tindersticks, one of the most legendary bands from the alternative music scene with roots in both soul and jazz will present their new album to Rotterdam in venue De Doelen on Friday May 1st. Tickets for this seated show are available now!
Brimming with powerful synth hooks, rousing rhythmic patterns and expertly juxtaposed intensities, Weval’s music lends itself rather well to a live setting – but that doesn’t necessarily mean that it follows the prime-time rule-book of constant „in-your-face“ power play.
The name Jools Holland is almost synonymous with music. Holland is best known as the iconic host of ‘Later … With Jools Holland’, where artists from all parts come together on equal footing. At the same time, the man is a gifted pianist who has mastered all styles to perfection from the age of eight and onwards.
With his widely acclaimed debut In The Silence, the popularity of Icelandic musician Ásgeir Trausti Einarsson shot up like an eruption of the famous Eyjafjallajökull volcano. His music forms a miraculous cross-pollination in which indie-folk, R&B, and electronics converge into widescreen heart-warming pop songs.
Balthazar returned this year with the illustrious Fever, an album that sounds quintessentially like Balthazar: sonorous, warm-blooded, dosed and flawlessly performed. On the other hand, the band carefully ventures into the world of obscure seventies disco, French pop, exotic music, film music and Madchester acid house.
Once dubbed the ‘High Priest of L.A. Freak Folk’, Devendra Banhart leaves a swirling trail of mystic folk, raga spirituals and Latin-American rock in his wake.
American duo Sofi Tukker (Sophie Hawley-Weld and Tucker Halpern) craft throbbing, ’90s house-inspired jungle pop. Hawley-Weld and Halpern met in Providence, Rhode Island, while attending Brown University. Soon after, the solo artists joined forces and composed their first song, “Drinkee,” which became an international hit.
After a three-year hiatus, dEUS front man Tom Barman, returns with his jazz-rock-infused, genre-bending side project, TaxiWars, and new single ‘Sharp Practice’: a deeply impulsive, energetic groove that steams jazz with late eighties hip-hop beats, the single is taken from the band’s upcoming album ‘Artificial Horizon’, released later this year.
Villagers writes with unabashed romance about technology on its newest full-length player with the traditionally cryptic title The Art Of Pretending To Swim. Or, more specifically, how technology restrains daily life and hides our own helplessness. O ‘Brien is a ponderer, never afraid to tackle the tough issues, and that cerebral charm always makes Villagers all the more stunning.
Raphael Saadiq is a Grammy Award winning musician, songwriter and go-to collaborator / producer for some of the biggest names in R&B. Solange Knowles, John Legend, Mary J. Blige, D’Angelo, Ne-Yo and Miguel are among the many artists who turn to Saadiq for his deep musicality, contemporary creative vision and encyclopedic knowledge of timeless pop music.
After touring extensively around the release of award winning records Hylas and Rouge, Thomas Azier’s new album Stray was written and produced solely by Thomas himself in hotel rooms traveling around the world, plus he is releasing it on his own label Hylas Records. After his major label deal, the Dutch synth pop artist is now fully independent and determined to embark on a journey of steady releases.
This living colour book wrapped in the tough body of a Bulgarian performer doesn’t need anything more than a mic on a stand. One glance on this androgynous creature and the entire room will hold its breath.
Grey sideburns, stylish suits, ponderous guitar riffs, plus a penchant for sipping a good glass of wine amidst the aural onslaught. Only one band fits this description: Flemish rock juggernaut Triggerfinger, who will be performing in a unique location in the Rotterdam harbour: the Onderzeebootloods (former submarine station).
Looking back over Xavier Rudd’s stunning career, one could easily ask what is possibly left for him to achieve. Already one of Australian music’s all-time greats, he has touched people’s lives worldwide. He has earned accolades of every kind, Gold and Platinum certification, and legions of fans who love him with an inextinguishable passion. Yet, with each new release, Xavier Rudd continues to surpass expectation and produce his finest work to date.
Na de succesvolle eerdere ‘Kleine Versnelling’ EP en zijn debuutalbum ‘Lente’ is begin mei het tweede album van Kevin verschenen: ‘Vrij’. De singles ‘Lelijk, ‘Paraplu’ (featuring Murda) en ‘Zielige Gozer’ (ft. Bizzey) waren al vooruit gestuurd. ‘Lelijk’ en ‘Paraplu’ zitten inmiddels alweer over de 1 miljoen streams! Kevin presenteert zijn nieuwe album ‘Vrij’ op zaterdag 8 juni in Annabel. Kaartverkoop start vrijdag 10 mei 10:00 uur.
“Due to recent scheduling conflicts, I had to make the tough decision to cancel my fall European tour dates. I deeply love and appreciate my European fans and I was so excited to see you and perform in the venues there again. I’ll be returning next year with NEW MUSIC, and am very grateful for your patience. Look forward to seeing you all in 2019!” – Raphael Saadiq
Klangstof is a dynamic Norwegian / Dutch band led by Koen van de Wardt. Dynamic is the magic word: the group sounds as fragile as glass at times, other songs rise like raging flying cars through Blade Runner-like futuristic structures. Like his hero Thom Yorke, Van de Wardt tends to feelings of unrest, alienation and isolation.
De Amerikaanse West Coast band VENICE deelt in hun nieuwe ‘Brunch Buffet Tour’ – aan de hand van een verzameling van hun favoriete covers – hun muzikale herinneringen met het publiek. Na afloop van de show zal de band uitgebreid de tijd nemen voor een Meet & Greet en signeersessie.