SONNDR

The word ‘sonder’ means “the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own.” The four band members of SONNDR are no random passengers, but well-known faces in the Dutch music scene. Florian Veenhuis, Glenn Kessler, Aswin van As and Joris Telgen. What does this sound like? As a pitch-black spooky pollination of noise, post-punk and no-wave.

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za 11 mei 2019AltstadtEindhoven
wo 15 mei 2019dB'sUtrecht
zo 11 aug. 2019Festival de FrikandelRotterdam
Zo 1 dec. 2019BaroegRotterdam

Moon Moon Moon

Moon Moon Moon, het geesteskind van muzikant Mark Lohman, maakt melancholische indie met in zijn teksten tragikomische beschouwingen op het dagelijks leven. Het afgelopen jaar publiceerde Moon Moon Moon zijn Journal Entries. Vaak genadeloos eerlijk en over actuele onderwerpen; Over de ontmaskering van het trollenleger van Dotan in de Volkskrant of toen Tim Knol vertrok uit de studio van Giel Beelen, maar ook over zijn persoonlijke ervaringen, waarom ie toch niet het podium op is geklommen bij Belle & Sebastian. In alle gevallen begeleid door even creatieve video’s. Behalve voor Moon Moon Moon’s eigen liedjes en Journal Entries, maakte hij ook de video’s voor onder andere Robin Kester en Tim Knol. Voor Tim Knol ontwikkelde Moon Moon Moon zelfs een eigen game.

Op het podium groeit Moon Moon Moon uit tot een vijfkoppige live-band, dat met innemende composities de scherpe teksten tot leven brengt. Die band is ondertussen één van de meest geboekte bands tijdens de Popronde in 2018.

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The Mighty Breaks

Known for their high energy live shows, The Mighty Breaks’ weapons of choice are fuzzy guitars and the, for a garage band, unusual addition of saxophone. All five band members sing, giving each track a different feel. The Mighty Breaks’ garage pop/90’s alternative sound is inspired by artists like Guided By Voices, The Jesus and Mary Chain and The Dandy Warhols.

The Mighty Breaks released their self-titled debut EP on UK/NL based label Mink Records last year and subsequently toured the Netherlands and Italy. The past few months the band has focused on developing its sound and experimenting in a studio setting, and finally recording with Tijmen van Wageningen and Domenico Mangione at Basement Studio in The Hague. Single ‘Faking Chasing’ (16/5) provided a first taste of the new material, released digitally and accompanied by a video premiered at Noisey. The track was featured in Spotify’s ‘Fresh Finds: Six Strings’, ‘New Alternative’ and ‘Independent Music Monday’. The band was tipped by blogs like UK’s Drowned in Sound, Japan’s Niche Music and Berlin-based Smoke and Echoes. ‘Quitting For A Smoke’ is the second of a string of singles the band will put out in advance of the release of their debut album, expected in 2019.

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zo 19 mei 2019Tivoli de HellingUtrecht
zo 19 jun. 2019Jump OpenDen Haag
zo 30 jun. 2019ParkpopDen Haag

King Champion Sounds

King Champion Sounds are an Anglo/Dutch band who have made some of the best, most adventurous, and original records anywhere in the last 5 years and have gone on to play blazing live shows all around Europe. They are set to release their fourth album in November 2018 on Excelsior Recordings, and the European tour in support of this album will see them play in Amsterdam for the last show of the tour. The music has, once again, been written by Ajay Saggar (who also works with “The Common Cold” and “Deutsche Ashram”) and lyrical master is G.W.Sok (who was the former singer of “The Ex”).

The third album (“To Awake In That Heaven Of Freedom”), was met with critical acclaim. Dutch national newspaper De Volkskrant awarded it 5 stars calling the album “a musical masterpiece”. Electronic Sound called it “an utterly fearless and absorbing album”. Dutch music magazine OOR said of it “what a trip!”. The songs are varied and take in elements of post-punk, dub, free jazz, free folk, electronica, soundscapes.

The live shows are a spectacular happening. Highly energetic, swinging, and able to turn any room into a dancehall. Well known UK comedian / writer, Stewart Lee, had this to say: “What if The Fall had garnished their rockabilly grooves with swing-era horns? What if Can played Ghanaian highlife? What if Morricone had scored spaghetti westerns in a Moroccan souk? King Champion Sounds recombine canonical influences in new contexts and bring forth one of the best live shows you are witness”. (SUNDAY TIMES / Stewart Lee)

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wo 15 mei 2019dB'sUtrecht

Scram C Baby

Take 5 people from the Amsterdam, put them in the Vondelbunker Et voilà: you have Scram C Baby’s best album from its 26th anniversary.

