Monique Klemann, is back with a beautiful new single: “ Sleeping Pill”. In her new video she is wearing a dress designed by Ronald vd Kemp who is famous for his unique and sustainable creations. Monique’s career also characterises sustainability, which has survived many obstacles, trends and hypes - and has returned with a new album to be released early 2019 (produced by JB Meijers). The new single has been added to the Spotify New Music Friday and Monday Indie Music playlists. The song has also been picked up by NPO Radio 5 in the Netherlands where Monique was invited to perform an exclusive preview of the track in the week prior to its September release.
Snowapple are a Dutch treasure and they give the locals a thing to brag about. This summer, Snowapple continue their European touring with a slew of UK, Italian and Belgian dates. Something to keep the neighbours entertained until the eclectic band returns to the Netherlands.
In August they return for the third time to Italy for the 24 August "Trisobbio Music Festival"...The show features songs from their latest two albums "Tracks" and "Wexico".
The sixth and most anticipated album yet - "Underneath the Surface" will surface on September 28.
Incorporating elements of soul, hip hop, jazz and classic pop stylings, Sabrina's new one will be the best way to flight the winter blahs.
Best of all, the December tour around the major cities of Holland will be places to celebrate the music as it is meant to be heard.....live! Including the Paradiso Noord (Amsterdam), Utrecht, Rotterdam, these shows most often sell out so don't delay.
The first single "Live & Learn" is the best teaser for what is to come. Her new songs were born from Sabrina's continuing passion with the themes of inspiration and hope - and inspiration never felt so good!
The second Zip album by London's Nigel Bennett was rushed out to coincide with the infamous "Rebellion Festival" in early August. After all, Nigel has been serving for decades as guitarist for "The Vibrators" and his following has been underserved by new material for the past several years.
"Another Bump in the Road" is the title of the new one and check out "The Punk Lounge" (25 July) interview with Nigel! If anyone is qualified to chronicle the life of a touring musician, Nigel is the one. The songs on "Another Bump...." reflect such musings and as Guitar Player Magazine in San Francisco knows all too well, this guy knows his way around a guitar.
But hey...it's all about the songs and the new album is packed with guitar based tracks that sound good in all life's situations. Cruising down Santa Monica Boulevard or waiting for a train at Kings Cross, Bennett's songs reek with a sensitivity that may come as a pleasant surprise when compared with the assault of The Vibrators.
Dulfer and Directie meet up on occasion - their busy individual schedules are stacked against the chance to frequently share their "duo" repertoire. However, they have recently appeared on several Dutch radio shows as a duo and share the stage in other configurations as well.
Next up for duo Dulfer Directie is an instore at Amsterdam's famed "Concerto". For anyone in the Netherlands area....it is 29 July (Sunday). Other dates will be announced soon. Listen to what the critics are lauding.
First album "Fickle Island" was written and recorded in the Netherlands over four years ago. Since then Angela has been absorbing the Northern and Southern California culture. She has brought a new take to a "proven formula"- beautiful, breezy, romantic songs that make the coffee taste finer and the sun seem brighter.
You, Me & the Sea continues to attract the same appreciative Spotify attention that surrounded Angela's first album and has already hit 60k streams. Angela was also featured on Vogue NL - where they premiered her music video and interviewed Angela about her life in Hollywood, "big in Japan" and motherhood.
Read the interview here
Angela will be heading to the Netherlands late summer to promote her new music. On August 26th her "homecoming" show will be at the beach in Scheveningen at Colorado Charlie - rsvp here. Stay tuned for more shows!
The ink was barely dry on the Zip Records/Vintage Future & Mell tie up and the initial single release "Alright" shot up the Dutch charts.
Whether coincidence or good timing, VF & M are now in high demand at Radio 2 (debuted as the #1 on the Avond charts) and appearances at other stations has become commonplace as well.
Comprising of organ, drums and vocals, Vintage Future has one foot in the past and one foot on the future - Nico and Ton have the resumes and the experience. Singer Mell Jonk has a voice that can melt butter and wake the neighbours.
After one more summer show in mid August in Haarlem, Vintage Future and Mell will be gearing up for an October full length release and fall/winter tour.
Official video "Alright"
Vintage Future & Mell - 'Call My Name' Live (North Sea Jazz 2018) | NPO Radio 2
‘Sizzling fireworks by Hans Dulfer and Cyril Directie.’ -JazzNu
The album is composed of the rare combination of Sax (Dulfer) and drums (Directie) Listeners are treated to compositions which heighten the 'jazz experience' by stripping away the melody and rhythm to it's beautiful core. Guests appearing on the album include Candy Dulfer, Henny Vrienten and Joe Bowie.