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Boka de Banjul Album Release at BIRD

We are beyond excited for the upcoming release of Boka de Banjul’s full 9-track album ‘Lu Jot Yomb’ (‘everything has it’s time’ in Wolof) on Mink Records! We will celebrate during a release show at Rotterdam’s BIRD, on April 12th. Free entrance – come dance!

Check out the event page, attend and invite your friends!

In 1999 Ebou Gaye Mada, originally from the Gambia, started the group Boka de Banjul from jam sessions with various musicians. Boka Halat means “joined ideas’ in Wolof. The combination of the various band members, their ideas, their musical background and their shared passion for music became the basis of a platform for positive energy.

Now based in the Dutch city of Rotterdam, Boka de Banjul combines the Gambian Mbalax with music from all over the world like jazz, afrobeat, reggae and more. Ebou and his band play with such passion, experience and love for music that the viewer is included in the rhythms and melodies through their infectious performance. Boka de Banjul is: Ebou Gaye Mada (percussion, vocals), Hassan Ait-Moumad (guitar), Frank Jonas (guitar), Merijn v.d. Wijdeven (bass), Emilie Cleuver (percussion) and Greg Smith (drums).

Avocet Announce EP Release at The Poetry Club, Glasgow

Avocet are releasing their debut EP during a night in their hometown of Glasgow, on May 23rd, at The Poetry Club!

Drawing inspiration from both the psychedelic folk scene alive in Britain during the 1960’s and 70’s, and free form blues, Herbie, Iona and Sam create their own compositions on harp, guitar, double bass and vocals. Their music has been compared to that of artists like like Nick Drake, Pentangle, and John Martyn.

Recently signed to Dutch/Scottish record label Mink Records, they travelled to the Netherlands to record their debut record at the Abbey Road Institute, Amsterdam.

Avocet have performed on BBC Scotland, and at an array of festivals and venues including Celtic Connection and Eden Festival. They were winners of the Danny Kyle Celtic Connections Award in 2017.

The trio released their debut single ‘Causeway’ on January 26th, 2018. The track received critical acclaim from platforms like Folk Radio U.K, and can be found in a number of Spotify playlists.

Doors: 19:00
Support: TBA
DJ’s till 02:00
£4 at the door

Mink takes over OT301 (Amsterdam) and PIP (The Hague)

We are hosting two crazy live nights at two of our favourite venues, on the 5th and 6th of April, one at OT301 (5/4), Amsterdam and at one PIP Den Haag (6/4)! We are joined by our friends Phobophobes from London, The Mighty Breaks, The Hazzah and Teddy’s Hit. Dancing + DJ’s after. Don’t miss it.

See you there
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Facebook events:
Amsterdam | OT301: Mink Presents: Phobophobes (U.K), The Mighty Breaks, Teddy’s Hit &
The Hague | PIP: Mink Presents: Phobophobes (UK), The Mighty Breaks & The Hazzah

PHOBOPHOBES (U.K.)

Nothing is stable, everything is usually on the brink of collapse, yet Phobophobes have dragged their weird and wonderful dark psychedelic rock’n’roll into the light of “Miniature World”, their recently released debut album. Their influences are widespread – and atypical – with the music closer to the spirit of apocalyptic garage rock than it is to consumer pop. Think Wall of Voodoo, Joe Meek and Leonard Cohen via Monty Python and The Magic Roundabout. Phobophobes are now as settled as a band as they have ever been and “Miniature World” serves notice that a new era has begun. Recently they have started to gain more and more attention. Lauren Laverne has regularly played the band’s tracks on BBC 6 Music, while the album was mixed by Youth, of Killing Joke, who produced “Urban Hymns” by The Verve.

THE MIGHTY BREAKS

Known for their high energy live shows, The Mighty Breaks’ weapons of choice are fuzzy guitars, keyboard riffs and the perhaps unusual but well thought out addition of saxophone, a combination so constructed that it would make any set of ears twitch. Their Garage Pop/90’s alternative sound is inspired by artists like Guided By Voices, Black Lips and The Dandy Warhols. TMB released their debut EP on Mink Records last year, toured the Netherlands and Italy, and are currently working on their debut album.

THE HAZZAH

Explosive fuzz sounds, a groovy transistor organ and thick waves of ‘verb will keep you floating as the boys of The Hazzah bring you their surfy garagerock. Their combination of sultry psych jams, garage and a load of live energy make every show an experience. Their sound has been described as The Black Lips and Allah Las having a one night stand. The Hazzah released their debut EP ‘XEX’ on Mink Records last year. Noisey/Vice premiered their video for ‘Not Getting Older’, and the band played Dutch travelling music festival Popronde. The band is currently recording new material.

TEDDY’S HIT

The new Amsterdam-based band everyone is talking about. After releasing a teaser of their debut track ‘Tori’s Love’ on Pornhub, accompanied by a great video by Danny Griffioen, they grabbed the attention of the Dutch indie media. Their slackerrock sounds like a tougher mix of Ultimate Painting, Mac DeMarco and White Denim.

Pitou EP Release Show Announced

Pitou’s second EP ‘I Fall Asleep So Fast’ is on its way. We are beyond excited to finally share Pitou’s new material with you, with a celebration in during which Pitou will be joined by her full backing band.

The release show will take place on May 13th, at Bitterzoet in Amsterdam. We highly advise getting tickets in the presale, as they are selling fast. Tickets can be bought here.

Facebook event can be found here.