The Deadly Dutch Impact Party
With excellent sets from Navarone, Dool, Paceshifters and Amber Arcades, visitors to the Deadly Dutch Impact Party at Bodo’s Schloss were treated to the very best in current Dutch music, whilst enjoying glasses of mysterious cold, fizzy stuff, a bite to eat and some unbeatable Dutch hospitality.
A perennial favourite now on the ILMC calendar, the venue enjoyed one of its busiest nights ever as the friendly folks from the Netherlands rolled out their annual orange carpet for invited guests.
Brought to you by Dutch Music Export | powered by Dutch Performing Arts, Buma Cultuur & Eurosonic Noorderslag | with the kind support of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
DOOL is the new project around rock-chick Elle Bandita (real name Ryanne van Dorst: vocals/guitar) and offers some Dark Rock with fellow bandmembers: Micha Haring (Drums), Job van de Zande (Bass), Reinier Vermeulen (Guitar) and Nick Polak (Guitar).
Their first single 'Oweynagat' was released in November 2015. They describe their sound as an exploration of the seediness of their hometown of Rotterdam through the medium of dark rock. With similarities to The Devil's Blood, Esben and the Witch, and Sisters of Mercy.
Paceshifters charges the current music landscape with a huge amount of energy. Anybody that has seen them the last 5 years can confirm this. During one of their many, many shows in clubs and bars or opening for bands like Deep Purple, 3 Doors Down, Triggerfinger and Therapy?, in a sweaty, steamy tent at Groezrock or Zwarte Cross, or as the dessert at a Queens of the Stone Age show.
The third album 'Breach' will be released in Benelux by Goomah Music/Excelsior/V2 records. The leading music magazine in The Netherlands 'Oor' said of the first single: “If the record is as good as the single 'Drone,' without a doubt, 2014 will be the year of the Paceshifters.”And 3FM, the most important national radiostation in the Netherlands immediately made them Serious Talent for this Summer (securing them Airplay and a lot of attention on the station). Andy Cairns of Therapy?, said: "If the future of Dutch rock & roll is in the hands of Paceshifters, it's in fucking safe hands!"
Amber Arcades is the solo-project of Oh, Brave Wide Eyes' front-woman Annelotte de Graaf. Having started her musical career in 2010 in a Philadelphia-based bluegrass band, but also having a deep love for weird electronics and louder music as a remnant of her teenage years, she combines folky melodies and harmonies with spaced out guitars and poppy structures. The result you could call dreamfolk, or singer-shoegazer. The first album 'Fading Lines' was released on 3 June 2016 and was generally received with critical acclaim in The Netherlands.