Listen to our first single

One Can Never Win

Sounds like it should be in a movie, on the radio, in a TV show … everywhere. It’s got a really ‘classic’ feel to it. It’s one of my favorite songs of the year so far.

Joseph ‘mightyJoE’ King


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Dear Reader,

We don’t write songs for the fans. Record execs would advise against saying this and you probably don’t hear it often but it’s true. We write songs for ourselves. We write songs that remind us of what it was like to discover that new band that keeps you fixated for hours on end. We hope you find the same in our music and join us in creating memories you can keep.


We are Nothings the Rule, a DIY indie rock trio from Boston MA. How we met is very boring so we’ll skip that.


We can be loud at times and quiet at others, powerful or gentle when needed, dark yet bright, distorted or clean, slow and fast. Our songs are shaped to be dynamic and fluid. We work hard to write songs that move forward and keep you hooked. We don’t write the same song twice but we do have a cohesive sound and vision. At the foundation sits the bass that serves as the glue that bonds rhythm to melody while the drums add energy letting our songs breath. Always played in the pocket they keep the rhythm swinging to create a groove that evolves over time. With driving bass lines and R&B influenced drums we create rhythmic songs not often found in indie rock.

The guitar joins in with inventive riffs adding harmonics and chords turned upside down in a multitude of voices. On top of everything lays memorable lead vocals supported by backing vocals that fill and lift the song. Sung with emotion the lyrics are written in a way that allows the listener to interpret the song’s story as they would in a good book. Is any of this making sense?

Songs are often complex but perceived as simple but never to a fault. We use motifs, explosive choruses and solos that serve as a second voice. Using the theory ‘less is more’ we build and release tension by incorporating parts with minimal instrumentation. All of the above allows us to create songs that are greater than the sum of their parts.

We are a DIY band that’s in complete control of our sound and image. Our material is recorded and produced in our home built studio. Our recordings are deeply textured and multilayered while keeping emphasis on the energy of a live band. We enjoy collaborating with artist who create visuals that allow you to experience the songs through a different lens. Our live shows are engaging and full of tangible energy. We developed a light show that creates a synergy like experience that leaves a lasting impression. People who have seen us describe our sound as engulfing with unparalleled tone that’s uniquely ours. They also say we perform as one unified band but sound as if there are more than just the three of us on stage.

For us the show starts weeks before with promotion. What’s the point of playing to an empty room? If a band plays and nobody is there to hear them, do they make a sound? We like to approach local cafes and stores to help us promote our show while bringing people through their doors. Keep an eye out for creative posters and objects in the neighborhoods we play and check our website for show announcements.

We are currently playing shows and in the studio working on our first EP to be released soon.


Hope to see you at a show


Nothings the Rule



(Vox & Guitar)


(Bass & Vox)





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Nice things people have said

“I think its brilliant. “One Can Never Win” is a very well-written song.”

– Independent Music Media


“Digging this Nothings The Rule track “One Can Never Win.” Boston, head’s up on this shit”

– Boston Accents, WFNX


“[Nothings The Rule’s first single ‘One Can Never Win’] sounds like it should be in a movie, on the radio, in a TV show … everywhere. It’s got a really ‘classic’ feel to it. It’s one of my favorite songs of the year so far.”

– Joseph ‘mightyJoE’ King (Engineer/Producer)


“I instantly gravitated towards the bands’ music … finding both their sound and songwriting extremely refreshing and imaginative, especially in a time where so much music seems to be predictably formulaic and uninspiring.”

– Tobias Jone (Engineer/Producer)


“Although [Nothings The Rule] consisted of just three members (Guitar, Bass, Drums) they created a huge sound that totally engulfed T.T. The Bears. Unlike the other bands who would go on to play that night, [Nothings The Rule] played driving rock that brought the relatively quiet concert hall alive.”

– The Dropped Beat



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