Released on: 2018-06-29
Has the NFO completely lost it?
It started out as a united vision in 2006, shared between the band’s founding members, Björn Strid (vocals) and David Andersson (guitar), somewhere on one of those endless American highways in the middle of a SOILWORK tour. The original idea was to create a soundtrack for their own journey, something that you could listen to when everyone else was sick of listening to »Detroit Rock City«, »Goodbye Girl« and »Born To Run«. With the mission identified, the guys set out to handpick the perfect musicians to share and fulfill that same vision…and it took them a few years. But eventually, they found Sharlee D’Angelo (bass, ARCH ENEMY, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS and many others), Richard Larsson (keys), Jonas Källsbäck (drums) and Sebastian Forslund (guitar, percussion). And as fate would have it, the first time they all got in a room together and started playing, the magic was instantaneous.
The band released their first two albums, »Internal Affairs« and »Skyline Whispers«, on Coroner Records, which both were critically acclaimed and built them a reputation in certain circles but they wanted and needed something more. The band managed to take things next level when they signed to Nuclear Blast and released their latest pièce de résistance, »Amber Galactic«. The album was deservedly awarded Album of the Month in several European rock magazines, as well as securing the band a Swedish Grammy nomination, which then culminated in an euphoric European tour in the fall/winter of 2017.
This year, they’re back with their new album, »Sometimes The World Ain’t Enough«, taking the band even further. This album has all the catchy tunes, the musical artistry and the inimitable Swedish melancholy - everything’s still slightly over the top and there’s even more for you to love.
„Don’t forget, the NFO is your band, there to cheer you on when you’re attending a party you know you shouldn’t, to nurse you through the hangover, to comfort you when you realize that you’re probably too old for this. But you’re not, and neither are we! Hang on in there, and we’ll show you a way to die with your beret on and your dignity still intact.“
»Sometimes The World Ain’t Enough« contains everything you need to survive in the slightly confusing demographic landscape of adulthood, and however much trouble you’re in, there’s always a female space commander whose circumstances make your woes pale in comparison.
„If you want nice music and to have a good time, listen to whatever you want to. If you want to experience uninhibited euphoria and high jinks, listen to the NFO! We won’t be there to help you, but we’ll provide an interesting soundtrack to your experience.“
Can you handle it?
|Track list||Total runtime|
|1||- This Time||4:52|
|2||- Turn To Miami||4:54|
|4||- Sometimes The World Ain't Enough||4:33|
|5||- Moments Of Thunder||4:26|
|7||- Lovers In The Rain||4:09|
|8||- Can't Be That Bad||3:40|
|9||- Pretty Thing Closing In||4:30|
|11||- Winged And Serpentine||3:41|
|12||- The Last Of The Independent Romantics||9:16|
|13||- Marjone (bonus track)||3:16|
|14||- Pacific Priestess (japanese bonus track)|