“A good comparison is with Stewart Lee. “It’s a bit like Old Gil from The Simpsons,” Do Nothing frontman Chris Bailey tells NME down the phone. The world's defining voice in music and pop culture since 1952. In both their current recorded output and live show, Do Nothing tread this line wonderfully: there’s theatre, excitement and exaggeration of the everyday, but a clear reliability that brings it all back home. It’s cut through with humour and a lack of seriousness. Zero Dollar Bill EP Vinyl. Email or Phone: Password: Forgot account? Facebook. Green Door Store, Brighton (25th) ‘Gangs’, their most recent single and strongest output so far, sees the frontman rambling intricately about the claustrophobia of small-town life and cliques, placed against a cowbell-tastic instrumental that has all the energy and shuffle of the aforementioned LCD. It reached number nine in the UK Singles Chart; to date, A's highest charting single. Gold (14 Wo.) A constantly captivating live performer, Chris helms the band’s live show with a ramshackle personality, fronting music influenced by the intoxicating bop of Talking Heads and LCD Soundsystem while rambling about, among other things, all his friends fucking each other. Videos. He describes it as quite a ‘high-risk strategy’, because he basically berates the audience half the time, and tries very hard to make them not enjoy the show, and within that are the ingredients for them actually enjoying the show. All Dates This Weekend Date Range. “There’s a bit of anger in the music sometimes, and you can put that through the character I’m playing on stage,” he reflects. Equal parts taut post-punk and off-beat new wave. Chris stumbles around the stage, a drunken conductor to the chaos but never straying into parody territory. 10 mi 25 mi 50 mi 75 mi 100 mi. Accessibility Help. Sections of this page. During the promotion of the single, the band appeared on Top of The Pops and the Pepsi Chart Show. Select Your Dates. It was genuinely ten times bigger than any venue we’d ever played.” There’s a slight sense of disbelief in the way he discusses the show, but also a firm sense that they’d have the balls to command such a room night after night. And they weren’t just being distracted into thinking that it was a good show. Go directly to shout page. Comedy Gold 2. Connect your Spotify account to your Last.fm account and scrobble everything you listen to, from any Spotify app on any device or platform. Zero Dollar Bill EP Vinyl + T-Shirt. LISTEN/BUY. The Poetry Club, Glasgow (27th) Think Tank?, Newcastle (26th) Internet Explorer is no longer supported on Last.fm. Home; Concert Tickets; Alternative; Do Nothing Tickets; Do Nothing Tickets. Let us know what you think of the Last.fm website. Leave feedback. “We’re trying to work on something a bit more left-field. £25.00. Jump to. Equal parts taut post-punk and off-beat new wave. “Frontmen, or whatever, always have something about them that makes them entertaining to watch, and at the moment I’m trying to figure out the best way to do that,” he says. Do Nothing are an art-rock band from Nottingham. He describes it as quite a ‘high-risk strategy’, because he basically berates the audience half the time, and tries very hard to make them not enjoy the show, and within that are the ingredients for them actually enjoying the show. The point of that character isn’t to be slick or cool, it’s meant to be a bit of a fool.”. The Workman’s Club, Dublin (28th). “It was very much a surreal thing, and came out of nowhere. LIVE. mgmt: mike@flatcapmusic.com shows: (UK) natasha.bent@paradigmagency.com // (US) cjames@paradigmagency.com . Rico mit The Ice Rink String Sounds. Getting Paid to Do Nothing Has Never Been Easier. Select Your Distance. He’s likening his on-stage persona to the charmingly down-on-his-luck salesman from the animated TV show. MERCH. Do Nothing are an art-rock band from Nottingham. but not in that way! 5.6K likes. It’s an interesting way to potentially take it.”. Scrobbling is when Last.fm tracks the music you listen to and automatically adds it to your music profile. 1981 Ghost Town Singles — UK 1. A new version of Last.fm is available, to keep everything running smoothly, please reload the site. “It’s a bit like Old Gil from The Simpsons,” Do Nothing frontman Chris Bailey tells NME down the phone. Ein Dank an Heimo Guschlbaur, Susanne Teubner und Claudia Börner für die tollen Fotos Wie kaum eine andere Ska-Band repräsentieren The Specials die überbordende Lebensfreude der zweiten britischen Ska-Welle ... Do Nothing / Maggie’s Farm More Specials — UK 4 . Do Nothing, a band from Nottingham. Some user-contributed text on this page is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. definitely an influence on the music and me as a person, in terms of delivery and timing and the set-up of a lot of onstage comedy,” he affirms. See more of Do Nothing on … “It’s an exaggerated, mean version of myself. New Life 3. While the band are clearly already onto something special, it’s a formula that will be constantly tinkered with, and it’s easy to see that the current version of Do Nothing is going to be far from the final one. Select Your Dates. It looks like they could do anything. 5,005 Followers, 228 Following, 189 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Do Nothing (@thebanddonothing) mgmt: mike@flatcapmusic.com shows: (UK) natasha.bent@paradigmagency.com // (US) cjames@paradigmagency.com He’s likening his on-stage persona to the … Events. Fits Zero Dollar Bill is the debut EP by Do Nothing. “And I am…. Community. He has an onstage persona which is, again, an exaggerated version of himself, and a cynical, angry version of himself, which is sort of a similar thing to what I am trying to do. Do Nothing. Lebron James 5. “It’s definitely an influence on the music and me as a person, in terms of delivery and timing and the set-up of a lot of onstage comedy,” he affirms. © 2020 NME is a member of the media division of BandLab Technologies. “A good comparison is with Stewart Lee. Zero Dollar Bill by Do Nothing, released 10 April 2020 1. "Nothing" is the first single by rock band A released from their album Hi-Fi Serious. Posts. 5.2K likes. Sort By: Sort By: Date. View dates and book online today. £6.99. There’s also some actual genuinely heartfelt stuff, but through the lens of an idiot.”. “When LCD Soundsystem first started, and were figuring out a live show, they had certain rules about not rocking out, and basically had no light show, because they wanted to get people into a place where they were focusing on the music, and for that to be enough. I think that people who see the show think I’m probably a dickhead in real life,” he smiles. Your Cart Your Cart is Currently Empty Total: $0.00. Press alt + / to open this menu. UK — Erstveröffentlichung: Juni 1981. US Events Only. With plenty of room for listener interpretation and grey areas, the music and performance of Do Nothing isn’t to be taken at face value. Reset. If you want to get paid to do nothing just know that isn’t some far-fetched dream if you know how to do it. Javascript is required to view shouts on this page. The live show has been received so well that the band recent supported their childhood heroes Interpol at a show in Moscow.

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