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The best kept secret in music

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Material: Straddling the line between KROQ-approved pounding and the artier edge of the Seventies FM dial, Nimh provide a thick blast of accessible rock that never strays too far from convention. The four-piece is not afraid to occasionally flex a progressive muscle, but avoids self-indulgent terrain by remaining melodic and focused throughout. Having a dual-guitar attack, this act is anything but subtle. With surprising time changes and breakdowns, however, the quartet’s sense of dynamics gleams through.

Musicianship: It’s rare that the spotlight shines on a band’s rhythm section, but the duo of Dolgin and Decker rightly deserves it. Decker’s high-energy, twirling-drumstick style alone provides an ample foundation, but once it is coupled with Dolgin’s intricate, ultra-fluid basslines, the foursome really locks into a magnetic, air-tight groove. On top of this, Castro and De La Mora’s fretwork rides effortlessly, with De La Mora handling both lead vocals and lead guitar proficiently.

Performance: Opening the set with what seemed a poppier side to their sound, Nimh gradually got heavier, and more interesting, as the night progressed.

De La Mora was competent as a frontman, but it was no doubt a group effort that strengthened the foursome’s punch. With “Sea Of Rock” the act’s ability to stretch into more complex fare began to show. And it ultimately culminated in a powerful and visceral dedication to the late Hunter S. Thompson with a resounding up-tempo finale.

Summary: Formerly known as Drunk Acrobat, Nimh attempts to bridge the gap between a popular modern sound and classic progish tendencies. While the quartet is obviously adept at both, it no doubt hits hardest when it leans toward non-traditional song structures and focuses on instrumental skill (of which there is plenty). The band smokes on tracks like “Give It Up” and “Walking Poetry,” which marry the act’s talent and potential for broad appeal.

—Albert Vega - Music Connection


Discography

Henhouse Studio Sessions (Compilation),
The Nimh E.P.,
The Island Trax Sessions

Airplay: Creature Feature on 99.3 KCLA FM,
Give It Up on Pure Volume Streaming,
Previous two tracks and Normal Man on Henhouse Radio,
4 tracks streaming on Myspace.com/nimh,
6 tracks streaming on Garageband.com/remydelamora

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Feeling a bit camera shy

Bio

The modern music scene is virtually begging for a band like Nimh. By blending catchy pop/rock material with an explosive live performance, this LA-based quartet has already carved out a reputation as one of Hollywood’s heaviest hitters. Now with two freshly recorded EPs under its belt and a rigorous touring schedule ahead, Nimh is primed and ready to bring its building buzz to rest of the awaiting world.
Originally operating under the name The Remy DeLaMora band back in 2002, Nimh’s roots trace back to a tenacious trio made up of Remy DeLaMora on guitar and vocals, Scott Dolgin on bass and James Decker on drums. Though the band’s original name was short lived, the powerful project got off to a shooting start by having a series of songs featured in hot TV shows like MTV’s The Real World and Road Rules.
Reeling from its success in alternate media, the band soon adopted the name Drunk Acrobat and began playing the larger Hollywood clubs like the Whiskey A Go-Go, the Knitting Factory and the famed El Rey Theater. With its fan base continuing to swell around the local cut-throat circuit, the band added a second guitarist, Lee Castro, in late 2004 and headed into local Henhouse Studios to record some fresh material. The quartet immediately coalesced - and the staff at the recording studio began to take notice. The band’s magical studio sessions wound up prominently featured in a recent documentary on Henhouse Studios and the three tracks that resulted marked a rebirth of the band’s signature sound. And in light of the new lineup the band once again decided to change its name – this time to its current moniker, Nimh.
But the real secret of Nimh lies not within its name, but in its universally attractive songs. Combining the commercial quirkiness of Queens of the Stone Age with the sonic substance of Soundgarden, Nimh’s eclectic style is a potent amalgamation of musical credibility and commercial appeal. Further proving to be what the kids are looking for in new music, Nimh has recently acquired over 5,000 spins on myspace.com in the past four months and three of its tracks have reached the top five on internet charts like purevolume.com and garageband.com.
And the next wave of the Nimh movement is about to begin. The band just got out of the studio with Grammy nominated engineer J.D. Andrew (Jennifer Lopez, Robbie Williams, Britney Spears) and it now has two separate EPs of brand new material to share with its anxious audience. The new songs are the most substantial that this band has ever recorded and Nimh has never been so ready to share its music with the masses. So prepare to be plowed over America. There’s a new heavyweight coming out Hollywood – and this one goes by the name of Nimh.