Bristol four piece, Our Nameless Boy has released a video for ‘All It Is’ taken from their upcoming album Tomorrow I’ll Be Scared Again due for release on March 1st.
Being diagnosed with testicular cancer in late 2015, front man and guitarist Iain had been told that the cancer had spread as far as his neck, starting chemotherapy just before Christmas. The video for ‘All It Is’ is powerful imagery taken just two weeks after starting treatment in March 2016 and just prior to receiving another operation. Talking about his experience, Iain explains: “I was scheduled to start my course of chemo in January, but a high blood count meant I had to begin just before Xmas. The NHS team who looked after me were brilliant and my then girlfriend (now wife) shaved her head in solidarity with me and raised a load of money for charity in the process”
“I finished chemo in March 2016 and we began filming the music video for ‘All It Is’ about 2 weeks later, just before I had to go in for another operation.”
‘All It Is’ is part of a bigger project due for release on March 1st. Since forming in 2014, Our Nameless Boy has an impressive sound incorporating that of Manchester Orchestra and At-The-Drive-In. Tomorrow I’ll Be Scared Again is to be released via Beth Shalom Records and is currently available for preorder both digitally and physically via cassette tapes. Talking about the EP, Iain says: “Most of the EP songs were written right before I was diagnosed and touch on personal past experiences.
The one exception would be ‘Nothing On My Mind’ written in the times I could stand and hold a guitar between chemo cycles. It describes many of the themes you might imagine – denial, battling with aging, isolation and how to be around people you care about’.”
With a select few live shows already planned, Our Nameless Boy is a band to stay on the watch list.