Last week we were guests at Subcity Radio, Glasgow. Mink Records founder Marieke McKenna had a chat with Jeremy about Mink, plans for 2017 and the music scenes in Amsterdam, The Hague and Glasgow. Pitou did a lovely live session, performing 5 of her songs, some from the recently released EP and some unreleased ones. We also played tunes by some of our favourite upcoming bands from the Dutch indie scene, and some old classics by artists like Mazzy Star, Bert Jansch, Machito & Herbie Mann, Donovan, Nick Drake, Hugh Masekela and Neşe Karaböcek. You can listen back here.
It’s here! A Parable by The Stangs! If you missed the release show last Friday you can get your hands on a physical copy (vinyl & CD) through our webshop or selected record stores.
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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!
Drawing by Conrad Molleson
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.
Yesterday Pitou was invited to come and sing her version of Debussy’s Claire de Lune on national Dutch television programme Podium Witteman. Check out her performance here (in Dutch).
Pitou’s debut record was released on September 8th and is available online (Spotify, iTunes etc.), in our webshop and in selected record stores (vinyl & CD).
Mink Records will be hosting a stage on the Monday of Haagse Pop Week (October 17th, Grote Markt, 21:00 till late). Funk-soul band Namea Soul (who met at one of our earlier jams) will be performing, after which an open jam will take place. Bring your instruments!
Felician Erlenburg – alto
Marijn Van de Ven – bass
Biba Beusker – vocals
Jimmi Hueting – drums
Emilio Noonzio Tritto – baritone
Matteo Calabrese Matteo – flute
Ukko Heinonen – tenor
Yesterday Pitou presented her new mini album to a sold out Vondelkerk in Amsterdam. It was magic! Big thank you to everyone who came. Here are some pictures by Ramy Moharam Fouad.