by Thomas Bedward September 10, 2020
A two-piece EDM group from the bustling heart of Brisbane, Australia, NTB have become one of our most promising new duos. The creative outlet of the Dutch-born Nigel Philp and Hungarian Tommy, NTB formed in the midst of COVID-19 lockdowns and global pandemonium, induced by a forced period of self-reflection. Taking full advantage of their isolation, Nigel and Tommy resigned from their jobs and decided to focus solely on their music, diving into the diverse and wonderfully vibrant world of progressive EDM.
Built on a shared and long-standing connection with music, NTB first made an appearance with ‘Dreamer’, an instrumental trance anthem that has gone on to gain over 20,000 streams on Spotify. A textured and wonderfully refreshing piece, ‘Dreamer’ was a perfect introduction to Nigel and Tommy’s unique style, laying a foundation for their titanic sophomore single, ‘Holding On’.
Released just a few days ago on all major platforms, ‘Holding On’ arrives as a lavish piece of EDM that shines with an undeniable pop sheen and lyrics that capture the passion and power of the band perfectly. Charged with waves of shifting progressive sounds, fast tempos, and an undeniably positive sound, ‘Holding On’ is a marked step up from the instrumental sounds of NTB’s debut. As a single, it’s an unstoppable blend of old school EDM sounds and modern energy, pushing through sharp club sounds and intoxicating pop melodies to champion the duo’s passion.
Lyrically, ‘Holding On’ proves that it’s a step above the mainstream, striking out showcasing the duo’s passion for mental health and environmental issues. An absolute gem, ‘Holding On’ is streaming now on all major platforms including Spotify, Soundcloud, Deezer, Amazon Music, and many, many more.
With five more singles set to be released this year, including the forthcoming ‘Journey’, 2020 is set to be a massive year for NTB, and if all their singles are even half as good as ‘Holding On’, they’ll soon be one of the biggest names in Australian music.
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