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27 December 2018 ~ Comments Off on Goodbye 2018

Goodbye 2018

2018 & Friends First Fest – in retrospect

We are thankful and happy that we get to end every year with Friends First Fest. It’s an incredible way to end the year, and yesterday was no exception! Thanks to the massive group of people making De Onderbroek packed and sweaty, the way we like to see it! Sorry to the people that got turned down at the door for the venue being too full already. Next chance next year! Not unimportant, together with Minor Operation Donations we managed to raise over 1300 euro for Help Refugees!

2018 was a strange but good year for us! We started by closing the ENGAGE cycle and shooting and releasing a video series for Change the Standard. An enormous project which we couldn’t have done or wouldn’t have been as much fun without the help from so many friends.

In 2018 we took a turn from our standard routing and started doing some things differently. Most noticeable we have stopped writing, recording and releasing albums. Instead we have started a song-by-song approach since June 2018. We were very anxious to release our first two singles (Heads You Win, Tails We Lose & The Invisible Hand Meets the Visible Fist) but were relieved when the response turned out overwhelming. We got to record the singles with Martin Beusker at Mailmen Studio, and something we will release in 2019 (to be continued!) with our sound tech Emiel and Menno Bakker at the Amsterdam Recording Company. We’ve shot videos with Younique Film, Ivana Smudja and many of our friends for our music videos of 2018.

We played less shows in 2018 because of study related obligations, which will continue in the first half of 2019. But the shows that we did were great! The Loud & Rising Tour with Green Lizard and This Means War, festivals like Manchester Punk Fest, AntAttack, Uncle M Fest, Booze Cruise, Riez Open Air, The Sound of Revolution, Bierschinken Fest and an amazing weekend in Spain for Actitud Fest. We had incredible shows in Liège, Minden, Wermelskirchen, Kiel, Osnabrück, Hamburg and many other places. We got to say goodbye to Adhesive in our hometown/living room and met and shared the stage with all time heroes No Fun At All and Propagandhi multiple times. We also got to say goodbye to our loyal van for 10 years and hello to our new red menace!

2018, you’ve been good to us. And by that we mean “THANK YOU!” to all who checked us out, came to a show or helped us out otherwise in 2018! Another big thanks to our solid partners The Living Proof Agency, Loud Noise, Uncle M Music, Redfield Records. And last but definitely not least a big “THANKS!” our steady rock crew Roos and Emiel, and all others that joined us on the road!

Catch you on the other side! Willem, Riekus, Toon

PS: check our best of 2018 playlist here

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23 January 2018 ~ Comments Off on Whatsapp Service

Whatsapp Service

You might be checking our website because you’re not active on social media. If so, we now have an even easier way of keeping you up to date: whatsapp updates! You will receive important updates instantly on your phone, maximum 1 per month. We’ll also let you know when we play a show in your area.

What to do to join? There 3 options:
– Visit bit.ly/antillectualwhatsapp to subscribe
– Or add +31651708169 to your contacts and send us a message with your name, city, country
– Or scan the QR-code below

Our updates are spam free and free of charge. You can unsubscribe any time by sending us “Get me out of here!”, and we will delete your contact.

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05 January 2012 ~ Comments Off on Looking back and forward: what a year it was & will be!

Looking back and forward: what a year it was & will be!

Looking back on 2011 proves we had a busy year. We did around 110 shows, including the support for Boysetsfire on their reunion tour, for Rise Against on their biggest German show to date, and for De Heideroosjes on their farewell tour. 2011 brought us to new places like Russia, Greece, Hungary and Scotland, and saw us play at Eurosonic/Noorderslag, Riez Open Air and the Jupiter Singfest for the first time. The year started with our van passing the 500.000 km mark, and we ended the year with a steady 545.000 on the meter. This does not even include our trips to Russia and Greece, which we did by plane.

We sure made a lot of miles in 2011, literally and figuratively. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped make this possible: promoters, people coming to the shows, helping hands on tour, and in special Sylvia and Jacho at Destiny, Glenn and Sandro at Mighty Vision, Vladimir and Sergej at Play It Loud, Apostolis at WAK, Etjen at Just Like Your Mom for always thinking along and our steady tour-help Thomas.

