Band of The Month: Irontom Get Dangerous on ‘Nitro’ (Exclusive Performance)


December’s Band of The Month is an outfit we’re thrilled to get on board with before they hit the stratosphere. Meet Irontom, an electrifying, unified front of brash, angular rock with a level of talent that gives us more than a hunch that these boys have one hell of a future ahead. 

Through pure rockin’ excellence laced with harmonies, charm and infectious buoyancy, Irontom has gotten the cosign treatment from none other than the amazing Alain Johannes (from Eleven, Queens of the Stone Age, Them Crooked Cultures), who produced both their Loose and Nitro EPs.

In week one we brought you a first taste of the Irontom session with the churning excellence of “Goin’ Slow,” and the crass, jarring crush of “What Will Happen To All The Indie Stars?” It was an enormously promising intro to the ecstatic energy brought by guitarist Zach Irons, singer Harry Hayes, bassist Dane Sandborg, keyboardist Daniel Saslow and drummer Dyl Williams, but that was just the beginning. They then followed up with a positively electrifying cover of Gorillaz’ smash hit “Feel Good Inc,” making the song their own with an added verse and a spastically awesome instrumental design, and followed up with the spastically awesome radio-baiting single “I’m Better”.

It’s been a hell of a great run so far this month with Irontom, and we can’t wait to get them onstage at our 2014 SXSW show! In the penultimate performance of our Band of the Month series for 2013, today we’re bringing you a brooding, explosive track called “Nitro” with Frusciante-level guitar rhythmics and a rising intensity from Harry that gets downright scary. See for yourself, exclusively on CraveOnline:

Keep up with Irontom below, and check back next week for an interview with the band, as well as their final performance for CraveOnstage!

Check out the Nitro EP in full at Irontom’s official site.

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Special thanks to Swing House studios!



Previous Band of The Month Performances:

Alain Johannes / Grieves / Steel Panther / Vintage Trouble / Semi Precious Weapons  

Hot Karate / RX Bandits / Nico Vega / The Mowgli’s / Dessa / Everlast 

The Wild Feathers / The Silent Comedy / LP