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03 December 2015 ~ Comments Off on NEWSLETTER


Yesterday we sent out our notorious newsletter. It was the first one after deleting a lot of – what appeared to be – inactive email addresses. In case you didn’t receive one even though you subscribed in the past, apologies for that. But if you make sure to subscribe again, we will forward you the latest edition. In case you didn’t subscribe yet at all: do it to get the latest news first and we will send you the latest newsletter as well!

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19 April 2012 ~ Comments Off on Transatlantic tour and fresh old releases

Transatlantic tour and fresh old releases

While it may seem that we are laying low (our last tour was in December) we are actually planning more than ever: tours, releases and new recordings!

  • Fest 11 + USA Tour
  • Re-releases “Start From Scratch!” and “Testimony”
  • Pre-production recordings and EP
  • New zippers and shirts

Fest 11 + USA Tour

Can we get a drum roll please? The biggest and best news by far is the tour that we have planned for October and November. After 4 years of absence, we will finally return on American soil. We have been confirmed to play the almighty Fest 11 in Gainesville, and we will be touring the USA on our way down to Fest. Details to be confirmed.

Re-releases “Start From Scratch!” and “Testimony”

Since all LPs of “Start From Scratch!” and all CDs and LPs of “Testimony” are out of stock, we decided to run a second pressing of both albums together with our friends at Shield Recordings. The 350 gatefold LPs of “Start From Scratch!” will be “seein’ red” and “Testimony” will see a reincarnation of 250 LPs in the “grey area”. The 500 “Testimony” CDs will be a jewel case edition.

Pre-production recordings and EP

Having written half a new album already, we decided to book some studio dates. In May we will record these songs to prepare ourselves for the recordings of our fourth full length album next winter. 2 of those new songs will end up on an EP which will be released later this year. Details to be confirmed.

New zippers and shirts

No re-release here! Freshly designed zipped hoodies and T-shirts! Stay up to date and support us by ordering a shirt, zipper, a repressed album or a nice package of shirt+album.

Shirts have the King Kong print on the front. A limited amount of these shirts, with a red and black print on white, will be sold by Fairtrademerch at this year’s Groezrock Festival. Speaking of Groezrock: make sure to stop by Shield Recordings and No Reason Records on the market, and treat yourself to one of Mom’s Veggie Burgers.


MAY 04 Brussels (BE) – Garcia Lorca w/ The Arteries, The Octopussy’s, Black Sheep – [RSVP]
MAY 05 Utrecht (NL) – DB’s w/ Cobra Skulls, Wanderlust, The Windowsill – [RSVP]
MAY 16 Ysselsteyn (NL) – Jera On Air w/ No Turning Back, This Routine Is Hell + more tba
MAY 18 Arnhem (NL) – H80 bult theater festival – [RSVP]
MAY 27 Tienray (NL) – Gaellus Open Air w/ Sunday Zombies & The Brain – [RSVP]
JUN 02 Heilbronn (DE) – Ex Stereo w/ Planet Watson – [RSVP]
JUN 23 Oostende (BE) – Skatefest (Skate Bowl) w/ Madsin, Ostend Powers, Funkyfresh, Windub – [RSVP]
JUL 20 Südwinsen (DE) – Südwinsen Festival – [RSVP]
JUL 23 Drachten (NL) – Iduna w/ Ignite, Sparky’s Revenge – [RSVP]
JUL 27 Langenau (DE) – Pfleghof Open Air w/ Benzin, Settle Down – [RSVP]
AUG 10 Bunsbeek (BE) – Kloemprock w/ MXPX, Voodo Glow Skulls, Atlas Losing Grip, Gino’s Eyeball, Off the Charts, Left Alone
NOV 24 Erkelenz (DE) – Plug In Let’s Rock Festival / Auditorium w/ Not Available, Face the Fax, Ginos Eyeball, Ten Tons of Glory, Middle Finger Salute, 51st Degree, Cause for Confusion  – [RSVP]

USA Tour

OCT 15 – 25 USA – East Coast Tour
OCT 26 FEST 11 – Gainesville, FL
OCT 27 FEST 11 – Gainesville, FL
OCT 28 FEST 11 – Gainesville, FL

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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.


