After a long few months behind the scenes, Nitidus are coming back to rock your world very soon.
Some of the things that have been going on in the last few months:
- We’re organising festival appearances in the summer. We’ll let you know more about that soon.
- Speaking of festivals, you can still vote for Nitidus to play at the Grazzhopper Festival 08.
- We’re locking in some rock shows and more ways for you to access our music.
- V-Raw featured us on their website for a while, thanks V-Raw.
- Patrick has been a busy dad.
- Buzz Magazine printed an interview with Nitidus, thanks Monique.
- A bunch of new studio tracks have been added to the Myspace page for your listening pleasure.
- The Musicland show earlier this year was broadcast on Channel 31’s Asylum TV.
As well as that, we’ve been spending some time checking out the other talented bands doing the hard yards out on the Melbourne live music scene. Shout outs to Gretchen Lewis, Dusted Orange, Exile, Crimson Face, Kids In Cults, Against The Grain, Daddy’s Little Girl, Siren’s Gate and Lucy’s Crown.
Watch this space, more of the good stuff coming at ya!
We love a win-win situation, and UncharTED are serving up the goods! Jump onto their website and vote to see Nitidus perform live at the Splendour in the Grass music festival, plus every vote you make puts you in the running to win some kick-ass prizes too!
Each vote gives you a chance to win tickets to Splendour in the Grass. UncharTED have 2 double passes up for grabs each week up until 16 June 2008. If that wasn’t enough, UncharTED are also giving away one CD every hour to voters from now until 21 July 2008. The CDs up for grabs are:
- AC/DC – Back in Black
- The Strokes – First Impressions of Earth
- MGMT – Oracular Spectacular
- Good Charlotte – Good Morning Revival
- The Ting Tings – We Started Nothing
If this sounds good to you, then sign up at the UncharTED website and start voting for your favourite indie bands! The more votes you make, the more chances you have to win!
To get started, click this banner to place your votes for Nitidus and good luck!
Be sure to check the terms and conditions. UncharTED is an initiative to support independent Australian artists sponsored by Tooheys Extra Dry and Sony BMG.
For those who missed it, here is the interview we did for Buzz Magazine, which was printed in the March 08 issue. Enjoy!
Nitidus: Still Here
Nitidus first got noticed in the States before they had even set foot in the country. In 2005 the four piece from Melbourne celebrated the release of their third (and latest) Ep, Still Here, which they eagerly pushed to get out to the public – globally.
A copy of Still Here managed to find its way into the hands of the judges for the L.A. Music Awards and the band were told via email that they’d been nominated for ‘Artist of the Year’ in the Hard Rock category.
‘We thought, this is bull it must be spam.’ says bassist Marki ‘We kept an eye on it though and a few days later we got an email saying, ‘congratulations you’ve won’ … we were like, holy %&@# we actually won this thing!’
Their unexpected title spurred NITIDUS to self find a trip around the West Coast of America, in a RV, to see if the fans were as receptive of the rock band as the industry. If th e amount of free beer and underwear thrown on stage is an indication of a bands worth – they were received with open … arms.
‘They know what rock and roll used to be. Rock is just so appreciated in the States – and they love Aussies,” says vocals PC
While the Australian awards industry, seemingly, haven’t caught wind of NITIDUS yet the boys were stoked to walk the red carpet at last years ARIA awards. It seems NITIDUS’ novelty in the States, however, continues with the band attracting the attention of ‘major labels’ with tracks from past Eps and new demos.
One of their more recent tracks 21 Alibis, released last year is a great example of NITIDUS’ fist in the air rock. The track begins with a barrage of drums and guitar until PC’s voice tears through a built up guitar solo reminding the listener that NITIDUS is best listened to at full volume.
Marki, PC, guitarist Adz and drummer Doc throw the same energy into every facet of the band – particularly their live shows. This might be why they’ve shared stages with the likes of Airbourne, Diesel, Noiseworks and Choirboys.
NITIDUS sure know how to put on their own guitar thrusting, fist-in-the-air rock show. Live NITIDUS are the whole package with their long hair, energetic on-stage-antics and let’s not forget PC’s leather pants.
