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Saturday, March 15 • 10:00pm - 10:30pm
Neimo

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The guitar morphs under electronic impulses, machines expand the voice – the music immediately captures your attention. Catchy, effective pop and arrogant, sensual rock come together with a resolutely Anglo-Saxon benediction. Neïmo’s main goal is to stick to the essentials. Their compositions get right to the point: the song. Simplicity and success go hand in hand, which is why the group has met with growing success for the past two years on the underground and mainstream scenes, charming its fans in nightclubs and festivals. To bottle up this onstage energy, they recorded From Scratch in just two days in a “live” setting. Then came the fine-tuning to heighten the intensity of the tracks. The arrangements, guitar solos and clever references sprinkled here and there only got better, reinforcing the identity of each song. The album features a variety of registers, moods and styles that crash together without clashing: from electronic pop to punk by way of new wave. Each track plays an essential role and not one note was left to chance. Neïmo is a group with high standards. This is also why the boys created their own label, Big Fields, to ensure the freedom of the group in terms of their music and approach. In early 2005, From Scratch caught the attention of several radio stations, including Ouï FM, France Inter and Le Mouv’, which notably added their single “Hot Girl” to their playlists. In May, the album was re-released with two new tracks: “Fired Up” and “From Scratch”. Meanwhile, Neïmo continued its tour of France, opening for groups such as Grand National and Infadels and playing festivals (Bars en Trans, Paleo, etc.). Making the most of their experiences and encounters with other musicians from the new rock scene, Bruno Alexandre (vocals), Camille Troillard (guitar), Matthieu Joly (keyboards) and Alexis Hadefi (drums) are now composing new songs and taking their vision to new levels. The proof is right on stage: as if evading the confines of the studio, the group pulls out all the stops in mind-blowing performances bursting with pure rock ’n’ roll. The new tracks have been tested live and show true development: the songwriting, in line with the group’s objectives, has taken on new maturity, the voice embraces the melodies more closely, while keyboards meld with the guitar riffs. With “The Hourglass”, “The Story Of Your Favourite Song” and “Carsick”, Neïmo expands its repertory with fulfilment, offering us a glimpse of a world that is richer and more personal than ever. NEW ALBUM coming in early 2008 on Shangri-La Music.
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Saturday March 15, 2008 10:00pm - 10:30pm
Lamberts Patio 401 W 2nd St

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