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Antillectual We're a punkrock trio from Nijmegen, the Netherlands: Willem, Riekus and Toon. We've toured and released albums worldwide since 2005. We like our punkrock political and melodic, combining the best of ’90’s skatepunk, ’00’s emo and ’10’s orgcore.

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21 June 2019 ~ Comments Off on Working on stuff

Working on stuff

This is more or less a one-off announcement. Read about our upcoming single, check the accompanying merch pre-orders, or find some heavily reduced older merch. Explore Willem’s guitar tutorial series and see our upcoming show dates.

Artwork If You're Not Outraged

New Single

On July 9 we will release our next single! If You’re Not Outraged is a faster and more aggressive song than our last singles. The lyrical content deals with the rise of the anti-fascist movement and its actions, responding to the growth of extreme right sentiments, and how antifascism seems to trigger critical reactions while being a positive force. Our friend and designer Ruben Swieringa created the artwork.


T-shirt design If You're Not Outraged

New Merch

With a new single comes new merch! Thomas from Dark Roast designed a shirt to go with the theme of the single, which can be pre-ordered. Orders will be with you on July 9 and come with a download of the new single. As always: all shirts and prints are organic, fairtrade and vegan.


Reduced Merch Bundles

To make room for new designs we’ll let go of some old designs for a reduced price: 25% off each order over € 20. Use coupon code NEWSLETTER25 during checkout in our web store.


Guitar Tutorial Series

After getting requests about how to play our songs on guitar, Willem did a live playthrough of The Invisible Hand a couple of months ago. The interest and positive feedback led to a second playthrough (of Truth Hits Everybody) and more live videos to come! Check the videos.


If You’re Not Outraged tour dates

Come check out our new single live at the following shows:

10 May 2019 ~ Comments Off on Guitar tutorials

Guitar tutorials

Willem has started doing guitar tutorials of Antillectual songs. First one was for The Invisible Hand Meets the Visible Fist, now the second one, of Truth Hits Everybody is online as well! Check the playlist with the videos below, let us know what other songs you would like to see axe-plained!

19 March 2019 ~ Comments Off on Music video Truth Hits Everybody (The Police cover)

Music video Truth Hits Everybody (The Police cover)

19 March 2019 ~ Comments Off on Antillectual – Truth Hits Everybody (The Police cover)

Antillectual – Truth Hits Everybody (The Police cover)

We’re very excited to present you our third single: TRUTH HITS EVERYBODY, a cover of The Police!

In total we recorded 4 covers of “the roots of our roots”. Most of the bands we grew up on are still around or reunited, so we didn’t feel like covering those. It was much more interesting to go back one more generation and find early punk songs with a modern melodic vibe to them. Truth Hits Everybody was the first song that came to mind. It felt like something that would fit our style very well. We’ll release the covers sporadically, among our own singles.

 

The video is shot in our hometown Nijmegen by Ruben Smulders. The Police’s debut album Outlandos d’Amour from 1978 inspired the artwork of the single, created by our friend Andy Dahlström (Satanic Surfers’ bass player). 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.

12 March 2019 ~ Comments Off on Testimony live at Friends First Fest 2018

Testimony live at Friends First Fest 2018

The full video of Testimony live at Friends First Fest is online!

For its 10th anniversary we played our album Testimony in its entirety (+ more recent bonus songs)! See yourself if you were at Friends First Fest #4! See for yourself what you missed if you weren’t!
Which Testimony song from the live set do you like best?

Shot at De Onderbroek during Antillectual’s Friends First Fest #4 on December 29, 2018.
Video recording: Ruben Smulders & Mari-Liis Burket
Video editing: Ruben Smulders
Live audio mixing & recording: Emiel Carey Mahoney
Recorded audio mixing & mastering: Nico van Montfort XPZ Sound

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