They’ve been up to a lot since then. Not only have they released a bunch of singles, Nimmo have got themselves a headline tour of the UK coming up in November, done a whole load of festival gigs and received some pretty substantial endorsements from Annie Mac, who we trust indefinitely.
We caught Nimmo as they took to the stage at the O2 ABC in Glasgow in support of Danish singer MØ, and just as at Hidden Door, they impressed again.
The five-piece opened with their new single ‘Dancing Makes Us Brave’, named Annie Mac’s Hottest Record in the World on 5 October. What we love about Nimmo is the disco ambience that floats from the stage as soon as they get going. It’s all performed completely live and they generate energy with seemingly effortless effervescence.
Nimmo have a double front-woman set up with Sarah Nimmo and Reva Gauntlett leading the group. Their vigour matches the vitality of their unique sound; something along the lines of La Roux meets Jamie XX meets Hot Chip. Strong, confident vocals carry over melodic electro-pop keyboard loops it’s impossible not to move to.
The drumming is the perfect metronome, delivered with precision and sitting almost subtly under the more prominent parts of the soundtrack while still commanding the pace of the sidestepping in the audience. The minimalistic drum beat on ‘UnYoung’ combined with playful keyboard loops is irresistible.
‘Dilute This’ is somewhat of a synth-pop power ballad, ‘My Only Friend’ a simple yet perfectly measured dance banger and Nimmo’s cover of DJ Rui da Silva’s ‘Touch Me’ is absolutely spot on.
As with any supporting performance, the big ABC venue wasn’t as busy as Nimmo probably deserved for their set, but it’s not hard to imagine the London outfit delivering their dynamic dance tunes to packed-out crowds in the very near future. They’re back in Glasgow to headline The Rum Shack on 20 November, and we’d recommend you get along.
Stuart Kenny - 4/5 stars