I’m being somewhat lazy lately. With a stack of submitted and downloaded albums to listen to yet. This cold has to my little son sick and my wretched sleep has resulted on this blog´s state.
Fortunately Dutch beat fever has sweeped over my bad mood about now, is that beat Holland’s new sensation takes her first full lenght in a collaboration between Excelsior Recordings and Top Notch, almost one year after that the single My Eyes Are Still Dry / Here’s Hoping appeared on Record Store Day 2011 .
By the end of 2010 marked a sad future for the agenda´s of two of nederbeat favorite bands. Not only THE MADD was separated, almost simultaneously, also do it his countrymen, MARK & THE SPIES, another great nederbeat band , leaving us a bitter musical silence from there.
But soon reached to us a big surprise, Madd´s singer Dave von Raven recruited to Arjan Spies ( Mark & The Spies), early old Madd bassist Marcel “Bambino” Groenewegen , which in turn dragged in the adventure at drummer Ries Doms (formerly include The Spades and Hoogh Water) with the motto “only we do it for the thrill”, so born The Kik., who on January 8th had by first time practicing, and just three months later their first single was on the shelves on RSD 2011.
Now, little over a year later Springlevend is the title of the debut album from this Dutch beat formation. The disc is – in contrast to earlier efforts – entirely in Dutch.
Well, you already know how is the sound nederbeat, I introduced it , with The Madd and De Keefmen (I hope can rescue them from my hard disk).
Other representatives of the Dutch movement Sixties Garage Beat sounds , a stimulating blend cheerful and energetic , achieving isolate the 60’s with pure guitar´s rhythm which transport you to the garage of the early Who, the Kinks and the Beatles among many of this magnificent age , in so particular way, which the result sounds both new and familiar to my ears . Brash, that’s how they sound, and I’m going to guess that’s how they live their lives.
The Kik – My Eyes Are Still Dry en Here’s Hoping
Label Excelsior Recordings
released 16 April 2011
01 My Eyes Are Still Dry
02 Here’s Hoping
The KIk – Springlevend
Label Excelsior Recordings and Top Notch
released 28 May 2012
4. Even Voor Altijd
5. Van Wie Hij Was En Wie Hij Is
6. Zeg Dat Je Van Me Houdt
8. Want Er Is Niemand (En Nou Ik)
9. Het Is Zoals Het Is
10. Verliefd Op Een Plaatje
11. Kom Terug Bij Mij
12. Later Als Je Groot Bent
13. Zevenhuizer Zondag
Spinglevend – CD of LP+CD
EXCEL96302 CD: € 13,99
EXCEL96302 LP+CD: € 17,99
My eyes are still dry / Here’s hoping
EXCEL96264 – 7″ vinyl – € 5,99