Upcoming shows

Yesterday we played our first show in The Netherlands in almost one year, at the White Russian Records showcase at Dynamo in Eindhoven. We saw awesome sets by Call It Off, The Setup, The 101′s, Note To Amy, Dead Giveaway, Screw Houston and March. Unfortunately we weren’t able to catch all bands that were playing. We’ll be doing 2 more shows with labelbuddies Dead Giveaway and Screw Houston. We will play the annual “Claiming The Crown” in Breda with Screw Houston, Otis (last show!) and NØFX. We will also play at Jera On Air, The Netherlands’ biggest punkrock and hardcore festival. On the line-up are bands like Lagwagon, Millencolin, Strung Out, All Time Low, Terror, Caliban and also our friends in Dead Giveaway and Irish Handcuffs. Sounds good, right? Yippee ki-yay, motherlovers!
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New tunes! Split with Venerea

HFoldover_front_Venerea_STSey there! Today we release a digital split with our friends in Venerea! Both bands recorded 2 songs each earlier this year and from today you can listen to them on Spotify and iTunes. More digital platforms will follow soon. The amazing artwork was done by Gijs van Hal. Let us know what you think of the split and keep in mind that Venerea is working on a new album and planning to record soon!

So, what are you waiting for? Go check out the songs over here:

>>> I-tunes

>>> Spotify

And they’ll be on our bandcamp soon!

 

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No Pasarán!

Since yesterday it is getting more clear in which political direction Europe is heading. Exactly 100 years after the first heavy clash on the continent out of nationalistic nonsense, we find our union getting more extremely nationalist by each passing election. I don’t want to point fingers, because in The Netherlands, the part of Europe where I live, bounded by dividing lines that don’t mean anything to me, we have been struggling the last 13 years with populist and neo-fascists movements that gain about 10 percent of the votes. But last night we saw an enormous rise of nationalist and fascist parties all over Europe. While countries like Belgium, Finland and the UK have winning nationalist parties that have already scary programs, we have seen lots of support for neo-fascists in Austria, Denmark, Hungary, The Netherlands and Sweden. But what scares me most is the support that a nazi party in Greece gets and a country like France, known for it’s syndicalist movement and people that are always prepared to strike, elect Front National as their biggest party. Where 25 percent of the people that have voted, voted for a party that is known for it’s xenophobia and anti-semitism.

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Streamers of the world unite!

domela_vuistMay 1st, no better day to rise to the occasion and release some subversive digital-tracks. Our EP “Rise To The Occasion” is now fully available for streaming and download on bandcamp, spotify and iTunes. And don’t forget to get your analogue copy this weekend at the Funtime Distro on Groezrock, or through our webshop, White Russian Records, FunTime Records, No Panic Records or Laserlife Records.

As a bonus our full-lenght Album “When Fear Is All Around Us” is also available on Spotify and iTunes. So, there you have it, the soundtrack to your International Workers Day!

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Whoop, there it is!

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Rise to the occasion – new record out soon!

Cover of out 10"record released in 2014We are pretty stoked to announce that a coalition of White Russian Records, FunTime Records, No Panic Records and Laserlife Records will be releasing our newest record called “Rise To The Occasion on a 10″. The record contains 4 songs and an etch on the b-side and will be available at our release-show on april 27 at the ACU in Utrecht.

Off course this one’s recorded by our own Nico, artwork by Florian Krijt. You can listen to the first song ‘Billion Dollar Baby’ here:

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Stay tuned

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Last weekend we finished the recordings of our upcoming 7″. Right now we’re mixing n’ mastering and guess what? In two weeks we will hit the studio again to record newer songs for another release. We want you like we want our guitars: stay tuned!

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Next week we’re gonna record new stuff. Oohlala!

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I hope we’ll have the time of our lives.

Exciting news! On Thursday the 12th of September we’ll be supporting Good Riddance at Melkweg, Amsterdam. From the start of Smash The Statues, Good Riddance has always been a major influence on us with their melodic hardcore punk and with the topics addressed in their lyrics. So yes, we’re super stoked to share the stage with them.

It means that our small weekend tour has gone from 3 shows to 5 shows in 4 days. Check out our shows section for the upcoming shows with Good Riddance, Venerea, This Routine Is Hell and many others. Hope to see you there!

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Where did I put my guillotine?

Over 4 years ago we shared the stages with them at the legendary Trashfest and we’re exited to share the stage with them again at the Winston Kingdom in Amsterdam. On August 22 we’ll be playing with Off With Their Heads.  Also playing are The Netherlands’ only orgcore band Harsh Realms. Make sure you’re back in time from your holiday in the sun and attend this lovely Hell Yeah Bookings show. Or it will be off with your head. And don’t forget to buy us some sense of humour. Thanks.

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