Birth of Joy
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Territory: The Netherlands
Although influenced by 60/70s psychedelica and blues, you won’t have the feeling being sucked into an old dusty Persian tapestry bought at your local thrift shop. Sure, there are psychotic jams, but with peppering their sound with a modern twist of Stoner, Grunge and Punk (including the attitude) the threesome instead creates a lip-smacking sound of their very own, and ensures BIRTH OF JOY is no straight-forward retro-trip.
With the new album “HYER FOCUS” on the way (release on February 16th, 2018), 2018will probably become yet again a very busy year for these road warriors. It’s still unknown if their record of 172 shows in one year will be broken, but at least you can’t blame the guys for not trying it!
On the new album HYPER FOCUS the band stepped further away from the standard 60/70s rock&roll sound and again renewed themselves by –maybe even more than ever before -incorporating Stoner, Punk but also Progrock and Jazz influences. On the other hand they returned to their roots by keeping the recording process as simple and ‘live’ as possible to catch their unmatched live-energy as good as possible. The album was recorded and mastered by Pieter Kloos and will be released worldwide on February 16th2018by Glitterhouse Records.
2018 Hyper Focus (CD/LP, Glitterhouse Records
2016 Get Well (CD/LP, Suburban, Long Branch/SPV)
2015 Live At Ubu (2CD/3LP, Long Branch/SPV, Suburban)
2014 Prisoner (CD/LP, Long Branch /SPV, Grand Palais/Modulor, Suburban)
2013 The Sound of Birth of Joy (CD/LP, Grand Palais/Modulor)
2012 Make Things Happen (CD re-release, Suburban)
2012 Life in Babalou (CD/LP, Suburban)
2011 Make Things Happen (single EP, Suburban)
2010 Make Things Happen (CD, Birth of Joy)
- Several EU headlining clubtours between 2013 – 2017
- Supported MUSE in Istanbul, Warsaw and Bucharest in 2016
- Headline shows in e.g Egypt, Turkey, South Africa, Russia, Balkan etc.
- Nominated for an Edison Award for “best rock album” in 2014 (‘Prisoner’)
- 4th most booked band on ETEP-list in 2014
Eurosonic Noorderslag (NL), The Great Ecape (UK), Orange Warsaw (PL), United Islands(CZ), Down The Rabbit Hole (NL), Bobital (FR), Cruilla (ES), Montreux Jazz (CH), Gurten (CH), Greenman (UK), Beautiful Days (UK), Pure & Crafted (DE), Appelpop (NL), SXSW (USA), Canadian Music Week (CAN), ILMC (UK), Pinkpop (NL), Lowlands (NL), Best Kept Secret (NL), Zwarte Cross (NL), NovaRock (AT), Vieilles Charrues (FR), Exit (SRB), Positivus (LV), Devilstone (LT), Oppikoppi (SA), Arezzo (IT), Fusion (DE), Orange Blossom (DE), Burg Herzberg (DE), official openings night by WDR Rockpalast, ILMC (UK), The Great Escape (UK), Greenman Festival (UK), Boomtown Fair (UK), Shambala Festival (UK), Kendal Calling (UK), Fusion Festival (DE) , Dutch New Artists on Tour, Sweden, Reeperbahn Festival (DE), Vienna Waves(AT), Bratislava Waves(SK), Culture Collide (USA), CMJ (USA), MaMA Festival (FR), Glimps (BE) etc.