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12 May 2020 ~ Comments Off on Covers EP out today

Covers EP out today

Today is the release of our COVERS EP! If you pre-ordered (thanks!), it has probably already arrived at your home. If you haven’t, this might be your last chance to order one!

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In total we recorded 4 covers of “the roots of our roots” for this passion project. When the cover idea surfaced we didn’t feel like covering the bands we grew up on. Most of them are still around or reunited. It seemed much more interesting to go back some more generations and find early punk songs with a melodic vibe to them. The EP includes covers of Truth Hits Everybody (The Police), Hanging on the Telephone (The Nerves, Blondie), I Believe in Miracles (Ramones) and Search and Destroy (The Stooges). Check the first review we got!

The cover artwork consists of adaptations of the four original designs so you know it’s us. Re-designs by Andy Dahlström (Satanic Surfers). We recorded the rhythm section live and we kept dubs and edits to a minimum. This is as raw/unpolished as we get in the studio! 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.

Order the Covers EP

Order

We had 500 EPs made, but after sending out label and pre-order copies there are less than 40(!) left. You can still get one via our webshop; combine it with a shirt, album, tape, etc. Shirts are still available in S/M/L tight fit and S/M/L/XL loose fit. Just like the EPs: while supplies last … Besides releasing cover versions of these classic songs on a classic vinyl format, the EP is of course also digitally available. Check our Covers EP page to play the EP via Spotify, Bandcamp, Youtube and all other services.

Online acoustic sessions

We’re throwing a release party on Friday May 15! These days this means that we will go live via FB and Insta to celebrate the release, play some acoustic songs, do a Q&A and whatever else happens! Reply to this email with your (song) requests! The day after, Saturday May 16 aka Lagwagon Day, Willem is doing an acoustic set for Boatless Booze Cruise. A charity online festival with proceeds going to suffering venues in Hamburg, incl bands like The Creepshow, Teen Agers, Travels & Trunks

Toon, live in action

Toon has left the band

Sorry for ending this newsletter with a downer, for some this might come as a complete surprise, others were already in the know. It is with a heavy heart that we inform you that Toon has decided to leave the band. We wish him the best of luck with his (musical) endeavors and thank him for all the time and energy that he put into our band since 2014! What’s extra sad is that the last shows we were supposed to play together have been cancelled because of corona. For the remaining 2020 shows we already have a neat plan, including a very appropriate replacement solution. We will tell you all about it as soon as we know 100% sure that the currently booked shows are taking place.


That’s it for now, till next time! Then we can hopefully tell you all about our plans for the 2020 shows! Thanks for reading, stay in touch …

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17 March 2020 ~ Comments Off on Hanging On The Telephone

Hanging On The Telephone

Antillectual

Hanging On The Telephone

Today we can finally present you our new single, the second of our cover series: HANGING ON THE TELEPHONE! Written by The Nerves, popularized by Blondie, ‘updated’ by us! This is the last digital release before releasing our physical Covers EP on May 12.

Still from the 'hanging on the telephone' music video

Hanging on the Telephone is available via all usual suspects, find it on Spotify, Youtube, Bandcamp and all the others through antillectual.com/hangingonthetelephone. Our new single is from the same recording session as our version of The Police’ Truth Hits Everybody: drums and bass are recorded by our live sound tech Emiel Thoonen; vocals, guitars and hammond recorded by Menno Bakker at Amsterdam Recording Company, who also recorded our debut album Silencing Civilization. Mixed by Menno Bakker at ARC, mastering by Carl Saff. The video is created by Tijs VL, production by Roos de Huu. The artwork is from the one and only Andy Dahlström from Satanic Surfers; what a team!

Artwork for the covers EP

Covers EP

On May 12 we will release our Covers EP. Next to Truth Hits Everybody and Hanging on the Telephone it will include covers of The Stooges’ Search and Destroy and Ramones’ I Believe in Miracles. It will be released as a 7” worldwide with artwork by Andy Dahlström.

Touring

With so much going on with the Corona virus spreading, we can’t guarantee all these shows will actually take place. Keep an eye on our site, FB, Insta or Twitter for more info and instant updates if cancellations happen. This is what we have scheduled at the moment:


That’s it for now, till next time! Then we will have more details for our Covers EP release, including the pre-order! Thanks for reading, stay in touch …

Missed our previous newsletter? Find it here!

– Willem, Riekus & Toon

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15 January 2020 ~ Comments Off on 2020

2020

Antillectual

2020

Happy new year! 2019 was amazing to us, hopefully 2020 will be as great, or maybe even better!? We will unveil some of our 2020 plans below; this year we’ll release more music than last year, both digital and physical!