“Give Us A Kiss” is an album on which all the qualities of the band shine brighter than ever. The godfathers of the Dutch indie still have it all: songs, sound and soul. The craziness and playfulness are still there, but they are implied in a smarter way, making the songs more rewarding. This time the band has been making music and arguing until twelve chosen songs could be compressed into one lump of granite. Coarse and refined, brightly colored.

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The Small Breed

The Small Breed is a five-member psychedelic pop band inspired by the magical music that was made in the late 60s. Born from the succesfull Dutch beat/rhytm and blues group the Black Marble Selection, the Small Breed went on a search for a more rich and diverse sound. Their songs are variated, full of surprising harmonies and instruments and therefor very interesting to listen to. The use of vocal effects, harpsichord and even flute makes listening to The Small Breed a dreamy experience.

Their first, selftitled EP contains five variated tracks, recorded at PAF! Studio in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The producers in charge, Dave von Raven (leadsinger The Kik) and Marcel Fakkers made it possible for the Small Breed to get the most out of their skills and variation in sound to made them record this psychedelic piece.

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za 15 jun. 2019Het VolksinitiatiefBreda

Mark Lada’s Golden Arches

Onder de naam Golden Arches komt Mark Lada, frontman van traumahelikopter, voor het eerst met Nederlandstalig solowerk. Hierbij wordt hij bijgestaan door leden van onder meer Afterpartees, Mozes and the Firstborn en PAUW.

Met traumahelikopter brengt Mark Lada het garagerock-genre in Nederland al sinds het titelloze debuutalbum uit 2013 eigenhandig naar een hoger niveau, wat ook in het buitenland niet onopgemerkt blijft: de band brengt z’n tweede LP uit op het Californische Burger Records en tourt uitgebreid door binnen- en buitenland met shows op onder meer Lowlands, Best Kept Secret, SXSW en Gonerfest.

Waar bij traumahelikopter de gestripte set-up van twee gitaren en een half drumstel een tour de force blijkt, wil Lada ook eens iets anders proberen. Hiervoor besluit hij bevriende artiesten uit te nodigen. Mark: “Het leek me interessant om muzikanten die ik de afgelopen jaren heb leren kennen bij het project te betrekken, om ideeën aan te dragen en mee te komen spelen”.

Voor Mark Lada’s Golden Arches schrijft en zingt hij voor het eerst in het Nederlands. Lada:“Ik had mezelf als doel gesteld om in ieder geval één Nederlandstalig nummer op te nemen, omdat ik dit nog nooit eerder had gedaan. Het zorgde meteen voor de spanning waar ik naar op zoek was. Toen heb ik besloten om alles in het Nederlands te schrijven”.

De liedjes worden gedeeld op Marks nieuwe online platform Ladaland waar naast de Golden Arches-singles ook podcasts, video’s en meer zullen verschijnen.

Mark Lada’s Golden Arches zijn:
Mark Lada (traumahelikopter)
Roel Blommers (PAUW)
Ernst-Jan van Doorn (Mozes and the Firstborn)
Sjors Driessen (Afterpartees)
Kilian Kayser (Steve French)

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vr 14 jun. 2019 OerolTerschelling
za 15 jun. 2019Mañaña MañañaVorden

la loye

The unconditionally love from la loye’s indiefolk is both subtle and layered. With whispering vocals and dark instrumentation, the band forms an intimate scenery in which the personal lyrics of songwriter Lieke Heusinkveld about the fear of growing up and the art of being alone are paramount.

The band is both unpolished and modest without renouncing the melancholy that embraces the music. la loye is the kind of band that wraps you in a large warm blanket, and tells you everything will be fine.

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za 25 mei 2019StatheUtrecht

The Tambles

If you look quickly it might seem like The Tambles stepped out of a time machine. Besides that the boys look like extras from a 60’s cult film, their garage rock also sounds like an oiled engine of a classic Chevrolet Camaro at full speed.

You might already know the boys as the backing band from Jerry Hormone, from their successful tribute to The Velvet Underground with, among others, Maurits Westerik, Henk Koorn and Carol van Dijk as their guest musicians or as one of the most booked bands from Popronde 2018 with no fewer than 27 shows.

This fall the band will release their debut album through the Spanish Bickerton Records with which they promise to bring you back to 1966.

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za 15 jun. 2019Op De TôffelVlieringsbeek

KIEFF

KIEFF from Oegstgeest are rapidly becoming one of the most kinetic young live bands around. The band initially impressed with catchy, exuberant noise pop where lo-fi charm gradually makes way for stormy, psychedelic jams and fierce, impulsive tempo changes.

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vr 17 mei 2019NeushornLeeuwarden
za 7 sep. 2019PoldergoudHaarlem