Night Motor are a post-punk bunch of garage rock fiends. Their material is infused with a counter-intuitive sense of alluring distaste, while the pounding rhythms and melodies will keep you rooted. Their processed frequencies reveal a tense use of textures, as synths, dirty drums and confrontational guitars fight for space in a wall of noise distilled from goth and industrial themes.
On Monday 7 June 2021, Night Motor release their album Fatal. Recorded in three blistering days, the session captured the frantic energy of a band veering through the thirteen selected album cuts. It’s a post-punk workout, smashing into goth, odd pop, industrial, and garage rock, presented in the form of the new long player Fatal.
This is the sound of a band bruising along. A complex album of different ideas, textures and confident beats, it’s lyrically challenging; dealing with love, death and the virtues of our short lives. The five-piece band from the South West will soon be back out in the new normal, unleashing the album as an exciting and uncompromising live set.
Fatal comes across like a mix between the Fall, early Pere Ubu and a smattering of The Seeds. Fatal is a paranoid, tension-filled, slightly bleak, quirky post-punk, with 60’s garage, goth and pop thrown in to create a great album experience. If they’re as good live as they sound on record, then can’t wait to catch them live. – LOUDER THAN WAR
Perfect punk album. Night Motor have excelled themselves on Fatal, every track is perfectly layered with the restless, relentless energy of Punk juxtaposed with some beautifully melodic moments. – VANLOO’S REVIEWS
Fatal carries thirteen brilliant post-punk numbers, decorated by clever ideas, marvelous song structures, and thoughtful arrangements. You may stumble upon noise rock, goth rock, punk rock, alternative rock, industrial, and sometimes their presence dominates over the primary post-punk direction. However, Night Motor are handling all these ingredients like a pros, so their music appears as a harmonious slab of perfectly executed noise. – THOUGHTS WORDS ACTION