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.
The Hazzah has been confirmed as support for The Babe Rainbow show at Patronaat Haarlem on the 25th of February 🌈
Facebook event can be found here. Tickets 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.
Annual music showcase festival Eurosonic/Noorderslag just confirmed that Pitou will be included on the bill for Noorderslag 2018. We are looking forward to seeing everyone attending in Groningen 17-20 January.
More info about ESNS can be found here.
Tonight The Stangs will play at the legendary Abbey Road Studios, London! Their performance is part of the graduation ceremony of Abbey Road’s educational institute. A live video will be coming soon!
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.
Pitou has a few dates coming up in the U.K.!
08.10 instore at Lion Coffee and Records
09.10 Headline show at St. Pancras Old Church, London (support J.W. Ridley)
10.10 Sofar Sounds London
15.10 Mink Records Label Night at Broadcast, Glasgow
Image by Kasper van Steveninck
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.
Glasgow! We are so so happy to be back with a second label night, this time at Broadcast, in collaboration with PCL presents. Facebook event page: Mink Records Label Night at Broadcast, Glasgow
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.