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.

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

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.


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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.
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Luxor Koln/Cologne

We stayed with Sophie’s mother in Luneburg and it was fantastic. Martijn and I were up pretty early as usual and so we walked around the city center for a bit. Got some flowers for our lovely hostess who had left even earlier to get to work. When we got back the rest were up. Had a great big breakfast all together seated at the table. Martijn cooked up some tasty eggs. Shorter-ish drive to Luxor in Koln/Cologne. Started raining when we got to Luxor. As usual we waited around for our time to set up and soundcheck. Stage was even tighter than yesterdays. Joppe was really crammed in the corner behind my amps. Fun show. We had to load out directly. At least it was inside. Packed up and hung around until after FATM’s set so we could sell some merch. Some friends and family had driven down from Amsterdam/Utrecht to see FATM (and us) play. I started to get a bad cold – I guess it’s the sweaty loading out into the cold night directly after our sets that is screwing me up. Quick drive. And if anyone can read German something was written about the show on Triggerfishvoicst0906oct2x8

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Posted on October 8, 2009, by SF. Filed under blog

Hamburg Logo

Good to be back in Hamburg. Last time at Logo was also a great experience with The President’s of the USA. Tonight we played supporting Florence and the Machine. So picked everyone up early in Amsterdam and headed North-east to Hamburg. Arrived early so sat around and waited for Florence and the Machine (FATM) to set up and sound check. What space was left on the stage after a few items of FATM got moved we utilized. Mathias had 30 cm of space and could not take a step in any direction. Jaime has built her self in to a corner. Sophie, Tjeerd and myself were nearly falling off the front of the stage and Joppe was hidden behind his kit. Never the less great fun! After our set we had to load out directly on to the street out front. Luckily it wasn’t raining. Packed up and watched some of FATM’s show before heading of to Sophie’s mum’s place in Luneburg to crash. We had a few beers while talking too our gracious hostess.


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Posted on October 7, 2009, by SF. Filed under blog


Due to us being able to support Florence and the Machine this month we had to reschedule an earlier planned Berlin date. So, we’ll be in Berlin not only with Florence and the Machine on the 12th of October (Frannz Club), but also for Halloween on October 31st at Club Bang Bang for their Indie Pop Circus Party. Check our show list for all our shows!

Posted on September 30, 2009, by VOICST. Filed under news

Flyer, Flying, Florence + The Machine


Posted on September 21, 2009, by VOICST. Filed under news