Dutch alternative rock band Nemesea released their fourth album, Uprise, on April 29 via Napalm Records which we featured on the site last month. Recently Manda, Sonny and HJ took some time to talk to Femetalism about the new album and the bands plans for the future.
Thanks for taking the time to talk to Femetalism. For those readers who might not know the band, can you introduce yourselves and tell us a little about the band and how you came to be?
Hi and thanks for the questions :) Well, Nemesea is a rock band coming from the Netherlands. We started the band back in 2002. During our first years we toured with After Forever and recorded a symphonic metal-oriented album called 'Mana'. After that we decide to head into another direction and chose release an album through an online-crowd funding company called Sellaband. The result was a more rock-oriented album with lots of electronic influences called 'In Control'. A few years later we performed a couple of unique live shows in omni-surround/ 9.1 and released this on cd and 5.1 dvd. A few years ago we signed with NapalmRecords and released our 3rd studio album called 'The Quiet Resistance'. Since April 2016 there is the newest release called 'Uprise'.
So, you released your new album, Uprise, in April. What was involved in the making of this album, and what are we going to love about it?
'Uprise' was mainly written and recorded in 2015. We worked with Dutch producer Guido Aalbers intensively. The album is the most personal one until now and is a blend of rock, alternative and electronic music. As a group we like song/ to the point-based music with results in (hopefully) very appealing vocal melodies, lyrics and rock music.
Do you have a favourite track on the new album?
We really like 'Forever' and this is the reason why we chose to release this as a single & video track.
What’s your favourite Nemesea track of all time?
Our favourite Nemesea song? Ha ha, well, we think this can change sometimes, depend on the mood and how often you have played the song. Favourites or songs we are very proud of are 'No More', 'Broken', 'Forever', 'Light Up The Sky', 'Caught in the Middle' and 'Afterlife'.
Nemesea has been around since 2002, how do you feel your sound has progressed over the years?
When listening to our music you'll hear a definite change in our music along the years. We, as a band, feel this is normal because musical taste changes with time. We wouldn't be able to the same thing over and over again. We progressed on many levels such as song-writing, purity, (studio & live) performance etc. But next to that it's also the knowledge of the music business in general that could be seen as progression. We have released albums from different perspectives (Major label, independent label, crowd funding & self publishing)
Looking back, what are you most proud of achieving as a band?
A big one is still making and enjoying music after all these years. Next to that we are proud of every release and last but not least, the fans!
Do you have any plans for a tour in the near future? Perhaps in the UK, Europe or maybe further afield?
We are talking to various promoters and booking agency's. We'll just have to see if the right connection can be made. We hope to play live as soon as possible.
If you could perform in any city you haven’t already, which would it be?
Sure this only would be London! :D
Now that the album is out, what are Nemesea’s future plans?
We will continue writing new songs and hope to release new music as soon as possible. We are working on some cool collaborations and have some nice ideas for 2016 and 2017 so we're not easily bored. We would say, give our new album a listen and share with us what you think.
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Originally posted by Emma Sheridan on Femetalism.