Marieke of Mink Records will be DJing at PIP Den Haag tonight! Come down!
Groove to some Gambian Afro-beat & Mbalax this summer!
After Movies that Matter, BIRD, The Life I Live, Bevrijdingsfestival, Ruigoord, FullMoon Babylon our Afro-beat/Gambian Mbalax supergroup have some more dates coming up for you in The Netherlands and Belgium:
22 June: Oerol Festival, Terschelling
23 June: De Ceuvel, Amsterdam
29 June: North Sea Round Town at Jazzcafé Dizzy, Rotterdam
30 June: Dias Latinos Festival, Amersfoort
7 July: Zeehelden Festival, The Hague
8 July: Onderstroom Festival, Vlissingen
13 July: Zwarte Cross, Lichtenvoorde
14 July: Afro-Latino Festival, Bree, Belgium
21 July: Blijburg Aan Zee, Amsterdam
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.
DJ’s till 02:00
£4 at the door
Pitou will be playing Best Kept Secret Festival 8-10 June! For tickets, click here.
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
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.
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.
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’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.
Thanks to everyone who came out to our Christmas party with The Visual, The Hazzah and The Daily Indie DJ team on the line up at Paard, The Hague.
Blessed days to all, and a very happy new year from Mink Records!
The Mighty Breaks just came back from their tour in Italy! You can read all about their adventures on their tour blog, published by the Daily Indie.