Visit them at myspace.com/nitidus
You should all have a little more Taste… so we’ve put the full-length version of The Taste onto our Myspace page. Now you can hear this hot track in all its glory, featuring an awesome harmonica solo by guest musician Stefan Kurzel. Head over and check it out!
Nitidus will be playing at a sold out show this Saturday at the Ferntree Gully Hotel with Noiseworks and the Choirboys. For you lucky ticket holders, be sure to get there before 7:30, because we will be starting a little early to squeeze in a massive 12 song set! It will be a sonic feast of Nitidus classics, so don’t miss a moment!
Sorry folks, but it seems that Musicland was double booked on Saturday 23rd February, so unfortunately they’ve had to cancel our show with Daddy’s Little Girl and Creech. We’re negotiating for a replacement show, possibly to be filmed for Asylum TV, so stay tuned for more on that.
Don’t worry, we’ll still be performing with Noiseworks and Choirboys on Saturday 1st March, so grab your tickets today!
The Nitidus rock show is back at full power in 2008 with two massive shows.
First up, the boys will join Daddy’s Little Girl and Creech to rock Musicland, an awesome venue in Fawkner that has one of the best stages in Melbourne! Be there on Saturday 23rd February for all the fun.
Then on Saturday 1st March, Nitidus open the show for Australian rock superstars Noiseworks (back together after 15 years) and the Choirboys! The show starts at 7:30pm at the Ferntree Gully Hotel. Tickets are on sale now.
We’re looking forward to rocking out with you all again for the first time this year. See you at the show(s)!
Yes, we did say there were three songs recorded late last year. So far we’ve given you a listen to the first two tracks: What’s It Gonna Be? and The Taste. Now finally, after much stalling (hey, ya gotta admit the last blog post was pretty cool!), we’re giving you the final track from the latest Nitidus studio sessions: 21 Alibis!
OK, so we already had that song online before, but that was the demo version. Now finally 21 Alibis gets the proper studio treatment and it’s available in all it’s glory on Myspace and also on our new Facebook page. Go check it out and hear the difference for yourself, we think you’ll be impressed.
Here we are at the start of another year. Thought we’d kick off with a look at just how much of a roller coaster ride 2007 was for Nitidus…
Stay tuned, more good stuff coming at ya soon.
Hey rockers, just droppin’ a line to say thanks for all the good times in 2007. It’s been a massive year for Nitidus and one hell of a roller coaster ride, but we made it through alive and we hope you all enjoyed the fireworks! Read on for a recap of this year’s highlights.
Winning the LA Music Award for Hard Rock Artist of the Year was like a sign from the gods of rock beckoning us to Hollywood. The band went into overdrive writing, rehearsing, selling wine and paying off credit cards ready for a blow out LA tour mid year. While our minds were focused on making the LA tour happen this year, we still kept the gig calendar filled up with dates around Victoria sharing stages with Taxi Ride, Justin Murphy and others.
The 21 Alibis promotional tour of west coast USA stands out as one of the greatest moments in the turbulent history of Nitidus. All of us crammed into an RV for a 3 week long endurance test that pushed our sanity to the brink… but still got us around California and Nevada to rock some world famous venues: The Whiskey A-Go-Go, The Roxy, The Key Club, The Gig Hollywood and many more. The tour was a big success and Nitidus definitely left an impression and kicked some major doors wide open. Leaving the States afer the tour was bitter sweet, as we left behind some great times, some great shows and some new fans. Hope to see you all again real soon!
Back in Australia, there was no slowing down for Nitidus. In the last few months we signed our fates over to the good hands at Fa’Sho Management, recorded some hot new tracks that you can now hear on Myspace and caused all shades of chaos on the red carpet of this year’s ARIA Awards. Plus we rocked some massive gigs with some of Australia’s finest, including Diesel and Airbourne.
With more big shows coming and a whole lot more than you can imagine going on behind the scenes, 2008 is shaping up to be another wild ride on the Nitidus pony.
So that’s it for another year. Thanks for coming to the show, hope you all had a great Xmas and we’ll see you in the new year for more mayhem.