Los Angeles rock group Neve have announced plans to reunite and begin recording a new album that is due out sometime in 2006. The band is best known for their self titled major label debut album released in 2000. Neve front man John Stephens has previously been recording with his band Genius, but never gained the attention that he drew with Neve.
Originally formed in1997 when Stephens and Michael Raphael began playing together after stints in various local groups. Brian Burwell and Tommy Gruber, who had played with Stephens before, joined the fold and began playing gigs at high schools as well as more typical venues. A buzz developed around Neve, and the band soon signed a deal with Columbia Records. Their debut single "It's Over Now" appeared on the soundtrack to The Faculty, and another track, "Skyfall," was included in the Here on Earth soundtrack. Neve's self-titled full-length arrived in the summer of 2000.
While their first single, the Matt Serletic produced, "It's Over Now" found intermediate success on radio, but the band never really broke into the mainstream. Shortly after Columbia Records dropped the band, and the band ultimately decided to go their separate ways in 2001. Lead Singer John Stephens has since formed the band Genius, and released a number of demos with the new band. The band reunited last year for one show in California.
While the band's new album is not expected until next year, you can download one of the bands new tracks below:
Pretend by Neve