Frisian artpop and Dutch-language rhythm box sensation form an exciting double bill
Don Melody Club pays tribute to Dutch literary and musical traditions. Armed with a 1960s drum machine and a couple of synths, The Mauskovic Dance Band member Donald “Donny” Madjid began experimenting with new sounds. This resulted in a blend of infectious pop hooks and beats with contemplative ballads that reflect the influence of Ramses Shaffy. All of this can be heard in his new single ‘Tederheid’, which serves as a sneak peek of his EP ‘Zonder Pardon’. Previously seen at EKKO during Le Guess Who?, he is now returning for his own club show.
Abe Lenstra, the Elfstedentocht, and The Homesick; the three pillars of Frisian cultural heritage. Of course, that’s not the only good thing to come out of Friesland, but this band consistently proves how they can continue to innovate while maintaining an unchanged, exciting sound. After two albums filled with frenetic and expansive post-punk, the trio from Dokkum has decided to take a different path: guitars have given way to synthesizers. With their second album, ‘The Big Exercise,’ they introduced this sound for the first time, adding hints of romance through baroque elements like piano, keyboard, acoustic guitar, and clarinet. Now, they are coming with a new, untitled album full of artpop in the vein of indie bands like Animal Collective and Dirty Projectors to De Nijverheid