It’s common for a person to get a nickname at school, in college or from their family; however, not all nicknames inspire band names. This is not the case for Mihi Nihil. Sounding like a University’s Latin motto, Mihi Nihil (pronounced mee-kee nee-keel) has taken shape in a Los Angeles-based rock group. Featuring the talents of Mihi Vox (vocals), Behamin Montoya (guitar), Nick Steinberg (bass) and Adam Alt (drums), Mihi Nihil have a passionate approach to music and life. Following the well-received ‘Vertigo’ and ‘Be There’, the group adds ‘I Eat You’ to their repertoire.
Influenced by the likes of Radiohead, Bauhaus and The Pixies, Mihi Nihil have a gritty, grungy style of music; however, their originality is most evident in the latest single ‘I Eat You’. Far more frenzied and forceful than previous singles, ‘I Eat You’ merges old-school punk with contemporary garage-rock to blow your brains out. Combining pounding drums, face-melting guitars and Vox’s quirky vocals, the awesome punky foursome weave a powerful web of music for the masses.
Reminiscent of The Clash and Bikini Kill, Mihi Nihil stomps out with a rush of enthusiasm in their new single. Yet, while ‘I Eat You’ is a bit of an assault on the senses, it retains a melodic sound with Vox gracefully sweeping across the distorted instrumentation. Punk rock tends to opt for chaotic noise, but everything seems to slot into place with this anthemic track sonically and lyrically. As I type that I smile because while ‘I Eat You’ can be construed as harmonic, it is mostly an emotional thrust punching you in the gut and slapping you in the face…but you’ll love it!