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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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04 February 2011 ~ Comments Off

Upcoming tours: France and Italy

So, the first shows we will be playing with our new bass player Tim will be on tours through France and Italy. We are very excited for both playing with Tim and going back to the sunny side of Europe. But, unfortunately, for both tours we still need some shows. Please let us know if you can help us out in France or on our way to and from Italy, we’re nice people!

Feb 19 FR Paris Le Belushi’s
Feb 22 FR Bordeaux Hold’em Saloon
Feb 23 FR Toulouse Le Saint des Seins
Feb 25 SWI Geneva Le Tiki’s

Mar 24 SWI Basel Sommercasino
Mar 25 ITA Torino United
Mar 26 ITA Brescia Latte +
Mar 27 ITA Bologna Lazzaretto
Mar 29 ITA Rome Closer
Mar 31 ITA Rende (CS) B-Side
Apr 1 ITA Bari Zona Franka
Apr 3 ITA Vicenza Jack Hole

03 February 2011 ~ Comments Off

Videos from Eurosonic / Noorderslag

It’s been a while since we updated, for various reasons: we’ve been very busy preparing our set with “new guy” Tim, went off for a few shows in the UK and, well, we’ve been busy updating our facebook status and twitter messages.. Which is exactly what we wanted to talk about!

Besides playing a very enjoyable showcase at the Eurosonic festival in groningen (video below), we were featured in Niels Aalberts‘ Noorderslag panel titled “successful use of social media for bands”. Basically it was a panel about the use of the twitters, facebooks, bandcamps and whatnot. Members of other Dutch bands Blof and Only Seven Left also shared their experiences in this panel, which you can watch further on. It’s all in Dutch, but definitely worth watching if you’re in a band and wondering what the h*ll to do with all those social media. Enjoy!

CMC 1 Noorderslag: succes met nieuwe media from iMMovator on Vimeo.

We also spent some time with Niels and Gert-Jan from NCRV’s Ongekendtalent, who shot a little feature about our (lack of?) preparations for a show. No noisy, sweaty content, just a little more conversation (little less action)

And a tiny reminder: if you happen to be in the Utrecht / Amsterdam area tomorrow, come out and join us at the ACU for Tom’s goodbye show. Tim will be playing a solo set, Utrecht’s Break Character will hurl you back into the 1990′s and a few Swedish guys by the name The Indecision Alarm will probably drink your beer.

03 February 2011 ~ Comments Off

Eurosonic preparations – by ongekendtalent.nl

05 January 2011 ~ Comments Off

Our plans for 2011

First of all we want to wish you a happy new year! We welcome the new year by new tours and a new bass player. All this to promote our new album “Start From Scratch!”.

Germany and United Kingdom tours

To promote “Start From Scratch!” we will be touring our asses off as much as possible. Starting smoothly with 2 weekend trips through Germany (with Red Tape Parade) and the United Kingdom.


  • Jan 5 GER Köln Sonic Ballroom w/ Red Tape Parade
  • Jan 6 GER Augsburg Ballonfabrik w/ Red Tape Parade
  • Jan 7 GER Finsterwalde L 86 w/ The Red Tape Parade
  • Jan 8 GER Berlin Scherer8 w/ Red Tape Parade + Man the Change
  • Jan 9 GER Available!

United Kingdom:

  • Jan 26 BE / FR / UK Available!
  • Jan 27 UK London The Gaff w/ The Human Project, Code Blue
  • Jan 28 UK Bath The Green Park Tavern w/ The Human Project
  • Jan 29 UK Hull Hollywood and Vine
  • Jan 30 UK Leeds Royal Park Cellars

In February we will go back to France (get in touch for dates!), and in April we will head to Russia for the first time ever!

New album

For those living under a rock: we have a new album out, “Start From Scratch!”. You can order an LP/CD through us or stream or download it together with all our music (for free or for a donation) at music.antillectual.com. When you are at our webshop, check out our new shirts, zippers and girlies!

New bass player

A month ago we brought the news that Tom leaves our band and Tim replaces him. Some of you might know Tim from his solo work as Tim Vantol. You can read Tom’s statement here. His farewell show will be at the ACU in Utrecht on February 4, including a solo set by Tim Vantol and other TBA bands.

Eurosonic/Noorderslag & other shows

We are very proud to announce that we will be playing the Eurosonic/Noorderslag Festival in Groningen (NL). The festival is a showcase for hip and happening bands from Europe. And us. We will play a regular set and an acoustic set for Live In Your Living Room. See below for details. Do you want to hear our songs in your town? Email!

Eurosonic/Noorderslag shows:

  • Jan 13 NL Groningen, Eurosonic/Noorderslag: Shadrak, Main w/ The Picturebooks, Waines, Thee Attacks. Starts 20:00 sharp!
  • Jan 15 NL Groningen, Eurosonic/Noorderslag: Live in Your Living Room (Hoekstraat 42a) *Acoustic!* w/ Klerkx & The Secret, Awkward I

Other shows:

  • Jan 22 NL Arnhem, Mallemoere (Yvo’s Vegan Cafe!). w/ DJ Santina Runaway
  • Feb 4 NL Utrecht ACU Tom’s farewell show w/ Tim Vantol, Break Character, more
  • Feb 22 FR Bordeaux, Hold’em Saloon
  • Feb 25 SWI Geneva, Le Tiki’s
  • Mar 12 BEL Ecaussinnes, Festival Arc-en-Musique, Maison du Peuple
  • Mar 17 NL Nijmegen, De Bijstand. *Acoustic!* w/ PJ Bond
  • Mar 18 NL Castricum, De Bakkerij. *Acoustic!* w/ PJ Bond, Tes
  • Mar 19 BEL Mechelen, Metteko. w/ Straightaway, The Octopussy’s, Not So Much
  • April 27 – May 3 RUSSIAN tour!
  • Jun 17 SK Cadca, Bagdad Mosh Festival
  • Jun 24 CZ Prague, Dejvická Klubovna
  • Jun 25 CZ Hradek nad Nisou Hradek, Rock Summer Festival. Projekt Parabellum, Atari, Terror

16 December 2010 ~ Comments Off

UK and Germany January 2011

After a very enjoyable “tour” through the Benelux and a little Germany we want to spread the word about our new album in other territories as well. Starting in Germany with our friends in Red Tape Parade we will do a nice weekend trip. At the end of January we will be crossing the channel to invade the UK. For that we still need some shows. Great Britain, be great and help us out! Or not, and come to the shows! New album and merchandise available!

Jan 5 GER Köln Sonic Ballroom w/ Red Tape Parade
Jan 6 GER Augsburg Ballonfabrik w/ Red Tape Parade
Jan 7 GER Finsterwalde L 86 w/ The Red Tape Parade
Jan 8 GER Berlin Scherer8 w/ Red Tape Parade, Man the Change
Jan 9 GER Available!


Jan 25 UK Available!
Jan 26 UK Available!
Jan 27 UK London The Gaff w/ The Human Project
Jan 28 UK Available!
Jan 29 UK Blackburn Muzic Factory w/ The Human Project
Jan 30 UK Available!

Get in touch!