Risking Nostalgia


British four-piece, Risking Nostalgia, emerged from London in the summer of 2016. Lead by Jake Tempest (vocals, guitar); Ollie Rann (guitar), Liam Matthews (bass) and Sam Shelton (drums) complete this new chapter in alternative rock. Collecting blues-esque styled rock rhythms under a chorus of soaring lead guitar, the band is described as combining old with the new to bring about a fresh sound inspired by innovators such as Queens of the Stone Age and The Cure.

Son the Desert, the band’s first single, has showcased on eagle3 radio along with London Sadness following their self titled EP, released in 2018. Now writing more music, Risking Nostalgia has featured in numerous shows in London and continues to seek out new opportunities to bring their talent to the public. In 2018 they have played shows like the Haslemere Fringe Festival with other well known artists like Scouting for Girls, Lucy Spraggan and The Real Thing.

In 2019 the band have continued their performance journey with gigs in Guildford and London like the prestigious venue ‘Nambucca’. Their latest release, ‘Salem EP’ was released on 30th August and can be downloaded/streamed everywhere. ‘All at Once’ and the title track ‘Salem’ have been played on both Eagle Radio and BBC Introducing South. Risking Nostalgia have are part of the AWAL family of artists, releasing all new material through them.


Risking Nostalgia - London Sadness