Watch Queen of the Meadow play their new song Withdrawn in Groningen, last Saturday:
Last weekend, four amazing shows by French folk duo Queen of the Meadow took place throughout The Netherlands (in Studio Patrick in Utrecht, Wijnbar Koffie & Ambacht in Rotterdam, Lola in Groningen and Filmtheater Kriterion in Amsterdam). Thanks to everybody who came out to see this magical band from Bordeaux on their first tour ever!
And a big thank you to Helen Ferguson and Julien Pras for taking these beautiful songs on the road.
This is going to happen! Finally!
For all you people that fell in love with the Queen of the Meadow album that came out last year: they are coming here for a short tour in 2 weeks! Four dates in The Netherlands in four main cities. You can finally meet these lovely people too and, more importantly, hear the timeless indie folk songs in a live setting. We can’t be more excited. Please come!
This Leo Sunrise will be playing on Sunday morning from 9.45 to 10.15 in the small room, upstairs. Sven Agaath plays a little bit earlier in the basement, from 9.00 to 9.30. And Lost Bear is doing a few acoustic songs in the hour-long fest that our grubby sister organization Shaky Maracas hosts, on Saturday from 13.00 to 14.00 (also in the basement).
In the Shaky Maracas hour, there are A LOT of great projects and bands from our friends (Lost Bear members, Bonne Aparte members and Ducktape Records people) playing. Read about them here: http://www.van-onderen.nl/shaky-maracas/. Don’t miss this!
In between these recommendations, there are more than 80 other options to see shows, and they’re all good. There is no need to highlight any of them – just go to all of them. Bring your own drugs.
Thank you Le Mini Who? and all you lovely people coming out to see Lost Bear doing the Rock and eating garlic. They had a great time pretending they’re the biggest rock band in the Netherlands. Watch a video of two songs (shot by Joost Hangfield) here:
The release of Master Solo’s Not So Solo last weekend in Theater Kikker (where The Fire Harvest and Black Oak also presented their new albums) was magical. Thank you all for coming to this very special show. A big thank you to Mark as well, for breathing new life into this awesome project one final time. Read a review (in Dutch) on 3voor12/Utrecht here. Video up now too:
The official release show for This Leo Sunrise’s new album Do Not Always See took place on 20 December 2015, in De Vechtclub XL (Utrecht). Featuring The World of Dust, Boyle, Danielle Liebeskind and, of course, This Leo Sunrise.
Over and out. We had so much fun at Tiny Shark Art Attack (in collaboration with the lovely people from Sharksomeness Bookings and Vera Groningen ArtDivision) during Eurosonic. Thank you all for coming, dear friends. And thanks to all the bands for playing their beautiful songs. We are proud, satisfied and exhausted. So much fun to celebrate great music with all you beautiful people. And very much looking forward to next year!
Florian von Besser took some amazing photos of our little gathering! Click here to see ‘em all.
Louder Than War wrote about Lost Bear: “[…] whose new tracks sounded like a fabulously “emo” mix of Diamond Dogs-era Bowie, a proggy Small Faces and Do The Collapse-era Guided By Voices. To wit; a soulful and clever rock band with enough self depreciation to keep any stadium nonsense at bay. They rocked out in the basement of the famous old Vera club, the chiming chords and brilliant harmonies bouncing off the low ceiling and the sleepy audience (it was just 2pm after all) nodding along, shaking the loose wax out of their ears.”
3voor12/Groningen also wrote a niece piece in Dutch about the programme on Thursday. About This Leo Sunrise: “[…] blijkt het hoogtepunt van de middag. De groep uit Utrecht combineert zware, onheilspellende ritmes met lichtvoetige viool. Dit samenspel zorgt voor onverwachte, maar erg prettige wendingen. […] Op sommige momenten speelt This Leo Sunrise snoeihard, even later is het zo stil dat je de kruk van drummer Chris Müller kunt horen kraken. De afwisseling zorgt voor een aangenaam en uitgebalanceerd optreden. Kortom: deze formatie uit het midden van het land staat als een huis.”