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30 November 2022 ~ 0 Comments

NEWSLETTER NOV 2022: Friends First Fest tickets

As the year is coming to a close, it’s time for our end-of-the-year tradition: Friends First Fest! While we’re at it we’ll also spoil some more news about the upcoming album, including a single before releasing the full record. Lastly you’ll find upcoming shows and a free shipping code at the bottom of this newsletter!

Friends First Fest poster

Friends First Fest

All bands have been announced and tickets are on sale starting now! If you wanna join us at De Onderbroek in Nijmegen on Thursday December 29, make sure to get a ticket in presale, as it will probably sell out like previous editions. We’re doing flexible rates and kids get in for free, hoping that everyone can join the fun. Keep an eye on the FB event for surprise updates and check our album Start From Scratch, which we’ll play front-to-back!

Together album artwork

New album

We’re working hard on the release of our new record. We can’t wait to share it with the world, but we’ll have to wait until the vinyl is ready. Yet, we wanted to show our loyal newsletter readers the beautiful artwork by Thomas at Dark Roast and present the title: TOGETHER! If you come to a show, you can hear a new song live: From City To City. We’re crowdsourcing footage for the music video, so feel free to film us playing it and send it over! And if you’re a label interested in releasing/distributing, please reply to this email!

Tour poster - dates below

Upcoming Shows

Because of the new album, we’re taking it easy with shows in the first months of the new year. But we’ve got sweet stuff planned around the spring release! Wanna book us?

Free shipping for albums

With a new album coming we need to make some room and get some extra funding, therefore we’re doing free shipping on all album orders! Mention AHOYAHOY in the order comment and we’ll ship it to you for gratis!


That’s it for now, next time we hope to have a new single and album pre-order for you!
Thanks for reading, till next time; Ben, Riekus & Willem

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31 August 2022 ~ Comments Off on Back at it

Back at it

It feels incredible being an active band again! The first run of shows we did was amazing: kicking off at our own Shred Fest, joining Bad Religion at Paradiso and supporting Pussy Riot in these troubling times. The rest of 2022 looks quite promising, and 2023 won’t be too bad either… did anyone say “album”?

First of all: we previously announced “an army of bass players” instead of one single person joining us. But after playing shows and discussing the situation with Ben and Gijs we mutually agreed that Ben is our dedicated full time bass player! We’re very thankful that Gijs helped us out in the meantime!

Upcoming Shows

We’re very excited to see you in real life:

  • Sep 03 DE Ulm, The Broken fieldset. Info / FB event
  • Sep 24 DE Saarbrücken, Studio 30 Fest. Info / FB event
  • Oct 28 BE Leuven, Het Depot. w/ Heideroosjes (sold out!) Info / FB event
  • Oct 29 FR Le Havre, McDaids.
  • Nov 11 Available
  • Nov 12 DE Bochum, Turbo Fest (Die Trompete). Info / FB event
  • Nov 19 DE Wiesbaden, 12 Jahre Keep It A Secret (Kreativfabrik). Info / FB event
  • Dec 02 Available
  • Dec 03 DE Glauchau, Festival/Cafe Taktlos.
  • Dec 17 DE Würzburg, Happy Accidents Fest.
  • Dec 29 NL Nijmegen, Friends First Fest #6. FB event
  • Jan 20, 2023 BE Liège, La Zone.

Wanna help out with the “Availables” or book us some other time? Get in touch!

New Album

In 2018 we promised/threatened that we had stopped making albums. But we kept getting requests for a physical release. So after releasing a handful of digital singles we are very excited to announce a new release to our penfriends! A full length album bundling the singles and extra songs. The album is almost done, but we can’t announce a release date yet because vinyl delivery times are crazy long. We aim for a spring release, fingers crossed! We will keep you up to date, you’ll hear it here first!
(If you’re a label interested in releasing/distributing, please reply to this email!)

Merch

After selling out the Bijstand Mural shirts so quickly, we decided to make some extra, and include the Cheetah design, since a lot of people liked those as well. Find them together with our LPs/CDs, discount bundles and other goodies in our webshop!


