Podiumdorst #1

We are finally hosting shows again! On the last day of this month you can see Tiny Room acts Geri van Essen and Microplaza both celebrating their 2021 releases on a stage in Utrecht: Vechtclub XL. Also playing is SOON, who are releasing their debut album on Subroutine that week. From the timeless altfolk of Geri van Essen, to the playful indie pop of duo Microplaza, to the spacey kraut noise of SOON: this evening has it all. It’s on a Monday, so there’s nothing else to do anyway. And you are probably longing for live music as much as we are. See you there!

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1307866543067937
Buy tickets: https://www.eventbrite.nl/e/tickets-podiumdorst-274063109137

poster by Vincent van Petten

Moonchy & Tobias – Potio Medicata (new video)

The new single & video by Italian/USA experimental duo Moonchy & Tobias is out now! Potio Medicata leans into an insistent Middle-Eastern flavored ostinato, melodically infused and mesmerizing. It follows more psychedelic & rhythmic paths than you could find on the previous M&T albums, much like the rest of the new album Golem.

Golem will be released on CD by Tiny Room Records on March 25, 2022. Publishing by Hidden Shoal.

Geri van Essen – Spelling Lonely (official video)

“Let me tell you how to spell lonely
It’s spelled just how it sounds
Weeks of no real conversation
Of words rarely found”

Watch the new video for Geri van Essen‘s song Spelling Lonely here. We released this song in April of this year on the album Cleaned The Windows. The video was recorded during one of the previous lockdowns in the UK, shortly after the release. It seemed appropriate to release it today, where we all feel extra lonely in these Christmas times, because of this damn pandemic that is still raging through our lives. Come and take a walk in lockdown London with Geri – because misery does love company.

Shows – 2021 recap

2021 is coming to an end. The corona virus made this another year with less music, art, shows, and color. But it’s time for some positive reflection. Because what did happen, was GOOD.

Ilsha and Microplaza shows at Het Koffiepand in Middelburg
Ilsha at Het Koffiepand, Middelburg.

We are very, very grateful for the shows we booked this year. It turned out we managed to book and host 20 shows. 20 concerts by brilliant artists such as Ilsha, Combo Qazam, The World of Dust and Microplaza. We organized one amazing day filled with love and laughter in Studio Patrick during the Le Guess Who? / U? festival. The Tiny Room train visited Utrecht, Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Middelburg, Apeldoorn and Liège in Belgium.

Shows at U? Festival Utrecht
Combo Qazam at U? Festival, Utrecht. Photo by Mirel Masic.

Every one of these shows was memorable and worth living for. Thank you to the artists, the venues, the sound engineers, the promoters and the audience. Thank you, thank you. 🙏 Let’s make 2022 as best as possible.

Victory Hall – The Someday Herald out now

OUT NOW – Since 2002, Victory Hall has been the outlet for lo-fi leanings by a group of musicians from Bordeaux, led by Julien Pras. The Someday Herald is their first album in 12 years and consists of a collage of songs and sounds, mainly recorded by Julien on a 4-track cassette recorder and sequenced and mastered with Tiny Room Records’ label manager Stefan Breuer. The Victory Hall concept has always been: spontaneous and fast recording of music, finishing old sketches and snippets, recording wherever the instruments are, all while maintaining the incredibly fun and exciting feeling of making records (because there’s nothing more exciting than that, we tell you!).

From the 60s infused baroque pop of Miss Chief to the more straightforward indie rock of Face Value, from the beautiful duets with Queen of the Meadow’s Helen Ferguson (Golden Times) and Emily Jane White (Confusion) to the solo contributions by band members David Lespes and Hugo Berrouet – this album hits all the sweet spots for those who like their indie rock laced with psychedelia, acoustic arrangements covered in tape hiss and vocal harmonies drenched in distorted reverb. Any fans of Sebadoh, Big Star, Eric’s Trip, Guided By Voices, Flaming Lips and Dinosaur Jr. should give this gem a listen.

Bandcamp: https://bit.ly/3oOkgr2
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3dMdyLU
Apple Music: https://apple.co/3rYzEDh
Deezer: https://bit.ly/3DTsgLA

U? Festival during Le Guess Who? was a great success

Last Saturday we hosted 8 bands during the Le Guess Who? / U? festival, in our beloved DIY home Studio Patrick. It was the first time in more than 1,5 years that we had live music in this cool venue. It felt good to be back, just a few hours before new measures made it impossible to do this kind of stuff again. But Saturday, it WAS possible and it WAS everything we hoped for. It felt safe and we managed to share the Patrick vibe with around 250 people, spread over the different shows. All artists played incredible, and everybody was smiling all the time. This was the “happiness food” we needed before going in another lockdown.

Thanks to the organization for letting us do this, to all the bands for their beautiful music and presence, to Arthur Duijzers for the amazing sound, the volunteers, and of course the audience, for sharing this experience with us.