Legendary Californian Stoner Rock trio Nebula are coming back to Australia and New Zealand in support of their new album “Holy Shit”!
Their last Australian tour, 20 years ago in 2000, saw sold out shows right across the country, with the need to upgrade to bigger venues in Sydney and Melbourne.
Featuring Rock n Roll stalwart Eddie Glass (Ex-Fu Manchu), Nebula have released 5 albums and 5 EPs (including one EP with Sweden’s "Lowrider") since their inception in 1997.
For the past few years, these “Rock n Roll Maniacs” have been punishing stages across the USA and Europe, alongside bands such as Sasquatch, Weedeater, Brant Bjork and Fatso Jetson. They have also hit some of the most world’s most renowned music festivals in the past 12 months, including Freak Valley Festival, Desertfest (London and Berlin) and Stoned & Dusted.
With rave reviews of this latest offering, released through Heavy Psych Sounds, the return of these Californian riff hounds was clearly in demand. The genre bending songs that make up this outstanding stoner rock/metal masterpiece is a testament to their maturity and carefully crafted riffery, which has seen them reach a new level; not only for Nebula themselves, but for the whole stoner rock community.
Reviews of “Holy Shit”:
“I just didn’t think Nebula would happen again, but the fact of the matter is they were one of the most essential bands to shape what’s now considered heavy and/or desert rock, and their influence has spread not only over international borders, but over another generation of listeners who’ve emerged since they’ve been gone. They were a special band and they remain one. Whatever “Holy Shit” might lead to, if they do another record or just tour forever, or break up, or who knows, the fact that it exists only speaks to the band’s utter unpredictability, which has always been one of their greatest assets. You never knew what was coming from Nebula. You still don’t. That’s why it’s fun.
Chris Ball – Echoes and Dust
“You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone, as they say. Catching Nebula at Desertfest last year, the newly re-assembled line-up provided an unexpected highlight of the weekend. They were raw, they were ragged, but they were magnificent. So far, so far stoner, right? Well, Holy Shit does contain one curveball in ‘Fistful of Pills’, a brief but startling mix of Latino and surf rock; think ‘Miserlou’ meets Robert Rodriguez marvellous Chingon. It breaks up the angst and misanthropy in a most delightful way.”
Outlaws of The Sun
“Holy Shit may just be the most appropriately titled record ever. After nearly 10 years Nebula has unleashed one of the jaw dropping-est, straight up killer records in recent memory. Having reformed a few years back, the band returns with their trademark, hazy, grunge fuelled brand of stoner rock that whether we realized it or not, we needed and were missing. This is the band’s 6th full length, along with a slew of EP’s and whatnot and honestly it is, in my humble opinion, their best record to date. The riffs are strong, the vibe is hazy, the song writing is top notch.”