Something we are neither proud nor ashamed of: this year we played with 4 different bass players (thank you Tom, Tim and stand-in Koen!), resulting in Glen as our steady new bass player. In 2011 we also released our first ever music video.

2012

While we can look back happily on a busy and hectic 2011, we prefer to look forward and focus on what is yet to come. Here’s what we have planned for 2012 so far. More to come!

New Website

On January 1st we launched our new website, something we’ve been looking forward to for a while. If you want to know what is going on with us, listen to our albums, check our tour dates or just get in touch, our website is the most trustworthy place to go. Subscribe yourself to its feed and be up to date all the time.

Brazil

More new territory: On February 1st our latest album “Start From Scratch!” will be released in South America through Undermusic Records (Mute, Forus, End of Pipe). South America has been on our radar for a long time now, and we’re very glad to get our music out there. A South American tour will follow.

Upcoming shows

In the first months of the new year we will be playing in Germany a lot. These are our upcoming shows:

JAN 11 GER Münster, Lorenz Sud
JAN 12 GER Aachen, Headquarter
JAN 14 GER Lindern, Teestube
JAN 16 GER Mainz, Kulturcafe
JAN 25 GER Frankfurt, 11er
JAN 26 GER München, Glockenbachwerkstatt. w/ Grizzly Tours
JAN 27 AUT Innsbruck, PMK. w/ 7 Years Bad Luck
JAN 28 GER Regensburg, Alte Mälzerei. w/ Glorious Thieves, Red Button
JAN 29 AVAILABLE!
FEB 15 AVAILABLE!
FEB 16 GER Saale (Halle), VL Ludwigstrasse
FEB 17 GER Kamen, JKC
FEB 18 GER Braunschweig, B 58
MAR 3 NL Zeist, De Peppel. w/ The Living Daylights, Sidewalk, Life’s Too Short For Us
APR 14 GER Köwerich (Trier), Rock im Kabuff (Jugendheim). w/ Finding Faith, Corman, A Hurricane’s Revenge

Not close enough? Want to book us in your city? Email us! For an always updated tour-schedule, check out the tour section.

New album

Maybe the most exciting news for 2012 is that we will be working on a new album. We are currently writing new songs and playing them into shape. Recordings will follow next winter the soonest. We’ll be playing these new songs on stage too, so come hear for yourself at a show and let us know if you like it!

Support

If you want us to stay an active, recording band in 2012 please support us through our merch and albums available at our webshop. Other ways to make the world go round for an independent band: follow us on Facebook, Twitter or spread the word by mouth about all our music on http://music.antillectual.com (for free or pay-what-you-like). Much appreciated!

Thanks a lot for bearing with us in the past year. See you on the road in 2012!

– Willem, Glen and Riekus

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17 September 2011 ~ Comments Off on Ladies and Gentlemen, we got him!

Ladies and Gentlemen, we got him!

On July 25 we announced our search for a new bass player. During the last 1,5 month over 30 people responded to our call; from North America to Italy, from the UK to Belgium and of course a lot of response from the Netherlands. We are incredibly thankful for all the applications, kind words and other support. We had to find someone with outstanding bass skills, singing experience, endless dedication and creative input; on and off stage. This process is something we never want to deal with ever again (headhunting, what a business), but we are really confident about the result.

Drum roll please: Glen is the great new addition to our band! He has been playing bass and singing in bands for over 10 years (we actually played one of our first shows ever with his former band), with a background in punk, hardcore and hiphop and experience as full time promoter. In stead of the usual high-fiving on the deal, we forced him to sign a contract for life.

You can read more about Glen in his interview for De Bassist (in Dutch) about joining our band. Even though Koen will play bass on our upcoming tour with Static Radio, Glen will join us as well. From halfway November we will be hitting stages with Glen. Hitting hard!

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01 August 2011 ~ Comments Off on The quest for a new bass player; update

The quest for a new bass player; update

“Overwhelming” and “heart warming” are the best words to describe all the support, the kind words and of course the applications we got so far! It is very cool to get messages from people all over the world wishing us the best searching for a new band member. On top of that there are quite some people that actually want to join our band! From young to old, boy to girl, Dutchy to North American, we got all sorts of people responding. There is no doubt we will succeed finding a great addition to our band.

And for those of you still in doubt; if you feel like joining us or know others that should, get in touch with us!

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