Scoop: NNENN with five!

April 5th, 2017

This Saturday, we played at showcasefestival Booster in Enschede. It was the first time that all five of us shared the stage and we can’t wait to do it again. See you the 22nd of april at 20:00 at PIKNIK Deventer where we will release our brand-new EP Shine down back! Picture: Roy Manuhutu

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NNENN @Booster

March 25th, 2017

On the 1st of April, all five of us will be playing at the coolest showcase festival of the east of Holland: Booster festival in Enschede. We’re looking forward to carry out our new sound and present Francesco Taranto to you. Apart from us, you can check out Jan Terlouw Jr., Quibus and Robin Yerah there. Also, eager musicians get the chance to present their demos to professionals from the Dutch popmusic industry if they sign up in time. #Shinedownback

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NNENN @Monkeyjam

March 6th, 2017

Playing at the Monkeyjam at Vogeleiland Deventer was even cooler than we hoped it to be. Thanks to Roy Manuhutu, you can get an impression of the show. We tried out our brand-new song Take me with you, which will be officially released along with three other songs in april and received heart-warming reactions afterwards. Francesco did a truly great job playing base and guitar. We’re looking forward to the next show!

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Welcome Francesco!

March 5th, 2017

Today, we’ll be opening the Monkeyjam, a great monthly jamsession in Deventer organized by the Colored Monkeys and Jan Terlouw Junior. It’s a session in which musicians from all over the country gather to make true magic happen on Sunday evenings. Proof of that: We’ve met our drummer Pascal there. This time, it’ll be an edition with electronics in the fundamentals of the session. Laptops will be synced and drummers will play on a clicktrack so everyone walks the same path. Jurriaan won’t be there today, so we asked guitarist/base player Francesco Taranto as a substitute for this time. We’re looking forward and keep you posted!


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NNENN at 3FM with Anoûl

February 2nd, 2017

On Tuesday night, we were invited in the 3FM studios by radio host Anoûl Hendriks. His program “In the shadow of” is a concept where Dutch artists are invited in the studios to talk about their track when the title of it has already been used by a well-known artist. In our case, Lady Gaga had made a song called “You and I” in 2011. We made a song with the same title in 2014 and thanks to Anoûl it got a bit more attention. It was great to meet the young DJ and we had lot’s of fun in the 3fm studio, once again.

You can listen to it here (in Dutch)



Working on our new EP

January 16th, 2017

Good news: In March, we’ll be releasing our brand-new EP. Alongside, we’ll be releasing our third music video for the title track called Shine Down Back on Me. Director Krischan, of whom we’ve told you about in a previous post, is busy editing the takes as we speak. Even more to look forward to: In april, we’ll be touring through Holland and Germany to promote our new music. (If you know or if you are a venue that would love to invite us, please let us know:

At the moment, Johanneke is in Germany to get inspired by the lovely surroundings of Kleve and write for the new EP. Tomorrow, she and Tonny will be recording the results of the writing sessions. Here’s an impression of the landscape, try not to get jealous 😛


NNENN is moving out!

January 16th, 2017

Sadly, we had to move out of the place where we used to live and work for two years. Luckily, we found a new place in Deventer for the studio with a great view on the river. Speaking of inspiration… We’ll keep you posted on our new adventures and will be posting a picture of our new view soon!


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Shooting NNENN video #3

December 21st, 2016

This weekend, we did the takes for our new music video Shine down back on me. We could use great locations as we started at a workplace that belongs to The Loch, Enschede, where the works of artist Jelle de Graaf are stalled. It was pretty cold inside already, but Johanneke had to walk bare-feet on a frozen path outside as well. Let’s say that was a challenge 😉 A day later, we moved to the (cozy and warm) home of our set-dresser Stefanie and eventually, we did takes on the road. Pretty exhausted, but with a smile on our faces, we went home. We can’t wait to see the first results. Thanks a lot to the whole crew: Stefanie Hatzis (set dresser), Michel Geurts (concept designer), Jonathan de Haan (co-director), Maurice Vlot (crew), Jelle Kaufmann (crew), Adriaan Epleptic (crew), Floor Pieper (make-up artist), Skip Stein (crew), Jelle de Graaf (artist), Jurriaan Westerveld (band), Pascal Schouten (band) and of course the one that initiated the whole project: Krischan de Beer (film maker).


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Brainstorm for new music video!

November 22nd, 2016

As you know, we hardly sit still. Popronde hasn’t come to a end yet and we’re already making plans for a new music video with director Krischan de Beer. It’s all utterly exciting 🙂 Here, Krischan is showing Tonny sketches based on conversations we had about our new song Cold, cold heart, that may as well be called Shine down back on me eventually; it’s all a work in progress, we can’t wait to be able to tell you more about it!

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Popronde #11 and #12 Enschede!

November 19th, 2016

Yesterday, we were asked to do the Popronde preview in Enschede, because the initial band couldn’t come. We joyfully accepted the invitation and thus played in the greatest bookstore of Enschede, Boekhandel Broekhuis. Famous Enschede photographer Cyril Wermers took some pictures:
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We once played in a bookstore before, in our hometown Deventer: Boekhandel Praamstra. That was lovely too. Since Johanneke was born in Enschede and her parents and some family still live there, they invited us to eat with them in between the two shows. They also invited family from Nijmegen to watch the show in the evening, which was great fun. On top of it all, her brother and his wife and friends came to support us. The gig in the evening in Het Vestzaktheater turned out to be pretty exciting. Rein, the theater host had to send at least forty people away, because all the seats were taken. It was an intense last show, you could hear a pin drop and you could feel that the words were really heard. You wouldn’t probably imagine NNENN in a theater (we wouldn’t either), but it worked wonderfully well, so perhaps we’ll be doing that more often in the future 🙂 It was interesting to see that it worked to tell something about the songs and our album. On a festival, you don’t really do that much.
Pascal, Johanneke and family from Nijmegen captured by Marion
Pascal, Johanneke and family from Nijmegen captured by Marion 

After the show, we stayed in Enschede, hanging with some fellow musicians such as members of The Royal Engineers and the guys from The Grand East. One of them turns out to be our neighbor which is really funny, because we’ve never met in Deventer before. Popronde Enschede and Popronde Nederland, thank you so much for all the wonderful experiences, see you all the 26th of November in Amsterdam at the final party!

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