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, HE WHOSE OX IS GORED, MARTIN REV, WITCH MOUNTAIN, WHITE HILLS and MOON TOOTH...among many others.
Lead singer, multi-instrumentalist, compulsive creator, and unrepentant volume addict Timo Ellis formed NETHERLANDS in 2010 in NYC, now a power duo with drummer David Keith (Rainbow) 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 sludge-rock bliss, with nods to the dirtbag rituals of 70’s acid rock and punk, the grandeur of 80’s arena rock, and the guttural intensity of 00’s post-hardcore.