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29 June 2023 ~ Comments Off on NEWSLETTER JUNE 2023: Together still

NEWSLETTER JUNE 2023: Together still

TOGETHER came out a month ago, and feedback has been overwhelming to say the least! Besides album reviews this newsletter includes a TOGETHER merch re-print pre-order. Shirts sold so fast that we’re getting more, if you want a smaller or bigger size, this is your chance to get one. Last but not least: the announcement of a bunch of fresh fall shows!

Together music

After not releasing physical music for 7 years, we were a bit anxious how people would respond to a new album. But holy shit, reactions were unbelievable! From both individual listeners and The Media! Check some reviews below!

All full of hooks, all with decent speed, nice and compact. […] Together is an energetic appeal to solidarity, cohesion and friendship. The band is vehemently opposed to capitalism, racism or homophobia and fights for animal rights and tolerance. An important move at a time when hatred and distrust rule and wars and environmental destruction are spreading

– Ox Fanzine

Together is chock full of punk anthems. I for one will be purchasing ‘Together’ and delving headlong into their back catalogue for more gems. I’d suggest you do the same

Mass Movement

Together is an outstanding album that should be on every punk rocker’s playlist. Antillectual have delivered another powerful record that combines irresistible melodies with a politically-charged message. With Together, Antillectual has shown that punk rock can still be relevant, forceful, and inspirational, showcasing that art can make a positive change

Thoughts, Words, Action Together merch

Together merch

If the reviews warmed you up to hear the album or form an opinion of your own, you can still support us via a physical purchase of an LP, CD or tape (almost sold out though), or a package with a shirt (30 euro) or 2 albums (20-25 euro) via our web store. For that authentic digital experience pick your streaming service of choice!


Because the TOGETHER shirts sold like crazy we will be doing a new run! Heads up: smaller and bigger sizes are only available for pre-order, will not be in stock afterwards, and orders need to be in before Friday June 30. Thanks for your support!


Together tour dates

Together live

People singing along to the new songs live is incredible! Let’s scream our lungs out together at one of these:

  • Jul 18 NL Nijmegen, De Opstand (Zomerfeesten)
  • Jul 22 DE Hannover, Skate & Destroy Open Air
  • Aug 09 SI Tolmin, Punk Rock Holiday
  • Aug 19 DE Stemwede, Stemweder Open Air
  • Sep 22 DE Wiesbaden, Kreativfabrik
  • Sep 23 DE Würzburg, Immerhin
  • Oct 04 DE Hildesheim, Club VEB (Kufa Löseke)
  • Oct 05 DE Wermelskirchen, AJZ Bahndamm
  • Oct 06 DE Kiel, Schaubude
  • Oct 07 DE Oberhausen, Druckluft
  • Oct 26 DE Hamburg, Hafenklang
  • Oct 28 DE Berlin, Circus Rhapsody Haunted House Party (Tommyhaus)

Info & tickets via our website. For bookings, get in touch!

Thanks for reading our newsletter. Don’t be shy, hit reply; we love hearing from you! It’s been a while, but in the next episode you will find an ITALIAN tour…
Take care, Ben, Riekus & Willem

Missed our previous newsletter? Find it here!


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28 March 2017 ~ Comments Off on Antillectual joins Loud Noise

Antillectual joins Loud Noise

Antillectual is joining the Loud Noise band roster for their Benelux and European bookings (Germany excluded). A hard working and touring band and an ambitious booking agency that is spreading their wings sound like a perfect match.

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Loud Noise is the Netherlands’ biggest booking agency for loud music. They are the European home to bands like Metal Church, Turnstile, Angel Dust, No Turning Back, VandenBerg’s Moonkings, No Warning and many more. Next to bookings Loud Noise hosts festivals like The Sound of Revolution, Dynamo Metalfest and Cityrock. Also, the Loud & Rising tour is a Loud Noise initiative to support up and coming bands. Singer/guitarist Willem reflects:

“We’re celebrating ten years on the road, having toured most European countries and most continents. With our new album ENGAGE out worldwide and Loud Noise on our side we can take our international adventures to the next level”

Martijn van den Heuvel represents Antillectual at Loud Noise. Martijn knows the punk and hardcore scene like no other as singer of No Turning Back and founder of Stronger Bookings. After merging with Loud Noise they established the strongest Dutch heavy music agency.

Get in touch with Martijn and Loud Noise:
Maik Strübe and The Living Proof Agency represent Antillectual in Germany:


01.04 DE Warendorf, iFan Festival
08.04 NL Erica, The Spot/Pitfest 2
27.04 NL Venlo, Nightbirds Kingsday Festival
12.05 FR Rouen, DIY or Die Fest
26.05 NL Dordrecht, Bibelot
27.05 BE Mol, El Topo Goes Loco Fest
31.05 FR Le Havre, McDaids
01.06 FR Nantes, Le Ferrailleur
02.06 FR Bordeaux, Le Void
03.06 ES Cantabria
04.06 ES La Coruña, CSO La Insumisa
05.06 PT Oporto, Cave 45
06.06 PT Lisbon, Popular Avalade
07.06 ES Madrid, Trash Can
08.06 ES Zaragoza, TBA
09.06 ES Castellón, Four Seasons
10.06 ES Barcelona, Kasal de Joves Roquetes
11.06 ES Sarrìa de Ter, Associació Cultural Apaga la Tele
12.06 FR Toulouse
23.06 NL Ysselsteyn, Jera On Air
01.07 DE Enkirch, Fallig Open Air
19.08 NL Gemert, Zebra Festival
24.08 DE Sulingen, Reload Festival
06.10 NL Utrecht, Tivoli de Helling

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13 January 2015 ~ Comments Off on Dutch music export report 2013

Dutch music export report 2013

Oops we did it again … We’re #34 in the Dutch music export report 2013 by Buma Cultuur, including honorable mention! Dutch newspaper NRC wrote this about it (and linked one of our very first tour reports). Sorry, Dutch content.

