“We’re proud to announce the second band for ROCK ITtervoort 2014. It is the dutch band NEM-Q. They will open the festival at the 11th of april in CC de Mortel, Ittervoort. I really hope to announce the third (and last) band real soon.”
Since 2004 Nem-Q plays progressive rock/metal. The five-piece band from Nederweert (The Netherlands) produces a unique blend of melodic rock/metal, jazz/fusion rhythms and pop rock influences on their first album ‘Opportunities of Tomorrow’ (2007). Comments were very positive: “impressive songs with tight guitar riffs” and a 8/10 review by Aardschok (Dutch rock/metal magazine). In the five years after the first album Nem-Q mainly focused on their live performances and musical development and thus creating its own sound.
In 2012, all this led to the new concept album ‘301.81’ which shows the development Nem-Q has gone through. The title of the album refers to the medical term for a personality disorder. ‘301.81’ distinguishes itself from its predecessor by more complex melodies and vocal lines, heavier riffs and a much darker tone. The album was once again very well received:
“One to check out!” (Rock Report)
“Intelligent prog-rock” (Progwereld)
“Moves between bands like Fates Warning, Marillion and IQ” (Lords of Metal)
“Pulls you in a beautiful cinematic atmosphere” (Dutch Distortion)
“Nice effects and details” (File Under)
“Interesting and original” (Sea of Tranquility)
The development of the band also clearly shows in their live performances. Dutch alternative music platform 3voor12 writes:
“Nem-Q gives one hell of a show. With the presentation of “301.81” they give the audience an unprecedented first impression, that tastes for more. ”
At this moment Nem-Q is focussing on album promotion and writing new material.