Today I listened to Bored Nothing. It’s been pissing it with rain all day, so I was pretty bored, and really doing nothing when I started listening to this guy. Oh, the irony! (Well apart from attempting, and failing, to dispose of a flying cockroach from my room… I didn’t know they could fly, how/why do they even fly, wtf?!?!) Exhilarating as the cockroach experience was, listening to the music was much more enjoyable.
Bored Nothing is one guy, by the name of Fergus Miller, 22 years of age, from Melbourne. Since 2011 he’s been making homemade tapes with a mellow, washed out, slacker rock vibe. Miller makes all his music on a four track, and recorded and produced the whole thing from home. If that doesn’t impress you, he also played almost all the instruments on his self-titled LP – a man of many talents!
On the album, there’s lots of diversity from song to song, some indie, folk, psychedelic sounding stuff, but the lo-fi sound is constant, which keeps it raw and refreshing. The stripped back, drifty, trippy kind of vibe in Cold Sweat really reminds me of Gold Panda and there’s riffs on other tracks that sound like Yuck, which I love.
Bored Nothing’s self-titled LP is out right now on Spunk. He’s going to be touring with The Ocean Party, Bearhug and Deep Space Supergroop (epic) in December, so if you like the sound of it, you should get on board.