My one-second impression was – Paramore sound-alike. Like Hayley Williams, vocalist Janaya Spink belts it out with a ferocity that belies her size. Pretty feminine vocals that would be at home in some smoky cabaret, soar above hard rock guitar lines and persistent ticking beats, laid down by fellow band members Jake Putnicki and Justin Maul (guitar), Jordan Saulnier (bass) and founding member Austin Rosén (drums). That’s about where the similarity ends though. It didn’t take long to see that they move beyond that and into a much more rock, soul, blues driven territory.
Granted, I’m not much of a radio listener, but I’m a little surprised Nautical Mile isn’t all over the airwaves. Their music is a pop station’s dream; hooky, danceable, ready made ear worms.
For those that still doubt whether or not a girl can rock, I dare you to show up at one one of their shows. See if Nautical Mile doesn’t prove you wrong.
Sat 06.08 (2pm) :: Fort Collins @ Taste of Fort Collins
Sat 06.08 (8pm) :: Longmont @ Dickens Opera House
Fri 07.12 :: Denver @ Herman’s Hideaway
Listen to the title cut from The Villain EP below;[soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/89317772″ params=”” width=” 100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]