REMBRANDTPARK MUSIC FEELS SO GOOD
November 29, 2018
Rembrandtpark feels good
On the third single by Rembrandtpark the producers collective Voice Calling Radio (Sweetwood and Not.Your.Regular.Boy) goes a step further in depth. Music Feels So Goodis a delightfully subdued electropop song with heavily layered synths, an '80s flirt to muse about. Extra special are the guest vocals by singer-songwriter Charlie Hole, here in an entirely different style than what we've got to know him for, showing his endless versatility. In the Dutch Spotify New Music Friday!
SWEETWOOD ONE OF THESE DAYS
November 15, 2018
Feelgood met Sweetwood
One Of These Days is the sixth single from Sweetwood, the project of Amsterdam producers collective Voice Calling Radio. Once again, it is a homage to all the feelgood music of the last 40 years with a mix of classic disco funk and the sound of today. "Sweetwood wishes to put a smile on the face of true music lovers. People who are not restricted by style, era or image but just triggered by music that makes one feel good."
BONY MACARONI DOOM
November 15, 2018
Bony Macaroni stays indoors
Doom is the second single of our TCBYML pop-punkers. "Doom is about having big dreams and big plans and about wasting your summers indoors because you’re both too lazy and too scared to do anything about ‘em. So yeah, happy song about being unhappy with who you are, and what you (don’t) do." Debut single Piece Of Shit landed on a multitude of Spotify playlists and brought the band critically acclaimed international press.
ECKHARDT AND THE HOUSE FUNERAL
November 01, 2018
Eckhardt And The House buries all the sad news
The twelfth Eckhardt And The House single Funeral is another fine example of the band's development towards a more uptempo and danceable indie sound. Furthermore with lyrics like "Let's have a funeral for all the sad news, let's bury it all" the tone has been set. Their indiealtdiscofunk gets an extra dimension on Funeral where cynicism is linked to social engagement. "We read the papers, read the facts, they bomb the desert, we pay tax."
MONEY & THE MAN JUST LIKE THE SUN
October 11, 2018
Money & The Man is going strong
Just Like The Sun is the third single from the Money & The Man debut album that is released on November 9th. These two lads from Zwolle need no more than guitar, vocals and a drum kit for a thick, dynamic and mature, rough, sincere, exciting, loud and dirty sound. On Just Like The Sun, their garage and stoner influences are supplemented with a touch of metal. Their previous two singles reached the #1 and #9 position in the Dutch Indie Chart.
BONY MACARONI PIECE OF SHIT
October 04, 2018
Bony Macaroni make shit happen
Debut single by Bony Macaroni, how they got their name we´ll explain another time. Fact is we´re dealing with a potential pop-punk banger full of astonishing riffs and hooks and also totally hilarious. "Piece of Shit is about trying super hard to succeed and, like, not succeeding and blaming everybody else for it. Fast song, super emotional, utterly hilarious", thus the band - they are not averse to a good dose of self-mockery and irony.
NOT.YOUR.REGULAR.BOY. IT'S ALL YOURS
September 27, 2018
The generous mood of Not.Your.Regular.Boy.
After a successful Paradiso performance, here is It’s All Yours, the third single from Not.Your.Regular.Boy. Ferry de Ruiter shows a different side of himself this time compared to his two previous releases. The art-pop rockdance is exchanged for a fragile synthpop track with 80's New Wave influences. Once again an example of his versatility and a taste of what is to come on his debut album.
CHARMLESS i DREAM (THE NIGHT HAG)
September 27, 2018
Charmless i's Dream now on single
The debut EP by Charmless i was released two weeks ago. Contagious rock with a solid guitar sound combined with synth-bass and electronic drums, described by the band as 'Electro-Britrock'. The track Dream (The Night Hag), which originated from this, is already being picked up nationally and internationally by blogs and radio stations, with also an entry in the Dutch Indie Chart. High time to release Dream (The Night Hag) on single.
