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Reflection Of Thoughts Album

Remind You Of Yourself Album

Second EP 'Reflection Of Thoughts' just 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 mail@novatia.nl.

You can listen to it at: Spotify, Apple Music, Bandcamp, SoundCloud and Progstreaming

Some very kind people have already reviewed our EP. Sharq Bite: "Niet veel bands in Nederland kunnen dit niveau aan." (read more). White Room: "De progressieve rock van Novatia verdient de aandacht." (read more). Progarchives.com: "Deeply emotive and romantic, this is not technically demanding by any stretch, but on the other hand, extremely well-played, moody and endearing." (read more) Order NOW

Upcoming gigs
Date Venue Location Tickets
Sun 5 February 2017 Hampshire Hotel Delft, Netherlands FREE
Sat 28 Januari 2017 WPC Nederland 3 Wateringen, Netherlands FREE
Sat 6 December 2016 Tivoli Vredenburg Utrecht, Netherlands FREE
Past gigs
Date Venue Location
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
  • Biography

    NOVATIA is the latest musical endeavour of seasoned musicians Joep Selen, Ingmar Kops, Joost Lobbes, Fabian van Dijk and Rindert Bul. Taking their name from the Latin verb “novate”, which means taking something old and replacing it with something new and improved, it should be no mistake what NOVATIA is all about. Combining influences from everything ranging from jazz, funk and pop, NOVATIA has created their own eclectic blend of rock music. At times spherical and progressive, at times grooving and funky. Sometimes dark and brooding, sometimes light and ambient, but always immediately recognisable as NOVATIA.

    Improvisation is key in creating the sound of NOVATIA. It allows the band to collectively search for the right atmosphere before turning ideas into songs. The songs of NOVATIA focus on telling a story, supported by arrangements that allow each instrument to play its respective role within the context of the message and emotions the song aims to convey.

    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

    Contact us

    You can contact us at mail@novatia.nl or call us at 06 - 24 624 174.