Big news! The Hazzah have just announced the release of their debut album ‘POST’, with a show in their hometown The Hague, at Paard on March 16th! Check out the Facebook Event here. You can now pre-order POST on 12” heavy weight vinyl in our webshop – click here.
We would like to invite you to the celebration of the release of ‘Post’, debut album by The Hazzah. These boys from The Hague have played in every corner of the city and added close to 100 shows throughout the rest of The Netherlands and France in the past 2 years. During the release show at Paard the band will perform their new material and the album will be available for the first time on 12” vinyl.
The Hazzah’s music is a reflection of the warm comfort of existential freedom experienced through a smoke break during a long road trip. Refining their post-psychedelic roots for their upcoming debut album, The Hazzah’s songs have become louder, deeper and shorter.
‘Post’ was recorded over the summer of 2018 together with producer/engineer Michiel Mutsaerts. The album came into being 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. The Hazzah recorded their new song without any restraints, resulting in an album that beautifully combines the members’ diverse music tastes.
Backed by acclaimed Dutch live agency Friendly Fire, The Hazzah have toured extensively throughout the Netherlands, performing at festivals like Le Mini Who, Dutch Design Week, Life I Live, Crossing Border and Paaspop, and supporting acts like Mattiel (CA), Pale Waves (UK), Alex Lahey (AU), St. Tropez (NL), CFM (VS), Hallo Venray (NL), Equal Idiots (BE), The Glücks (BE), Phobophobes (UK). Their music has been featured on 3FM, in Spotify playlists like ‘New Alternative’, and on music/film blogs like Noisey, The Daily Indie and Booooooom TV.
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Gambian Rotterdam-based Afrobeat group Boka de Banjul’s album ‘Lu Jot Yomb’, released on Mink back in April, has been nominated for best album at the Rotterdam Music Awards, powered by 3voor12 Rotterdam! Thank you, Popunie! VOTE HERE.
The Hazzah just finished recording their debut album with producer Michiel at Wisseloord Studios and their self built studio in an empty scouting building somewhere in the North of Holland. They also got a nice French review from indiemusic france:
‘… son troisième EP qui évoque une rencontre fortuite entre la nonchalance absurde des Black Lips et la décontraction des Growlers. Les deux titres de ce maxi sont des petits bijoux de concision, branleurs mais pas branlants, que la joyeuse bande entonne avec beaucoup de cœur.’ – read the review here.
We can hardly wait for the release of The Visual’s debut album. It’s currently being mixed by Darrell Thorp (Grammy award winning producer who worked with Paul McCartney, Foo Fighters, Beck, Ray Charles, Jay-Z and Radiohead) and Alain Johannes (who worked with Queens of the Stone Age, PJ Harvey, Chris Cornell and Arctic Monkeys). ✨ First single out in September! Image is a still from their upcoming video… stay tuned.
Last week founder of Mink, Marieke McKenna gave a second guest lecture at Abbey Road Institute Amsterdam, the educational branch of the world famous Abbey Road Studios in London. It was a lovely day chatting about setting up your own record label, and independent music in general.
Something beautiful is brewing in the world of The Visual. New music and accompanying visual pleasure coming soon in collaboration with the Academie voor Theater en Dans ✨
‘What a suiting name this Jeff Buckley, The XX, Nick Cave-like collective chose for themselves. Upon closing your eyes to their music you find yourself in the cinematic universe of David Lynch.’ – OOR Magazine, 2017
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