CHARMLESS i FIRST COMING
September 13, 2018
The first blow of Charmless i
After three successful singles here is the debut EP First Coming by Charmless i from Alkmaar. The four tracks - infectious rock with a firm guitar sound combined with synth-bass and electronic drums - are described by the band as 'Electro-Britrock'. It is a fresh yet recognizable sound that immediately hooks the listener and has already led to high marks in the Dutch Indie Chart. The single Rabbit Hole for example (also present on First Coming) is currently standing strong at #1.
ECKHARDT AND THE HOUSE PUT ME IN A CAPE
August 30, 2018
Put me in a straight jacket, I wanna dance!
Well, here it is. Put Me In A Cape is the great example of the new Eckhardt And The House sound and a future live-favourite. Their eleventh single is their most energetic song to date because anyone who doesn't move to this indiealtdiscofunk needs an oil change. Spotify put it on the Dutch New Music Friday and Apple Music in their Best Of The Week. The first international reactions are coming in: "Really fun track, makes us wanna dance!" And that's it.
BELLE AND THE BEATS DOWN AND LOSST
August 16, 2018
Belle And Her Ballad
Down And Lost perfectly showcases the versatility of Belle And The Beats, sometimes delicate, other times fierce. Powerful vocals with elements of rock and electronics shaped into mystifying pop noir, in this case a fine rock ballad.
CHARMLESS i RABBIT HOLE
August 16, 2018
Rabbit out of a hat
Charmless i from Alkmaar is a band that immediately hooks you with their fresh and yet recognizably pleasant sound. On their third single Rabbit Hole you hear infectious rock with a firm guitar sound combined with synth-bass and electronic drums. The band describe their music as ‘Electro-Britrock’.
SWEETWOOD PICK ME UP
August 09, 2018
Sweetwood picks up the summer again
Pick Me Up is the fifth single from Sweetwood, the project of Amsterdam writers / producers collective Voice Calling Radio. Once again, it is a homage to all the feel-good music of the past 40 years with a mix of classic disco funk and the sound of today. "Sweetwood wishes to put a smile on the face of true music lovers." For fans of Roosevelt, Chic, Cut Copy, Kool And The Gang, Yuksek and Breakbot. Summer just keeps going ooon.
MONEY & THE MAN THIS SEASON
August 02, 2018
Raw, sincere, exciting, loud and dirty
This Season is the second single of the debut album which will be released in november of garage-blues duo Money & The Man from Zwolle. Raw, sincere, exciting, loud and dirty with a thick, dynamic and mature sound. You hear a Led Zeppelin-like riff which is accompanied by stoner influences and mystical vocals after which the chorus blasts off.
CHARMLESS i GIANT LEAP FOR MY KIND
June 28, 2018
Giant Leap For My Kind is the second single of Charmless i from Alkmaar. Again we hear infectious rock where a firm guitar sound is combined with synth-bass and electronic drums. The band themselves describe their music as ‘Electro-Britrock’. First single Fire Up (Here We Go) got enthousiastic (inter)national reactions, got airplay in The Netherlands on KX Radio and IndieXL, but alos on the regional German stations. And it's at #2 in the Dutch Indie Chart!
MONEY & THE MAN I WANNA KNOW
June 21, 2018
Money & The Man shows how music was once intended. Raw, sincere, exciting, loud and dirty, thrown at you during intense live shows. These two young guys from Zwolle will amaze you with their mature sound, formed by blues, indie and rock 'n' roll. After two EPs I Wanna Know is the first single of the debut album which will be released in November. The track with a surprising hook hits home base for fans of Arctic Monkeys, The Black Keys and The Von Bondies.
ECKHARDT AND THE HOUSE MOUNTAINS
May 31, 2018
Eckhardt And The House 2.0 explodes like a bomb! Previous single If You Cannot Talk became TopSong on Dutch Radio 2, was on their playlist for months and reached #4 in the Hypem Popular Now Chart. Radio stations from Norway to The Filippines and from Germany to the USA picked it up. Follow-up Mountains is again an excellent piece of danceable avant-garde funk-pop en was produced by Ash Workman (Christine And The Queens).