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.


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
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!


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 (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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23 March 2011 ~ 1 Comment

Touring Italy, Russia and supporting Boy Sets Fire

As we promised before, we are gonna play our asses off in support of the release of “Start From Scratch!”. We are going to Italy and Russia on our own and we will tour across Europe with Boy Sets Fire, over 50 shows in total. But first: have you checked our new album yet? Stream or download (pay-what-you-like) it here or buy a CD or LP from our webstore.

  • Italian tour
  • Russian tour
  • Support for Boy Sets Fire across Europe
  • More shows

Italian tour

We have been to Italy before, but never this extended. The guys at No Reason Records really did an awesome job getting us shows all over Italy:

24-03 SWI, Basel / Sommercasino
25-03 ITA, Torino / United
26-03 ITA, Castiglione delle Stiviere / Arcidallò
27-03 ITA, Bologna / Lazzaretto
28-03 ITA, Bologna / Acoustic (TBA)
29-03 ITA, Rome / Closer
30-03 ITA, Maddaloni (CA) / New Dream
31-03 ITA, Rende (CS) / B-Side
01-04 ITA, Molfetta (BA) / Macerie
02-04 ITA, L’aquila / Casematte!
03-04 ITA, Vicenza / Jack Hole
04-04 GER, Regensburg / Zimmer 4
05-04 SWI, Oberburg / Müllers `Place w/ Your All Time Favourites

Russian tour

Since our new album was released in Russia by Angry Chuck Records, that seemed a good excuse to go there. Neither one of us has ever been there, so we are excited as little kids:

27-04 RU, Ramenskoe / Slam
28-04 RU, Tula / Wekino
29-04 RU, Moscow / Democracy
30-04 RU, Vladimir / CB
01-05 RU, Ryazan’ / Dom Kul’tury
02-05 RU, St. Petersburg / Vegan Club
03-05 RU, TBA

Support for Boy Sets Fire across Europe

Speaking of little kids: when we were young(er) we grew up on Boy Sets Fire‘s music and now we are extremely happy to announce we will be doing the support for their reunion tour. There are still some dates (without Boy Sets Fire) to be filled, so please get in touch if you can help us out:

09-06 GER, Ulm / Panda Bar
10-06 GER, Sulzbach-Rosenberg / Youth Club Hängematte w/ Tim Vantol
11-06 GER, Weimar / Gerber 3 w/ the Toyotas, The Detectors
14-06 HUN, Budapest / A38 w/ Boy Sets Fire
15-06 PL, Bielsko-Biala / Backstage w/ Boy Sets Fire
16-06 CZ, Prague / Akropolis w/ Boy Sets Fire
18-06 GER, Leipzig / Conne Island w/ Boy Sets Fire
20-06 GER, Nürnberg / Löwesaal w/ Boy Sets Fire
21-06 A, Innsbruck / Weekender w/ Boy Sets Fire
22-06 ITA, Gorizia / Pieffe Factory w/ Boy Sets Fire
23-06 ITA, Milano / Magnolia w/ Boy Sets Fire
24-06 TBC w/ Boy Sets Fire
25-06 GER, Frankfurt / Batschkapp w/ Boy Sets Fire
26-06 NL, Amsterdam / Melkweg w/ Boy Sets Fire
27-06 UK, London / Islington Academy w/ Boy Sets Fire
28-06 UK, Manchester / Moho Live w/ Boy Sets Fire
29-06 TBA / TBA w/ Boy Sets Fire
30-06 NL, Breda / Mezz w/ Boy Sets Fire
01-07 GER, Frankfurt / Batschkapp w/ Boy Sets Fire – SOLD OUT

More shows

Is that enough shows for you? Not for us. We have some more:

