THE WAY THAT YOU WALK - Nick Carver and the Mean Street Butchers




Known for their searing brand of soulful blues that combines walloping Americana folk roots with moody rock revelations, Nick Carver & the Mean Street Butchers are bringing forth their simmering new single ‘The Way That You Walk’.


Following up their latest thundering cowboy-rock single ‘Two Legged Dog’, released earlier in the year, Nick Carver & the Mean St Butchers are creeping back ominously with an Alt blues-folk single, ‘The Way You Walk’, directed at people (mainly men) who use their words to defer from their own deplorable actions.


Sauntering in with moody keys, resonate drums and seductive bass, the track draws on a raw, stripped-back energy, emphasising Nick’s compelling vocal and loaded revelations. Joined in the chorus by strong, vintage backing vocals, each lyrical hook is heavy with the burden of darkness as ominous melodies are contrasted by soulfully jovial keys. Toy synths and slide sounds that would make Pink Floyd proud take the song to another level in the climbing bridge, while a wheeling guitar solo is unleashed, continuing into the final desperate chorus.


Inspired by a dark role Nick Carver was cast in for a production of 'The Boys', 'The Way That You Walk’ carries a sinister undertone that can be felt throughout the track and during the accompanying music video.


“The song is directed at a particular sect of men who believe that their words and actions have no consequence, IN PARTICULAR THE WHOLE #NOTALLMEN BULLSHIT. But at the same time, it is directed at those people who use virtue signalling as a way to defer from their own shitty actions. So it’s a large fuck you to any man who feels that their words and actions should go unjudged or unpunished because they believe their intentions are pure.”



How many times have you been locked out

Head on the corner with your teeth knocked out

Well I know the answer lies in the way that you walk


You’re telling people that your words don’t kill

They never did and they never will

Well I know the answer lies in the way that you walk


Answer lies, answer lies in the way that you walk

Answer lies, answer lies in the way that you walk


I don’t need to look into your eyes

Cos I don’t care about the man inside

Yeah I know the answer lies in the way that you walk


Don’t need to listen to the things you say

I’ve been round long enough to know a better way

Well I know the answer lies in the way that you walk


Answer lies, answer lies in the way that you walk

Answer lies, answer lies in the way that you walk

Answer lies, answer lies in the way that you walk

Answer lies, answer lies in the way that you walk


Released May 27, 2022


Vocals, guitar, production: Nick Carver

Bass: Alex Burkoy

BVs: Abbey Rose, Emma Volard, Lani Zimmer

Drums: Chris Doig

Keys: Jake Amy


Recorded by Fraser Montgomery at The Aviary

Mixed and mastered by Tyson Fish