Les Nuby’s solo debut LP ‘Clouded’ (out now) injects a southern sensibility into his unique and ultra-capable take on brit/shoe-gaze rock that produces ten melody laden, thoughtfully arranged and undeniably powerful songs. From the anthemic opener “Never Falling Away”, foolish choices are complemented with never losing hope.
Beginning as the drummer in the 90s Birmingham, Alabama indie-rock power house, Verbena, Les began a steady musical exploration that’s still going. He’s a one-time touring member for Scottish legends Idlewild, touring guitarist with Amy Ray (Indigo Girls), guitar slinger for Vulture Whale, and current guitarist/vocalist for Holiday Gunfire. It’s a hefty musical resume before the production credits even begin.
In his Birmingham studio, Ol’ Elegante, Les has been the production captain for several notable releases in the past few years for artists such as Will Stewart, Sarah Lee Langford, The Dirty Clergy, and Witch’s Wall, to name a few. He’s pretty much been there and done it all in the past couple of decades as player and producer. The only item missing from the list was a solo album. Until now.
Les produced, engineered and played all the instruments on Clouded, a reminiscent snapshot of when music had the ability to make you drive faster and cry harder.