BIOG

Welcome To The Revolution

Formed in 2001, Nemo, London's most durable and cutting edge electro-rock 4 piece, are possibly the capital's best kept secret. With the aggression of the Clash and the grind of Depeche Mode, their unique energetic sound combined with their infamous, adrenaline-fuelled live performances have assured them a cult following in both the UK and Europe.

As pioneers of the London electro/new wave club scene, their legendary club 'The System' saw them showcase what makes up most of the UKs current electronic underground. Amongst the regulars at the club, founded in 2000, were the Mighty Boosh (comperes and djs), Imogen Heap, Chris Corner (sneaker pimps dj and IAMX live sets), Robots in Disguise, Richard Archer (Hard FI), Graham Coxon, White Rose Movement, Trash money, and Chikinki. Venues included the Water Rats, Hoxton Underbelly, Madam jojos, LSE and The Marquee (London) and Berlin's Mudd Club (via original NY new-wave promoter Steve Maas). Nemo's debut album, 5 min heroes, followed their club success in 2004, but, until now, has never had an official release.

Later in the same year, after an indie label deal that went sour James (singer), Milan(bass) and drummer Section Q decided to change tact. With a change of guitarist, and an investment in their own DeepSeeStudios, Nemo sought an edgier, more aggressive sound. (singer James' infamous first words to guitar wizard Kev Kennedy.. 'nice shoes, do you play guitar?') Following the appearance of their debut single 'Piccadilly in Sepia' on the New Cross scene's first angular recordings sampler (with Bloc Party and Art Brut), and the formation of their own label DeepSeeMusic, Nemo returned afresh with their second, self produced album 'Post Human Love' in 2006.

Numerous Mighty Boosh appearances followed for singer James Cook (most notably 'Bollo', 'Nannageddon', 'Fountain Of Youth' and 'Eels'), as well as a flurry of co-production credits (including Sunshine's 2007 album 'Dreamer' which won the Czech Grammy for best album). Meanwhile, Nemo joined double US Grammy-nominated singer Imogen Heap on a national UK tour as both her backing band and support act.

Nemo then set sail for Europe, and began scores of club appearances, most notably in Berlin where they found a home amongst the city's most influential movers and shakers. The last 18 months has seen comprehensive national tours of Germany, Austria, Switzerlnd and Czech Republic/Slovakia, where they have an avid underground following. They received an acclaimed award for best new band at the 2006 Montreaux Jazz festival, which was followed by a main stage appearance in 2007.

2008 sees yet another line up change. Bass player/guitarist Guenther x joins after meeting the boys whilst on a German tour with Client. And with singer James and guitarist Kev Kennedy newly resident in Berlin, Nemo release their third studio album 'The Third Wave' on DeepSee, produced by James Cook and SectionQ, recorded at their own DeepSeeStudios. The new album has a darker, heavier feel.


Live Shows

  • Imogen Heap (UK tour support / backing band)
  • Sneaker Pimps / IAMX (UK support and James toured with IAMX as bass player/guitarist)
  • Client (German support and Guenther toured with Client on guitar)
  • Maximo Park (Motor FM live session)
  • Sly and the Family Stone (2007 Montreux Festival main stage)

Plus:

  • We Are Scientists, Robots in Disguise, Warren Suicide, Sunshine, Infadels, Whitest Boy Alive, Mystery Jets, The Paddingtons, Lorraine, Pete Doherty, Chikinki, Trash Money, Far Cries and VHS or Beta amongst many others.

Discography

Albums

  • 2004 "5 mins hero" (planned for re-release 2008)
  • 2007 "Post-Human Love" (Noisedeluxe/Alive! & X Production Distribution)
  • 2008 "The Third Wave" (release date September 2008)

Singles

  • 2004 "Piccadilly in Sepia"
  • 2006 "Lifespan"
  • 2007 "Car Crash Eyes"
  • 2008 "Yellow Sun / Memory Box" (release date August 2008)

Videos

  • 2006 "Lifespan"
  • 2007 "Rescue the Revolution"
  • 2007 "Car Crash Eyes"
  • 2008 "Yellow Sun" (in production)
  • 2008 "Clones" (in production)

Recorded and produced by Nemo in their Dalston 'Deepsee studios'. Co-production and mixes by Jim Abbiss (Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian, Placebo), Charlie Francis (REM, Kaiser Chiefs), Joe Wilson (Sneaker Pimps, Client, Trash Money), Robert Harder (Babyshambles, Kylie, Brian Eno) and Emre Ramazanoglu (producer of Mercury Prize nominated Lou Rhodes)


 

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nemo are... {clockwise from left}

  • Guenther X - Bass + Bvs
  • James Cook - Vox + Synths
  • Section Q - Drums + Synths
  • Kev Kennedy - Guitars + Synths + Bvs



THE SYSTEM

Nemo's Club Night

Their near legendary and pioneering electro new wave club, 'The System' has played host to such illustrious guests as Richard Archer (Hard FI), Graham Coxon, Robots In Disguise, White Rose Movement, IAMX and Chikinki. The club has even found its way onto the continent via original NY new-wave promoter 'Steve Maas' in Berlins Mudd Club.

Since we started, we've held nights at The Waterrats, The Marquee, Hoxtons Underbelly and Mudd Club in Berlin


Some of the Systems we've hosted...