I was checking this site for the presale of the Spanish concerts and it looks like the concert in Madrid is not suitable for people younger than 18.
No se permite la entrada a menores de 18 años.
Tickets are also available here (Madrid and Barcelona).
Gazet Van Antwerpen is also the first newspaper to mention the leaking of the album. Ofcourse Tom isn't very happy with it. He was surprised the people at V2 didn't mind. The told him it creates a nice buzz.
Toevallig, en dat lazen wij vrijdag op een paar muziekchatsites, circuleren de twaalf nummers van de cd nu ook al op internet. "Vervelend", zegt dEUS-frontman Tom Barman. "Is dit opzet? Of een vergissing? Misschien wilde een journalist de cd in zijn I-pod laden en ging er iets fout. Enfin, we weten dat onze cd op het net staat. Merkwaardig genoeg vinden ze dat bij onze platenfirma, V2 in Londen, niet eens erg. It creates a nice buzz, Tom', kreeg ik daar te horen. Toch een beetje pervers dat een platenfirma illegaal te downloaden cd's op het net nu plots 'a nice buzz' noemt."
There's an article about Tom in Zomergasten in Gazet Van Antwerpen today.
- He was contacted at the end of may by VPRO
- They told him it was him or cardinal Danneels. Tom convinced VPRO to take him.
- Tom is not a tv-watcher. He's only watched at night, unless he has drunk to much or has love sorrow.
- He's a big fan of Zomergasten.
- Picking the fragments was not so though. He could have filled 10 programs.
- The thoughest part is now: the fragments are chosen and sometimes he thinks he had beter chosen something else
- It'll be hard for him to make it to Amsterdam tomorrow. Tonight he has to dj on two places.
Eind mei werd ik voor het eerst gecontacteerd door de redactie van Zomergasten", vertelt Tom Barman. "Wat later kreeg ik bezoek van eindredacteur Peter van Ingen en redactrice Katja Geelhoed. Ze vertelden me dat kardinaal Danneels ook gepolst was. Toen heb ik die mensen toch proberen duidelijk te maken dat ik een betere kandidaat was. Ik geef dat ook eerlijk toe: ik wilde
maar al te graag."
"Ik ben geen echte tv-kijker. Ik kijk alleen maar 's nachts, tenzij ik een kater heb of liefdesverdriet. Toch ben ik al jaren fan van Zomergasten. Ik denk niet dat ik ooit één aflevering volledig heb gezien maar ik herinner me fragmenten uit avonden van Freek de Jonge met Arnon Grunberg en met Anton Corbijn. Een heel straffe aflevering was Adriaan van Dis die Sonja Barend interviewde. Zij had een fragment gekozen waarin Van Dis blunderde. Prachtig moment was dat."
"Het moeilijkste voor mij was niet het kiezen van de fragmenten. Hoewel, ik had gemakkelijk tien afleveringen van Zomergasten kunnen vullen. Nee, het moeilijkste moment is nu. Mijn keuze ligt vast, de fragmenten zijn gekozen. Maar bijna elke dag denk ik: 'Had ik misschien niet beter dat of
dat gekozen...'. Enfin, niets meer aan te doen. Zondagavond ziet iedereen wel wat het geworden is. Nee, ik vertel je niet wat je allemaal te zien zal krijgen. Bij de VPRO vragen ze me om van te voren niet te veel te verklappen."
"Of er een rode draad inzit? Ik weet het niet, dat moet Connie Palmen maar ontdekken. Het is trouwens de redactie die de volgorde van de fragmenten kiest. Hoe het programma precies verloopt, weet ik dus ook niet. Aanvankelijk vond de redactie mijn fragmenten te lang en wilden ze alles inkorten maar ik heb voet bij stuk gehouden. Sommige stukken duren negen à tien minuten."
