GOJIRA’s JOE DUPLANTIER about NETHERLANDS
“Netherlands is one of my absolute favorite bands! This band is sophisticated and raw at once, and I find their talent and dedication to their craft to be very inspiring…and they’ll blow your mind with how intense they are live! You will undoubtedly see them on tour with Gojira soon.”
MASTODON’S BILL KELLIHER about NETHERLANDS
“Netherlands, one of my current faves, album ZOMBIE TECHNO continues to sonically challenge the unique atypical alchemy of the riff, a blast from left field of heavy bass and keys, robotic vox conjure images and sounds of a Phillip K. Dick existence."
NETHERLANDS have played with NAPALM DEATH, MELT BANANA, MUTOID MAN, YOB, RETOX, BLACK FLAG, EYEHATEGOD, FLIPPER, CANDIRIA, VALIENT THORR, CHILD ABUSE, MUTILATION RITES, HE WHOSE OX IS GORED, MARTIN REV, WITCH MOUNTAIN, THE DEATH SET, UNSTOPPABLE DEATH MACHINES, WHITE HILLS, MOON TOOTH, and THOUGHTCRIMES…among many others.
Lead singer and multi-instrumentalist Timo Ellis formed NETHERLANDS in 2010 in NYC, now with drummer David Richman and synthbassist Kelsey Warren. Timo has recorded and played with Yoko Ono, Cibo Matto, John Zorn, The Melvins, Gibby Haynes, Ween, Joan As Police Woman, Spacehog, and White Hills among many others, as well as put out over 25 musically widely varied solo albums as TE and under several other pseudonyms.
NETHERLANDS rejects restraint in favor of maximum impact: shredding chops, soaring vocals, and maddening hooks. Following Ellis' mission statement of making music that is equally "light-hearted, brutal, ecstatic", Netherlands crushes decades' worth of bombast into psychotropic nuggets of evil rock bliss. With nods to the dirtbag rituals of 70s heavy metal, the grandeur of 80s arena rock, and the crunch of 90s post-hardcore.