Nightmare Air Los Angeles Alt Art Rock Thu, 15 Jun 2017 16:21:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Nightmare Air 32 32 Nightmare Air announce LA August Residency at the Satellite – presented by KROQ Locals Only! Thu, 15 Jun 2017 16:15:49 +0000

Nightmare Air announce free LA residency in August at the Satellite, presented by KROQ Locals Only.

Leading the sonic charge in the alt rock scene in LA, locals Nightmare Air will debut songs from their upcoming sophomore studio album in a series of free weekly residency shows at the Satellite in Silverlake in August.

Nightmare Air’s debut album “High in the Lasers” took the band across the globe multiple times sharing stages with The Kills, The Cult, The Buzzocks, Airbourne Toxic Event and many more.

The upcoming residency will happen every Monday in the hot summer nights of August.

Each week the band will be stirring the pot in the LA arts scene. In addition to sharing the stage with a variety of other must-see local bands, local artists will be showcased in the upstairs bar, and there will be short film screenings from local film makers. To add to this motley posse local rock and roll fitness queen Tomahawk Training will be literally stretching the audience out at the start of the night each week. Pabst Blue Ribbon will be offering drink specials on select nights too! Hot summer nights, cold drinks, lunar eclipses, and other on-site give-aways make this a collection on shows not to be missed…and all at the right price FREE!

Dates: Monday Aug. 7th, Monday Aug 14th, Monday Aug. 21, Monday Aug 28

Admission: FREE

Age: 21+

See this live video below the band filmed at the Satellite and get ready for some HOT SUMMER NIGHTS!


Roland Starry Nites Interview and live footage Thu, 25 May 2017 03:05:57 +0000

At Starry Nites festival in Santa Barbara we did an interview with Roland here it is…..

We had zero sleep the night before….

(due to playing a sweet showcase in at SXSW in Austin….)

then caught a 6am flight back to LA…

drove straight to Santa Barbara….

played the show…

then this interview…

we we’re already a little(lot) drunk by the times the camera were rolling at Noon (notice the cool koozie Jimmy is drinking from)

the fine people from Roland told us after the fest we were the most entertaining interview of the weekend.

Yes, we are a happy fun loving band but the booze was definitely making my mouth move…

Thanks for being awesome Roland!


Video Teaser for New Track / Flyer for March Gigs !! Sun, 12 Mar 2017 17:29:31 +0000 Here’s a snippet from a new song from the upcoming album called “Who’s Your Lover”

We’re playing shows in March, come out and see us!! Links below

Monday March 13
Dallas, Texas – Club Dada

Presented by Moon Sounds Records
w/ The Bloody Knives, Dead Leaf Echo, Paper Saints, Mercury Rocket

Facebook Link:

Ticket Link:

Wednesday March 15
SXSW/ Austin Texas – Official Showcase
International Shoegaze Night – Set Time = Midnight!

w/ Creepoid, Sexores, Dead Leaf Echo, Balum, All in the Golden Afternoon

Saturday March 18
Santa Barbara, CA – Starry Nites Festival
w/ The Kills, The Dandy Warhols, Teenage Fanclub, Black Mountain, Cat Power…and more.

First show announcement of 2017 = Starry Nites Fest in Santa Barbara California Sat, 10 Dec 2016 04:18:57 +0000 VERY excited for our first gig announcement for 2017 being the Starry Nites Festival in a Santa Barbara w/ The Kills, The Dandy Warhols, Black Mountain and many more! Come spend the weekend with us, there are camping options on site in the bueatiful Santa Barbara mountains…or hotels local too. Check the fest link below for all the options:



Live Session in Athens Greece @ Lizard Sound Thu, 27 Oct 2016 20:45:39 +0000

While we were in Athens playing the Plissken Festival we got a call from Dimitri at Lizard Sound Studios to do a live session. The session took place early AM after one of our late night gigs….we were burnt, hungover, and almost didn’t do it but I’m glad we pulled it together. When Jimmy plays hungover he tends to play even louder, that snare was soooo loud that morning Swaan and I were laughing and cringing at the same time. One of the coolest live sessions we’ve done so far! Hope you enjoy and as always…tURN it up!!!!


Anon Magazine :: Instagram Takeover & Interview at SXSW Mon, 11 Apr 2016 17:00:11 +0000 On Thursday of SXSW we took over Anon Magazines Instagram and did an interview!

Find it here ::

Above is a pic of Swaan and a Llama and a white vest on the streets of SXSW


We ate some Aussie Food at SXSW w/ pals in Melbourne band Pretty City Mon, 28 Mar 2016 19:10:03 +0000  

We Feed Aussie Snacks To SXSW Artists

Nightmare Air
Mar 24th 2016 | 4:01pm | Pretty City
Melbourne fuzz-rock outfit Pretty City have been putting their time at SXSW to good use, sharing the Aussie snack love around and eliciting some interesting reviews.

The results are in.

fran healy (travis)

Fran Healy, front man of Scottish band Travis was just casually sitting on some steps when I accosted him. He was at SXSW to promote their new album with a short film they’d made. It was great to see they were still creating and rocking out. New material sounded good and the film was a cool creative way to share it. On Cheezles, there was Initial trepidation over “made with the GOODNESS of real cheese” rather than just made with CHEESE written on side of box but after the shock of how bright the box was when he opened it his final verdict was “oh my god, they’re amazing!” Well I know what to send him for his birthday now.

nightmare air

Swaan Miller and Dave Dupuis from LA band Nightmare Air were dying to try the Aussie delicacies I’d brought. We played with them a few nights before and were blown away by their heavy, electro rock. Like Garbage meets Black Rebel via Interpol. Dave said, “Swaan was a hippie kid that wasn’t allowed sugar, so will be on a mad sugar high.” I was slightly afraid this was going to turn out like Rod and Todd from The Simpsons. Swaan said, that Cherry Ripes taste like a Bounty followed by “so, we’re at a children’s birthday party now?” Which is pretty much spot on. I certainly feel like I’m at a kid’s birthday party handing out lollies and chips to everyone all day! Dave thought that Cherry Ripes were “fucking delicious.”


