to release their debut album this year.

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