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Saturday 3 September

MOMO Festival 2022

The Homesick

Since the release of debut album Youth Hunt (2017), The Homesick has been going for the stars. The Dokkum-based noise pop trio performed at showcase festivals such as SXSW and Reeperbahn, played Best Kept Secret and Motel Mozaique, and grew into one of the darlings of Dutch music news. 

At the beginning of 2020 a new highlight was added: The Big Exercise, the second album by the Frisians, was released on the illustrious American record label Sup Pop. Nothing stood in the way of a summer tour across the United States. At least, so it seemed at the time.  

Fortunately, The Homesick are not easily deterred: the trio took the opportunity of the pandemic to work on a new sound in the calm. Gone are the bass and the guitar: Elias Elgersma and Jaap van der Velde now each use a box of samples, keys, loops and cassettes full of recorded sounds. In combination with the industrial sounding drums of Erik Woudwijk, the result is as playful and noisy as ever. 

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