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
All tour dates in Japan are with I am Oak.
The World of Dust is going on tour in Japan! The album Samsara is coming out on Moorworks October 1, 2019. Right after that, he will play 7 shows in 7 cities, all together with I am Oak.
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!
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.
14.12 Kopi Soesoe, Rotterdam: Astral Swans (CAN)
15.12 Studio Patrick, Utrecht: Astral Swans, Pigeon en R. de Selby in Studio Patrick
16.12 Grand Cafe Utopie, Den Haag: Utopie // Astral Swans en World of Dust [Gratis]
18.12 Camelot, Nijmegen: Astral Swans at Camelot live
20.12 Willem Twee, Den Bosch: Astral Swans op donderdag
21.12 Cool, Heerhugowaard: Cool Alternative – Astral Swans & The World of Dust
22.12 WinterWelVaart, Groningen: Astral Swans, Howart, Sven Agaath | WinterWelVaart 2018
23.12 De Ruimte, Amsterdam: Tiny Room x Meduse MagiQ: Astral Swans, L.A. Foster, Howart
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.