Tom Barman sluit de avond af met Bad Timing. Een film uit 1980 van de Britse regisseur Nicholas Roeg. "Ik heb die film twintig jaar geleden voor het eerst gezien en een half jaar geleden viel ik er toevallig middenin bij het zappen. Ik zat toen ook in de situatie waar het in die film overgaat. Het is een bijzondere film met onder meer Art Gartfunkel als acteur en muziek van Tom Waits. Heel toevallig staat op de nieuwe dEUS-cd die begin september uitkomt een nummer dat Bad Timing
Indonesisch gaan eten
"Zondagavond word ik rond 18 uur in Amsterdam verwacht. Ik zal niet veel geslapen hebben, want zaterdagavond moet ik op twee plaatsen gaan d.j.'en. Van de VPRO mocht ik kiezen wat we eten voor de uitzending. Ik koos voor Indonesisch, dat is meestal wel lekker in Nederland. Daarna gaan we de studio in voor de live-opname. Ik ben gezond nerveus, want hoe zal het gesprek verlopen? Na het programma is er nog tijd voor een drink. Het wordt een prachtige dag zondag."
It's great to see where people who visit this blog come from. It's even greater if they start mailing me things they found on the internet. Like John Hope, an American dEUS-fan.
Thanks John! Hope you get to see dEUS soon in the States!
,,Here is a review I found recently of In a Bar, Under the Sea in the webzine Coke Machine Glow. They have an occasional series called "Old Favorites" where they review records that were overlooked (at least by the reviewer) when they were first released. ''
According to Ticketweb the November 9th-gig in Shepherd's Bush, London has been rescheduled to November 7th. People who ordered tickets got this mail today.
The tickets you purchased for dEUS at Shepherds Bush Empire on Wednesday, November 9 are refundable due to a schedule change. Unless you specifically elect to receive a refund in advance, your tickets will be honored. The event has been rescheduled for 7:00 PM on Monday, November 7.(thx to Jo)
Update: an official newsupdate tells us the concert has been moved due to international commitments.
just heard pieces om Tom in Neon. Some quick notes (I will add more info and links later this weekend)
- He picked the fragment of Lost in La Mancha because he's a fan of making offs.
- Tom talks about a nightmare that happened to him. This is probably the leaking of the album
- He selected Bad Timing as movie because he hasn't seen it for a long time. He saw part of it a couple of months ago on BBC. Also selected it because it's a song on Pocket Revolution
- Two fragments of Some Kind of Monster that will certainly be shown are the part were they are talking about working from twelve to four and the part were where James Hetfield is saying to be tired of rock 'n' roll.
- He also picked something from a documentary about Marvin Gaye to talk about Oostende, one of his favorite cities in Belgium
About the new album
- They're thinking about the videoclip right now
- Tom described Pocket Revolution as a eclectic album
- Tom says Mauro has changed the dEUS-sound just a little bit.
- 7 days, 7 weeks was recorded with the old line-up
- Tom said Craig and Mauro are both brilliant guitarist
- Tom confirms Stef singing on two songs (one with Radio Candip)
- Nothing Really Ends was added to the album because it deserves a worldwide release
Technorati is a great thing. I'm following a couple of dEUS-related keywords in the blogosphere. That's how I bumped into this opinion about Tom. The guy who wrote this has never understood dEUS. Starting with the small letter in the name. He also says Tom loves pretention.
,,Tom Barman is de volgende zomergast. Hij is vooral bekend als zanger van de Belgische rockband dEUS. dEUS is een band die ik nooit echt begrepen heb. Alleen die naam al met kleine hoofdletter. Ze maken niet echt ingewikkelde muziek, maar wel lekker pretentieus. Tom houdt ook van pRETENTIE. Misschien ben ik wel jaloers dat iemand zichzelf zo schaamteloos geweldig kan vinden. ''
- Kings Of Convenience live in Club 3VOOR12 2004
- Absynthe Minded live op Motel Mozaique 2004
- Millionaire live in Club 3VOOR12 2005
- Antony & The Johnsons live op Motel Mozaique 2005
- Guestlove dj-set op Nu Heroes 2003
- Tiefschwarz dj-set op 05 Days Off 2005
Not a single word on Pocket Revolution in the article though. Are they ignoring the new album or what?
