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Year list 2012

How’s everybody doing? Stuffed yourselves well enough during Christmas? Bought enough fireworks to celebrate the new year? Are you bored in between those two “highlights” of the year? In case the latter applies we made some sort of year-list. Even though our scene will always be focused on what is happening on that other side of the Atlantic Ocean, it is incredible how much awesome music comes from our tiny country and our less tiny continent. These are only some of the real highlights in 2012 from Holland and Europe. It’s about time to recognize, we’re in this together!

Astpai – Efforts and Means
They totally killed it at Fest 11. In 2012 they served us amazing live shows, a new album and documentary. Europe’s second-hardest-working band 😉

Smile and Burn – We Didn’t Even Fight Yet
This is best described as a combination of the Beatsteaks and Lifetime. Or something like that. Catchy and melodic on record; energetic and funny as hell live.

Harsh Realms – Sink in Time/Chemistry EP
Most promising band from Holland in 2012. But only 2 songs on this EP, and unfortunately only 1 of them on youtube. They played our EP release party and kicked kont! New album next year?

Bedtime For Charlie – Bright City Lights
Italy’s kings of pop punk. Can easily live up to their North American collaegues. RIYL The Wonder Years, Man Overboard, Transit, Run For Cover Records. All combined on this Album

Bangers – Good Livin’
I’m sure you know them, coolest UK band at this moment, friendliest dudes. Played a completely packed Onderbroek last Sunday. This is only an EP, hopefully a new album soon.

Coral Springs – Greetings From
Female vocals, you know we’re suckers for that. Newest female fronted all star band from Holland. EP!

Insane/Despite Everything – Split
Two powerhouses from Greece/Balkans, serving you melodic/melancholic unity. This 10″ actually made me hook up my record player again after breaking down.

Bad Ideas – Murder of Gods
“New” band from Sam, formerly of The Living Daylights. Sweetest dude from the UK, killing it whether playing solo or with band. The British Goo Goo Dolls if we may say so? Album out on Shield Recordings.

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