NO/NO came together when on-the-rise Indie Pop/Rock band The Delphines unceremoniously ended after its singer split to focus on her family. The abrupt break-up came just as the band was at the height of its powers and seemingly on the cusp of bigger things. The remaining members — drummer Jeremy Ault, bassist Lucas Riddle and singer/guitarist Harrison Colby — were itching to continue, but instead of simply replacing the old singer and carrying on with the same name, the band opted to reinvent itself, adding electronic beats and synths, as well as vocalist Cat Ries (who sings alongside Colby), and changing its name to NO/NO. Retaining a lot of the Rock & Roll energy (unlike in some Electronic bands with guitars, Colby’s insistent, distorted guitar work is up front in the mix and a main focal point), though it may sound different, NO/NO seems to be picking up right where the members’ former band left off.
YOU’LL DIG IT IF YOU DIG: A 21st-century Midwestern version of New Order in its early transitional stage from Joy Division. (MB)