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28 August 2012 ~ 1 Comment

New EP and tours in USA (Fest!), Canada & Brazil

Shit is hitting the fan. After a period of single shows, festivals and writing music, we’re back out there with our new “Future History” EP and a tour through North and South America. Future History EP We will record a new full length album this winter and release it spring 2013. In preparation we have been writing, [...]

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01 November 2010 ~ 6 Comments

Full Album Stream: START FROM SCRATCH!

This is the last episode of our stream. And what would make more sense than to stream the last song of the album? Stream ALL the songs of our new album! Next to streaming the album, you can of course order the CD or LP from us. If you want a digital version of the album you can get one, for FREE or for a donation, at http://music.antillectual.com. All our music is up for download over there, for FREE or for a donation. You know how it works.

But, this is also the revealing of our last song of the album, “So Much More”. It’s a song about being in a band in general and about being in this band in particular. The song is a little different from the other ones on the album, check for yourself. Heleen from Midnight Menace did guest vocals on this song, like she did on “Buyer’s Remorse”. She wrote about our cooperation below.

In the last 11 weeks our songs have been played over 12.000 times, and still counting. So please read on, enjoy our album and feel free to share it with your friends.

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25 October 2010 ~ 5 Comments

New Album Stream ep. 11: Classic Themes Never Get Old

Contrary to the other songs, this song has absolutely nothing to do with current affairs. Or does it? “Classic Themes Never Get Old” is an ode to issues we should never forget about, even though media hypes focus on other stuff and some themes might not seem very popular to address these days. An ode to worn off patches, graffiti on squatted walls and the roots of our movement.

It is good to read everyone appreciated last week’s gear talk. This week we have our friends from our Italian label No Reason Records talk about why they run a label, why they support bands like us and Rentokill. They released our previous albums “Testimony” and “Pull the Plug” and they are strong connections in the European punkrock network. Releasing albums and booking shows for Atlas Losing Grip, Astpai, In-sane, This Is A Standoff, The Living Daylights, High Five Drive and many many more.

Please read on, enjoy the song and feel free to share it with your friends.

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18 October 2010 ~ 16 Comments

New Album Stream ep. 10: The New Jew

The first review of our album describes this song as “the strongest song on the album”. Please decide for yourself. You could consider this another new “old” song. An acoustic version appeared on our “Pull the Plug” EP and we recorded a demo of this song during the recordings of the Kid Dynamite tribute cover. Because of an out of tune guitar that was never released though …

And what a coicindence, this song could not have been planned better. It was originally written as a critique of Dutch right wing politics instigated by Geert Wilders and Rita Verdonk. Thank god we got rid of Rita Verdonk, but guess who will play a crucial role in last week’s installed government?

Our pen pal this week is our studio engineer Nico van Montfort. He also recorded our previous releases “Testimony” and “Pull the Plug” and has worked with almost all Dutch punk and hardcore bands. Prepare yourself for a very detailed documentation of how we recorded the album you have been listening to in the last weeks. *Nerd/engineer/musician alert!*

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11 October 2010 ~ 4 Comments

New Album Stream ep. 9: Our Hearts

As if we planned it: in the week that we stream “Kraken Gaat Door!” the anti-squatting law is installed. In the week we stream “Some of My Best Friends Are Meat Eaters” it turns out to be world vegetarian day. Last week we streamed “Chinese Takeover” and Liu Xiaobo (a Chinese political prisoner) wins the Nobel Peace Prize. A decision heavily criticized by Chinese authorities. The Nobel Prize committee responded: “[It is] a message to the world, that while we appreciate very much that China is becoming an economical and political power, with power comes responsibility, and you have to be prepared for and accept criticism and debate.” Sounds familiar …

So what to expect this week? Our stream is a song written (music & words) by our former bass player Yvo, sung by our current bass player Tom. So a good week for lovers of Yvo, Smash the Statues, D-beat-alike music and personal resistance.

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04 October 2010 ~ 4 Comments

New Album Stream ep. 8: Chinese Takeover

Remember that ‘new’ Guns n’ Roses album? Not so happy how it turned out? Neither were we, and we somehow managed to link our discontent of that album to the uprise of the economies in the Orient. Seriously though, this song is about the effects of the ever growing economies on that side of the world on the western world. To put it in Johan Cruijff’s words: “to every advantage, there is a disadvantage” (or something … ).

Our guest is Lenneke Knape. She works with bands like NOFX and Blink 182, runs Rockit Promotions, used to host “Witlof” on KinkFM and was kind enough to share some of her experience with us while we were planning the release of our album. Our appearance at the Groezrock festival earlier this year for example was largely thanks to her efforts.

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27 September 2010 ~ 5 Comments

New Album Stream ep. 7: Some Of My Best Friends Are Meat Eaters

“That song with that AC/DC riff …” is the reference most used by others to describe this song. I consider that a big compliment. But this song has more, I hope. Even though it is a seemingly endless discussion, through this song we try to give the definite conclusion on eating meat and/or dairy products. Not. But maybe Marnix (CEO of the influential Dutch punk portal Punx.nl) can stir your mind.
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