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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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13 October 2010 ~ Comments Off on Email problems

Email problems

In case you have tried to email us at and your message was returned, please try For some reason people have experienced trouble reaching us through our regular email address. Hopefully shit will be solved ASAP. Now go on and listen the new Face to Face.

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20 November 2009 ~ 1 Comment

Winter break

This is the end of our winter break. Behind the scenes a lot of stuff has happened for us the last couple of weeks. And it’s about time to get out again. First of all “us” isn’t the same people anymore.  Second of all: despite that our ambitions are bigger than ever. Third of all: please read on below:

– NEW bass player
– NEW tours

NEW tours
Tom has been working hard to learn our set and the newly written songs. To get both our new bass player and the new songs kicked into perfect shape we planned a run of shows close to home:

Nov 21 NL Sevenum, OJC Walhalla w/ The Real Danger, This Is Cowboy Poetry
Nov 28 NL Breda, Kraakkroeg Voorerf Benefiet Klimaat Actie Kamp. w/ Blame Coca Cola, Rat Label
Dec 4 Bel Antwerpen, de Koevoet w/ Kingterror, Bitedown, GBO
Dec 5 NL Tilburg, Little Devil Shield recordings 5 year anniversary party. w/ Smash the Statues, The Real Danger, Argetti
Dec 19 NL Emmen, Huize Spoorloos w/ Barley Wine
Dec 24 NL Meppel, Cafe Clouso Xodus Kerstpunk. w/ Smash the Statues, Ravens, Omission, The Hunger, The Arrangement, Knekelput
Jan 16 NL Barneveld, Villa / Stedsj
Jan 23 NL Nijmegen, De Onderbroek Yvo & Smash the Statues Farewell show w/ Smash the Statues, In-sane, The Acoustic Alarm

After that period we embark on a European tour and record the new album. Below you find the tour schedule. As you can see we are still in need of shows. Please help us out if you can!

Jan 29 Fr Valenciennes, Available
Jan 30 Fr Lyon, Available
Jan 31 Fr Toulouse, Les Pavillons Sauvages w/ Ivan Rebroff’s Armpits, Messieurs de Fursac
Feb 1 Sp Barcelona, Available
Feb 2 Sp Zaragoza, Available
Feb 3 Sp Madrid, Sala Barracudas
Feb 4 Sp Burgos, TBC
Feb 5 Por Lisboa, Available
Feb 6 Por Porto, Available
Feb 7 Sp Vigo, Available (or Por)
Feb 8 Sp Giyon / Oviedo, Available (or Por)
Feb 9 Sp Bilbao, Available (or Fr)
Feb 10 Sp San Sebastian, Available (or Fr)
Feb 11 Fr Bayonne, TBC
Feb 12 Fr La Rochelle, La Barbarella
Feb 13 Fr Paris, Available
Feb 14 Fr Lille, La Chimère

NEW merch and web shop
Since we are almost out of shirts, patches and zippers and we have new touring plans we ordered some new merch. For the first time we will be doing girly zippers. Don’t let us down girls! If you pre-order our news designs you will get 2 free extra posters, 2 buttons, 2 stickers and 4 samplers, not a bad deal I assure you. Check out the designs and let us know what you think. Zippers come in 2 fancy colors, shirts and girlies in 3 colors.


In case this didn’t lead you to our site yet, please reconsider, since we have a completely new merch store, which makes it even easier to get what you want. Those of you privileged to receive this newsletter can also just reply and place your order.

That’s it for now. Because of the winter people are looking for HOT stuff. And we’ve heard twitter and facebook are HOT. So if you want us to feel appreciated interact with us on Facebook and Twitter.

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