December 2nd, 2017

Dear people, big news: from December 14th to February 10th, Johanneke will be far away from the Netherlands. She will be traveling in Japan to recharge and reflect on everything that happened the past time in order to return with a clear head filled with fresh ideas and stories. We’ll keep you updated as soon as we have news for you. In the meantime, you can listen to Johanneke’s solo EP Muntjes duiken tussen haaien on Spotify and read the poems that go along with it (you can buy the booklet at Praamstra in Deventer). Also, you can watch TRAENS, a modern dance performance by De Nieuwe Oost with music composed by Tonny.
Take care, we love you!

Picture by our dear friend Sam Gerrits

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Coaching FLØD

December 2nd, 2017

The past months, we had the pleasure of coaching the band FLØD for Popsport.
Last Saturday, the final showcase event took place at the Q Factory in Amsterdam. All participating bands could present themselves and their coaches there. FLØD’s performance was beyond our expectations, we blinked a tear. It’s truly inspiring to watch hard-working people grow together, to watch them facing their challenges and eventually overcome their fears. Popsport and FLØD, thanks a lot!


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Great rehearsal @Monkey HQ

June 22nd, 2017

Today, we had a great rehearsal at the Colored Monkeys headquarters, the place where our drummer lives. Jurriaan tried out a new pedal for his cello that allows him to play base on cello as we tried our song Call it Off that we haven’t played live before. We believe it’s going to be EPIC. After the rehearsal, we went outside to discover the sky had gone wild. Johanneke captured Tonny and Chaz in Jurriaan’s sunglasses. Our next show will be on Sunday afternoon in Hedon, Zwolle as part of the series Hedon Presents. We’re looking forward to seeing you there!


Working on new stuff!

June 7th, 2017

This weekend, we stayed at Productiehuis Oost-Nederland in order to work freely on some new stuff. Johanneke spontaneously started playing her singing saw on Tonny’s new beats, which he had made using vinyl samples. It worked wonderfully well together. To our surprise, some lyrics came out in Dutch. What we find so much fun about creating is that when you open up, you never know what will come out. To be continued…

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NNENN at Living Village

May 19th, 2017

Playing at the Living Village festival in Dalfsen was great. Kees Los took pictures. Enjoy!

-25-05//15:30//KRANG Festival//Hengelo

Releaseshow @PIKNIK

May 1st, 2017

You can check out the awesome pics Roy Manuhutu took at our release show at PIKNIK now. Enjoy!

chilling before we hit the stage

badass Jurriaan and Tonny



All of us
Check us out live: 

25-05 Krang Festival Hengelo
25-06 Hedon Presents Zwolle
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Ep Shine Down Back out now!

April 23rd, 2017

Releasing our brand new ep Shine Down Back live at PIKNIK was freaking awesome, thank you all so very much for your support! It was great sharing the stage with Arthur Adam and Wimbleton. We’ll post pictures of the evening with you as soon as we have them.

Shine Down Back is officially out now, you can download it anywhere!
(SpotifyiTunes, Deezer, Amazon etc.)

Here’s a unicorn cookie made by Tonny’s mother as a reference to our music video. Isn’t it just lovely?


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NNENN ep release 22-04-017

April 16th, 2017

Tomorrow, on Saturday the 22nd of April at 21:00, we’ll be releasing our brand new songs for you at PIKNIK, Deventer! We have great guests joining the stage with us: Arthur Adam and Wimbleton.
We just can’t wait, can you?

NNENN RELEASE  22-04-2017

20:00 – Arthur
21:00 – NNENN
22:00 – Wimbleton
Entrance: free

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Music video Shine Down Back out now!

April 9th, 2017

Here it is! Our brand new music video Shine Down Back by Krischan de Beer and his team. We’re super proud and hope you like it!

NNENN Shine Down Back (official videoclip)

Music: NNENN (Johanneke ter Stege and Tonny Nobel)
Lyrics: Johanneke ter Stege
Beats: Tonny Nobel
Cello: Jurriaan Westerveld
Drums: Pascal Schouten

Directed by: Krischan de Beer, Jonathan de Haan
Produced by: Krischan de Beer, Michel Geurts
Concept: Krischan de Beer, Stefanie Hatzis, Johanneke ter Stege, Tonny Nobel
Artworks by: Jelle de Graaf

Thanx to: Floor Pieper, Maurice Vlot, Jelle Kaufmann, Adriaan Kamphuis, Hendrik Landwehr, The Loch, Skip Stein.

A production by: Karuh, Film Collectief and 6 Monkeys

Wastepaper waits in rainy streets
neatly arranged in cardboard piles
headlines dissolve as life pours down
what has become of the stories?

Truth is a force between the lines
shifting through those who fall behind
no room for grief or sweet revenge
now is the time to recover

Shine down, shine back on me
shine down back

Nobody knows what you intend
dark is the night before it ends
hope is a dead bird in a jar
where will you take me tomorrow?

Shine down, shine back on me
shine down back

I want eat your light
I want to glow inside
I want eat your light
I want to glow inside

Shine down, shine back on me
shine down back

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2 More Days……

April 5th, 2017