All About the Attitude

N.N. Brings Albertan Garage Punk to Town

N.N. at L’Escogriffe July 13

It’s with a garage punk fury that Edmonton’s N.N. sustain Canada’s affair with loud music, but they wouldn’t go as far to name it as such.

“I’m willing to bet that most musicians disregard classification of their music,” said N.N.’s guitarist Dre Calderon. “If only because as music fans we know that there are only two types of music: good and bad.”

The blue-collar ambitions of the five-piece come from past pioneers of punk. Distorted riffs, chunky and fuzzy bass, and ear-shattering drums, accompanied by howls, yells and sometimes shrieks from vocalist Carms, supply a heavy dose of grungy rock & roll. According to Calderon, it’s what’s most natural for the band.

“Our biggest influences have less to do with music per se. We’re much more influenced by the attitude of the artist, no matter their medium.”

Amidst the release of their first proper album, Princes and the supporting Canadian tour, N.N. is searching for recognition and have no plans of slowing down.

“For now, we’re all content striving to be the best band we can possibly be. Cliché? Well, that doesn’t mean it’s not true.”

N.N. with Les Zerreurs, Nubians & Fleshmoves / July 13 / L’Escogriffe (4467 St. Denis) / $8