Oakland’s dynamic Bells Atlas is sharing their soulful single “NCAT” to remind us that smooth funk is alive and well. Well-known in the Bay Area scene, the band blend addictive beats with pulsing rhythm and melodies almost hidden in plain sight. The good mood set by this track is balanced by the heartbreaking lyrics that invoke the very real memories of a relationship that’s past its prime. Catch them February 8th at Rockwood Music Hall and be sure to snag a copy of their debut self-titled album and Hyperlust EP on iTunes and Bandcamp. In the meantime, listen below.
“”Nothing Comes After This (NCAT) is about the feeling when you know a relationship has run it’s course. All of the little things have added up to something so big that they have eclipsed the light that the relationship once brought. It touches on feeling both empowered and heartbroken, because change is rarely easy.”