A band like Julie Mittens is a band that Leiden should be proud off and without us they would not be able to perform here.
Continue reading “Incendiary interview Marcel Schooten of SUB071”
They (the fans) don’t know why the bulk of the music loving public are missing out on the worst kept secret that British Sea Power are pound for pound, the best band in the world. To reiterate – What a band! What a fucking band!
Continue reading “London Bulgarian Choir/ Film School/ British Sea Power: Roundhouse, Camden, 17/1”
I like the East of Holland. Before I lived in Groningen, I lived down in Maastricht and… I’m not really attracted to the Randstad, I find it a bit too crowded I guess. I’d like to live on an island and do my things.
Continue reading “Incendiary interview Wymer Vaatstra from Vox Von Braun”
The work-shy beast that resides deep in my soul has often pondered ignoring the usual form and writing reviews consisting of a single word. This tactic would be entirely possible for this album. ‘Pleasant’.
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Icy Demons are a band seemingly determined to make people scratch their heads and offer a plaintive ‘what the fuck’. At the same time they seem determined to have fun, hopping around genres like kids with ADHD deprived of their Ritalin.
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To the roster of outsider strangeness that includes Björk and Sigur Rós can now be added Mugison.
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So, this ‘War on Drugs’, like the one that Richard Nixon announced back in 1971, would seem to have confused aims. Fortunately the result is a much more satisfying one.
Continue reading “War On Drugs – Wagonwheel Blues”
The anarchist Emma Goldman once observed that ‘crime is naught but misdirected energy.’ We can be thankful, however, that this bunch of Belgians who gave themselves the moniker ‘White Circle Crime Club’ have projected their energies not into crime (at least as far as I know) but into producing a sort of garagey rock music.
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Julie Mittens continue to tear places apart to this day, and frankly they remain possibly the greatest free-rock band in Holland, if not Europe.
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