N0V3L (the new project from Crack Cloud guitarists and saxophonist Jon Varley, Noah Varley and Bryce Cloghesy), craft politically charged, danceable punk. N0V3L occupies a sonic landscape that recalls springloaded post-punk dissonance, new-wave’s downcast dance anthems, and skronking political funk.
Novel, their eight-track debut EP, is a fluorescent, freshly-scorched declaration of intent, a martial, brutalist slab of nimble melodics and group-yelped anticapitalist mantras: “Time is a resource / To use and to treasure!” they cry on opener, To Whom It May Concern.
From the numerics in their name to their black / white / red aesthetic scheme, N0V3L is a carefully-calculated machine.
This is an 18+ event.