Founded in Austin, Texas and based in London, England, Atomic Bronco performs indie/alt-rock with a vintage aesthetic.
In the world, no one can match or even come close to his level of skill. He’s always on the lookout for new sounds, vibrations, and combinations that he may include in his music. An eclectic combination of garage rock, lo-fi rock, alternative, indie, and classic rock make up Atomic Bronco’s sound.
To learn more about his new song, “Get You Off My Mind” and his musical career, I spoke with him one-on-one. For Atomic Bronco’s new song, “Get You Off My Mind,” the bass line, the drums, and the lead guitar are all driving.
The song expresses the universal experience of desiring something you know is harmful to you yet can’t resist.
The one-man band has just moved to Austin, Texas, from London, and will be releasing new music in the autumn that is characteristic of their rough-and-tumble garage rock style.
What is your real and official showbiz name?
My real name is Kyle Nuss and my stage/band name is Atomic Bronco
What drew you to music production in the first place?
I grew up in a musical household and was a big classic rock fan as a kid, so I learned guitar and drums as a teenager.
However, it wasn’t until I got into House and Dance music scene that I started playing around with actual music production. After a couple of years of making remixes and mashups, I decided to come back to my rock roots and I combined both halves which is where the core of Atomic Bronco came from.
What or whom do you go to for inspiration or motivation?
I draw a lot of inspiration from other bands that I enjoy listening to. I pay a lot of attention to the groove of a song and individual instrumentation, so when I hear something that I like from another band, I tend to really analyze what about it I like, and then try my own take on it.
Then I’ll write the lyrics based on what I feel the song wants to be about. Oftentimes, my final songs don’t sound anything like the original inspiration, so I guess that means I put enough of my own spin on it.
What are some of the obstacles you encounter in your career?
The biggest obstacle for me is just cutting through the masses to get my music out there. I’m doing all of this myself; writing, recording, producing, mixing, and all of the admin and promotion, so it’s a lot of work to get your music in front of the right audience!
What distinguishes you as a creative individual?
I like to think my time as a DJ and house remix producer gives me an advantage in creating a strong rhythm section with some punchy low-end, which is often missing in indie rock production these days. You have to want to dance along!
What’s the significance of the current song or album in your life?
Get You Off My Mind has been in the works for quite a while, I think I finished it almost 2 years ago.
I’ve just been waiting for the right time to release it. I recently moved back to the US after living in the UK, and I’ve had some changes in my day job, so now that I’m a little more settled I figured it was time to shake it up and put this song out.
What are you working on at the moment?
I probably have another 12 songs that are ready to go, so I’ll be slowly releasing some more singles ahead of an album sometime this winter or early next year.
What are your plans for the year ahead?
Number one with a bullet is to create a live version of Atomic Bronco. Being a one-man band, I haven’t been able to play a live show yet due to The Troubles and moving countries, but now that I’m in such a great music city like Austin, I feel like I can create a sick live version of this project!