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Antillectual post lyric video for new song “Work Horses Vs. Show Ponies”

Dutch punk rockers Antillectual have posted a lyric video for their new song “Work Horses Vs. Show Ponies” from their forthcoming album “Perspectives & Objectives.” Check it out right here.

The album  is due out on August 23, 2013 on A-F Records.



Antillectual release new song “With Gaga On Our Side”

Dutch punk rockers Antillectual have posted a new song entitled “With Gaga On Our Side” from their forthcoming debut album “Perspectives & Objectives. Check it out right here.

The album  is due out on August 23, 2013 on A-F Records. Antillectual will be touring with Propagandhi in Europe this July.



Music Video: Antillectual – “Some of My Best Friends Are Meat Eaters”

Dutch punk rockers Antillectual have released a new music video for their song “Some of My Best Friends Are Meat Eaters”. The song originally appeared on the band’s 2010 album Start from Scratch.

You can check out the video here.

Antillectual’s last release was the Future History EP released in September 2012. They plan on releasing their next LP, Perspectives & Objectives, on Friday August 23rd, 2013. 



Music Video: Sweet Empire (melodic punk) – “Emma”

Dutch punk rock band Sweet Empire have released a music video for their song “Emma” ff their 2011 album ‘This Season Needs Torches”, out on Shield Recordings.

The band explains a little about what the song is about:

‘This song is roughly based on the life and times of (Red) Emma Goldman; an important figure in the history of feminism and anarchy. Her thoughts continue to inspire the more open-minded and freethinking people in this world. We thought we should give her a little ode by writing this song.”

You can check the video out here and FYI, the band is also offering all their recordings as a free download over at their website.



Antillectual announces North and South American tour dates, post upcoming EP teaser

Dutch punk rockers Antillectual have announced a slew of tour dates around the Americas, including an appearance at the Fest. The band has also announced a new EP, which will be entitled “Future History”. The EP is set to be released on September 28th and will contain two brand new songs, as well as two bonus tracks. To prepare for the release, the band has unveiled a short teaser video featuring a clip from the EP’s title track.

You can click here to view all the tour dates, as well as listen to the EP teaser.

Antillectual released their last album, “Start From Scratch”, in 2010. 



This Routine Is Hell stream upcoming album “Repent. Repeat.”

Dutch hardcore punk outfit This Routine Is Hell is streaming their upcoming album, “Repent. Repeat.” right here.

The album will be physically released by Shield Recordings on April 12th, but you can purchase the digital album right now on their bandcamp.



Antillectual announce Euro tour dates with Static Radio, add new bass player

Dutch punk rockers Antillectual have announced a slew of Euro tour dates with Static Radio for October.  Check out the dates and locations here.

The band also recently added a new bass player to their lineup.  They state:

Last but not least at all: we found a new bass player! During the last 1,5 month over 30 people from all over the world responded to our call. We are incredibly thankful for all the applications, kind words and other support! Our new member’s name is Glen and from December  on we will be doing shows with him. He has been playing bass and singing in bands for over 10 years, with a bac



Music Video: Antillectual – “Buyer’s Remorse” off latest album “Start From Scratch”

Dutch  punk rockers Antillectual have posted the music video for their song “Buyer’s Remorse.”

You can check it out here.

The song appears on their latest album “Start From Scratch” which came out last year.



Antillectual looking for new bass guitarist

Antillectual is looking for a new bass guitarist. Here’s what the band had to say,

We are very sorry to spread the news that Tim has decided to quit playing bass for us. Our band and his solo work are impossible to combine without one of them being neglected. We regret Tim’s leaving, but understand his decision. Since being in this band is simply too much fun, we are on the lookout for a new bass player. If you feel like joining our band, or know someone that might be interested, get in touch with us!

To find out more information regarding what the band is looking for go here. The band released their latest album “Start From Scratch” in 2010.



Album Review: Antillectual – “Start From Scratch!”

I first learned of the Dutch band Antillectual when I heard that Propagandhi’s Chris Hannah was lending his pipes to a track from “Start From Scratch!” After listening to them and hearing Propagandhi’s influence on their music and lyrics I can understand why they choose Hannah to be a guest vocalist. Antillectual have moved a little away from their skate/hardcore punk sound on this album in a way that’s similar to the path that Propagandhi took by pushing the limits of progressive punk. This album is their best-written, best sounding and all around best effort so far. They make use of their new limits to lay out the problems of the world with a soundtrack of fresh, new, creative melodic punk music.

Antillectual sing about one of those problems on the track “Cut From The Ground,” and Hannah’s vocals matches the song as good as his attitude fits the lyrics. The song’s premise may revolve around minor problems compared to other topics touched on later (like selling sex, gun rights or political and corporate problems) but it still should piss off any punk. Remember when the mainstream wasn’t a part of the underground community? Antillectual does. “Graffiti in the galleries, studded belts at the H&M/Tattoos on the playing field, counterculture fully enclosed” are a few examples shoplifted by mass culture.

Antillectual put a humorous twist on the meat vs. veg topic with an anti-meat anthem “Some Of My Best Friends Are Meat Eaters.” They are trying to persuade the listener to “join the (vegetarian) club.” The song starts with typical ignorant answers as to why meat eaters won’t go vegetarian. ‘”It’s dead already/As if you make a difference/You don’t know what you’re missing/It’s in our nature.”’ Then backs up the quotes with some hard evidence that being vegetarian is better because “Pamela Anderson, Weird Al Yankovic, Hitler and Meatloaf can’t be wrong.” I didn’t know that Hitler was a vegetarian.

