This Saturday and Sunday the biggest and most awesome 24-hour celebration of the Dutch independent underground Van Onderen takes place in Paradiso Amsterdam. We are so excited to be a part of it!
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).
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.”
We are so excited to be hosting this showcase in Groningen on the 13th and 14th of January! Two afternoons and two rooms full of nice music, art and people. We decided to team up with our friends Sharksomeness Bookings and VERA ArtDivision to give you a fulfilling & endearing experience. Come on over, say hi, and enjoy the art & music!
So, what will happen these two days?
The ArtDivision will show you how they make their famous silk screen printed posters by live-printing posters of some of the bands that are playing Vera during Eurosonic Noorderslag. This and other of their artworks will be for sale as well.
Besides that, we at Tiny Room Records and our friends from Sharksomeness Bookings invited some of our bands to play Downstage. On Wednesday you’ll get time to warm up and start slowly, with beautiful tunes of The World of Dust, Dotlights and Joost Dijkema. On Thursday it gets a little louder with Lost Bear, LGHTNNG, This Leo Sunrise and The Daydream Fit. Besides that, Homemade Empire will accompany the printing team upstairs with some of his beautiful songs.
WEDNESDAY 13 JANUARY
14:00 – 14:30 The World of Dust
15:00 – 15:45 Joost Dijkema
16:00 – 16:30 Dotlights
THURSDAY 14 JANUARY
13:30 – 14:00 Lost Bear
14:30 – 15:00 LGHTNNG
15:00 – 15:30 Homemade Empire
15:30 – 16:00 This Leo Sunrise
16:30 – 17:00 The Daydream Fit
The official release show for This Leo Sunrise’s new album Do Not Always See took place on 20 December 2015, in our second home De Vechtclub XL (Utrecht). We had a BLAST. After a special, eerie synth-only set by our own The World of Dust, a dreamy relaxing show by Boyle, and an intense noise experience by Danielle Liebeskind, This Leo Sunrise took over the stage and the hearts of the audience. An awesome year culminated in a perfect show and a perfect evening. Thanks to you for coming, and to 3voor12/Utrecht for writing this great piece – it really made us blush.
This Sunday the official release party for This Leo Sunrise’s new album Do Not Always See will take place in De Vechtclub XL, Utrecht. Quinten Swagerman (who also made the artwork for the album) will provide visuals during the show. Dreampop folkies Boyle are playing too, and so is Danielle Liebeskind (spoken word / noise / weird stuff from Barreuh Records). The World of Dust prepared a special synthesizer-only show for this occasion. So, a great (and big) line-up, for only 5 euros. Viva la Underground!
Thank you all for coming to Le Mini Who? in The Village Coffee & Music. We had a really great time playing and being a part of this awesome festival. Thank you for being quiet during The World Of Dust and for rocking the underground with Howart. See you next year!