Wolvon: In January 2013 the illustrious VERA club in Groningen (NL) published the results of the yearly visitors’ poll. Only one band managed to get three top rankings: best downstage concert, best support act (with Cloud Nothings) and best local band. Outside of the undisputed underground capital of The Netherlands, WOLVON rapidly became one of most exciting live acts of 2012 and played over 60 (mostly DIY) shows, including a tour across the Balkans. WOLVON took the Netherlands almost literally by storm from their start in October 2011, blazing like a bearded twister across the lowlands, playing their ferocious trademark floorshows.
Until now, the trio’s mesmerizing mixture of postwave, dreampop, noise and krautrock was captured only on two limited 7” releases. In 2012 the band recorded their full-length debut in the Next-To-Jaap studio of noted Dutch engineer Corno Zwetsloot (Space Siren). This was then mastered by Zlaya Hadzich (a.o. Sonic Youth) in Loud Studio. This LP is called ‘folds.’ and will be released by Subroutine Records on April 22.
Homemade Empire is the work of musician Bart de Kroon. With an array of instruments – guitars, piano, bandoneon, synth, organ, drums and a shaky voice – he creates music that ranges from quiet folk songs to psychedelic drones. The compositions might accumulate to a fever dream, but never without the knowledge that there’s always a friend next to your bed who will take care of you, wipe your forehead and feed you soup.
Amber Arcades is het soloproject van Annelotte de Graaf. Haar muziek is geworteld in de folktraditie, maar is door de dromerige, lichtpsychedelische en shoegazy invloeden niet echt meer folky te noemen. Ze deed vorig jaar mee aan de Popronde met haar band Oh, Brave Wide Eyes, maar treed nu aan op eigen kracht.