2019

We wrote a little report about what we did last year: festivals like Brakrock, SBÄM and KNRD Fest; with bands like Descendents, Pussy Riot and Pennywise; in places like Finland, Turkey and Schiphol Airport! Check the piece on our website. The last thing we did in 2019 was Friends First Fest, find the event for FFF 2020 on FB.

Antillectual performing in Ankara, Turkey

Live in Ankara, Turkey. Photo by Kaan Koçakoğlu.

Release Hanging On The Telephone

After releasing our version of The Police’ Truth Hits Everybody we will release another song from our cover recording session: Hanging on the Telephone, originally by The Nerves, popularized by Blondie. On February 25 we will set it free, including a music video and the usual digital suspects!

Release Cover EP

But that’s not all: we recorded four covers in total, spring 2020 we will release these as a physical, vinyl EP. More info like the artwork, tracklist, etc will follow, but for now we are looking for partners to release/distribute this EP together with us. So get in touch if you are a label, booker, promoter or anyone that wants to help us out spreading our upcoming EP. Let’s Do It Together!

Shows

We already have some nice shows, supports and festivals scheduled for 2020! Including trips to the United Kingdom and Switzerland!


That’s it for now, till next time! Then we will share Hanging on the Telephone with you and tell you more about our cover EP! Thanks for reading, stay in touch …

Missed our previous newsletter? Find it here!

– Willem, Riekus & Toon

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09 July 2019 ~ Comments Off on If You’re Not Outraged

If You’re Not Outraged

Today we bring you the 4th edition of our singles series: If You’re Not Outraged! An energetic, urgent track with an anti-fascist message. Critical times still call for critical culture!

Artwork If You're Not Outraged

Extreme right wing ideologies are growing. Alt-right, identitarian movements and populism are proof that the far right wing is on the rise again. Just to be clear: we think that’s a bad thing. As a result the anti-fascist (re)action and movement is growing too. Just to be clear: we think that’s a good thing. Anti-fascism is not a crime!

Check this special page for If You’re Not Outraged via all platforms (Spotify, Youtube, Bandcamp, etc), the lyrics and liner notes. Join us for a Q&A about our new single today (Tuesday, July 9) at 20h00 CET on our Youtube channel.

Video If You're Not Outraged

This is the first release from our recording session with Tim van Doorn at Big Dog Recordings in Antwerp, Belgium, more to come! Mastering by Nico van Montfort at XPZ Sound. The music video is created by Bram Bergs. Single artwork by Ruben Swieringa.


If You're Not Outraged shirt design

Merch

To have appropriate new merch our friend Thomas at Dark Roast adapted a picture of a demonstration by the Neo-Nazi Nordic Reich Party in Växjö, Sweden in April 1985. A Polish-Swedish passerby (whose mother had been sent to Auschwitz) could no longer resist swinging her handbag at the nazis. FairTradeMerch made beautiful organic, fair-trade and vegan shirts of the design. Orders come with free downloads of all our singles, and you can still get older merch with a discount if you use NEWSLETTER25 as coupon code!


If You’re Not Outraged tour dates

Come hear our new single live at the following shows:

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21 June 2019 ~ Comments Off on Working on stuff

Working on stuff

This is more or less a one-off announcement. Read about our upcoming single, check the accompanying merch pre-orders, or find some heavily reduced older merch. Explore Willem’s guitar tutorial series and see our upcoming show dates.

Artwork If You're Not Outraged

New Single

On July 9 we will release our next single! If You’re Not Outraged is a faster and more aggressive song than our last singles. The lyrical content deals with the rise of the anti-fascist movement and its actions, responding to the growth of extreme right sentiments, and how antifascism seems to trigger critical reactions while being a positive force. Our friend and designer Ruben Swieringa created the artwork.


T-shirt design If You're Not Outraged

New Merch

With a new single comes new merch! Thomas from Dark Roast designed a shirt to go with the theme of the single, which can be pre-ordered. Orders will be with you on July 9 and come with a download of the new single. As always: all shirts and prints are organic, fairtrade and vegan.


Reduced Merch Bundles

To make room for new designs we’ll let go of some old designs for a reduced price: 25% off each order over € 20. Use coupon code NEWSLETTER25 during checkout in our web store.


Guitar Tutorial Series

After getting requests about how to play our songs on guitar, Willem did a live playthrough of The Invisible Hand a couple of months ago. The interest and positive feedback led to a second playthrough (of Truth Hits Everybody) and more live videos to come! Check the videos.


If You’re Not Outraged tour dates

Come check out our new single live at the following shows:

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