Nocturnal Animals Is....

...an American Alternative Rock band from Atlanta, GA. The group consists of Mason Jones, Will Bennett, Derrick Stephen, and Dawson Tucker. Formerly known as "Rude!", Nocturnal Animals spent the summer revamping themselves and catching plenty of attention along the way, with their brand new debut EP release "Dark Lit Places," one listen and it will definitely be on your 'release radar'.

One of California's favorite bloggers praises the new EP as she says "Nocturnal Animals have added their emotions, sexual fantasies, relational encounters and erotic dreams into a musical blender to deliver a fusion of Rock ‘N’ Roll and Soul throughout their EP release, ‘Dark Lit Places’."

- Jessica Golich of Tattoo.com

“Nocturnal Animals’ vocals are charismatic and relatable, reminding me of the Arctic Monkeys with a dash of Billie Joe from Green Day...  they really make alternative rock sound big and relevant again. Just beautiful arrangements and a unique dynamic/mixture of rock styles.”
“Nocturnal Animals will put you through many feelings in their live show. Some that may keep you up at night — And some very sexual.
This band is very talented and promising. The vocals are charismatic and relateable, reminding me of the Arctic Monkeys with a dash of Billie Joe from Green Day. The production is stellar, as is the songwriting. This really makes alternative rock sound big and relevant again. Just beautiful arrangements and a unique dynamic/mixture of rock styles.”

Check out the EP on the main page to hear for yourself the "smooth, crisp, jagged melodies mesh together over each track. It’s as if the group was assembled and mastered by the likes of Green Day [back again}...to have such conviction blast through your speakers..." you must see and hear it to believe it.

- Malikka Michelle featured on blurredculture.com