Breaking late news
Strawberry Wood will be the title of the next Nits album, to be
published in October 2009. The Strawberry Wood tour has already started
and the songs are being played live. Fellow Nits fan Dennis remarks:
They are a bunch of quirky pop songs with varying styles. Some quite
straightforward, some very experimental.
Nits Box Set
Starting from October 2nd, the Dutch newspaper Volkskrant
will offer a 10 CD box set, containing Nits albums released between 1983 and 2008. The
box is accompanied by a 2000-word essay from fellow Nits fan Chris Evans. No remixing or
remastering has been done to the songs, and the albums Alankomaat and Wool
will probably be missing.
INTERNATIONAL NITS CONVENTION (INC) 2005
convention 2005 took place on March 20 in Utrecht. As last time, it was
a huge success, with fans from everywhere gathering to hear special
performances by Nits fans, Nits coverband LICE, take part in the
(still difficult) Tom Telman Quiz and see the Nits play in various
The pictures I took that day are on its own page now,
but see also
about the event.
Greatest Nits Inc
There were fan conventions, nicknamed Greates Nits Inc, where INC was short
for International Nits Conventions. During the convention you have the
possibility to meet and chat with fellow fans, buy merchandise/records,
take part in a Nits quiz
and listen to various live perfomances.
Nits coverband LICE, consisting of Nits fans from all over the world
usually performs and is joined by past or present Nits band members to
augment the experience. Also Nits themselves will enter the stage and
play in various combinations.
Two conventions have been held, one in 2000 and one in 2005. I took
some pictures on both events. See also
the Greatest Nits 2005 page.
Please see the official Nits Homepage and go to
Agenda. It is much more reliable and up to date.
Some unsorted stuff regarding the Nits
Interview with Alex, Michiel and Joke (Nederlands only) from Nits Information Services (former fanclub).
Jochen A. Stein, jst at nitsfans dot org
Last modified: 29-09-2009