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Out Now: The Mighty Breaks – Quitting for a Smoke

Today The Mighty Breaks released the second single from their upcoming debut album! ‘Quitting for a Smoke’ is available on all major streaming services. Click here to listen.


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 early 2019. Late 2018 will see two double bill NL tours, with Canshaker Pi and The Hazzah.

DIY premieres Pitou’s new video for ‘Give Me A Glass’

Pitou has a new video out! DIY was kind enough to give it the premiere, read the article here. The video was produced by our friends from Glitterstudio.

Amsterdam-born singer Pitou has released her video for new single ‘Give Me A Glass’, which we’re premiering here on DIY. Having been involved in music from an early age, Pitou released her first EP in 2016 whilst at the Conservatoire of Amsterdam and has recently released her mini-album ‘I Fall Asleep So Fast’ via Mink Records, which features the new single. ‘Give Me A Glass’ is a slow-moving, emotive piece of music which sees Pitou’s lovely vocals intertwined with a simple, yet effective acoustic instrumental. Watch the video below.

Out Now: ‘Borrowed Seed’ by Avocet

We’re very proud to present Glasgow-based folk/blues trio Avocet’s debut record to you! ‘Borrowed Seed’ is now available on streaming and on CD in our webshop.
Follow this link to listen on your preferred streaming service like Spotify or iTunes, or to buy the CD. Come party with us tonight at The Poetry Club in Glasgow! Also on the bill are Robin Adams and MONICA, DJs after till late.

Out Now: Pitou’s ‘I Fall Asleep So Fast’

Here she is: Pitou’s new EP ‘I Fall Asleep So Fast’
Out now on all digital platforms, on 12” vinyl and CD. ❤️ Have a listen here.
You can order the 12” vinyl and CD in our webshop, or buy the record in local record stores. Big thanks to Spotify for adding tracks to New Music Friday, New Alternative, PIAS’ Independent Music Monday, 3VOOR12 Nieuwe Muziek, Your Office Stereo and more.

The Hazzah Release New Single ‘Spend It All / I’m Your Man’

Out today: two new tracks by surf/garage rock band The Hazzah.

‘Spend It All’ & ‘I’m Your Man’

Have a listen on your preferred streaming service:

Spend It All / I’m Your Man – Single – The Hazzah

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Recorded by Michiel Mutsaerts, mastered by Tammo Kersbergen and released on Mink Records.

Upcomming shows
21.04 RSD 2018 | Green Vinyl, Breda
21.04 RSD 2018 | Sounds Venlo, Venlo
21.04 Nikspack Festival 2018, Horst
27.04 Kings & Queens – Koningsdag in Alkmaar
05.05 Bevrijdingsfestival Drenthe 2018, Assen
10.05 TBA, Diepenheim
18.05 Festival Aangeschoten Wild 2018, Delft
26.05 TBA, Haarlem
30.05 TBA, Utrecht
02.06 SoccerRocker Festival 2018, Amsterdam
09.06 TBA, Almere
More tba..

Boka de Banjul release their album ‘Lu Jot Yomb’

Out now: Boka de Banjul’s album ‘Lu Jot Yomb’, which means ‘everything has its time’ in Wolof.

The story behind this record is special: its existence is the result of the interweaving of many ideas, people, and cultures, with at the centre of it all Ebou Gaye Mada, griot, who founded the band in its early form back in 1999. Boka de Banjul combines the Gambian Mbalax with music from all over the world like jazz, afrobeat, reggae and more … for lovers of Youssou N’Dour, Ifang Bondi, Mdungu and Dandana (Ebou was a member of the last three bands).

Have a listen on your preferred streaming service, like Spotify

or other streaming services, via this link:

Lu Jot Yomb – Boka de Banjul

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Release show tonight at BIRD, Rotterdam. Come dance!

Pitou’s ‘Be Delicate’ on BBC Radio 1

Pitou has revealed the artwork for her upcoming EP ‘I Fall Asleep So Fast’, due for release on May 11th, with a release show at Bitterzoet, Amsterdam on May 13th.

‘Be Delicate’ is the 4th track from the new EP, that was kindly played on BBC Radio 1 by both Hugh Stephens and Phil Taggart. Listen back to Phil’s show here, ‘Be Delicate’ can be heard at about 57:00.

“I love that. It’s so .. so strange isn’t it. I can’t wait to hear the full record. That’s a very brave move as a new musician, releasing something that is completely a capella.”

We can’t wait to share the full EP with you on May 11th. If you can make it to the release show, be sure to get your tickets in advance. You can do that here.