Deriving their name from a skateboard trick from an 80s skateboarder film, the Los Angeles, CA-based shoegazer act Nightmare Air are comprised of a trio of grizzled vets — Dave Dupuis was once a member of Los Angeles-based act Film School; Swaan Miller developed a reputation as a singer/songwriter with the release of a stark, attention-grabbing acoustic album that was released through Important Records; and Jimmy Lucido, who was once a member of The Strays. And through their various projects, the members of Nightmare Air, at one point or another, have opened for the likes of Smashing Pumpkins and The Jesus and Mary Chain among others.
2017 was a big year for the members of Nightmare Air as they headlined clubs and played the major festival circuit, which included appearances at SXSW and Starry Night Festival — and adding to a growing profile, they shared stages with The Kills, The Dandy Warhols and Cat Power. Building upon the growing buzz surrounds them, Nightmare Air’s newest album Fade Out is slated for a March release through Nevado Records — and the album’s latest single “Who’s Your Lover” will further cement the act’s reputation for crafting rousingly anthemic tracks that effortlessly mesh angular post-punk with textured shoegaze in a way that reminds me a bit of Hierarchy-era Lightfoils and others, but with a soaring synth line, wrapped around Miller’s seductive cooing.
Nightmare Air will be opening for the legendary and amazing Gary Numan throughout the European leg of his tour to support Savage (Songs from a Broken World). Check out tour dates below.
Mar 2. Stokholm. Kagelbanan
Mar 3. Malmo. Kulturbolaget
Mar 4. Olso. Parkteatret
Mar 5. Copenhagen. Pumpehuset
Mar 7. Utrecht. Tivoli
Mar 8. Antwerp. Trix
Mar 9. Luxembourg
Mar 10. Oberhausen, Germany
Mar 12. Portsmouth. Pyramids Centre
Mar 13. Warwick. Arts Centre
Mar 14. Leicester. O2 Academy
Mar 16. Edinburgh. Assembly Rooms
Mar 17. Middlesbrough. Empire
Mar 19. Preston. Guild Hall
Mar 20. Hull. City Hall
Mar 21. Sheffield. The Foundry
Mar 23. Isle Of Man. Villa Marina
Mar 24. Liverpool. O2 Academy
Mar 25. Northampton. Roadmenders
Mar 28. Belfast. The Limelight
Mar 29. Dublin. Olympia Theatres