That’s it for now, next time we’ll share more concrete news about the new album!
Thanks for reading, till next time; Ben, Riekus & Willem

PS: have you seen our TikTok hit yet? 666k people can’t be wrong, right?!

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01 November 2020 ~ Comments Off on 10 year anniversary Start From Scratch!

10 year anniversary Start From Scratch!

Today, November 1st, 2020, marks the 10th birthday of our 3rd full length album “Start from Scratch!”. It (still) is an important album for us and a favorite of a many. SFS seems to have been the first album that got us worldwide attention. In celebration of the album’s anniversary we had all sorts of wild plans, involving Friends First Fest and other activities, none of which will happen this year. Maybe we can make up for it next year?

If you read the title, track list and liner notes it seems that a lot of themes are relevant still, or again. We could have written songs like “Every Crisis Is a Moral Crisis” (how to deal with a heavy impact, worldwide calamity), “America’s Worst Role Model” (a horrifying American President), “Chinese Takeover” (growing influence and power of China) to describe the situation we’re in right now. Classic themes never get old!

When we released the album in 2010 we did a song-by-song introduction to the album, including guest contributions by people that did guest vocals, recorded it, released it, and other friends! Fun reads about your favorite song or the album as a whole when killing time these days:

1. Every Crisis Is a Moral Crisis (Greg Rekus, formerly of High Five Drive)
2. Buyer’s Remorse (David Finke, did the album artwork, FairTradeMerch)
3. The Hunt Is On! (Nab Ortega, formerly of Just Say Yo Zine)
4. America’s Worst Role Model (Fieke Houkes, Shield Recordings, released the album)
5. Cut The Ground From Under Our Feet (Chris Hannah, Propagandhi, did guest vocals; Thomas Nijboer, former roadie)
6. “Kraken Gaat Door!” (Etjen van der Vliet, Just Like Your Mom)
7. Some Of My Best Friends Are Meat Eaters (Marnix van Holland, formerly of Punx.nl)
8. Chinese Takeover (Lenneke Knape, formerly of Rockit Promotions)
9. Our Hearts (Yvo Kouwenhoven, former bass player)
10. The New Jew (Nico van Montfort, of XPZ Sound, recorded the album)
11. Classic Themes Never Get Old (NoReason Records, released the album)
12. So Much More (Heleen Tichelaar, did guest vocals)

Check the complete album on LP/CD, Spotify, Bandcamp, Youtube, Apple Music.

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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!

Order the Covers EP

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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11 April 2020 ~ Comments Off on Pre-order Covers EP

Pre-order Covers EP

Antillectual

Our Covers EP will come out on May 12, starting today you can pre-order it! We created some nice bundles including a shirt design, stickers, pins and full length albums. Check in tonight to hear Willem play some (cover) songs from our HQ!

Pre-orders for the Covers EP

Pre-orders

You can now pre-order our Covers EP via our webshop! We added some nice bundles with a Cover Shirt, full length, tapes, stickers and pins options. Since getting merch at a store, show or festival is not an option at the moment we added reduced prices on multiple EPs. That way you can order a couple and distribute them to your friends (at 1,5m distance!) or throw one in their mailbox as a quarantine gift. Distribute It Together! With every pre-order comes an instant download of 2 tracks.
Order the Covers EP / Cover shirt / Cover EP+shirt / Covers EP tape / EP+Shirt+Album bundle

Acoustic Live Stream

Tonight, Sunday April 12, at 20h00 CET Willem will do an acoustic live session to celebrate that pre-orders are available. Come hang out, expect some of the covers from the EP and some original songs. BYOB, tell a punk! Check in to our Facebook or Instagram page to join in!

Live acoustic session Sunday April 12 20h00 CET

Touring

In the overview below we also included the shows that got canceled because of Corona. We can’t guarantee that the other shows will take place. Keep an eye on our site, FB, Insta or Twitter for more info and instant updates if anything happens.

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