May 24, 2018
Nachtschade is back, ready for summer
It was quiet for a while but here's Roses, the first new music by Nachtschade after their well received Maskerade album from last year. This enticing example of versatility sounds like a cinematic rock tune with an analogue sound. The particular panning of instruments and vocals adds to the retro atmosphere of the song, where Crowded House, 10CC, and Beatles harmonies can be clearly heard.
CHARMLESS i FIRE UP (HERE WE GO)
May 10, 2018
Fire Up (Here We Go) is the debut of the new band of Alex Pasveer from Alkmaar. The single was recorded in the studio of Guido Aalbers and mastered in New York by Andy Vendette (David Bowie, Deep Purple, Beastie Boys). Charmless i makes contagious rock hymns, hypnotizing electropop with synth-bass and layered vocals. Fire Up (Here We Go) is brought with Dutch sobriety but always: catchy as hell! This fall their debut EP will be released.
HENS SOLO FT. SINGLE PILOT NACHTEN
May 10, 2018
Amsterdam talent Hens Solo debuts
Nachten is the first TCBYML single of 17 year old mega-talent Berend Hensema from Amsterdam. Nachten is co-written and produced by the Single Pilot duo from The Hague and is a mix of hip hop, electro en pop for fans of Kevin, Josylvio, Sevn Alias, De Jeugd Van Tegenwoordig, Russo, Cartiez, Ne-Yo and Jacin Trill.
REMBRANDTPARK DEATH FOR A LIVING
May 03, 2018
Ouch, that hits you hard, on Death For A Living Rembrandtpark goes deep. This second single from the Amsterdam VCR project (Sweetwood) is melancholic electropop with layered synths to wallow. Death For A Living sounds like M83 meets Human League with bits of Editors and Depeche Mode, and alike.
SWEETWOOD GET HIGH OR GO LOW
April 26, 2018
Move to the groove and Get High Or Go Low
Get High Or Go Low is the fourth single by Sweetwood, the project by Amsterdam writers/producers collective Voice Calling Radio. Again it's a homage to all feelgood music of the last 40 years with a mix of classic disco-funk and nowadays dance. "Sweetwood's wish is to put a smile on the face of the older music lover who has been there & heard it and at the same time to help a new generation discover new-old-music."
April 12, 2018
“I’m color, I’m black/white, I’m Everything. I’m Not.Your.Regular.Boy. I don’t wanna identify myself as a man or a woman but as a human, as Not.Your.Regular.Boy. I don’t try to be labeled. For me, music is my life, I seriously wouldn’t know what to do without music. I wanna go my way instead of the way that was laid out for me. The music we will release will be very personal because I’m the leader in this project and having that freedom feels amazing.”
FAKE BILLY & THE FALSE PROPHETS THE LIGHT
March 29, 2018
Fake Billy has seen the light
Holy crap, the new Fake Billy And The False Prophets single is another bull's-eye. On The Light they bring out the big guns and the band lives up to its "gobsmacking vibrant" reputation. The Light is a bunny with hardcore techno punk on its headphones and a gram of speed in its butt, racing straight into the fog lights of an upcoming car.
REMBRANDTPARK MORNING SUN
February 15, 2018
Brand spanking new project of Amsterdam producers collective Voice Calling Radio, known for their Sweetwood singles. Morning Sun is a melancholic breakup song with beautifully layered synths and beats with subtle elements of trap. The haunting and emotive guest vocals are by Joshua Braithwaite.
BELLE AND THE BEATS SOLDIER OF THE NIGHT
February 08, 2018
Enigmatic dark debut by Belle
Soldier of the Night is the debut by Amsterdam based Belle and the Beats. Mysterious pop noir with at the heart of the melancholy writer and singer Belle, who had her education at the prestigious Copenhagen Vocal Institute.