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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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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


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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18 September 2014 ~ Comments Off on The tour is dead, long live the tour!

The tour is dead, long live the tour!

Last weekend we had the last show of our tour with Ten Foot Pole. It was a truly amazing tour: there really was not one bad show, we made many new friends and last but not least we had an incredible time hanging with the people in Ten Foot Pole and Destiny Tourbooking. German SLAM Magazine wrote this review about our show in München, took pictures of us in Saarbrücken and at Punkadeka you can check pictures of our show in Seregno/Milano, Italy.

Some more highlights: tour kick-off in Berlin, playing that crazy boat in Paris, selling out merch in Köln, an over the top crowd going crazy in Ljubljana, “Rio Rock” in Tessenderloo, 90’s reunion vibe in Den Bosch, TFP going balls out in their own shorts, getting new nicknames from Ronaldo Destiny, Mondays and Tuesdays becoming the new weekend, and so much more. Some lesser moments include failing guitars, amps and snares, and a van exhaust that needed replacement, but none of those moments lived up to the peaks this tour brought us.

Time to get some rest you’d think. But no, the next 2 tours are coming sooner than you think!

September, Italy with Onoda:
25 Bologna Freakout Club
26 Roma Alvarado Street
27 San Giacomo degli Schiavoni (CB) Bobby’s Live Bar
28 Ancona Glue-Lab
Facebook event
Thanks to IndieBox Events and NoReason Records

16 FR Lyon, Les Capucins. w/ Happening
17 FR Bordeaux, Heretic Club. w/ The Dead Krazukies, W-Mute
18 ES San Sebastian, Mogambo
19 ES Oviedo, Lata de Zinc
20 PT Oporto, Almaemformol
21 PT Lisbon, Fantasma. w/ twelve2go, Rebels in Packages, About Time
22 ES Madrid, Rock Palace. w/ Revolutions Per Minute
23 ES Valencia, Sala Darkness
24 ES Barcelona, Casal Joves Roquetes. w/ Crim, Anchord
25 FR L’Isle Bouzon, Ecole des Filles. w/ Guerilla Poubelle, Charly Fiasco, Brutal Cherie
26 FR Clermont-Ferrand, Sprint Bar. w/ Les Rasoirs Electriques
Facebook event
Thanks to Outro Shows and Infected Records DIY

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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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10 December 2012 ~ Comments Off on Review: Future History – In Your Face webzine (Germany)

Review: Future History – In Your Face webzine (Germany)

Seit dem Eintritt in das neue Millenium gibt es die Holländische Emo Punkrock-Kapelle ANTILLECTUAL, wobei sich Emo im guten Sinne der Alten Schule der End-Achtziger Jahre versteht. Unspektakulär und von souveräner Hand von Sänger Willem geführt, erschienen ihre LPs und Singles aus dem Nichts. Ohne große Ankündigungen und Marketing sind sie einfach da. Ihre treuen Fans wissen darum und alle anderen Punkrocker sollten sich unbedingt um diese drei Mann starke Combo kümmern, denn es lohnt sich jedes Mal.

So verhält es sich auch bei der neuen Vier-Song-Single “Future History”, die ganz simple die Stärken der Holländer ausspielt. Das sind emotionaler Gesang, der nie weinerlich wird, hymnische Refrains, mal ruhige, mal schnelle, mitreißende Songs und immer korrekte Texte. Und ganz viel Gänsehaut. Alles das vereint der Opener und Titel-Track, der sich ganz tief in die Gehörgänge bohrt. “Mother Inferior” ist ein rasender Punkrocker, kurz und bündig und furios. “Because We Can” tut fast schon weh, so gut, so schön ist diese Nummer. Der Refrain geht einem nicht mehr aus dem Kopf. Eine klare Absage an Machotum und Sexismus ist das akustische “Pink Print” und erinnert, wofür Punk steht, nämlich Gleichheit und Individualismus.

ANTILLECTUAL sind aus der Szene unserer Nachbarn nicht mehr weg zu denken, repräsentieren sie den positiven und korrekten Geist des holländischen Punk von LÄRM über MAN LIFTING BANNER bis zu ANTILLECTUAL. All das Gute aus Punk in vier Songs!

Source: In Your Face
Rating: 10 / 10

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