Portchester-based Neverman is a convergence of four minds whose constant in their lives is the music that they produce.
Frontman Matt McGowan initially met lead guitarist Craig Arnold studying music at Fareham College. Matt then went on to Bristol Institute of Modern Music, later returning to have a solo acoustic stint with Flutter By. A crushed larynx prevented him from singing for three years, but after his voice came back he had developed an arsenal of songs to bring to life. He trialled the new material acoustically while searching for band members. At a pub gig he met bassist Aaron Payne’s mum, who put the pair in touch. Matt reached out to Craig, leaning on their tried and tested musical chemistry, and Aaron recruited his friend Liam Nesbitt on drums. Together they have put out four singles, and have amassed a dedicated fanbase in Portsmouth. They headlined Wedgewood rooms with plenty of support from local press and some BBC Introducing coverage. Since then they have played at Victorious Festival and gone on to record their debut EP It’s Not A Prison, It’s A Prism at Monnow Valley. In the two years they’ve spent together, Neverman have crafted a distinct sound that carries all the energy of their influences, and with their thought-provoking lyrics and unbridled chemistry they’re quickly rising to be one of the most authentic and invigorating indie groups in the country.