Glassy eyes, blinking screen
Running wild through a field of dreams
There’s a lot of good things coming out of Portland, ME, right now. I feel like I keep seeing Portland, ME, pop up in band bios all over the place. After hearing Nice Life’s newest single, “Wi-Fi,” it was no surprise to read they were from Portland.
Their last EP, February’s Gonna Leave That Bear Trap Be, combines power-pop melodies with mathy breakdowns and walking basslines. It’s rare that you meet a band that can combine a variety of influences and doesn’t sound like a huge mess. Nice Life makes it sound effortless.
On “Wi-Fi,” Nice Life prove their penchant for writing catchy melodies. Not only will the vocal melodies be stuck in your head, but the plunky guitar chords and the thick, saturated bass lines will swirl around your noodle for days.
“Wi-Fi” starts off with a riff almost reminiscent of The Cars and it jams on some slightly overdriven guitar but a thumping, fuzzed out, almost maniacal rhythm section. The lyrics are playful and eloquent, exactly what we need as we’re looking forward to the long winter months ahead.