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Antillectual We're a punkrock trio from Nijmegen, the Netherlands: Willem, Riekus and Toon. We've toured and released albums worldwide since 2005. We like our punkrock political and melodic, combining the best of ’90’s skatepunk, ’00’s emo and ’10’s orgcore.

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10 May 2019 ~ Comments Off on Guitar tutorials

Guitar tutorials

Willem has started doing guitar tutorials of Antillectual songs. First one was for The Invisible Hand Meets the Visible Fist, now the second one, of Truth Hits Everybody is online as well! Check the playlist with the videos below, let us know what other songs you would like to see axe-plained!

19 March 2019 ~ Comments Off on Antillectual – Truth Hits Everybody (The Police cover)

Antillectual – Truth Hits Everybody (The Police cover)

We’re very excited to present you our third single: TRUTH HITS EVERYBODY, a cover of The Police!

In total we recorded 4 covers of “the roots of our roots”. Most of the bands we grew up on are still around or reunited, so we didn’t feel like covering those. It was much more interesting to go back one more generation and find early punk songs with a modern melodic vibe to them. Truth Hits Everybody was the first song that came to mind. It felt like something that would fit our style very well. We’ll release the covers sporadically, among our own singles.

 

The video is shot in our hometown Nijmegen by Ruben Smulders. The Police’s debut album Outlandos d’Amour from 1978 inspired the artwork of the single, created by our friend Andy Dahlström (Satanic Surfers’ bass player). Drums and bass recorded by Emiel Thoonen; vocals, guitars and hammond recorded by Menno Bakker at Amsterdam Recording Company. Mixed by Menno Bakker at ARC, mastering by Carl Saff.

12 March 2019 ~ Comments Off on Testimony live at Friends First Fest 2018

Testimony live at Friends First Fest 2018

The full video of Testimony live at Friends First Fest is online!

For its 10th anniversary we played our album Testimony in its entirety (+ more recent bonus songs)! See yourself if you were at Friends First Fest #4! See for yourself what you missed if you weren’t!
Which Testimony song from the live set do you like best?

Shot at De Onderbroek during Antillectual’s Friends First Fest #4 on December 29, 2018.
Video recording: Ruben Smulders & Mari-Liis Burket
Video editing: Ruben Smulders
Live audio mixing & recording: Emiel Carey Mahoney
Recorded audio mixing & mastering: Nico van Montfort XPZ Sound

25 January 2019 ~ Comments Off on Pussy Riot

Pussy Riot

Next week we will be playing with Pussy Riot! We’re very excited about it because they are a fascinating political punk act. But it also feels surreal to play with a band that risks their freedom and lives to speak out. We’re from a much safer and more privileged society, we can express our beliefs without much risk. But exactly that makes it important for us to speak up for what we believe in. Try to speak for those whose voices aren’t heard and those without a voice at all. That is what we think matters and why we’re excited to play with Pussy fucking Riot!

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02 January 2019 ~ Comments Off on HAPPY 2019!

HAPPY 2019!

Hope you all had a wonderful NYE and a good start in the new year? May your 2019 be better than 2018, even if 2018 wasn’t all that bad for you!

We’ll tell you what we can tell you about our 2019 plans, and we’ll hint at those we can’t tell you about yet.
Coming up first we have a nice extended weekend with one of the most controversial yet interesting (punk) acts around (Pussy Riot!) and one of our favorite bands of all times (Satanic Surfers!). In March we will record new music with Tim van Doorn at his Big Dog Recordings in Antwerp. That same month we will release a new single, for which the writing isn’t done, but the recordings are. In April we will play an awesome festival in a European country we toured extensively in the past, but not recent. In summer we will release another single, and we have some summer nice festivals scheduled. We plan to tour to places we haven’t been before (on the borders of fortress Europe) late summer. Our last 2019 single will be released in late fall/early winter when we hope to return to the other side of the equator to enjoy a little summer in winter. And of course we will end the year with a bang at the 5yr anniversary edition of Friends First Fest!

We hope to see each and every one of you in 2019 and have a blast together!

Jan 30 NL Arnhem, Luxor Live w/ Pussy Riot
Jan 31 NL Utrecht, Ekko w/ Satanic Surfers
Feb 01 BE Oostende, Elysee w/ Satanic Surfers
Feb 02 DE Münster, Skaters Palace w/ Satanic Surfers
Mar 08 DE Leer, JUZ
Mar 09 DE Neunkirchen, Stummsche Reithalle
May 03 AT Wels, SBÄM Fest
Jun 01 DE Wesel, Eselrock
Jul 07 NL Utrecht, dB’s/Revivalfest
And so much more to come …

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