Out today, Pitou’s new single ‘Give Me A Glass’. Listen on your preferred streaming service via this link. Big thanks to Spotify for adding it to the playlists New Music Friday NL and New Music Friday UK! And to Deezer for adding it to Indie/Alternative NL and Apple Music for Best Of The Week, A-List Alternative en A-List Singer Songwriter. Have a listen!
New video by The Hazzah up on Noisey/Vice
Today Noisey/Vice released a new video by The Hazzah! Check it out the article here.
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
Recorded by Michiel Mutsaerts, mastered by Tammo Kersbergen and released on Mink Records.
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
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
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.
Avocet Announce EP Release at The Poetry Club, Glasgow
Avocet are releasing their debut EP during a night in their hometown of Glasgow, on May 23rd, at The Poetry Club!
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 EP Release Show Announced
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.
New Release: Avocet’s Ethereal ‘Causeway’
We proudly bring to your ears the ethereal track ‘Causeway’ by Scotland-based trio Avocet. Available on all major streaming platforms ?
Vocals & harp: Iona Zajac
Guitar: Sam Grassie
Double bass: Herbie Loening
Recorded in Amsterdam at the Abbey Road Institute by Michiel Mutsaerts & Dieter Boels, executive production by Marieke McKenna, mastering by Bart Schatteleijn, artwork by Michiel Mutsaerts
Many thanks to Spotify, Folk Radio UK and Indie & Folk Radio for adding Causeway to some beautiful playlists.
Out Today: The Visual – Translation
OUT NOW: The Visual – Translation EP | CD | Digital ·
‘Utilising 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’.
Pitou Releases New Single ‘Problems’
Today we released the first single from Pitou’s upcoming record! The track is called ‘Problems’, the video for which was premiered by The Independent. You can read their article here.
‘Problems’ is available on all streaming platforms, like Spotify. Big thanks to Spotify UK and Spotify NL for including the track in their playlists, including ‘New Music Friday’.
The Independent‘s Roisin O’Connor says:
‘Amsterdam-born artist Pitou has one of the most arresting voices to emerge from this year … she crafts intelligent folk-pop that balances the darkness and light of human emotion’
Complete Music Update say:
‘If she doesn’t find an audience vastly beyond the already growing fanbase she currently commands, everything in the world will have gone terribly wrong’