09-04 NL, Nijmegen / Onderbroek w/ Astpai, One Win Choice
06-05 GER, Bielefeld / AJZ w/ Iron Chic, Underparts
07-05 BEL, Itterbeek / JK De Zomaar w/ Iron Chic, The Real Danger, Underparts, Off The Charts
29-05 NL, Harlingen / de Lichtboei / Rock de Boei w/ Midnight Menace / Cold Blooded / So Called Celeste
30-07 GER, Bausendorf / Riez Open Air w/ Bouncing Souls, Strung Out, Stick to Your Guns, the Blackout Argument, Polar Bear Club, A Traitor Like Judas, Man Overboard, Tim Vantol

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05 January 2011 ~ Comments Off on Our plans for 2011

Our plans for 2011

First of all we want to wish you a happy new year! We welcome the new year by new tours and a new bass player. All this to promote our new album “Start From Scratch!”.

Germany and United Kingdom tours

To promote “Start From Scratch!” we will be touring our asses off as much as possible. Starting smoothly with 2 weekend trips through Germany (with Red Tape Parade) and the United Kingdom.


  • Jan 5 GER Köln Sonic Ballroom w/ Red Tape Parade
  • Jan 6 GER Augsburg Ballonfabrik w/ Red Tape Parade
  • Jan 7 GER Finsterwalde L 86 w/ The Red Tape Parade
  • Jan 8 GER Berlin Scherer8 w/ Red Tape Parade + Man the Change
  • Jan 9 GER Available!

United Kingdom:

  • Jan 26 BE / FR / UK Available!
  • Jan 27 UK London The Gaff w/ The Human Project, Code Blue
  • Jan 28 UK Bath The Green Park Tavern w/ The Human Project
  • Jan 29 UK Hull Hollywood and Vine
  • Jan 30 UK Leeds Royal Park Cellars

In February we will go back to France (get in touch for dates!), and in April we will head to Russia for the first time ever!

New album

For those living under a rock: we have a new album out, “Start From Scratch!”. You can order an LP/CD through us or stream or download it together with all our music (for free or for a donation) at When you are at our webshop, check out our new shirts, zippers and girlies!

New bass player

A month ago we brought the news that Tom leaves our band and Tim replaces him. Some of you might know Tim from his solo work as Tim Vantol. You can read Tom’s statement here. His farewell show will be at the ACU in Utrecht on February 4, including a solo set by Tim Vantol and other TBA bands.

Eurosonic/Noorderslag & other shows

We are very proud to announce that we will be playing the Eurosonic/Noorderslag Festival in Groningen (NL). The festival is a showcase for hip and happening bands from Europe. And us. We will play a regular set and an acoustic set for Live In Your Living Room. See below for details. Do you want to hear our songs in your town? Email!

Eurosonic/Noorderslag shows:

  • Jan 13 NL Groningen, Eurosonic/Noorderslag: Shadrak, Main w/ The Picturebooks, Waines, Thee Attacks. Starts 20:00 sharp!
  • Jan 15 NL Groningen, Eurosonic/Noorderslag: Live in Your Living Room (Hoekstraat 42a) *Acoustic!* w/ Klerkx & The Secret, Awkward I

Other shows:

  • Jan 22 NL Arnhem, Mallemoere (Yvo’s Vegan Cafe!). w/ DJ Santina Runaway
  • Feb 4 NL Utrecht ACU Tom’s farewell show w/ Tim Vantol, Break Character, more
  • Feb 22 FR Bordeaux, Hold’em Saloon
  • Feb 25 SWI Geneva, Le Tiki’s
  • Mar 12 BEL Ecaussinnes, Festival Arc-en-Musique, Maison du Peuple
  • Mar 17 NL Nijmegen, De Bijstand. *Acoustic!* w/ PJ Bond
  • Mar 18 NL Castricum, De Bakkerij. *Acoustic!* w/ PJ Bond, Tes
  • Mar 19 BEL Mechelen, Metteko. w/ Straightaway, The Octopussy’s, Not So Much
  • April 27 – May 3 RUSSIAN tour!
  • Jun 17 SK Cadca, Bagdad Mosh Festival
  • Jun 24 CZ Prague, Dejvická Klubovna
  • Jun 25 CZ Hradek nad Nisou Hradek, Rock Summer Festival. Projekt Parabellum, Atari, Terror

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