Labtones Live February 2, 2013

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On Saturday February 2, another Labtones Live event took place in Merz, Dordrecht (NL). The theme for this edition was 'singer/songwriters'; the audience enjoyed four excellent upcoming artists who entered the stage with only their acoustic guitar. Whether you were there or missed the event, you surely will enjoy these photos by Amber Zwartbol!


Yorick van Norden


Emiel Berghout


Emiel Berghout


Jan Minnaard


Jan Minnaard


Michaël Prins


Michaël Prins


Michaël Prins


Michaël Prins

Artist of the Month January: Taste of Cinnamon

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Our first Artist of the Month of 2013 is Taste of Cinnamon (NL). After years of playing in a rockband Robin & Renée realised making tiny music was better for them. It took them exactly one month to get the new singer/sonwriter project running. This made them realise they should have been doing this all along. It felt like coming home. Since then the name of the project has changed from Pantoufle to the current name Taste of Cinnamon. With the new name, new songs and new energy they were able to release their debut album 'Life of Ours' in the beginning of december 2012. 'Life of Ours' is a friendly album that suits the winterdays. It's about themes everyone will know about. Reccomendation: warm cup of tea/chocolate, fireplace, press play..

http://www.labtones.com/artist/TasteOfCinnamon

Labtones Artist of the Month December: Number Nine

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Labtones proudly presents the Artist of the Month December: Number Nine! Their name already gives you a hint: this band from Utrecht (The Netherlands) is clearly influenced by those four gentlemen from Liverpool. Think solid drums, vintage guitar sounds and McCartney-like melodic bass lines. And, of course, beautiful vocal harmonies. Especially when you listen to their early material (for example, the happy ode to the summer 'Sun sun sun') you are convinced that you listen to a recording from the sixties. However, on their first full-length 'New Ways' (2012), Number Nine re-invented themselves with the help of producer Martijn Groeneveld (Blaudzun, A Balladeer). Their music got a more serious and mature sound as a result, but without losing the catchiness that made their earlier songs so addicting. The songs are now about topics such as broken hearts and the speed of life. Without getting too pessimistic by the way, because in the music of Number Nine there's always a glimpse of hope and optimism. Curious? Enjoy some songs on their Labtones profile! www.labtones.com/numbernine

Labtones Artist of the Month November: Rosebleed

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The Labtones artist of the month November is Rosebleed from Greece. This five-piece indie rock band was formed in 2004. According to the band, the ingredients for their music are “big spaces, strong melodies, driving guitars, moving beats, passion and neverending experimentation”. So far, they have released two records: the EP “Stories” (2008) and the LP “White Balloons” (2009). The last one was produced by Clive Martin, who also worked with Streophonics and Massive Attack. They also played as support act for some pretty big names, such as Echo & The Bunnymen, Carlos Santana and The Cranberries. After scoring two big hits in Greece, with massive airplay on radio and television, it is time to go abroad: this month Rosebleed will give their first gigs in the Netherlands at the Trianon club in Nijmegen (November 22nd) and next at the Geleen Calling Festival (November 24th). They promise to give one of their best performances yet at these shows, so make sure you check them out! As for future plans, a new album is due somewhere in the spring of 2013, which will have a completely new sound and attitude. www.labtones.com/artist/rosebleed

 

Labtones Live! October 6, 2012: The Photos

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Here are photos from the Labtones Live! event on October 6, 2012 in Merz, Dordrecht (NL). It was the first edition of the season 2012/2013: an evening with five singer/songwriters from the network. It was a big success, with beautiful music and a happy audience.

The next edition of Labtones Live! will be on October 27 in De Unie, Rotterdam (NL). Keep an eye on www.labtones.com/live for more information.


Lene (http://www.labtones.com/artist/lene)


Lene (http://www.labtones.com/artist/lene)


Froukje (http://www.labtones.com/artist/froukje)


Froukje (http://www.labtones.com/artist/froukje)


Taste of Cinnamon (http://www.labtones.com/artist/tasteofcinnamon)


Taste of Cinnamon (http://www.labtones.com/artist/tasteofcinnamon)


Taste of Cinnamon (http://www.labtones.com/artist/tasteofcinnamon)


Taste of Cinnamon (http://www.labtones.com/artist/tasteofcinnamon)


Fraud the Band (http://www.labtones.com/artist/fraudtheband)


Fraud the Band (http://www.labtones.com/artist/fraudtheband)


Mica's Mess (http://www.labtones.com/artist/micasmess)


Mica's Mess (http://www.labtones.com/artist/micasmess)


Mica's Mess (http://www.labtones.com/artist/micasmess)


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