ARTIKEL-TITEL BIOGRAPHIES NEUE IN KAPITALEN HOLLÄNDISCHE WELLE CD PART 3.0 DUTCH MUSIC WITH VISIONS A special ‘Neue Hollandische Welle’ CD now accompanies the September issue of Visions magazine in Germany. Presenting some of the most prolific bands from the Netherlands, NHW now sees its third edition and is also handed out at the Dutch stand at Popkomm and at some of the shows. The tracklisting: 1. GEM > The Subterranean Parade Van Der Zwaard Management email@example.com www.gemmusic.nl Biography see page 5. 2. Anouk > More Than You Deserve EMI Music Netherlands firstname.lastname@example.org www.anouk.com Born in The Hague in 1975, Anouk is truly a Dutch diva. Known for her explosive live performances, on stage she’s a maelstrom of blonde hair and attitude easily managing to out-rock her male band. Right from the start her powerful voice and matching personality made people sit up and take notice. Her first serious steps on the musical ladder started back in 1996, when she was invited to support fellow rock legends Golden Earring. 1997 sees the release of her debut single ‘Nobody’s Wife’ which goes platinum in Holland, Sweden and Norway. From then on it’s straight to the top; the following years she clocks up numerous awards and accolades including an Edison for Best National Singer, TMF Awards, performances at major European festivals and a Golden Harp in 2003. ‘Hotel New York’, her latest album released in 2004, sees the singer explore reggae, funk and soul styles. Spawning a string of hit singles, the album went gold after just one week. It seems the golden girl can do no wrong. No wonder her fellow musician husband, Postman asked her to sing almost all of the backing vocals on his reggae/rap album ‘Green’. 4. Green Lizard > Walk over Water Endewerf Management | email@example.com | www.green-lizard.com 3. Kraak & Smaak > Keep Me Home Play It Again Sam firstname.lastname@example.org www.kraaksmaak.nl Biography see page 3. Green Lizard is a well established Dutch band. After having their first EP produced by Jack Endino, they made two albums for Sony Music and toured all over the world for bigger and bigger audiences. They played the Vans World Tour in 2003/2004, and after that opened for bands like The Rasmus and Living Colour. ‘Las Armas Del Silencio’ is the name of their third album and was mixed by Clif Norrell (No Doubt, Faith No More) and released by I Scream Records. They are already popular in France and also played at this year’s Sziget Festival. 5. Junkie XL > Today The All Blacks B.V. email@example.com www.junkiexl.com dutchsound.news is an initiative of the BumaCultuur foundation, supported by Buma/Stemra
ARTIKEL-TITEL BIOGRAPHIES NEUE IN KAPITALEN HOLLÄNDISCHE WELLE CD PART 3.0 6. Johan > She’s Got A Way With Men Excelsior Recordings | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.johan4all.com One of Netherlands’ best secrets is Johan, the band of singer/songwriter Jacco de Greeuw. Many Dutch music lovers cheered when they heard Johan was to release a new album this year, THX JHN. Jacco de Greeuw knows the less sunny side of life, which enables him to write perfect popsongs with a melancholy touch, but also prevents him from releasing them too often which resulted in five long years between the second album Pergola and THX JHN and between the debut and Pergola. The self titled debut album even got a release in the US, but not in Argentina. Reason enough for an Argentinian fan to travel more than 10.000 miles to see her favourite band live. Fortunately you don’t have to travel that far, as Johan is more than happy to undertake on a European trek. 8. Racoon > Love you More Play It Again Sam | email@example.com | www.racoon.nl Biography see page 3. 9. Pete Philly & Perquisite > Mellow Epitaph Europe | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.ourmindstate.com Mindstate, the debut album by Pete Philly and Perquisite, takes you back to the glory days when hip hop MCs made the crowd dance, and when hip hop lyrics used to make people think. As a live band with bass, saxophone and cello, they’ve toured Europe with Kanye West, Leela James, Dizzee Rascal and Saian Supa Crew, and rocked crowds at festivals such as North Sea Jazz, Lowlands and Capetown Jazz. Following the release of Mindstate in Europe and Japan in 2005, the album was also released in America, Canada and Australia in May 2006 on the ANTI label, home to artists such as Tom Waits, Blackalicious and Michael Franti. The duo is already planning a second album, but will have to wait until the attention for Mindstate has cooled somewhat first. Therefore, expect that album sometime around 2015… 10. Postman > Firing EMI Music Netherlands | email@example.com | www.postman-online.com Postman is Remon Stotijn, a producer/rapper from Rotterdam. With his debut album Documents, Stotijn scored four hit singles and the best-selling Dutch hiphop album of all time. With a love for both reggae and hiphop the music of Postman is an amazing blend of lyrical depth and original music. Although Postman used to be a trio under the name of Postmen, the impetus behind the band was clearly Stotijn as can be heard on Green, his fourth album. 11. zZz > Ecstasy Gentle Management | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.soundofzzz.nl Biography see page 5. www.dutchsound.nl | september 2006 7. Ilse de Lange > The Great Escape Universal Music Netherlands email@example.com www.ilsedelange.com The Netherlands have their own little piece of Nashville country and she goes by the name of Ilse de Lange. At the age of 21, Ilse got to record an album in Nashville and the Dutch woke up: they had a country star in their midst. World Of Hurt, her much acclaimed debut album, didn’t pass by unnoticed. A whopping 450.000 albums were sold, meaning 1 in 32 Dutchies have a copy at home. She got to play every big venue and festival, something she continued while releasing the follow up 4 albums, and she also picked up an Edison (the Dutch equivalent of a Grammy), for her fourth album Clean Up along the way. Her latest album The Great Escape reached number 1 in the national charts. Not bad for a girl who used to work in a shoe store, is it? 12. Blues Brother Castro > The Tracks RaRa Records firstname.lastname@example.org www.bluesbrothercastro.nl Biography see page 4.