USA Nails – No Pleasure

Album Review by Jon Davies | 02 Nov 2015
Album title: No Pleasure
Artist: USA Nails
Label: Smalltown America
Release date: 6 Nov

Let's get it out of the way: USA Nails are a post-hardcore supergroup featuring members of the British underground scene’s finest acts of the past decade, including Oceansize, Future Of The Left, Kong and Silent Front. However, while their previous effort Sonic Moist sounded a bit like a side project, No Pleasure has a red-eyed life of its own; roadworn and irritated, its rabid face pressed against the glass.

Out the window went the awkward techy moments replaced by a mix of Drive Like Jehu headbangers, nods to psychedelia and a throttling of hardcore for good measure. In fact it’s the sharp injecting of speed that stands out, the album’s midpoint Laugh It Up hammering home the maniacal nature of No Pleasure, while the amp hissing closer I Cannot Drink Enough sends the album into a psychotic delirium.