Others rated in the report (what a company!): Tiësto, Jacco Gardner, Hardwell, Armin van Buuren, Tim Vantol, No Turning Back, The Partysquad, Dope D.O.D. and many others …


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26 May 2014 ~ Comments Off on Review and free download “Perspectives & Objectives”

Review and free download “Perspectives & Objectives”

Better late than never, especially when it’s a killer review like this one: wrote a review of our latest album “Perspectives & Objectives”. The people who coined the term “orgcore” gave us 4 out of 5 stars and As melodic Europunk goes, this band has to be up near the top of the pile. Read for yourself

Related to the latter, and old news to those who receive our newsletter: we recently released “Perspectives & Objectives” as a pay-what-you-like download. For those interested in physical copies, check our webshop, or for cheap shipping to North America and Australia check the A-F Records store.

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28 January 2010 ~ Comments Off on Warm winter tour

Warm winter tour

Last Saturday we played our last show ever with Yvo on bass. A crazy sold out show was a nice way to close this chapter. In Tom we found an amazing replacement presenting us a very glourious future ahead. Our first step is a tour that will hopefully get us somewhere warmer.

– Warm Winter Tour
– Dutch Export
– Recording a New Album
– Tour with High Five Drive

Warm Winter Tour

Belgium, France, Spain and Portugal seemed to be the best destinations when touring in January and February. If you live in the area, please drop by and say hi!

Jan 29 BEL Herselt, De Choke. w/ Second Base, more
Jan 30 FR Fumel, Pavillon108. w/ OpeNightmare, Ivan Rebroff’s Armpits
Jan 31 FR Toulouse, Les Pavillons Sauvages. w/ Ivan Rebroff’s Armpits (release show), Messieurs de Fursac
Feb 1 ES Torelló / Barcelona, l’Eclèctic
Feb 2 ES Zaragoza, Sala Ultimátum
Feb 3 ES Madrid, Sala Barracudas
Feb 4 Available
Feb 5 Available
Feb 6 POR Lisbon, Casa de Lafoes Afternoon show. w/ This Routine Is Hell, Albert Fish, Barafunda Total
Feb 6 POR Mouriscas, GDR Os Esparteiros. w/ Defying Control, The Wild Ones, Shake Shake and SMYP
Feb 7 POR Porto, Bar Altar Afternoon show
Feb 8 Available
Feb 9 ES Oviedo, La Antigua Estacion. w/ Threewordname, Mr. Lafleur
Feb 10 ES Pasaia (San Sebastian), Sala Mogambo. w/ Alaska Pipeline, Curasan
Feb 11 FR Bayonne, Bar Kixkil Ostatua
Feb 12 FR La Rochelle, La Barbarella
Feb 13 FR Brest, Espace Léo Ferré. w/ Speedball, Jeune Seigneur, Last Exit To Brooklynn
Feb 14 FR Lille, La Chimère

As you can see, we are still looking for shows on February 4, 5 and 8 in Spain or Portugal. Let us know if you can help us out.

Dutch Export

Since we are known to tour a lot Buma Cultuur (the Dutch authors- and copyrights organization) mentioned us in their press bulletin announcing that the export of Dutch pop music was raised by 15% in 2008. Read the Dutch version and the English version.

Recording a New Album

A week after we get back from tour we will be entering the studio. It has been almost 2 years since we released our last full length album “Testimony”. We will record 12 new songs with Nico van Montfort at the Erock studio in Panningen. On the upcoming tour and shows we will play a lot of these songs to get them into shape. A release will follow later this year.

Tour with High Five Drive

We never promised to slow down. After we finish recording, mixing and mastering we will embark on another tour. Together with High Five Drive from Canada we will be playing shows in France, the UK and Belgium between April 25 and May 1. Routing to be announced soon. Get in touch if you feel like helping us out.

Other shows:

Feb 17 NL Utrecht, ACU. w/ Nothington, Bivouac
Feb 19 BEL Wachtebeke, VZW MaNo. w/ Bound In Blood, Rumble Fist, The Dancing Morons
Feb 20 NL Krommenie, De Groote Weiver. w/ Sweet Empire, Union Town
Feb 27 NL Nijmegen Waalhalla. w/ Static Thought
Mar 6 NL Hoogeveen Het Podium. w/ Nuestros Derechos, Nuclear Driven Animals

If you feel like the recession is over and your liquidity is increasing (what?!), please consider visiting our webshop to fund our upcoming recordings. In the next issue of your favorite newsletter you will find some news about our new release, and more new touring plans. We hope.

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