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NoMBe

The latest from NoMBe; press photo courtesy of the artist.

Rising artist NoMBe recently announced the debut album They Might’ve Even Loved Me available March 23 through Th3rd Brain Records & delivered the single “Drama” ft. Big Data. The LA based artists builds upon a rise we discovered years back, where elements of big production meets the economy of today’s sonic creative worlds that exist outside the confines of trad genres.

“Drama” finds NoMBe & Data introducing a host of harmonies amid a mix of analogue & electronic instruments that are layered in angled atmospheres of distortion & dance tailored sequencing. NoMBe’s work draws from a series of fashions like throwback rhythm-rockers of yesterday, cinema pop sensibilities & strong modern funk core that moves past conflicts with wild arrangements that even make room for expanding atmospheres. Data & NoMBe brings something cathartic made for dance floors & domiciles to sort out the static that keeps people apart.

NoMBe provided some thoughts on the new single “Drama” along with thoughts on the new album:

Inspired by a rather uncomfortable argument Ive had the day I met Alan (Big Data), Drama is about that mask you wear as a performer that people oftentimes get confused with who you really are. Especially when dating it can cause friction at times when you have to step on stage an be this persona for people.

NoMBe shared the following reflections on the album They Might’ve Even Loved Me:

It’s one of many different scenarios that I talk about on the album. All the stories are about different relationships with women, good, bad and great. Stories of of love, heartbreak, sex and even personal family situations. It is very personal to me and I hope it will resonate with the listeners!

NoMBe shared the following 2018 tour dates:

March
14 Austin, TX SXSW, The Blackheart, Communion Showcase
15 Austin, TX SXSW, presented by the Peppermint Club & We Found New Music Showcase at Palm Door Sixth
16 Los Angeles, CA The Troubadour

NoMBe will also be playing SiriusXM’s Advanced Placement Tour via the following dates:

April
10 New York, NY at Gramercy Theatre
11 Boston, MA at Brighton Music Hall
13 Washington, DC at Union Stage
15 Cleveland, OH at Cambridge Room at House of Blues
16 Detroit, MI at The Shelter
18 Chicago, IL at The Chop Shop
19 Minneapolis, MN at Amsterdam Bar & Hall
21 Denver, CO at Marquis Theatre
22 Salt Lake City, UT at The Complex
24 Sacramento, CA at Holy Diver
26 San Diego, CA at Voodoo Room at House of Blues
30 Houston, TX at Bronze Peacock at House of Blues

May
01 Dallas, TX at Trees
02 Austin, TX at The Parish
04 Nashville, TN at Mercy Lounge
06 Charlotte, NC at The Underground
08 Philadelphia, PA at The Foundry

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