Stonefield had just come off the Aussie BBQ stage when I demanded they try Tim Tam slams. They had also played about six shows already with another few to go. So if you thought you had it rough at SXSW, these gals are made of steel. Amy and Holly were keen to try them, though after all the hyping I had done we failed miserably. Let this be a lesson to any budding Tim Tam slam novices out there. Make sure your beverage is hot or you end up with a holly mess and no slam. But Amy said “I can imagine it would be really good.” I felt like that was a pity remark to make me feel better for completely stuffing this up. To be continued.

manny bourakis (harts’ drummer)

Manny has been a mate of ours for ages. We always bump into him drumming in different bands and it’s always good to see him killing it in every band he’s in. Right now he’s drumming with Harts and they killed it at the Aussie BBQ. However the real Manny came out when I pulled out the shapes. On BBQ vs Pizza Shapes: “I prefer the chicken ones.” Ouch! Sorry bud. I’ll bring them next time.

eric nyffeler (artist)

Eric Nyffeler is a designer and poster artist who was displaying his work along with dozens of others at the convention centre at SXSW. He’d done posters for tonnes of bands and had a great eye for colour and boldness, making his posters really stand out for me at the exhibition. He’d done the first USA tour poster for Gotye so we got to chatting about that. On BBQ vs Pizza Shapes, though, he was critical. “First up these are not pizza shaped.” I know. Kills me every time, mate. Also lots of confusion over what the hell BBQ was supposed to taste like. Overall vote went to BBQ. Which was a shock for him being a big fan of pizza.

eau rouge

Eau Rouge are a German rock electro pop band. Managing to smooth over heavy rock riffs into some killer pop hooks. We played with them the night before and they looked like they were still feeling the effects of the after party when I met up with them at their hotel lobby at 2pm. I thought I’d get them to try Caramello Koalas, and Iced Vovos. Overall they were very positive on all the Aussie goodies I had in my bag. “That’s some good stuff” was the consensus on Caramello Koalas and on Iced Vovos, “my girlfriend would like them”. Either they were very polite or we need to be shipping our confectionery there. I think I may have found a way to fund our next OS visit.

martin atkins

Martin Atkins. Legendary drummer and author of Welcome To The Music Industry, You’re Fucked was apprehensive to try a Tim Tam slam, remarking that “it sounds like a porno”. But once we passed that hurdle he changed his tune. Final opinion of Tim tam slams… “It was like a Bruce Willis action movie condensed into a Tim Tam”. True story.

NIGHTMARE AIR TOUR – MARCH 2016 – USA / SXSW Mon, 07 Mar 2016 00:03:48 +0000


Thursday March 10

Phoenix, Arizona – South x Obscura 5 band showcase  – FREE!

Rips Tavern – 3045 N 16th St, Phoenix, AZ 85016

Event page:

performing with:

Crescendo (Los Angeles) @ 7pm –

Brothers in Law (Italy) @ 8pm –

LEX (Los Angeles) @ 9pm –

Nightmare Air @ 10pm –

Tennis System (Los Angeles) @ 11pm –

Saturday, March 12

Tulsa, Oklahoma – Nitro Lounge – 1336 E 6th Street Tulsa, OK, US 74120

Event page:

performing with:

The Foriegn Resort (Denmark) –

New Canyons (Chicago) –

The Secret Post –

Sunday March 13

Denton, Texas – 35 Denton Festival @ Rubber Gloves –  411 E Sycamore St, Denton, TX 76205

Set time 12:30 am

Monday March 14

Dallas TX – 3pm In Store performance at Josey Records

Tuesday March 15th

Dallas, Texas – Double Wide  – 505 E 12th St (Between Ave. A & B) –


performing with:

The Stargazer Lilies (NYC)  –

The Foriegn Resort (Denmark)-

Dead Leaf Echo (NYC)  –

My Gold Mask  –


Wednesday March 16th:

Official Showcase – Headliners of the International Shoegaze Showcase !!  – Set time 1 AM

Tellers  607 Trinity St, Austin, TX 78701

performing with:

Brothers in Law (Italy) @ 8pm –

Crescendo (Los Angeles) @ 9pm –

Dead Leaf Echo (NYC) @ 10pm –

Pretty City (Austrailia) @ 11pm –

Eau Rouge (Germany) @ 12am –

Nightmare Air @ 1am –

Thursday March 17th:

BEST LIL’ BIG FEST 2016 | Official Day Party – Tiniest Bar in Texas – 817 W. 5th Street Austin TX 78703 – Set time 3:40pm


Thursday March 17th:

All Scene Eye “Ball” – The Carousel Lounge – 1110 E 52nd St, Austin, TX 78723 – Set time 6pm

Free/ BYOB!!! Let’s Rage

Tuesday March 22nd:

Denver, CO – 3 Kings – 60 S Broadway Denver Co 80209

performing with:

The Foriegn Resort (Denmark) –

LEX (Los Angeles) @ 9pm –

Thursday March 24th

Salida, CO – VIc’s  AKA The Victoria Bar – 143 N F St, Salida, CO 81201