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Free Download: Nightmare Of You "My Name Is Trouble"

"My Name Is Trouble" is one of my favorite songs from Nightmare Of You's self-titled debut record. With its bouncy synth loop and cheeky lyrics, the song has been compared to the sound of The Killers and the heartfelt storytelling of Morrissey. The quartet's album is filled with great little gems like "My Name Is Trouble" and I consider it one of the most noteworthy debuts of the year.

Singer Brandon Reilly writes me in an email that the meaning of the song comes from a very personal experience. "[The song is about] my inability to make a relationship work and my amazing, flawless ability to hurt each person that enters my life," he confides. In the song, he poignantly sings, "Don't be so unkind/I know I stole your coat/You can have this song I wrote/I've just crossed the line/From fashion to crime/But it's such a perfect fit/When I am wearing it."

Reilly dismisses the comparisons that people have made between his band and The Killers, The Cure and Morrissey. "Synths, dancing, eyeliner, borderline faggotry. Beatles? Smiths? Nirvana? Bob Dylan? Its all been done," he tells Arjan. "All I claim to do is write great songs. I'm not trying to reinvent any wheels or set up my pro tools and record myself beating a washing machine with a dead fish. Its pop songs. The message is all that matters anyhow. Not how many kitchen appliances can be miked up with SM 58's [microphones] to sound like galactic fireballs."

About Morrissey he says, "We are two completely different people with different views. For example, I have a sex drive."

Download NOY "My Name Is Trouble" [mp3]

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December 7, 2005 in MP3 | Permalink


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I love Nightmare of You, it's on my list with Green Day, Fall Out Boy, and Good Charlotte

Posted by: Tear at Mar 17, 2006 12:56:27 PM

I love this song. Somebody sang it to me once.

Posted by: Jenny at Apr 15, 2006 11:49:18 AM

Thank you so much. I've been wanting this song!

Posted by: Manda at May 11, 2006 3:55:58 PM

It doesnt work

Posted by: at Sep 5, 2006 2:30:58 PM

download dosent work dude, are you kidding me man. This web site Sucks big time.

Posted by: at Oct 28, 2006 10:27:24 PM

well its so good. i need fully album biffy clyro, please send me by email. thx partner.

Posted by: johanes at Dec 13, 2006 8:49:30 PM

Dag lieve Arjan,

Ik bezoek onze goede vriend Durk en samen besloten we je een mail te sturen nadat ik je gegoogled had.
Ben heel benieuwd hoe het met je gaat, wat je doet, met wie, gezondheid, etc.
Ik ben heel gelukkig met Patrick, Max en Eline. Heb eindelijk een (medische) verklaring voor mijn stemmingswisselingen. Is dus no longer an issue.
Ik werk momenteel niet, heb net ons huis opgeknapt en geniet van alles om me heen. Nu dus van Durk, is ook alles goed mee, heeft een hele grote zaak, zie www.devriesslaapcomfort.nl.
Laat even iets horen, we zijn benieuwd hoe het met je gaat.

Veel liefs, groetjes en een kus,
Eva en Durk.

Posted by: Durk de Vries en Eva at Oct 19, 2007 7:33:34 AM

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