I wouldn’t be surprised if music journalists across the globe are running out of positive things to say about the indescribable dubstep duo Nero. I say this as a compliment. It’s a shocker that Dan Stephens and Joe Ray are just now getting ready to release their debut album, Welcome Reality, in the States on December 13 via Cherry Tree and Interscope Records. Nero becoming a household name isn’t far off. They continue to receive outstanding support from artists far and wide and their fan base is damn huge!
Welcome Reality, recorded in the same South London studio as well-respected artists like Caspa and Shy FX, hit the #1 slot on UK charts and the guys continue to dominate the airwaves back home on Radio 1 while US publications continue to rave about the unreleased album. Los Angeles Times said, “Welcome Reality will inevitably soundtrack thousands of summer and fall blowouts. Nero understands how to make things burn.”
No big shocker there, the West London producers continue to exceed expectations with each new release while pushing dubstep into a new direction with their signature sound.
We wanted it [Welcome Reality] to sound memorable but not dated. Some albums are very ‘now’ but won’t be relevant in a year. We want ours to last. -Dan Ray
Words can’t describe how excited I am to hear the entire album and to catch their live show in December along with singer Alana Watson. I had the pleasure of witnessing a Nero set at Hard Summer and highly suggest hardcore Nero fans purchase your tickets as soon as possible.
12/15/11 in Boston MA @ Royale NightClub
12/16/11 in Hartford CT @ Webster Theater
12/17/11 in Atlantic City, NJ @ Showboat Hotel & Casino (House of Blues)
12/20/11 in Victoria BC @ 9one9
12/21/11 in Edmonton AB @ Edmonton Events Centre
12/22/11 in Los Angeles, CA @ Music Box
12/23/11 in Los Angeles, CA @ Music Box
12/27/11 in San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
12/29/11 in San Francisco, CA @ Ruby Skye
12/30/11 in Vancouver, BD @ Vogue Theater
12/31/11 in New York, NY @ Webster Hall
12/31/11 in Seattle, WA @ Showbox Sodo