We are delighted to finally announce our new collaboration with The Visual!
The Visual is an Amsterdam-based outfit. Utilizing lush atmospherics, intricate melodic currents and dissonance, Van Rij’s voice stands front and center as a nurturing, seductive, forlorn and longing presence, fluidly veering between these moods on the slightest whim. The Visual explores themes of identity, gender binaries and relationships from an inbred vantage point, leveling preconceived human notions to an overarching and elemental musical force.
We will be releasing their upcoming EP ‘Translation’, due on the 15th of December, at a release show at the Melkweg Amsterdam. Check out the Facebook event here.
The Great Escape Festival has just announced that Pitou will be playing at the festival in Brighton in May – and at the ‘First Fifty’ event in London in November. Read what NME had to say about it here.
The Netherlands has been designated as the Great Escape’s featured country in 2018. Read more about that here.
Join us on Sunday the 15th of October for a triple bill live music night with folk, blues, groove. Doors open at 19:00, entrance £5. Line up:
The music of Amsterdam-born musician Pitou is characterised by her distinctive voice, unique compositions and the use of vocal harmonies as an instrument in themselves, drawing inspiration from sources ranging from Bulgarian choir music to Sparklehorse and Joni Mitchell. Her highly anticipated self-titled debut EP was released last year on Scottish/Dutch label Mink Records and was greeted with national and international critical acclaim. Spotify and Apple Music a.o. placed her songs in worldwide playlists.Taking a break from working on the upcoming album, expected early 2018, she will travel to Glasgow to play an intimate live set at Broadcast.
Avocet is a musical trio from Scotland. Drawing inspiration from both the psychedelic folk scene alive in Britain during the 1960’s and 70’s, and free form blues, they create their own compositions on harp, guitar, double bass and vocals. They have recently been signed to Dutch/Scottish record label Mink Records, have performed on BBC Scotland and received a Danny Kyle award at Celtic Connections 2017. After spending time recording at the Abbey Road Institute in Amsterdam over the summer, new material is expected late 2017.
MONICA consists of individuals from varied musical backgrounds & experiences; artists, architects, shopkeepers. MONICA is night time music. It emerges from obsessions with atmosphere, mood & groove. Music that drifts, sustained by a pulsing, liminal groove. Music like a scaffold, like lights and signals. MONICA is a compound. A music characterised by the synthesis of influence and unique perspective. With their debut album due for release in early 2018, MONICA return for a rare performance in their hometown.
Surf/Garage band The Hazzah are releasing an EP, and hosting a party with us!
● 9th of June ● at Beergarden, The Hague ● Doors: 22:30 ● Afterparty with DJ’s till late ● Free Entrance ●
Explosive fuzz sounds and thick waves of ‘verb will keep you floating as the boys of The Hazzah bring you their surfy garagerock. Muzine described them as an “energiek stelletje mafkezen”… translate that and come check them out live to get the full experience.
we’ve been so busy with recording and planning releases that we almost forgot to thank all the lovely people that came out to our label night at cottiers theater in glasgow begin this month! thanks also to the wonderful artists, crew and to gianni, daphne and rachel for taking these nice pictures. we hope to organise another night like this in glasgow soon! love
Congratulations to Blues/Folk trio Avocet (previously Samaniona) who made an impression at the Danny Kyle stage last week and have been invited to play at Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow next year. Recorded material coming your way in the next few months!
We are very excited to announce the next Mink Records production! On the 4th of March we will be hosting a concert night at Cottiers Theatre, Glasgow. Inviting some of the best up and coming Folk/Blues/Rock artists from the Netherlands and the U.K.
The line up includes Folk Noir singer Pitou (Amsterdam), Blues/Folk trio Avocet (Glasgow) and 7 man strong Frog Rock band Harry & The Hendersons (Band) (Edinburgh, Glasgow). Great music at one of Glasgow’s most magical locations.
Saturday 4th of March, 20:00 till 00:00, Entrance £5.
This Saturday travelling vinyl pop up store Espresso Records will be organising a vinyl fair at Zaal 3 in The Hague. Marieke will be spinning Mink Records vinyl releases and records from her own private collection in the afternoon. Check out the event on Facebook!Loads of local vinyl sellers, bands, labels, dj’s etc. Free entrance.