ALUMNA is melancholic spherepop. Not for the mass of people, but for people to whom music is more than just a way to break the silence or lash for an evening. Initiator and front lady of this five-piece band is Diede Oosterveen, a multi-instrumentalist with her roots in the Hague.Diede is an alumna of the Conservatory of Amsterdam and met most of her bandmembers there. Diede is a do-er, but also a thinker who can get in the way of herself. This, however, also gives her music depth and creates a certain tension at her concerts, which are – because of this reason – never boring and often very special.