The Nubiles were born in Oxford in 1993 when Tara Milton
, the former bass player with Five Thirty, met guitarist Chris Nettleton
and they began to write songs together. They pull together ideas from a huge array of disparate styles and mince them together into a formidable and energetic art-punk, with a sense of experimentation, adventure and the kind of primal energy that hasn’t been seen since The Who. This has always made their sound unique, and after establishing themselves as a near legendary live band in Oxford and the South East they toured the UK extensively.
The Nubiles have previously released records through the Bedford label, Lime St., and Chrysalis. The original line up featured Tara, Chris, Giorgio Curcetti on Lead Guitar and Dan Goddard on Drums, but after recording their first album, ‘Mindblender’, they adopted a leaner three piece set-up. The current band, features Tara, Chris and drummer Ben Calvert, and they are due to begin work on a new album this autumn.
"Normally we'd expect lunacy of this magnitude to originate in the low
countries. Or maybe somewhere where there's not much electricity and a
lot of incest, but this is homegrown insanity, a punky jazzy
technicolour spew, by turns senseless and glorious, and no doubt guided
by the same deranged muse that has watched over rock's freer spirits
down the generations. We're talking Primus, Laibach, Sparks, Perry
Farrell... in fact we're talking more bizarre than anything Frank Zappa
hasn't has a hand in, and that's scary..."
Liam Sheils - Kerrang
"careering from the macabre and uncomfortable to the
fresh-faced harmonics of pure pop."
Ian Fortnam - NME