The Netherlands: 3JS release new album Nu and celebrate 10 year anniversary

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Dutch band 3JS (Eurovision 2011) are back with their new album Nu, venturing on a tour to mark their 10 year anniversary as a group.

3JS is a popular Dutch-language band consisting of vocalist Jan Dulles and guitarists Jaap Kwakman and Jan de Witte (who succeeded his father Jaap de Witte, the guitarist seen on the Eurovision stage in Düsseldorf, in 2013). They based their band-name on the three J’s of their first names.

Nu

The three-piece group released their new album Nu (Now) today and the album also marks the 10-year anniversary of their breakthrough.

Nu is available on Spotify:

10 years 3JS

3JS was formed in 2002, but they gained public attention with the release of their successful first studio album Watermensen (Water people) in 2007. Since then, 3JS released various acclaimed albums and Dutch-language hits.

Alongside their latest album Nu, with new musical material, the band kicked off their anniversay tour today, visiting 40 venues with the show 10 jaar 3JS (10 years 3JS).

For information visit the band’s official website

100% NL Awards

To boot, 3JS is nominated in the category Band of the Year at the 2018 edition of the 100% NL Awards.

The Eurovision connection

3JS represented the Netherlands at the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest in Düsseldorf, Germany. They performed the song Never alone (originally in Dutch Je vecht nooit alleen, You never fight alone) in Semi-Final 2, unfortunately placing last, 19th out of 19 contestants, with 13 points.

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