Navarone is a Dutch rock band rooted in Nijmegen. The five-piece was founded in 2008, but worked four year to sharpen their songs, sounds, vision and live show. In September 2012 Navarone self-released their debut album A Darker Shade Of White, which was recorded live in a former pig shed in Limburg, The Netherlands, and was mixed by Grammy Award winning engineer Vance Powell (Jack White, Beck, The Raconteurs). The album release show sold out in just 10 days and the press unanimously praised A Darker Shade Of White for its unique and innovatory interpretation of 70’s rock and the uncompromised way it has been released. During their live shows Navarone drags you from gloomy and hypnotizing soundscapes to high-energy rock ‘n roll, with the powerful high voice of frontman Merijn van Haren and the filthy, interwoven guitar licks of the band’s guitar-twins Roman Huijbreghs and Kees Lewiszong being the absolute ear catchers. Navarone has the soul of 70’s rock, with the urgent bite of the future.
Navarone has the soul of 70’s rock, with the urgent bite of the future.
” Finally there is a group of young musicians with the talent to become really big, without having to do any artistic concessions to record a master debut album. A Darker Shade Of White easily matches The Black Crowes and Wolfmothers debut albums: instant classics, which seem to bundle the complete rock history. I haven’t heard a better Dutch rock album in years. “ - Jan Vollaard/NRC
” I’m extremely intrigued!” - Eric Corton
” Navarone proves to be a band with courage and vision. They easily switch from powerful rock to the atmospheric mode of retained and hypnotizing soundscapes. The seven songs form a stubborn, diverse and exciting rock album with a great sense of history and a sound that – especially in Holland – hasn’t been heard before. This is a very strong and overwhelming debut album!- KindaMuzik
” Live they prove to be a sensation. The album shows seven songs that all have a strong and recognizable seventies rock vibe, but are topped with a contemporary sauce. Exactly what the rock scene needs, all experts agree. “ - MusicFrom.nl
” Navarone surely is a very talented group with a potential that reaches far beyond the Dutch borders. … Lowlands can’t be far away ” - De Gelderlander
” One of the best supports we ever had! ” - Uriah Heep