NHC (Dave Navarro/Taylor Hawkins/Chris Chaney) Cover Pink Floyd & Level 42 on ‘Intakes & Outtakes’ EP (Listen)

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The past few months have seen NHC, a rock supergroup featuring Dave Navarro (of Jane’s Addiction and Red Hot Chili Peppers fame), Taylor Hawkins (drummer of the Foo Fighters) and Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction), introduce themselves to the world with a handful of engaging tracks and a sold-out gig at the Troubadour in West Hollywood.

On Friday, NHC released a new Intakes & Outtakes EP. It includes two new original songs, the rocking funk blast of “One and the Same” and the slow-burning “I Could Be Somebody Else,” as well as two covers: one of Level 42’s “Something About You,” and the other of Pink Floyd‘s “Fearless.”

“I’m really proud of this collection of songs as they really showcase the range that we like to explore collectively,” said Dave Navarro. Chris Chaney added, “this is a great batch of songs that covers an amalgamation of our combined styles and influences.”

“If you can’t see the connection between what we do, what Pink Floyd does, and what Level 42 did well then you’re just not getting it. We had tons of fun as usual creating these little gems,” said Taylor Hawkins.

A bit of the project’s back story:

NHC is the result of pure, unharnessed creativity and the world’s biggest Mutual Appreciation Society; the guys – who all knew each other socially as staples of the Los Angeles rock world – came together over the last year and just played, giving themselves no rules or limits. For Hawkins, who had played alongside Chaney in the mid-90’s in Alanis Morissette’s band, it was a chance to play with the one and only Dave Navarro, whom Hawkins calls “the best lead guitarist in alternative rock.” For Navarro, it was an awakening of everything he loved about playing – feeling his own playing had plateaued, NHC’s song creation brought him back to his instrument in new and inspiring ways.

Listen to the new EP below.


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