Balcony TV

Posted on November 26, 2009, by SF. Filed under blog

We Got It Covered

In the mean time some great alternative versions of our songs. We feel honored that other people actually play our songs or spend time making video’s for them.

Posted on November 11, 2009, by SF. Filed under blog

Hamburg – Cologne

Short video on the road from Amsterdam – Hamburg – Cologne – Amsterdam, the beginning of October.

Posted on November 9, 2009, by Joppe. Filed under blog

Bang Bang Berlin

There was traffic even before we got to the practice space to load the van. Then half the people in the band were not there. Rest were either flying, driving other ways or going to be picked up at home because there were other things that needed doing. Oh well. En route to Berlin. Drive. Stop. Pee. Coffee. Repeat a few times. The drive scenery was great though. Bright sunshine and it’s fall as you all know so lot’s of colour and tree’s to look at. Loved it. Arrived exactly on time at the Bang Bang Club. Set up and everybody arrived. We did a sound check then did a few interviews, one of which was held in the toilets. All headed off for something to eat while the band Mega! Mega! did their soundcheck. Was a very late show. I don’t think we played until 12.30 or so. Was fun to be back in Berlin again. Good show. Afterwards we hung around for a bit then headed off to our hostel where we grabbed a few beers.

Barely slept because of the beds in the hostel and the fact that I forgot to put in some earplugs to drown out the snoring. I think everyone else is also just as tired. Our rental van is taking some getting used too. The seating is so totally different from the White Pearl. It’s sucking all our last bits of energy – there’s no comfortable position to be found. Back in Amsterdam by 8pm after having left Berlin at 11am. Traffic as always as soon as we cross the border back into Holland. Two days in a van. Over and out.voicst0931oct9

Picture by Sely Friday 2009

Posted on November 2, 2009, by SF. Filed under blog

White Pearl

The van, “The White Pearl”, RIP. We had to get our stuff from our beloved van that shall no longer transport us. She got shipped back from Zurich where she had a breakdown a few km out side the city center. Her insides are bust and far to expensive for us to keep paying for. She’ll be sold. Thanks for taking us all around Europe. I think she wanted to really retire in the mountains of Switzerland. Our wuppie was still on board. 4 years it rode on top through countless thousand km’s. I pulled it off and it was a hard ball of foam. The green hostage on the trailer hitch was left. He has been hitching a ride for the past year and a half and I think he wants to continue for a while.voicst0927oct8

Photo by Sely Friday 2009

Posted on October 28, 2009, by SF. Filed under blog


Early drive to Zurich. Stoked to be playing in Zurich tonight. Everyone was pretty wacked form the night before but still super super eager to be playing in Switzerland this evening. While driving on the Zurich ring highway two exits to go…   the van died. Motor would run but the conversion of power to the wheels made some freaky sounds. No Power. We sat and waited for the local rescue service to show up. The police arrived first seeing as we we kind of in the middle of the highway, sitting still. The rescue service towed us to the Mercedes Benz garage, which by 16.15 was closed until Monday morning. So we waited for our Dutch road service people to arrange and figure out what would happen.  In the meantime we were trying to figure out how to get ourselves and our backline gear to the venue a mere 5km away in the city center. All the van rental places were already closed until Sunday or Monday. By 5pm we found out that the venue had a van but it was being used as a shuttle for other artists so also a no go. Friends of friends of friends had a van but by this time we would not have been able to make the venue on time as it was an early show…. FUCK. We meandered around the corner to a hotel and checked in.  The White Pearl (our van) was going to be flatbed trucked back to the Netherlands. Our road service had arranged for us to fly back to Amsterdam Sunday morning.


Pictures by Sely Friday 2009

Posted on October 21, 2009, by SF. Filed under blog


59:1 Club in Munich has a great stage that protrudes out into the venue so as a spectator you can actually watch bands from behind them almost. Anyway, the stage is also pretty damn small if there is already a full band’s backline including a huge harp and various other percussion instruments that have to remain where they are. We got ourselves fitted on to the stage after a long wait in the afternoon. We could only have vocals, piano and a sax go on the PA so it was old school rock and roll – with just the amps and drums blasting full out. Had a great show even though I could not move my feet 5 cm in any direction. Afterwards we packed up in the cold cold hallway outside – thankfully not out in the street because it was snowing. Didn’t stick around to long even though we had a day off the next day.

voicstmunich0915octPictures by Sely Friday 2009

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Getting Lost and Getting To Vienna


We had an address to stay for Tuesday night east of Prague, all arranged and everything. We found out later at 1am that there was another town under the same name about 2 hours drive back away from Vienna. We’d also left a little late so couldn’t really look for a house in the pitch black dark. Weirdest thing was that parts of the directions we had received to get to the house we right!? Left at the church, left bend up a small hill, right turn and past the telephone cell. We lost it there because we couldn’t find (or see anything in the dark). Did find a house that did kind of look like the one we need to get to, and it had the same number but a huge dog came running up towards Martijn and I when we started opening the gate….. Eventually at the local (closed) bar we found out we were in the wrong town. We just said fuck it and drove towards Vienna and eventually found a hotel outside of Jihlava (I think).


It was snowing fiercely when we started driving towards Vienna. About an hour from Vienna we got a call from the venue that we might not be able to play because the stage was too small and Florence and the Machine couldn’t move any of there gear for us (there was no space for that). So spending two days driving to Vienna we finally got to the venue anyway and checked things out for ourselves. Not that much space but we still got things sorted somehow on stage. I stood behind a harp, effects board and computer rig. Joppe was off in a corner. It was a great show though. Great reactions.


Pictures by Sely Friday 2009

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Very strange show. Got to Berlin a day in advance so we would be in PLENTY of time. When we got to the Postbahnhof in PLENTY of time we heard that FATM’s bacline had burned in a fire the day before so things would be a little delayed today. Well, we waited until an hour after the doors should have opened. It almost looked like we would not get to play. 9pm and the doors opened. At 9pm we put our gear on stage in 2 minutes flat. Then we waited around for the stage guys from the venue (who were a little stressed…) to plug in and patch the cables. This took 45 minutes. All the time we stood on the stage in front of a full venue, no music from a DJ or anything. Interesting. So got to play but various vocals and sax could not be heard. Anyway. Had fun.
Pictures by Sely Friday 2009

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Berlin Interview With Fresh Milk

Posted on October 20, 2009, by SF. Filed under blog