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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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26 September 2018 ~ Comments Off on Our second single is coming!

Our second single is coming!

Hopefully you all had an incredible summer with lots of music and nice weather! We had an amazing time releasing Heads You Win, Tails We Lose and playing festivals all over Europe to spread our new single. But summer has come to an end and it’s time to bring you some fresh music and accompanying shows!

The Invisible Hand Meets the Visible Fist

We will release our new single “The Invisible Hand Meets the Visible Fist” on October 30! Musically it might seem a mellow track but its content is heavy nonetheless:

“In a world where politicians govern their nations as companies, citizens are reduced to customers. We are left with little more influence than our spendings. Let’s use that mechanism and “celebrate” the crisis’ 10th birthday by making our purchases with even more care about who we support financially. We, the extras in the neoliberal narrative, should address them in the only language they understand and let our money do the talking. Strategic purchases, consumer strikes and boycotting companies whose policies we don’t agree with are our only bribe to get a foot in the door. Show the invisible hand of the market the visible fist of the people. Merry 10 year crisiversary!”

Pre-order new shirts and Zippers

Starting now you can pre-order The Invisible Hand Meets the Visible Fist merch. Daggers Design created the artwork for the single and the merchandise. Pre-orders end on October 7! Previous designs are still available, including package deals with our 10-year anniversary album Testimony.

The Invisible Hand Meets the Visible Fist Tour

Of course we want to play our new single for you! Come to one of the following to hear it live:

Still hot: Heads You Win, Tails We Lose

Unfortunately we can’t give you any audio of the new single yet. But this might be a nice occasion to play our most recent single Heads You Win, Tails We Lose? Thanks for all heartwarming reactions to the song and our new “singles approach”!

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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 week. We’ll also let you know when we play a show in your area.

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