Gazet Van Antwerpen has a story about Jan Bervoets, former member of Voice Male, an a cappella-group from Belgium. He formed a new group called Re-set and they even have a song of dEUS on their playlist. I mailed them to ask which one. I'll keep you posted. If you wanna check it out live: they are playing in Antwerp on August 9th (Rivierenhof) and Leuven on August 13th (Marktrock).
Found another 'detectives' photo on the UK-site of V2-records. This one apparently didn't make it to the official site yet. And the Italian site has even more pics from the detectives-series by Alex Salinas.
It's also fun to check the different V2-sites from time to time. Content is slightly different on each site.
- You can listen to it on the Stubru-site
- The single will be in the stores on August 26th.
- The album will be in the stores on September 9th.
Huh? Wasn't it three days later? I remember the same thing with The Ideal Crash. Official release was scheduled for a monday too (March 15th if I'm not mistaken), but I bought the album already the friday before. Looks like it's a normal thing in the recording industry. They call it the street date.
It looks like the album release event I told about earlier will be open for everyone. This site (and this site also) lists a concert of dEUS on september 12th in London's Institute of Contemporary Art. Tickets should cost 14 pounds. Don't know if they're on sale yet.
- the documentary Lost in La Mancha (about the attempt of Terry Gilliam to make a movie from Cervantes' Don Quichot)
- the rockumentary Some Kind Of Monster (about Metallica)
- the historic soccer game between The Netherlands and Belgium in 1985 (Belgium scored in the last 5 minutes and qualified for the World Cup in Mexico, The Netherlands had to stay home)
- Belgian King Baudoin
- Captain Beefheart
- Marvin Gaye
- Paul Cascoigne
- Jean-Luc Godard
Someone told me there was interesting info for this blog on the website of Café D'Anvers, a club in Antwerp where dEUS did the video for Instant Street (and where Millionaire also recorded a videoclip a couple of weeks ago).
The webshop of Café D'Anvers still sells t-shirts from the Designers Against Aids-project from 2004. T-shirts were designed by people like Dirk Bikkembergs, Buscemi and Tom Barman (the one you see in this post) and are available in a male and female version.
Proceeds of the sale will go to the aids research department of the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, so you know it'll be money well spent.
BTW: this year's edition features designs by Faithless, The Cardigans and Robert Smith. Danny & Els from Vive La Fête are 'the faces' of the campaign in Belgium. More on www.designersagainstaids.com.
What's going on in Germany? The German-fan has put some extra stuff from his dEUS-collection on eBay.
- Humo promo-cd
- Little Arithmetics - promo-single (picture disc)
- The Ideal Crash - cd with bonus-cd
- The Ideal Crash - promo-cd
- Instant Street - promo-single
- Titres Inédits 1 (French promo-cd)
- Titres Inédits 2 (French promo-cd) (I didn't know this one existed)
- Instant Street - 2-track single
- Nothing Really Ends - cd-single
- Spanish promo-single with Instant Street and Sister Dew
- French Island Records-sampler with Suds And Soda
Elsewhere on eBay:
- Worst Case Scenario - cd (Island version)
- In A Bar, Under The Sea - cd (and another one here)
- Tickets for the show in the Ancienne Belgique on October 13th (pair 1 and pair 2)
Andy Segers mailed me to say Studio Brussel will present 7 Days, 7 Weeks in today's Popnieuws. Tune in here at 17.30 hours.
Update : The newsitem on Stubru.be mentions August 26th as the release date for the single and September 9th for the album. You can listen to the single here.
