Monday, January 25, 2010

I love Sarah
Molens Van Orshoven, Leuven, 11 Jun 2009

Ok, it's hard to describe I love Sarah, so here goes nothing. Imagine double bassdrum combined with casio, add a loop station, some more casio sounds, have them play a mix of pop, stoner and jazz in the same song. And put a looney with the best (and worst) jokes you heard in a long time on drums. And you sort of have I love Sarah.
And yep, they both used to date a Sarah (different ones, luckily). So there you have the band name.
Be sure to get their latest offering, called 'Isle of Sarah'. Go and check them out now.


Zilchke scoren:


Thursday, January 21, 2010

The Porn Bloopers
Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, 16 Mar 2008

Antwerp based Porn Bloopers were Humo's Rock Rally 2008 finalists. Their song "Emancipation" was said to be the best song of the 2008 edition of the Rock Rally. Back then they played kind of trashy rock. Nowadays they are called Bed Rugs and play more poppy rock songs. Check them out!
Gitarist Stijn Boels was in Tim Vanhamel's band during his "Welcome to the Blue House" tour.


In Command:

Soul sex:

The Galacticos
Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, 16 Mar 2008

Galacticos from Hasselt were also one of the finalists on Humo's Rock Rally 2008. Last year they released their debut EP named "EP phone home". This was their first single "Humble Crumble".

Sir Yes Sir
De Roma, Borgerhout, 15 Jan 2010

Last year on Pukkelpop a mysterious sixth musician was playing with dEUS on their Pukkelpop gigs. It turned out to be Tijs Delbeke, a guy who in the past has created a couple of soundtracks for theatre plays and who plays in/fronts several bands (Sopha, Louisa's daughter, Tom Pintens). His latest band is called Sir Yes Sir. They have only played a couple of gigs yet, but judging by the crowd reactions, I bet you'll be able to catch them playing a lot in 2010.

The first song is a Nick Cave cover, the second an instrumental.

God is in the house:

The Love Substitutes
CC Luchtbal, Antwerp, 30 Oct 2009

The Love Substitutes are Rudy Trouvé on guitar/vocals, Craig Ward on guitar/vocals, Mauro Pawlowski on drums/vocals and Bert Lenaerts on bass. Three out of four of them have been or still are active in dEUS. They usually play a selection of songs from their three (well, 2 and a half) records, mixed with a couple of improvisations. They played a couple of gigs last year and here you can see them at work in CC Luchtbal in Antwerp last October, at the exposition of Rudy Trouvé's paintings and Bache Jespers' photographs.

Summer of Mars (deuxième tableau):

Someone like you:

Bangladesh fashions:


Monday, January 11, 2010

The Hong Kong Dong
Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, 16 Mar 2008

The Hong Kong Dong hail from Gent and play pretty poppy stuff, with an insane twist to it. The head honchos are Sarah and Boris Zeebroek, who are Kamagurka's children. Playing guitar (and defining for a great deal the band's sound) is Geoffrey Burton, who used to play with PJDS and Arno.

On a sunny day:

Not a friend, not a lover:

The Hickey Underworld
Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, 16 Mar 2008

The Hickey Underworld participated in and won the national music contest Humo's Rock Rally in 2006. Two years later the contest was organized again and I went to the finale in Ancienne Belgique in Brussels, where the Hickey Underworld played as headlining act. Meanwhile they have released their first cd, which comes warmly recommended.

Sick of boys: