During the last edition of North Sea Jazz, The Mars Volta nearlyblew the roof off Ahoy with their wicked, jazzy freak rock. If youappreciated the spectacular show of these raging Americans lastyear, be sure to take a look at The New Earth Group. This Rotterdamband plays a mixture of instrumental rock and acid jazz, with thevelocity of a high speed train. The group also regularly getsinspired by legendary pop songs, which creates a unique result. TheNew Earth Group drags the audience along on a freaky energeticride, in which wonderful melodies are alternated with long, intensegrooves and tearing saxophone solos. When the six performed at'Noorderslag', where they played their complete, self-titled debutalbum, full of progressive freak jazz, they were a resoundingsuccess.