Mysterious and quirky, New Remorse is a secret waiting to be told. The band's sound is influenced by the last four decades of music, from retro rock charm to uplifting electronic rhythm. Each of the tracks on the band's debut EP captures a different mood, sometimes dark and sensuous, sometimes positively intoxicating, yet always with heart-warming melodic beauty. Listening to one song might make you feel like you're walking with headphones on through the puddles and rain of London, or another might take you on a drive down the California coast on a summer's evening. With their unique blend of sincerity and irony, New Remorse offer a distinctive brand of creativity and expression. When asked how the band categorizes themselves, Driss casually replies: "We do what the song dictates." Roxane smiles in response: "We like to call it 'emotional S&M.'" New Remorse was born out of many late night conversations between Driss and Roxane about music, books, broken hearts, and a mutual love of Hitchcock and Burton films. After writing and recording their initial set of demos, Driss and Roxane went to Sanctum Sound to work with NERO, the production team of Steve Catizone and Leo Mellace, who have also worked with Gary Cherone (Extreme/VH), Tom Hamilton/Brad Whitford (Aerosmith) and Wyclef Jean. NERO's ability to fuse different music styles was well-suited to working with New Remorse's assortment of influences. This is not what would have been expected of Driss or Roxane, who studied classical music as youngsters, thanks to parents hoping for an opera singer and a concert pianist or cellist. Alas, that was not to be, so after flirting with other types of music, it was inevitable they would take elements from everything they loved and create something influenced by their enduring affection for the bittersweet and double-edged. So, if you're looking for a dose of brooding comfort or your next guilty pleasure, New Remorse is willing to suit your inclination. Even though they are just beginning to venture out into the world, New Remorse will not remain a secret for very long.
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