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NOVI SAD is one of the most experienced Austrian bands, both in terms of live performances and studio works. NOVI SAD exists since 1989. The name - a play on words - means ‘new setting’, ‘new garden’ or ‘nouvelle tristesse’. However, it became programmatic to our music, which is different to the simple minded categories of standard music. Critics labeled our music ‘electric chamber beat’, ‘something new’, ‘art pop’, ‘mellow avantgarde’, ‘best pure pop’, ‘jazz-, folk- or chanson-rock’ etc.

more than 100 concerts inland and abroad

 Interview with the Music Information Center Austria 

NOVI SAD is one of the most varied Austrian concert acts with more than 100 performances in several European countries, the USA and Central Asia. Amongst them you can find splashy and thrilling places such as:

Festspiele Oxford 2001 at Magdalen College (U.K.)
Wiener Flüchtlingsball im Rathaus (Vienna, Austria)
The New York New Music Seminar(New York, USA)
Szene Wien (Austria)
Timisoara Jazz Club (Romania)
Chelsea (Austria)
The Satan’s Club (Bulgaria)
Stadl Bildein (Austria)
Lent Festival Maribor (Slovenia)
Rockhaus, the present Planet Music (Austria)
Austrian Cultural Institute Budapest (Hungary)
WUK (Austria)
The Bitter End (USA)
Jazz Tibet Club (Czech Republic)
Flex (Austria)
The Blue House (Bulgaria)
B72 (Austria)
Haus der Musik (Austria)
Donauinsel Fest (Austria)
Carpe Noctem (Schladming, Austria)
Lapteria (Romania)
Spielboden (Austria)
Underground (Hungary)
Kulturverein Kino Ebensee (Austria)
University of Tbilisi (Georgia)
Stradener Straßen-Spektakel (Austria)
Little Stage (Austria)
Limelight (USA)
Stadtfest Linz (Austria)
Porgy & Bess (Austria)
Military Club (Bulgaria)
Waldarena Tarrenz (Austria)
Metropol (Austria)
KUD Cultural and Arts Centre (Slovenia)
Tatort (Austria), organized by Jazz Szene Lungau
theater Spielraum (Vienna, Austria)
Kunstbox (Seekirchen, Austria)
Kulturinitiative Spielarum (Gaspoltshofen, Austria)
 Volksstimmefest (Vienna, Austria)
 Wachtberg Kunst in der Natur (Wachtberg near Gars am Kamp, Austria)
 Theater Spielraum (Vienna, Austria)
 KulturHausKeller Straden Straden, Austria
 Kunsthalle Karlsplatz Vienna, Austria
 Ein Lied für Veza Canetti   (Vienna, Austria)
 Werkl  (Vienna, Austria)
 dasWERK  (Vienna, Austria)
 TRAtelier  (Stockerau, Austria)
 replugged  (Vienna, Austria)
 Freihaus (Vienna, Austria)
& many colleges and universities (inland & abroad)

Anyhow, it is always music with attitude; doesn’t matter if performed in a Jazz Club, a Rock Club, an Art Cafe or in course of a wild party (e.g. the 3rd anniversary party of the Augustin, a popular newspaper for the homeless). This homepage provides all the necessary information you need to picture your own idea of NOVI SAD. Of course, there are additional media available, such as CDs, LPs, MCs or video clips. So, if you want to know more, simply call us or address your inquiry to the contact point.

Besides the numerous concerts and the couple of albums already published, NOVI SAD was always active in crossover actions with other artists and showmen in order to make the audience laugh, cry or drunken. In that sense, NOVI SAD composed the music for two short movies by the female Austrian music director Gaby Mathes: ‘Gonna fuck you back to the stoneage’ (approx. 12 min.) and the radical feminist trash assault ‘Alarmstufe Rot’ (approx. 35 min.) featuring Evi B. as lead actress.

Another important co-operation is that with the Austrian painter Robert Resac, who did not only paint the covers to ‘dreaming starts here’, ‘super oder normal’ and ‘europe's.other.side’ but also performed with NOVI SAD live in some funny happenings (i.e. above the band members on top of a high ladder with a copy machine and a lot of ideas).

Worth mentioning is also NOVI SAD’s co-operation with Austrian writers in combined music-reading performances, which always caused additional good vibrations.

In 2013, NOVI SAD composed a commissioned work for Veza Canetti, titled  'Von meiner Weiten'  

Last but not least, one should not forget our musical co-operation - both in terms of live performance and studio work - with admirable and lovely musicans like Siggi Ecker, Ronnie Urini, Ohmnibus, the Dow Jones Index Brothers and others.

off our shoes
... off our shoes,...
... where our home ought to be,...
Queen Mab surrounded by pixies
... Queen Mab hath been with us!

Some more examples of NOVI SAD songs are available at

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