SINGLE LASH (USA)
26th October 2018
“A long time coming, Providence is a giant of a debut blending power with subtlety and raw emotion with self effacing humility. Nicolas Nadeau’s delicate chord structured melodies like his heart wrenching introspective confessionals and pleas for love, understanding and acceptance are firmly ensconced inside an immense outer wall of crashingly dense fuzz and angular bass lines mediated by glistening effects. It’s a wall that almost serves as sonic metaphor for Nadeau’s defiant and watchful self-defence amidst the fraught uncertainties of living in one’s own skin and trying to navigate through an at times unforgiving world. But it’s also a wall that contains multiple musical openings where the guard is down leaving room for cathartic circumspection as well as an awareness that life and our personal memories of it will always exist in response to an unpredictably cloudy spectrum of experiences and emotions, both positive, negative and neither. And he demonstrates in spades that he is well aware that there is a certain degree of freedom in knowing that.” James Stocker, Indie30.