Tickets für THE HOMESICK (indie/post-punk, nl) + tba. 30.08.23 in Berlin, Schokoladen
Tickets – THE HOMESICK (indie/post-punk, nl) + tba. Berlin
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THE HOMESICK /// post-punk/exp-pop/indie, nlt
hehomesick.bandcamp.com / instagram.com/thehomesick0519
at Schokoladen. doors 19 uhr, concert starts 20 uhr. tickets at the doors and in pre-sale --> https://vvk.link/2n4nl8w
THE HOMESICK are Elias Elgersma (Vocals, Effects), Jaap van der Velde (Vocals, Effects) and Erik Woudwijk (Drums). The Homesick fuses post-punk rhythms with melodic whimsical pop into an experimental blend of great songs.
The band has been around since their first EP Television from 2013 and released their debut album Youth Hunt (Subroutine) in 2017. Hailing from the backwater Frisian municipality of Dokkum, the band shrewdly courted spirituality under their own nonconformist whims. The album played with this ambiguity as they incorporated this in their sound through the mixing of dark post-punk with sure-fire pop earworms. Their second album The Big Exercise (SubPop) from 2020 inverses this sound, second-guessing their core chemistry as a live unit. Where the debut album incorporates vocals drenched in reverb, warped synths and distorted guitars, the Big Excercise leaves a hint of romanticism through the baroque elements such as piano, acoustic guitar, percussion and clarinet.
Shortly after the release of The Big Exercise the global pandemic made The Homesick cancel all their touring and promo plans for 2020. As the band members found themselves stuck at their homes, they individually started to explore new musical directions. Guitar and bass were dropped as Elias and Jaap searched for other sounds playing keys, sample boxes and more new rhythmic instruments. “We wanted to come up with something that we can dance to”, Jaap says. “After these last two years we very much felt like this is what we need now.”The new songs are unmistakably The Homesick and at the same time like you've never heard them before. Recording took place early summer 2022 in GAM Studios in The Belgium Ardennes and new music will be released in 2023.