Since their debut in 2019, Bristol-based nu-metal five-piece NO:IR have evolved their sound from their hardcore roots to create a modern fusion from a host of genres. They take deep inspiration – and their name, from Film Noir, often characterised by cynicism, intricate plots and existential philosophy.
With five previous successful singles under their belt, the band have amassed more than 100,000 streams on Spotify. Their innate blend of rap and metal draws on an array of influences including emo, hip-hop and dark pop. This has resulted in a signature re-imagination of the nu-metal sound.
Following up on the release of their recent single “Phantom” comes their debut EP Are We Really Alive?, due for release June 18 2021.
Watch “Spineless” below: