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Narodni Trida
NEWS   News: December 2004
We have been asked for permission to use one of the tracks on Exhibitionism in a film and will provide full details of the track and the film once it's all done and dusted.
A new EP is currently being completed and will be available from the Albums & EPs section in January.

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Why this name?
Narodni Trida is the place in Prague where the Velvet Revolution is commemorated.
Do you play live?
Not yet. As we're all based in different parts of the country, we're looking for some one-off gigs this year.
How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
Bands still need "taste-makers" who help people interested in music find new and/or exciting music. This is what the mainstream music industry is afraid of - no-one trusts their judgement and, certainly amongst music lovers rather than just consumers, people are sceptical of the majors' judgement. However, the internet brings the chance for more people to become taste-makers and also has the potential drastically speed up access to your audience.
Would you sign a record contract with a major label?
On our terms, yes. It's not just the internet that changes our relationship with labels, it's the cost of recording. We pay for all our recordings and aim to continue to do so, licensing our music and retaining ownership.
Band History:
We are a UK-based band that creates mainly instrumental tracks with a strong post-rock influence. The individual members are based in Birmingham, Cardiff, Cambridge and London and bring a range of instruments, influences and styles to the band.

We've been recording since 2002 and have released one full-length CD - Exhibitionism - that was commissioned as the soundtrack to a photography exhibition in 2004. We plan to release two EPs in the first half of 2005.
Your influences?
Our tracks are a hybrid of space rock, jazz and post-rock, sometimes gentle, sometime angular and violent, always with a slight twist. Our influences include lots of improvised and systems music, jazz, space-rock and post rock.

Whilst there seems to be no one band that everyone in Narodni Trida likes universally, collectively our influences include bands like Aerial M / Papa M, Tortoise, Miles Davis, Mogwai, Slowdive, My Bloody Valentine, Shellac, Rachels, early Ride, Slint, Rodan, Godspeed You! Black Emporer, A Silver Mt Zion, Do Make Say Think, Explosions In The Sky, Hood, Low, The Necks...
Favorite spot?
Prague is a big influence on the way we present the band but everyone in the band has different tastes.
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