We’re horrible with updating this thing over here, but we’ve got 2 Utrecht shows coming up. On April 25 we will be supporting Strike Anywhere and Petrol Girls at EKKO. On October 6 we will be supporting the godfathers of European political hardcore punk and true friends in Adhesive at De Helling. We are extremely stoked! Hopefully we’ll be able to announce more awesome shows soon!
On July 31st, we’re playing a decent show with the following bands: Strike Anywhere, Antillectual, Such Gold. It is going to be a nice afternoon & evening of quality punkrock.
Bring out your dancing shoes, because this one is going to ROCK!
It’s been a while since we posted something on this website. If you never want to miss any news concerning Smash The Statues, be sure to follow us on www.facebook.com/smashthestatues and you will always be up to date. Or bothered with bad jokes. Next week there will be an awesome show announcement. But we will probably forget to post it here. But it will be on Facebook. So it will be true. Stay tuned. Or get tuned! #okdoei
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!
Hey 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:
And they’ll be on our bandcamp soon!
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.
We 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:
Next week we’re gonna record new stuff. Oohlala!
The western world objects democratic elected leaders if they don’t match their politics, but today in The Netherlands there are millions of idiots wearing orange and celebrating our new king, born to be the new head of state. Can somebody call the United Nations Security Council we’re under attack? Thanks! Better news: we will be playing two shows with Venerea and The Ignored on September 13th in Ieper, Belgium and September 15th, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. First hometown Nijmegen show in three and a half years!