Always wanted to know how we (Novatia) create our music? See what's going on behind the scenes? Talk with us about music, lyrics, artwork or anything else and be involved with the band? Or share us your thoughts, emotions and inspiration as input for our music! Actively contribute your creativity or just sit back, relax and observe it all? Then you want to be In-Novatia!
What's it all about?
In-Novatia is a Whatsapp group of a variaty of people who want to be closer to us, love music and want to be involved and be part of the band. It means, that you as member of the band, get all the new ideas of songs, first drafts of lyrics or artwork and after every rehearsal, previews of new music, jam session or anything we wrote so far. And we need you for input, send us anything what's on your mind or is happend of happening in your live. Come and join us. Send us your motivation to be part of it to: firstname.lastname@example.org and become a member of In-Novatia.
Second EP released
On the 4th of september 2016, Novatia released their second EP: Reflection Of Thoughts. For only € 10,- (ex. shipping costs) you can order the new EP 'Reflection Of Thoughts' (incl. the first EP 'Remind you of yourself') into a double-disc version. Just send us and e-mail with your contact information at email@example.com.
|Sat 25 March 2017||Cultuurnacht Houten||Houten, Netherlands||FREE|
|Fri 7 April 2017||The Pit||Nieuwegein, Netherlands||FREE|
|Fri 18 August 2017||Bluescafé Apeldoorn||Apeldoorn, Netherlands||FREE|
|Fri 17 March 2017||Café De Speeltuin||Breda, Netherlands|
|Sat 24 Februari 2017||De Kroepoekfabriek||Vlaardingen, Netherlands|
|Thu 2 Februari 2017||Azotod||De Meern, Netherlands|
|Sat 28 Januari 2017||WPC Nederland 3||Wateringen, Netherlands|
|Sat 6 December 2016||Tivoli Vredenburg||Utrecht, Netherlands|
|Sun 4 September 2016||De Boerderij||Zoetermeer, Netherlands|
|Sat 3 September 2016||Cultureel Festival||Baarn, Netherlands|
|Sat 18 June 2016||Dijkpop Roosendaal||Katwijk Aan De Rijn, Netherlands|
|Fri 3 June 2016||The Box||Roosendaal, Netherlands|
|Thu 2 June 2016||Azotod||De Meern, Netherlands|
|Fri 4 March 2016||Studio Gonz||Gouda, Netherlands|
|Fri 18 March 2016||Finale Geinbeat||Nieuwegein, Netherlands|
|Fri 15 April 2016||Parktheater||Alphen Aan Den Rijn, Netherlands|
|Sun 17 April 2016||'t Blok||Nieuwerkerk Aan Den Ijssel, Netherlands|
|Sat 30 April 2016||Estrado||Harderwijk, The Netherlands|
|Fri 19 Februari 2016||Kleine Prijs van Nieuwegein||Nieuwegein, Netherlands|
|Fri 13 Februari 2016||Tivolivrendenburg||Utrecht, Netherlands|
|Sat 16 Januari 2016||JAMPOP, Poppodium Everdingen||Everdingen, Netherlands|
|Fri 18 December 2015||The Box||Katwijk Aan De Rijn, Netherlands|
|Fri 25 September 2015||EP release at Hoxemacoa||Lopik, Netherlands|
|Sat 5 September 2015||Kleurrijk Uit in Wijk festival||Wijk bij Duurstede, Netherlands|
NOVATIA is the brainchild of Ingmar Kops (synth and piano), Joep Selen (vocals), Joost Lobbes (drums), Fabian van Dijk (bass) and Rindert Bul (electric and acoustic guitars). Having played in various prog/metal bands, these musicians grew tired of creating complex music just for complexity sake... So they took a step back to reinvent themselves. Calling their new project NOVATIA (based on the Latin word “novate”, which means “reinvention”), they started playing more from the heart and less from the mind, searching for the perfect balance between keeping their music interesting while keeping it accessible. By sticking to song structures that are simple and to the point and focusing on an upbeat outlook in lyrics, NOVATIA offers a positive and light alternative in a musical climate often dominated by dark and heavy undertones.
Using improvisation as a starting point and relying on classic recording techniques in the studio, NOVATIA created an impressive collection of melodic songs that move somewhere between rock, pop, jazz, funk and (neo)prog. These songs flow seamlessly from spherical and progressive soundscapes to energetic riffs or jazzy and funky grooves, while maintaining a sound that always is immediately recognizable as NOVATIA. So far, the band released two EP’s: the debut “Remind you of yourself” in 2015, followed in 2016 by a second EP “Reflection of Thoughts”. A third EP is expected to be recorded and released in 2017.
In September 2015, NOVATIA released their debut EP “Remind you of yourself” which got many favorable reviews: “Not only this album is wonderful, the production is also top-notch!” mcsharq.nl, “pure, uncomplicated music combining psychedelic rock, jazz, funk and pop into an interesting blend of styles” (3voor12.vpro.nl), “The band sets the bar high for their compositions; these guys know how to write a good song” www.progwereld.org and “skillfully composed neoprog songs that are very easy on the ear” www.iopages.nl. In the studio, the band relies on classic recording techniques. By recording the tracks in one take with all members present in the recording room and without click track, NOVATIA managed to capture the mood and dynamics of their songs and to give the recordings their distinctive live feel. The second EP “Reflection of thoughts” is scheduled for release in September 2016.
When playing live, NOVATIA is not afraid to take risks and improvise. The band is dead set on bringing across the emotions of the songs to the audience. In 2015 and 2016, NOVATIA played several successful live shows in the Netherlands. Highlights include performances at TivoliVredenburg (Rabo stage), ProgFrog Nieuwerkerk and ’t Parktheater Alphen aan de Rijn (as support of Silhouette). “The band plays versatile music and they don't stick to one genre, playing a real mixture of progressive rock, metal, jazz and even reggae. It was clearly visible that the band enjoyed performing on the stage. The audience really loved their performance, and so did I! This band is a Jack-of-all-trades and a very good live band to watch. I do hope that I will see this band live again very soon!” www.backgroundmagazine.nl
You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 06 - 24 624 174.