If you need a more serious problem to dig your teeth into, don’t worry: the world is full of them and Antillectual covers some on “The Hunt Is On” by taking shots at the church, corporations and politics. The lyrics are intelligent and the music is rad. I mean you can’t really ask for more when you have smart, honest, heartfelt lyrics backed up with tight musicianship.

The album ends perfectly with “So Much More,” an ode to, well, themselves and their lives as musicians. The track starts out acoustic and then kicks in to a medium-paced jam-style rock song accompanied with some gang vocals and a beautiful sounding female vocalist. There is even a little jab at Motley Crue and all their “Girls, Girls, Girls.” The song is the icing on the record and ends with switching from vocalist to vocalist, then everyone coming together to belt out “This is our life/ We put our hearts and heads into/My brain, my hands, want to be inspired.”

It’s hard to really say who these guys sound like other than they are kind of doing their own thing. If I had to pick a few bands just to describe their sound I would say some kind of mix of Forty Cent Fix, Propagandhi, The Almighty Trigger Effect and Selfmademan. Speaking of Smallman Records artist, Selfmademan, I think this release would fit nicely in the Smallman Records catalogue so if you were a fan of what the small Canadian label put out than I think you will like these dudes.



Full Album Stream: Antillectual – “Start From Scratch”

Antillectual have posted a full stream of their upcoming album “Start From Scratch.” The stream will be available until November 8th, the night before the album is set to officially drop. Click here to listen.

The band’s last album Testimony was released in 2008.



Stream “Classic Themes Never Get Old” from upcoming Antillectual album

Antillectual have posted another new song off their upcoming album Start From Scratch. The song is titled “Classic Themes Never Get Old” and you can give it a listen (as well check out the liner notes and lyrics) here. Fans of Propagandhi will probably dig this track.

The band had this to say on the song:

Contrary to the other songs, this song has absolutely nothing to do with current affairs. Or does it? “Classic Themes Never Get Old” is an ode to issues we should never forget about, even though media hypes focus on other stuff and some themes might not seem very popular to address these days. An ode to worn off patches, graffiti on squatted walls and the roots of our movement.

“Start From Scratch” is planned for a November 1 release and until then the band will be streaming one new song from the album each week.

The band’s last album Testimony was released in 2008.



Stream “The New Jew” off of the upcoming Antillectual album “Start From Scratch”

Antillectual have posted another new song off their upcoming album Start From Scratch. The song is titled “The New Jew” and you can give it a listen (as well check out the liner notes and lyrics) here.

The band had this to say on the song:

The first review of our album describes this song as “the strongest song on the album”. Please decide for yourself. You could consider this another new “old” song. An acoustic version appeared on our “Pull the Plug” EP and we recorded a demo of this song during the recordings of the Kid Dynamite tribute cover. Because of an out of tune guitar that was never released though …

And what a coicindence, this song could not have been planned better. It was originally written as a critique of Dutch right wing politics instigated by Geert Wilders and Rita Verdonk. Thank god we got rid of Rita Verdonk, but guess who will play a crucial role in last week’s installed government?

Our pen pal this week is our studio engineer Nico van Montfort. He also recorded our previous releases “Testimony” and “Pull the Plug” and has worked with almost all Dutch punk and hardcore bands. Prepare yourself for a very detailed documentation of how we recorded the album you have been listening to in the last weeks. *Nerd/engineer/musician alert!*

“Start From Scratch” is planned for a November 1 release and until then the band will be streaming one new song from the album each week.

The band’s last album Testimony was released in 2008.



Stream “Our Hearts” off upcoming Antillectual album “Start From Scratch”

Antillectual have posted another new song off their upcoming album Start From Scratch. The song is titled “Our Hearts” and you can give it a listen (as well check out the liner notes and lyrics) here.

The band had this to say on the song:

As if we planned it: in the week that we stream “Kraken Gaat Door!” the anti-squatting law is installed. In the week we stream “Some of My Best Friends Are Meat Eaters” it turns out to be world vegetarian day. Last week we streamed “Chinese Takeover” and Liu Xiaobo (a Chinese political prisoner) wins the Nobel Peace Prize. A decision heavily criticized by Chinese authorities. The Nobel Prize committee responded: “[It is] a message to the world, that while we appreciate very much that China is becoming an economical and political power, with power comes responsibility, and you have to be prepared for and accept criticism and debate.” Sounds familiar …

So what to expect this week? Our stream is a song written (music & words) by our former bass player Yvo, sung by our current bass player Tom. So a good week for lovers of Yvo, Smash the Statues, D-beat-alike music and personal resistance.

“Start From Scratch” is planned for a November 1 release and until then the band will be streaming one new song from the album each week.

The band’s last album Testimony was released in 2008.



New Song: “Chinese Takeover” off upcoming Antillectual album

Antillectual have posted another new song off their upcoming album Start From Scratch. The song is titled “Chinese Takeover” and you can give it a listen (as well check out the liner notes and lyrics) here.

The band had this to say on the song:

Remember that ‘new’ Guns n’ Roses album? Not so happy how it turned out? Neither were we, and we somehow managed to link our discontent to the uprise of the economies in the Orient. Seriously though, this song is about the effects of the ever growing economies on that side of the world on the western world. To put it in Johan Cruijff’s words: “to every advantage, there is a disadvantage” (or something … ).

Our guest is Lenneke Knape. She works with bands like NOFX and Blink 182, runs Rockit Promotions, used to host “Witlof” on KinkFM and was kind enough to share some of her experience with us while we were planning the release of our album. Our appearance at the Groezrock festival earlier this year for example was largely thanks to her efforts.

“Start From Scratch” is planned for a November 1 release and until then the band will be streaming one new song from the album each week.

The band’s last album Testimony was released in 2008.