First Listen : Canadian group Nua and their new album Bold

Canadian group Nua have just released a number of tracks from their debut album called Bold.  The album is a collaboration between Jacob McCauley on bodhrán, James M Law on fiddle and guitarist Graeme McGillivray. We have a copy of the album and its an impressive debut.  Its experimental music that is different and progressive in its structure.  This track is called Fizzbuzz and we spoke to Jacob McCauley about it some time back
"Fizzbuzz" he says "is basically a jig (to put it in simple terms) but in reality all that is saying is that it is loosely in 6/8 time. Rhythmically there are lots of other things going on (for example moments of odd-timing and syncopation) that can take you out of the jig timing. Then we have the intro and bridge which is a 6/8 driven chord progression with off-beat accents. The bridge also has a small solo section which of course is not traditional. Other things like dynamics help with the flow of the tune and ultimately help create the overall mood as the tune goes from start to finish."

We hope to get a review out shortly.  In the meantime you can check out and purchase the album at



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Comment by Alex Monaghan on November 29, 2013 at 13:40

This is good stuff! Pretty polished too, for a debut from a young band. Anyone who plays McArthur Road in the correct key gets my support ;-)

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