Artist info

Genre

Metal, Rock


Sounds like

Live, Gun N' Roses, INXS


band members

PC (vocals) | Marki (bass) | Doctor K (drums) | Adam (guitar) | Ash (guitar)


Influences

Mötley Crüe, Pearl Jam, Black Crowes, Van Halen, Muse


Website

www.nitidus.com.au

Bio

Decreed LA's Hard Rock Artist of the Year in 2006 and staying true to this prestigious title, Nitidus stand apart from their peers by embracing their stadium rock influences to deliver a world class sound backed by an infectiously energetic live show that has audiences enthralled.

Nitidus began wowing audiences as a cover band in Christchurch New Zealand, founded by lead singer Patrick Clemenger, bassist Jeremy Harker and drummer Andy Simmons. Having discovered a love of songwriting, the original trio recorded their debut From The Inside in 2001, which was the catalyst for Clemenger and Simmons to relocate to Australia's booming independent music scene. Nitidus added new bass player Marki Miklic and took the Melbourne music scene by storm, though their success was marred by a tragedy no-one could ever have predicted: drummer Andy Simmons was killed in a diving accident just after recording their next EP. The EP was eventually released in 2003 under the name A.S. It Is, in honour of their lost brother.

Devastated but determined to honour Andy's memory, a new four-member line up was assembled, including Ash Fyfe on lead guitar and Kristian "Doctor K" Grondman taking up the drumsticks for Simmons. Two years and a number of sold out shows later, Nitidus followed up with their popular Still Here release, another collaboration with renowned producer Adrian Hannan (Taxi Ride, Delta Goodrem, Lee Harding). The powerful opening track Red Morning earned Nitidus a win at the LA Music Awards for Hard Rock Artist of the Year, which opened the door to a national US tour and the ARIA Music Awards. Nitidus released The Taste in 2008 with new guitarist Adam Kurzel, showcasing a more bluesy, alternative slant that added another dimension to the band's hard rock sound.

Family life took hold, putting the band on a brief hiatus, but Nitidus is back, stronger, better and harder than ever, re-releasing Still Here in celebration of its tenth anniversary.

Review

FATEM

20 Feb 2009

40

Absolutely brilliant start and top notch vocals.Excellent.

Absolutely brilliant start and top notch vocals.Excellent.

Review

rinner

27 Sep 2006

50

i love the intro 2 this song, it just blasts into your head, its so intense, my absolute fave nitidus song!!! these guys rock live also, are a must c 4 any melb live rock fans!

i love the intro 2 this song, it just blasts into your head, its so intense, my absolute fave nitidus song!!! these guys rock live also, are a must c 4 any melb live rock fans!

Review

andus

04 Oct 2006

40

A song that builds into a big finish. A slower deeper track that communicates more intense emotions. Would be great to hear how a whole album would sound.

A song that builds into a big finish. A slower deeper track that communicates more intense emotions. Would be great to hear how a whole album would sound.