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Biography

The New Nervous, Provo, UT based band, is compiled of four members: Scott Shepard, vocals and guitar; Joshua Dunn, bass and percussion; Ryan Hone, drums and percussion; and Kellen Holgate, guitar and synthesizer. The band formed in October 2005 and has experienced a warm welcome to the local scene in Utah. In TNN’s hometown sizable crowds turn out for most every show and often fill venues to capacity.

Each member of the band brings an unusual musical experience to the group upon which all members draw. Influences range from The Beatles to Deftones, Tool to Mew. This eclectic pool of experience has contributed to a unique music styling and sound that is its own brand of rock. Some have compared the sounds of The New Nervous to such contemporaries as Circa Survive, Portugal the Man, and The Mars Volta.

Music for TNN is an expression of self and life, emotions and experience. Making music and writing songs is a constant attempt to convey a new and fascinating point-of-view of things seen through our eyes as they pass us by often unnoticed. This is the basis of TNN’s first studio recording.

Frantic is The New Nervous (2007) is the title of TNN’s debut EP. In a world overwhelmed with sensationalism, being nervous is no longer enough. Frantic is The New Nervous rises above social clamor and offers music that is innovative and refreshing. The recording is composed of seven songs accompanied by two bonus tracks for a total of nine tunes.

Drawing from a vast and obscure vocabulary, Shepard weaves beautiful tapestries based on sing-a-long melodies. Holgate, Hone, and Dunn mingle altering rhythms, electronic voices, and unrivaled musical harmonies to create a strong yet attractive foundation upon which Shepard’s melodies thrive. Listeners often feel compelled to show support during live sets by contrasting their version of songs guided by Shepard’s infectious lyrics.

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