Something different out on Mink today: a collection of tracks by classical musician and sound healing expert Eline van Esch (who is also a solo flute player in The Hague Philharmonic Orchestra), specifically created for meditation, relaxation, sound healing, yoga, sleep, being in stillness… anything that involves winding down.
The album is available on streaming services, and on CD in our webshop.
We are very happy to support this project and thank Doris Veldman for recording and mixing. Artwork by Michiel & Marieke.
Here’s the music video for Torii’s recent single ‘Heat Lightning’, created by band member Jilles van Kleef and Pauline Bauvin.’Heat Lightning’ is the first single released by Dutch psychedelic pop outfit Torii, taken from their upcoming album ‘Return To Form’ (out February 2020).
Torii shrewdly borrows stylistics and bends them to its whims, like on the sweltering soul melodicism of ‘Heat Lightning’, which thrillingly accelerates into a motorik-indebted slipstream.
Many thanks to Spotify for placing the track in New Music Friday, and all other radio stations, blogs and playlists who have shown their support.
The album release show in Amsterdam, plus shows in Utrecht and Rotterdam have just been announced:
The Hazzah’s debut album ‘Post’ is out today! Listen on your favourite streaming service through this link.
‘Post’ consists of 13 tracks and came into being over the summer of 2018, in recording spaces varying from high-end studios like Wisseloord in Hilversum, to a DIY temporary self-built studio in the headquarters of a scouting group in the North of Holland. Thank you to everyone involved in creating this record 🚀
‘Post’ is available on heavyweight 12” vinyl from 16/3 – at shows, from your local record shop, or in our webshop. Hope you like it!
Tomorrow we’ll celebrate with a release show at Paard, The Hague. Label mates Torii will be the support act, and afterwards we’ll head to Zwarte Ruiter for an afterparty with a DJ set by lovely ladies Cosmic Silk! Hope to see you there.
We’re celebrating tonight in Glasgow at The Old Hairdresser’s, from 20:00. Come down!
Avocet is: Sam Grassie, Herbie Loening and Iona Rosa. Special thanks to: Mark Freegard (recording & mixing), Bart Schatteleijn (mastering), Daniel Ashton (piano), Duncan Mark Horne (saxophone), Graham Costello (drums) & Keek van Eijk (artwork).
Big news from The Hazzah! Today sees the release of their first single ‘Sad’, from their upcoming debut album ‘Post’ – and the announcement of their album release show at Paard on March 16th! Check out the new track on all streaming platforms (click here).
artwork by Wouter Stroet. Recorded and mixed by Michiel Mutsaerts, mastered by Bart Schatteleijn.
Amsterdam-based trio The Visual have released the second single ‘Under My Skin’ from their upcoming debut album ‘Moments of Being’ today! It was premiered over at 3VOOR12, who called them ‘one of their favourite new Dutch acts’, along with an interview with Anna. You can read it here. Big thanks to Spotify for all the support, placing the song in the New Music Friday and New Alternative playlists.
Listen to ‘Under My Skin’ on your preferred streaming service here.
The Visual plays the Song of the Year celebrations tonight at Tivoli Vredenburg in Utrecht. See you there?
Out today on all streaming platforms: ‘Figure’, the first single by The Visual from their upcoming debut album ‘Moments of Being’. The track was mixed by Grammy award winner Darrell Thorp (Paul McCartney, Foo Fighters, Beck, Ray Charles, Jay-Z and Radiohead) and mastered by Steve Fallone at Sterling Sound in NYC. Let us know what you think!
Third single leading up to The Mighty Breaks’ debut album out today! ‘Where’s the Having Fun?’ is the third of a string of singles the band will put out in advance of the release of their debut album, expected early 2019.
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 Mink Records last year and subsequently toured the Netherlands and Italy. Singles ‘Faking Chasing’ and ‘Quitting for a Smoke’ provided a first taste of the new material, released digitally and accompanied by videos premiered at Noisey. ‘Faking Chasing’ 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. Late 2018 will see two double bill NL tours, with Canshaker Pi and The Hazzah.