Nouveau Bleach, a Post-Punk three-piece from South London, consisting of Colin Baumgart-Osborn (Vocals/Guitar), Kaylien Holden (Bass) and Dee McAllister (Drums), have released their debut self-titled EP on the 5th of March 2021. Covering subjects such as the Opioid epidemic, Marie Kondo and tokenistic sloganeering, the band’s songs explore social commentary with just a smidge of the darkly comic. They spoke with The Fountain about the EP in more depth as well as their favourite venue for playing live.
TF: You have a new EP out, what can we expect from Nouveau Bleach?
We are a lyrically focused band who carefully consider what message we are conveying. Hopefully, you’ll be intrigued by the atonality and drawn in by our attempt at some catchy elements. Given the critical response thus far, there will probably also be at least a touch of confusion.
TF: How would you sum up the record in one sentence?
About 13 minutes long.
TF: What is your plan for the remainder of the year, after this release?
Get some gigs, play live go out and interact with our friends and fellow musicians again. We also have a couple of tracks we recorded which will be ready at some point later in the year.
TF: Where is your favourite venue for playing live, where is the next place you look most forward to gigging?
In terms of places we’ve played Biddle Brothers in Clapton is a great little venue and has the fanciest bathroom we’ve encountered at a venue. We also really enjoyed having the opportunity to play Elsewhere in Margate, which is also a record shop. Looking ahead, we always enjoy a trip to the New Cross Inn. It’s a great space and just a 15-minute bus ride, which is perfect.