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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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25 January 2019 ~ Comments Off on Pussy Riot

Pussy Riot

Next week we will be playing with Pussy Riot! We’re very excited about it because they are a fascinating political punk act. But it also feels surreal to play with a band that risks their freedom and lives to speak out. We’re from a much safer and more privileged society, we can express our beliefs without much risk. But exactly that makes it important for us to speak up for what we believe in. Try to speak for those whose voices aren’t heard and those without a voice at all. That is what we think matters and why we’re excited to play with Pussy fucking Riot!

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02 January 2019 ~ Comments Off on HAPPY 2019!

HAPPY 2019!

Hope you all had a wonderful NYE and a good start in the new year? May your 2019 be better than 2018, even if 2018 wasn’t all that bad for you!

We’ll tell you what we can tell you about our 2019 plans, and we’ll hint at those we can’t tell you about yet.
Coming up first we have a nice extended weekend with one of the most controversial yet interesting (punk) acts around (Pussy Riot!) and one of our favorite bands of all times (Satanic Surfers!). In March we will record new music with Tim van Doorn at his Big Dog Recordings in Antwerp. That same month we will release a new single, for which the writing isn’t done, but the recordings are. In April we will play an awesome festival in a European country we toured extensively in the past, but not recent. In summer we will release another single, and we have some summer nice festivals scheduled. We plan to tour to places we haven’t been before (on the borders of fortress Europe) late summer. Our last 2019 single will be released in late fall/early winter when we hope to return to the other side of the equator to enjoy a little summer in winter. And of course we will end the year with a bang at the 5yr anniversary edition of Friends First Fest!

We hope to see each and every one of you in 2019 and have a blast together!

Jan 30 NL Arnhem, Luxor Live w/ Pussy Riot
Jan 31 NL Utrecht, Ekko w/ Satanic Surfers
Feb 01 BE Oostende, Elysee w/ Satanic Surfers
Feb 02 DE Münster, Skaters Palace w/ Satanic Surfers
Mar 08 DE Leer, JUZ
Mar 09 DE Neunkirchen, Stummsche Reithalle
May 03 AT Wels, SBÄM Fest
Jun 01 DE Wesel, Eselrock
Jul 07 NL Utrecht, dB’s/Revivalfest
And so much more to come …

27 December 2018 ~ Comments Off on Goodbye 2018

Goodbye 2018

2018 & Friends First Fest – in retrospect

We are thankful and happy that we get to end every year with Friends First Fest. It’s an incredible way to end the year, and yesterday was no exception! Thanks to the massive group of people making De Onderbroek packed and sweaty, the way we like to see it! Sorry to the people that got turned down at the door for the venue being too full already. Next chance next year! Not unimportant, together with Minor Operation Donations we managed to raise over 1300 euro for Help Refugees!

2018 was a strange but good year for us! We started by closing the ENGAGE cycle and shooting and releasing a video series for Change the Standard. An enormous project which we couldn’t have done or wouldn’t have been as much fun without the help from so many friends.

In 2018 we took a turn from our standard routing and started doing some things differently. Most noticeable we have stopped writing, recording and releasing albums. Instead we have started a song-by-song approach since June 2018. We were very anxious to release our first two singles (Heads You Win, Tails We Lose & The Invisible Hand Meets the Visible Fist) but were relieved when the response turned out overwhelming. We got to record the singles with Martin Beusker at Mailmen Studio, and something we will release in 2019 (to be continued!) with our sound tech Emiel and Menno Bakker at the Amsterdam Recording Company. We’ve shot videos with Younique Film, Ivana Smudja and many of our friends for our music videos of 2018.

We played less shows in 2018 because of study related obligations, which will continue in the first half of 2019. But the shows that we did were great! The Loud & Rising Tour with Green Lizard and This Means War, festivals like Manchester Punk Fest, AntAttack, Uncle M Fest, Booze Cruise, Riez Open Air, The Sound of Revolution, Bierschinken Fest and an amazing weekend in Spain for Actitud Fest. We had incredible shows in Liège, Minden, Wermelskirchen, Kiel, Osnabrück, Hamburg and many other places. We got to say goodbye to Adhesive in our hometown/living room and met and shared the stage with all time heroes No Fun At All and Propagandhi multiple times. We also got to say goodbye to our loyal van for 10 years and hello to our new red menace!

2018, you’ve been good to us. And by that we mean “THANK YOU!” to all who checked us out, came to a show or helped us out otherwise in 2018! Another big thanks to our solid partners The Living Proof Agency, Loud Noise, Uncle M Music, Redfield Records. And last but definitely not least a big “THANKS!” our steady rock crew Roos and Emiel, and all others that joined us on the road!

Catch you on the other side! Willem, Riekus, Toon

PS: check our best of 2018 playlist here

30 October 2018 ~ Comments Off on New single The Invisible Hand Meets the Visible Fist out now!

New single The Invisible Hand Meets the Visible Fist out now!

Our new single is out today! Finally we can present you the music and the accompanying video for The Invisible Hand Meets the Visible Fist! Merch with the artwork is now also up for regular sale via our site and available at our upcoming tour dates. This is our second single, so we officially have a “series” now!

The Invisible Hand Meets the Visible Fist

The Invisible Hand Meets the Visible Fist

Check our new single on Spotify, Youtube, Bandcamp or your channel of choice via antillectual.com/theinvisiblehand. Listen, download, buy, spread and add it to your playlists! The Invisible Hand is an ode to conscious consumers in a capitalist world: a world dictating you to either produce commodities under sketchy circumstances or buy them. The song is recorded at Mailmen Studio and mastered by XPZ Sound, the video is created by Younique Film.

New t-shirts and totes

The Invisible Hand Shirts and Zippers

Order The Invisible Hand Meets the Visible Fist merch – organic, fair trade & sustainable – created by Daggers Design. With each order come stickers, posters and a download of the new single. Previous designs are still available, including package deals with our 10-year anniversary album Testimony.

Speaking of Testimony …

Friends First Fest #4

Friends First Fest 2018

The end of 2018 is near, and that means Friends First Fest is coming up. We’re thrilled (and a little scared!) to announce that we will play a special TESTIMONY set, consisting of our 10 year anniversary album in its entirety, completed with more recent singles! We’ll be playing songs we never played live before from your favorite album*! Tickets are on sale now and come with a free Testimony download! We will announce other bands and details over the next weeks.
*By us, from that year?

The Invisible Hand Meets the Visible Tour

The Invisible Hand Meets the Visible Tour

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

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”!

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