You probably listened to them in middle school but haven’t kept up with their recent endeavors. You probably know all the words to all their older songs, but can’t even name the new album.
It’s Never Shout Never.
Thats right… Christofer Drew’s infamous band Never Shout Never.
NSN recently released their 10th studio album titled “Black Cat” which has come nothing short of what we would expect from the well respected gang. NSN just completed their second tour promoting the new release, a tour in the late winter and the most recent over the summer.
We had the opportunity to catch their show in New Orleans at The Parish in the House of Blues. NSN put on a wonderful show overall but we couldn’t help notice two things that made this set exceptionally special:
Christofer Drew is REAL.
We know the lyrics are raw but this was nothing like we expected. Chris came out on stage a little bummed looking and not far into his set admitted he was having to “snap into the stage mode.” This honestly was so refreshing. All too often we see artists come out and act happy when behind the curtain they’re not all that. We loved Chris’s honestly with his crowd and we feel it truly reflected in the intimate vibe for the rest of the night.
The show was 100% improv.
Throughout the set, the band would pause and Chris would ask the audience what song they wanted to hear next. And they listened. If a fan shouted it, they played it (with the exception of some older songs that the newer members can’t play live). They played a cover of an older 80s rock songs, which lead into the crowd requesting the band sing 80s music in a jazz (hello, New Orleans) theme.. It was nothing short of interesting but of course it wasn’t nearly as great as we might have pictured it to be.
These guys are great. If you have the opportunity to see them on an upcoming tour- do it! Even if you don’t know any of their newer stuff (but you can always check it out here).
Let us know your favorite NSN song by commenting below, or tweeting us @UnseasonedSound
Read our past interview with Christofer Drew HERE.
photographed by Rebecca Reece.