It looks like Millionaire will be supporting dEUS during the upcoming French tour. At least three venues have listed Millionaire as a support act for dEUS. In an interview on the website of Rock Werchter Aldo already mentioned the possibility of Millionaire touring France with dEUS.
Since Millionaire is touring on it's own in The Netherlands at the end of october, there will probably other acts supporting the other dates.
(thx to Soupswimmer)
It's a strange thing that French media as Les Inrocks and Oui FM are already making fuzz around 7 Days, 7 Weeks while it remains quiet on Flemish radiostation Studio Brussel. So why not start the fuzz ourselves and vote 7 Days, 7 Weeks all the way to the top of De Afrekening, the chart of the listeners of Stubru. You can cast your vote here.
A quick how-to for the non-Dutchspeakers:
- Click here for the form.
- At the first three lines write your personal top 3 (artist and title). Be sure it contains the new dEUS-single ;-)
- Further down you have to put your last name, first name, e-mailadres, phonenumber, street, zipcode, the place where you live and your age.
For those of you who haven't heard 7 Days, 7 Weeks (the new dEUS-single) yet. You can listen to it at the website of French rockmagazine Les Inrocks. They also have a contest where you can win tickets for one of the French shows. The only thing you have to do is mail a question you want to ask dEUS to firstname.lastname@example.org.
7 Days, 7 Weeks will hit the stores August 29th.
Did dEUS release different versions of their early demo's too? Someone downloaded No More Soda For Clarence and only found five songs on it. Mute wasn't there. That suits with the info on Deadbeattown. But Jyves's site has six songs. And so has the demo-tape that is currently on eBay. So? Nothing special? Maybe, but it's weird that Quinten got a copy from the original tape and it didn't have Mute on it.
According to the first part of the Cucamonga-series about dEUS, No More Soda For Clarence had 4 homerecordings and two tracks that were recorded with Peter Vermeersch en Pierre Vervloesem.
As most of you already know Tom is nominated (with 110 other people) for De Grootste Belg. The 10 finalists will be announced on october 24th. In the meantime, the organisation asks everyone to write songs (covers or original work) about the nominated people.
Eager to write a song about Tom? Deadline is september 15th. More info at email@example.com. Didn't find any info on the De Grootste Belg-website.
Here's Tom talking about his nomination and here's the article I wrote for De Standaard.
I was browsing the Radio 1-website this morning and I discovered this little interview with Tom from june 3rd about the new album. Nice and it's got some info that wasn't in the interview with Stubru the same day.
- There will be a concert against Vlaams Belang in october 2006 (local elections in Antwerp).
- The 3 shows in the AB are not the only one in Belgium. We can expect the guys at some festivals. And maybe there will be an extra clubconcert in spring.
Just discovered a huge list of mid-price cd's at Proxis. It features Worst Case Scenario (8.99 euros), My Sister=My Clock (8.99 euros), In A Bar, Under The Sea (10.99 euros) and The Ideal Crash (8.99 euros). I bet most of you have already seen them cheaper at a local recordstore...
Danny Mommens will do a sax-solo on (the B-side of) Cyber Polaroid, the comeback-single of eightiesband The Bollock Brothers. The single was recorded with Luc Van Acker and will also contain a cover of Beats Of Love by Nacht Und Nebel. A couple of years ago Vive La Fête did a cover of Horror Movies (a song by The Bollock Brothers) on the Nuit Blanche-single.
For those of you who want to hear Danny messing up Beats Of Love on the sax: Cyber Polaroid will hit the stores in august, followed by a full album. 2 Many DJ's will do some remixes.
dEUS-link: Jock Mc Donald once was a guest backstage at one of the dEUS-shows in Londen when Tom told him he was into The Bollock Brothers for a long time.
I never thought someone would be so crazy to sell No More Soda For Clarence (one of the early dEUS-demo's) on eBay. I think this one could make a lot of money. Here's a list of other new items. It's pretty large because a German fan decided to dump his dEUS-stuff.
