Moseley Folk 2017 - Nap Eyes

Nap Eyes’ 2014 debut Whine of the Mystic was described by Pitchfork as “a drinker’s album, for the kind of drinker who does so alone, publicly, poring over popular 11th-century tomes”. Their reviewer went on to say of songwriter, singer, and rhythm guitarist Nigel Chapman’s performance “the content portrays him as a wise man, the delivery as someone who isn’t 100% trustworthy”. Formed of Chapman, alongside Seamus Dalton, Josh Salter and Brad “Bronson” Loughead and hailing from Nova Scotia, the band’s second album Thought Rock Fish Scale was nominated for a Polaris Music Prize. Popmatters said “There is a sense throughout that we’re sitting spellbound listening to a storyteller–one with the extra trick of syncing his stories up with melody and atmosphere” and All Music called it a “subtle gem”.