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Antillectual We're a punkrock trio from Nijmegen, the Netherlands: Willem, Riekus and Toon. We've toured and released albums worldwide since 2005. We like our punkrock political and melodic, combining the best of ’90’s skatepunk, ’00’s emo and ’10’s orgcore.

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26 September 2018 ~ Comments Off on Our second single is coming!

Our second single is coming!

Hopefully you all had an incredible summer with lots of music and nice weather! We had an amazing time releasing Heads You Win, Tails We Lose and playing festivals all over Europe to spread our new single. But summer has come to an end and it’s time to bring you some fresh music and accompanying shows!

The Invisible Hand Meets the Visible Fist

We will release our new single “The Invisible Hand Meets the Visible Fist” on October 30! Musically it might seem a mellow track but its content is heavy nonetheless:

“In a world where politicians govern their nations as companies, citizens are reduced to customers. We are left with little more influence than our spendings. Let’s use that mechanism and “celebrate” the crisis’ 10th birthday by making our purchases with even more care about who we support financially. We, the extras in the neoliberal narrative, should address them in the only language they understand and let our money do the talking. Strategic purchases, consumer strikes and boycotting companies whose policies we don’t agree with are our only bribe to get a foot in the door. Show the invisible hand of the market the visible fist of the people. Merry 10 year crisiversary!”

Pre-order new shirts and Zippers

Starting now you can pre-order The Invisible Hand Meets the Visible Fist merch. Daggers Design created the artwork for the single and the merchandise. Pre-orders end on October 7! Previous designs are still available, including package deals with our 10-year anniversary album Testimony.

The Invisible Hand Meets the Visible Fist Tour

Of course we want to play our new single for you! Come to one of the following to hear it live:

Still hot: Heads You Win, Tails We Lose

Unfortunately we can’t give you any audio of the new single yet. But this might be a nice occasion to play our most recent single Heads You Win, Tails We Lose? Thanks for all heartwarming reactions to the song and our new “singles approach”!

06 June 2018 ~ Comments Off on We’ve stopped making albums, but here’s fresh music!

We’ve stopped making albums, but here’s fresh music!

This might sound like mixed signals, but we want to take a new approach to releasing music. We will of course continue creating new music. But instead of bundling new songs for a new album, we will write, record and send them out to the world one by one. Today we’re pleased to bring you our first new single: Heads You Win, Tails We Lose!

The single on SpotifyAmazon, iTunes and Deezer. Find lyrics, liner notes and the song via all other platforms here.

This song is a response to the current populist wave. Trump is a big idiot and unfortunately part of a worldwide epidemic. The video was shot on the Loud & Rising Tour through the Netherlands with Green Lizard and This Means War last February. The video is put together by our friend, Italian video maker Claudio Stanghellini. Bonus feature: the last ever footage of our old van …

New T-shirts and totes
What’s a new release without new merch? Dark Roast designed the Heads You Win, Tails We Lose artwork and FairTradeMerch printed beautiful shirts. With each shirt comes a download of our new single and a poster of the artwork. Order here!
To celebrate our album Testimony’s 10 year anniversary you can now get Testimony (LP or CD) + a shirt for only 22 euro! Because of popular demand we also restocked on Engage shirts and tote bags!

Heads You Win, Tails We Lose Tour
All upcoming Tour dates:
Jun 08 DE Hamburg, Booze Cruise Fest
Jun 09 DE Herne, Heisterkamp Open Air
Jun 15 DE Golm, Golm Rockt
Jun 16 DE Grevenbrück, Rock n Roll BBQ
Jul 21 BE Westerlo, Kaiser Fest
Jul 27 DE Bausendorf, Riez Open Air
Jul 28 ES Girona, Actitud Fest
Nov 02 NL Eindhoven, The Sound of Revolution
Dec 20 NL Den Haag, Paard
Dec 21 Osnabrück, Bastard Club

Whatsapp updates
You’re not (very) active on social media but want to get updated when we play your area? Send your name and city to +31651708169 and we’ll keep you in the loop.

09 April 2018 ~ Comments Off on Change the Standard – Music Video Series

Change the Standard – Music Video Series

For our song Change the Standard director Ivana Smudja and we created a music video combined with 5 mini documentaries. The documentaries show people and organizations changing the standard in their field of work towards more sustainable, fair trade and organic industries and society. The series is proof that entrepreneurs like these, many with a background rooted in punk rock and DIY ethics, can really make a change! Featuring Tuinderij Bietenrood, fairtrademerch, Just Like Your Mom, Nevel Artisan Ales and Velocity Fietskoeriers

09 April 2018 ~ Comments Off on Change the Standard – Music Video Series

Change the Standard – Music Video Series

For our song Change the Standard director Ivana Smudja and we created a music video combined with 5 mini documentaries. The documentaries show people and organizations changing the standard in their field of work towards more sustainable, fair trade and organic industries and society. The series is proof that entrepreneurs like these, many with a background rooted in punk rock and DIY ethics, can really make a change! Featuring Tuinderij Bietenrood, fairtrademerch, Just Like Your Mom, Nevel Artisan Ales and Velocity Fietskoeriers

03 February 2018 ~ Comments Off on Friend First Fest 2017 after movie

Friend First Fest 2017 after movie

Like the last 2 editions Friends First Fest 2017 was a total blast! 2 days of punk rock fun, friends and bands. Our friend and Italian film maker Ivana Smudja made a recap for those that couldn’t be there. Enjoy, (re)living the good times, hope to see you at FFF 2018!

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