- No More Soda For Clarence - demo
- No More Video - dvd
- Hotellounge - cd-single
- Roses - cd-single
- Via - cd-single
- Sister Dew - promo-single
- The Ideal Crash - cd-single
- Sister Dew - cd-single (part 1)
- Sister Dew - cd-single (part 2)
- Suds And Soda - cd-single
- Suds And Soda - promo-single
- My Sister= My Clock - cd
- Little Arithmetics - cd-single
- Theme From Turnpike - cd-single
- The Ideal Crash - cd (and here's another one)
- Worst Case Scenario - cd
Filip Eyckmans, formerly known as one of the guys from Musickness and the boss of En Frente Arte (the hotel and recordingstudio in Ronda where The Ideal Crash was recorded) has introduced a new sport.
It's called bossabal and you can get to know it on one of the following summerfestivals. According to Johnny (Eyckmans is the Johnny of Jack&Johnny Recordings, the 'label' on which the very first version of Zea and A Beatband's Jintro Travels The World In A Skirt were released) it's the missing link between Ronaldinho and Cirque du Soleil.
Update: The inspiration for the new sport has a dEUS-link. Filip saw a couple of capoeira-artists doing crazy stuff on a beach in Brazil when dEUS was there. Anyone got a clue which year that should have been?
The version on Pocket Revolution goes like this:
"If I don't get what I want
If I don't get what I need
If I don't get what I ask for
I'll just let it be
That's the difference
between you and me"
"If I don't get what I want
If I don't get what I need
If I don't get what I ask for
I won't let it be
There is no difference
Between you and me"
Arthur posted an official newsupdate yesterday evening.
The first single taken from the new dEUS album 'Pocket Revolution' will be '7 days, 7 weeks'. The new single will be released on August 29th, preceding the official album release on September 12th. The '7 days, 7 weeks' single will contain two b-sides. One of the b-sides is a track called 'Wheels', a song which was premiered live during the short November 2004 dEUS tour.
Look. Someone is selling the UK-version of the Instant Street-single on eBay. It has the video of Instant Street as an extra thingie. And some other guy is trying to sell one ticket for the AB-show on October 13th for 60 euro.
First post of the 'new' dML in my mailbox today and it's an interesting one. Very soon someone will start seeding a dEUS-concert in café Het Zeezicht in the summer of 97 on Dimeadozen. Since it's not mentioned on Jyves' site, it looks like a very exclusive gig. Probably the try-out for the American tour back then.
Let the hype begin. French radiostation Oui FM has put 7 days, 7 weeks on their playlist. As we already wrote 7 days, 7 weeks will be the first single op Pocket Revolution. Nothing on Stubru.be yet. But nothing can stop us from voting it in De Afrekening already.
(thx to Dams)
According to Funkyphil on the ISR-community Include Me Out also has a film reference.
The phrase "Gentlemen, include me out" is attributed to the film producer Samuel Goldwyn who is famous for his unintentionally witty comments (which were actually a result of his sometimes poor English, Goldwyn was a Polish immigrant originally).
It's no longer possible to order tickets for the concert in Utrecht through Ticketmaster.nl. It's not clear yet if the show is sold out or not. The Tivoli-website does not say anything about it.
The other Dutch shows are still on sale.
- 08/09 : Patronaat, Haarlem - tickets here
- 16/10 : Tivoli, Utrecht - tickets no longer available
- 17/10 : Oosterpoort, Groningen - tickets here
- 18/10 : Paradiso, Amsterdam - tickets here
- 19/10 : Effenaar, Eindhoven - tickets here
- 21/10 : Nighttown, Rotterdam - tickets here
According to this personal review of the (leaked) Pocket Revolution Sun Ra was a character in 80’s cartoon Thundercats. Or does the song reference to jazz musician Sun Ra?
