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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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05 February 2015 ~ Comments Off

Music video “Work Horses vs Show Ponies” and “Perspectives & Objectives” out on tape

Behind the scenes we are working hard on new songs. We hope to record our new album this spring and release it in the fall or winter. But in the mean time this is happening:

Music video “Work Horses vs Show Ponies”

It has been a while since we last posted a tour report. And our last music video came out almost a year ago. So we made a combination of both for “Work Horses vs Show Ponies”. You can check the music video below and while you’re at it, subscribe to our youtube channel to stay up to date. The video was shot during the 150 days on the road after the release of “Perspectives & Objectives”. Footage was shot all over Europe and includes tours with Propagandhi, Ten Foot Pole, ZSK and festivals like Monster Bash.

“Perspectives & Objectives” out as a benefit tape

Somewhere between trying to be hip and realizing that people don’t necessarily buy tapes for the sound quality, we came up with the following idea: we raided our old tape collections to release “Perspectives & Objectives” on recycled tapes. The release is limited to 50 hand numbered tapes. Lyrics, liner notes and a download are included to provide you with a high quality version of the album. But the best part is that since the production of these tapes is low-cost, all proceeds will be donated to Kafka. Kafka is an NGO that keeps track of extreme-right activities and tendencies in the Netherlands. A very noble initiative, but they need money to keep doing what they do.

So this project is 3-in-1: Hip tape, quality download, contributing to a better world for people and environment. What more could one want?

You can place your pre-order here. The release is in cooperation with our friends from Trilob Records (Adhesive, Banquets, In-Sane).

Perspectives & Objectives tape

Upcoming shows

FEB 27 DE Wermelskirchen, Wider Rechts Woche @ Ajz Bahndamm Wermelskirchen w/ Christmas, Prime Meat
APR 3 NL NL Goes, BoemTikFest @ ‘t Beest w/ Honningbarna, Otis, Rites
MAY 09 CH Zurich, Obenuse Fest @ Hafenkneipe, Eldorado, Kinski, Kino Roland w/ Title Fight, ASTPAI, Broadcaster, Irish Handcuffs, Hysterese, Chelsea Deadbeat Combo, Deadverse, HELL & BACK, Spirits, Risk It, Lions, Worst In Me, Uriella
MAY 22 FR Paris, THIS IS MY FEST @ La Peche France Paris w/ Guerilla Poubelle, VERSUS YOU, Great Cynics, Hogwash, Slice of Life, FAKE OFF, Intenable, No Guts No Glory, Water Mane
MAY 23 UK Norwich, The Owl Sanctuary w/ Braindead, Petrol Girls, Holiday
MAY 24 UK London, More of This IV! @ New Cross Inn w/ The Human Project, Sweet Empire, Irish Handcuffs, Demon Smiles, Petrol Girls, Mug, Dynamite Dynamite, Sink Alaska, RxR, The Twin Dracula, Not Penny’s Boat, No Matter, Chairmen Of The Bored, The Dead Anyways
MAY 29 DE Hannover, Stumpf

13 January 2015 ~ Comments Off

Dutch music export report 2013

Oops we did it again … We’re #34 in the Dutch music export report 2013 by Buma Cultuur, including honorable mention! Dutch newspaper NRC wrote this about it (and linked one of our very first tour reports). Sorry, Dutch content.

Others rated in the report (what a company!): Tiësto, Jacco Gardner, Hardwell, Armin van Buuren, Tim Vantol, No Turning Back, The Partysquad, Dope D.O.D. and many others …


31 December 2014 ~ Comments Off

2014 – 2015

2014 was a good year for us, and hopefully for you too! We had the best of times touring with Ten Foot Pole, going to Mallorca for the first time and returning to Spain and Portugal since long; releasing a split 7” with Anti-Flag; doing shows with Bodyjar, Jimmy Eat World, Authority Zero; releasing a music video for Pink Print; playing Festivals like Jera on Air; winning the Peta2 Liberation Award as “Bester peta2 Newcomer”; playing our hometown more than we usually do; our van reaching 600.000 KMs and Riekus getting his driver’s license.

Thanks to everyone who made 2014 awesome!

2015 will be just as good, if not better! We are working on some fun trips for the spring and beyond. And even more important: we are preparing a new album, to be recorded and released in 2015.

Thanks in advance to everyone who will help us make 2015 a blast. See you on the other side!

04 December 2014 ~ Comments Off

Classic Themes Never Get Old

Because, even though the fights against these wrongs are long-running, they are worth fighting. These fights will eventually lead to a better world and a better life for those inhabiting it.

Because police brutality never gets old to those facing it in Ferguson and NYC.
Because sexism never gets old when people like Julien Blanc teach us how to treat women.
Because racism never gets old when offensive traditions are kept alive, solely for the sake of tradition.
Because animal rights never get old when millions of animals are being threatened with bird flu infection or pre-emptive killing.
Because, unfortunately, classic themes never get old …

27 November 2014 ~ Comments Off

Last Minute Hometown Show Alert

In between all the writing and rehearsing of new songs we are playing 3 more shows this year. And the last addition is going to be a nice one: playing with John Coffey and The 101′s in our beloved De Onderbroek in Nijmegen (NL) on December 18! Since we always try to make our hometown shows something special, we will play the first batch of our newly written songs, mixed with the all time favorites. All in all we have this lined up in the next months:

13-12-2014 NL Castricum, De Bakkerij. w/ The 101’s
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18-12-2014 NL Nijmegen, De Onderbroek. w/ John Coffey, The 101′s
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27-12-2014 DE Blieskastel, P Werk 18 Fest w/ World Eater, Versus You, Baby Lou, Fuck Wolves!, Mantan, Mr Inman
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31-01-2015 DE Meppen, JUZ. w/ Empire Me, Edgar R, Grand Griffon, Leif Marcussen