The staff members of Indie Obsessive are fans of the ‘70’s highpoint of Southern Rock, when the genre was ruled by bands named The Allman Brothers, Marshall Tucker Band, Outlaws, and Lynyrd Skynyrd. The attachment to the genre is one of the reasons we sit on the shore of the Indie Ocean and look for strong songs to arrive. We’re pleased with discoveries across a number of genres, but more excited on those occasions when the song fits within the Southern Rock genre. Today, we are excited – “Running” by The Nickajack Men was delivered on the crest of a wave.
The Nickajack Men are based in Falkirk, Scotland. The members are Lewis White (vocals, guitar), Michael Garner (guitar, vocals), Jamie Burns (bass), Matthew McAlister (drums), and Sean McNally (keyboard). They are preparing for a May 26 launch of their debut album, “Wasting Away,” via NJM Records.
The Facebook page of The Nickajack Men states that the five members are in the range of 19 and 22 years old. Given the level of musical and real life understanding evidenced in “Running,” clearly this is a band to watch.
“Running” by The Nickajack Men
Having formed in 2014, the quartet have been building their name on the Scottish live circuit for the past few years. A sold out show at King Tuts was followed by the ‘Best Newcomers’ 2015, ’Best Single’ and ‘Best Alternative/Indie Band’ 2016 at the Alternative Music in Falkirk Awards. They have also received support from the likes of Gigslutz and Amazing Radio.