Yes, we know our big 5 Year Anniversary Party was a few months ago. But hey, we’re a super small indie label and we just didn’t find the time to edit an aftermovie. UNTIL NOW! Footage from all artists, to capture a bit of the magic from that last weekend of November 2019 and put a smile on our faces again.
Last weekend, Combo Qazam played the first show of the year, on the annual Schaalwerk (a set construction company) party. The show was almost blown off prematurely because the security dog bit drummer Arno in his leg and he had to get a tetanus test. Luckily, everything turned out fine in the end.
A few years ago, we decided to focus more on live events and bookings. We started Tiny Room Booking to make sure our artists get to play throughout the Netherlands. Since then, we also hosted more shows in our hometown Utrecht, mainly in Studio Patrick and Brewpub De Kromme Haring. Sometimes with partners like Vette Analoge Shit or Minor Rogue Bookings.
We ended up booking 75 concerts in 2019. Pretty awesome. What’s even more awesome, is that all these shows were beautiful, mind-blowing, rad, special and/or great. A league of its own.
So thank you for the music: The Star Pillow, Oliver Oat, LOGOUT, Holden Goldmund, Howart, The World of Dust, Broads, Osmosis / I am Oak, Alienbaby Collective, Voorzieningen, Avery Plains, My Friend Television, Santa Fé, Toby Goodshank, BOO HOO, Microplaza, Lian Ray, This Leo Sunrise, Sherman Oaks, Rogue Minor, R. De Selby, Wooden Soldiers, Kittiwake, Enablers, Trey, Astral Swans, Ghost Bag & Tine Fetz, Combo Qazam, Landowner, Mevrouw Tamara, Pollyanna, The Secret Love Parade, Victory Hall, Queen of the Meadow, Garciaphone, Taïfun and Naked Shortsellers.
Also big thanks to all the venues, promoters, labels and bookers that we worked with to make this possible. See a list of all shows in 2019 here: https://www.tinyroom.nl/booking/
In celebration of the upcoming tour in Japan (starting next week already), The World of Dust is releasing a new video and single today! The video is a combination of collages and landscape videos that Stefan Breuer made in Norway & Sweden this summer. The lyrics have been translated to Japanese, so all the new fans over there will also know what he is singing about (which is insecurity, doubts, trust, the usual dismals).
THE WORLD OF DUST JAPAN TOUR 2019 05-oct-2019: Give Me Little More, 松本 Matsumoto 06-oct-2019: Space Eauuu, 神戸 Kobe 07-oct-2019: K.D.Japon, 名古屋 Nagoya 09-oct-2019: Hard Rain, 大阪 Osaka 10-oct-2019: Toonice, 高松 Takamatsu 11-oct-2019: Space O92, 広島 Hiroshima 12-oct-2019: Home, 渋谷 Shibuya, Tokyo
Our own Canadian psych-folkie Astral Swans is gonna play as the support for I am Oak, on their release show in hometown Utrecht… Awesome news!
If you saw Astral Swans perform during his Dutch tour in December ’18, you know you’re in for a treat. If you didn’t, now is your chance. The new I am Oak album is called Osmosis, and it’s fantastic (pleonasm, I know). So head on over to De Nijverheid on September 15!
We celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Toby Goodshank‘s untitled album with a re-release on LP on Tiny Room Records and Lousy Moon Records. Release show is next week, May 22, in Brewpub De Kromme Haring. Boo Hoo (DE) and Oliver Oat (NL) are the supports. Come on over for this celebration of beautiful indie music. FB event here!
Toby Goodshank (Brooklyn, USA) made his high-profile musical debut as a guitar player in The Moldy Peaches. He started a prolific solo career, recording and self-releasing 14 albums in a five-year span and touring Europe with artists including Jeffrey Lewis and Kimya Dawson. Goodshank’s style draws from a variety of pop, underground art and musical influences and employs many instrumental textures. Unconventional song structure, humor, innuendo and wordplay are staples of his music and artwork. He co-founded the 3MB art collective with Adam Green and Macaulay Culkin. Toby is on tour for 2 weeks in The Netherlands and Germany, and this is the first date.
Canadian psych folk artist Astral Swans is visiting The Netherlands for 8 shows, starting next week!
We are super super excited to announce this Dutch tour for our Canadian friend Astral Swans. After the release of the critically acclaimed Strange Prison in May 2018, we can’t wait to hear him play these songs in a live setting.
A lot of the dates are with other Tiny Room bands Howart, Sven Agaath or The World of Dust. See the poster for venues, and this list of facebook event links to RSVP your ass off.
Next week we host a Tiny Room evening in the cafe of De Helling in Utrecht. Sven Agaath and LOGOUT will be playing, the entrance is free and it’s part of the OPEN series. It will be awesome, come over and party! Facebook event HERE.
Microplaza’s self-titled debut 7″ came out yesterday. Short, soft & sweet! The release show in Studio Patrick yesterday was a great success. Listen to the beautiful mini-LP on your favorite streaming service, or get one of the last copies in our Bandcamp store. Limited edition of 30 is close to sold out already.