Yesterday’s show featured local Indie rockers Blupaint and their repertoire of unhealthily catchy tunes. Barely been going for a year they’ve recorded 3 very polished tracks that Soundcloud will let you have.
Though we dare not mention terms like ‘world domination’ and ‘bound for greatness’, there is certainly much potential in songs this well-crafted and delivered.
Sebastiaan and Floris came in for a chat and discussed origins, future plans and why it’s OK to like some bits of Coldplay. Listen back to the interview here.
Catch them and their Foo Fighters, Kings of Leon, Editors influenced show this summer.
We had a behind the scenes look at the Bimhuis and was given a detailed run through all the info you need on Amsterdam’s premier jazz venue. How did it start, who’s played there, who’s coming up, the acoustics, the egos (or lack of) and who’s clever idea was it to stick on the side of Muziekgebouw Aan’t Het Ij like that.
You can listen back to the interview we did with Reinier Thijs from the Bimhuis on our Soundcloud page here.
We also played some tracks from local jazz heavyweights Tin Men and the Telephone, Hans Dulfer and ICP Orchestra.
Nouveau Velo seem to have lovingly pickpocketed the charming sounds of a Postcard Records era world of indie guitar pop. Their own description of ‘healing pop’ seems entirely relevant. It’s feel good music, without straying into sickly sweet and manages to keep sufficient mystique as to keep them unpredictably guiling. We spoke to Niek from their band prior to their gig at the Paradiso on 4th March and discussed turning from a 3 to a 4 piece, what does a record label want from you these days and what does J Mascis drink backstage. Listen back to the interview here.
We started the show having a rare opinion driven section on the issue of audiences talking through gigs in Amsterdam. We were suggesting it was getting worse and it’s always worse here than most places in Europe. Hell, even Anouk’s had enough. And don’t get us started on using phones to record the entire show. Listen back to 2 voices of reason here tackle the issue with restraint and some considerably insight. Almost.