When Bay Area pop-punk outfit Tsunami Bomb
came to a close in 2005, drummer Gabe Lindeman and guitarist/vocalist Jay Northington were left without a band, but not without their desire to keep playing music.
It just made sense for the friends to continue writing and practicing together, and so that's what they did in an old woodshop in Petaluma, CA. They christened the project Nothington in the spring of 2006 and posted some demos online, though at that point, they still had yet to figure out what exactly they wanted to do with the music. A few weeks later, the duo hooked up with guitarist/vocalist Chris Matulich (whose own punk act Enemy You
had been idle for the last few years), and with the final addition of bassist Mike Hicks
(a vet of the local scene), Nothington was complete and ready for action. The quartet signed to Los Angeles-based BYO Records that summer and hit the studio. Channeling acts like Leatherface
, Social Distortion
and Tom Waits
, their Southern-tinged punk rock first appeared on wax via the "One for the Road" 7" in late 2006, released through local indie Left Off the Dial. Their full-length debut, All In, surfaced in February 2007 on BYO. ~ Corey Apar, Rovi