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Look back: 2019

2019 was another eventful year for us. Let’s look back at some of the highlights:

January: The first thing we did in 2019 was tour with one of our favorite bands, Satanic Surfers, and play with one of the most relevant and controversial acts around: Pussy Riot. Both very impressive in their own ways.
In February we played a sold out benefit show for Solidarity at Sea in Köln.
March brought us to Tim van Doorn’s Big Dog Recordings in Antwerp where we recorded If You’re Not Outraged and Fever among other songs. In March we also released the first single of 2019, a cover of The Police’ Truth Hits Everybody.
In April we got to return to Italy since long for No Reason Fest with Astpai and many Italian friends we didn’t see in a long time! Selling out Amplifest in Freiburg is surely something that will stay with us as well!
In May we got to do a small tour that included playing SBÄM Fest in Austria and Obenuse Fest in Switzerland, good good times! The police escort at Hafen Rock in Hamburg is something else that we won’t forget for a while!
June gave us Eselrock, quite close to home, but far from what we expected, in a good way!
July was very busy for us, and packed with great stuff: We got to play our co-hometown Utrecht and pay tribute to our friend Dick at Revival Fest. We returned to KNRD Fest for another adventure in the woods and we released our second single: If You’re Not Outraged! We played Haltpop and got to support Propagandhi at a sold out Markthalle in Hamburg!
We got to play Brakrock in August, and had an incredible time there. Twice, as we also did a fun acoustic set at the merch! We played an extremely last minute and extremely exciting show with Pennywise at a sold out Live Music Hall in Köln. We did two shows on one day in August as well: Lautfeuer Festival and support for Descendents at the Melkweg! Bucketlist material: our first time in the big hall, where we saw many of our favorite bands play over the years. Thanks to Destiny Bookings for all “support” in summer 2019!
In September we played our 3rd show in Köln in 1 year, wow! And we played Heart Attack Fest in Berlin, always good!
We went to Graz for Ernte Punk Fest in October and to Finland for our first 3 shows there, which were very awesome, and for which we are really grateful.
In November we got to go where we never thought we would play music: Turkey! Fascinating country (not only in a good way), and it was extremely rewarding to play shows there, as not many bands go there (yet!). We also released our 3rd and last single of 2019 in November: FEVER and got to play Prince Bishop Fest in Liège.
December had 2 very pleasant surprises to offer: We played Protestival, a climate protest festival at Schiphol Airport organized by Greenpeace and Friends First Fest, the end of the year party we’re still recovering from!

Thanks to all that made 2019 a great year! Special thanks go out to Uncle M Music, The Living Proof Agency, Loud Noise, Merit Based Bookings, Pekka Hidden Frame, Parazit Kolektif, Tim van Doorn, Ruben Smulders, Tes at Segolia and Thomas at Dark Roast.


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