Update : according to JTR Sun Ra is linked to the jazz musician.
The sample that is all over the song ("just like outer space, where I came from") is from his album "Black Myth". You can listen to a sample from the (recitation) track here.
The album is available at Amazon.
In the Oor-issue of August there's an interview with Danny and Els from Vive La Fête. There's only one small thing about dEUS in the article. According to VLF the Antwerp-scene with dEUS in the middlepoint doesn't exist anymore. Or at least it's fake.
Oor: Antwerpen: Hechte vriendenclub of Has been?
Els: 'Ik heb nooit een band gehad met de Antwerpse muziekscene. Maar ik kom wel graag in die stad. Vroeger was er nog wel sprake van een hechtevriendenclub, met name rond dEUS. Alleen die bestaat volgens mij niet meer.'
Danny: 'Ik denk dat ook niet. Trouwens het is allemaal fake.'
Els: 'Iedereen doet wel vriendelijk over elkaar in de media, maar als je dan eens zo iemand tegenkomt bij een concert dan draaien ze allemaal het hoofdweg.'
(thx to Gert Veurink)
This weeks Humo has an interview with Connie Palmen. She will host Zomergasten, the tv-show that welcomes Tom Barman on July 31st. She tells the list of fragments Tom has chosen is fantastic. She and Tom have the some favourite movie: The Elephant Man by David Lynch. VPRO wasn't allowed to broadcast it, so Tom picked Bad Timing, as I told you earlier today.
Palmen didn't know Tom very well. She met him once at an anniversary party for Hugo Claus. She likes the way Tom sings, but dislikes the wall of sound a lot of dEUS-songs end with.
Besides Stef singing on two songs there seems to be another link between Zita Swoon and Pocket Revolution. Radio Candip, the backgroundchoir on A song about a Girls, is doing backing vocals on Pocket Revolution (the song).
In last week's Humo Stef Kamil Carlens told that he discovered them on Rolands version of Ca Plane Pour Moi. Leonie seems to be the girlfriend of Mirko Banovic, who plays the bass with Arno and was also on A song about a Girls.
As most of you already know Tom Barman will be in the Dutch tv-show Zomergasten on July 31st. After a three hour interview, VPRO screens a movie that is chosen by the interviewee. Apparently (according to this site and the tv-schedule in Humo) Tom has picked Bad Timing, a movie by Nicolas Roeg with Art Garfunkel and Harvey Keitel.
Has Pocket Revolution more of these links? There was a book-link with What We Talk About (When We Talk About Love) and now it looks like we have a movie-link for Bad Timing.
The dvd is available at Amazon.
I've been watching the prices for the French concerts on the Fnac-website, and there are big differences depending on the venue you choose. Prices go from 17,60 euros in Orleans to 28,20 in Lille. Anyone got a clue where the difference might be? And if this is normal in France?
One week ago, I announced the aftershows for the dEUS-gigs in the Ancienne Belgique, Brussels. The shows have now been officially confirmed by the AB-organisation. Entrance is free for people who have a dEUS-ticket. If you don't have a ticket and just want to visit the aftershows, order your tickets through the AB-website.
- 11/10 : Giants Of The Air (tickets here)
- 12/10 : Chacda (tickets here)
- 13/10 : Dijf Sanders (tickets here)
Source: Studio Brussel popnieuws
- there will be a CJ Bolland-remix of Stop/Start Nature
- after the dEUS-tour he and Tom will work on a second Magnus-album.
On Saturday I met CJ Bolland, he'd come to see Front 242, his favourite band ever. He didn't know yet about the Pocket Revolution leak ("I hope Tom doesn't know, he'll get completely mad") and was very surprised that it was there so soon. So I asked him about the album, and he told me that producing Pocket Revolution was the hardest thing he's ever done. As I suspected, there's Magnus material in there: Stop/Start Nature ("That's me and Tom!") which he will remix, and What We Talk About.
CJ says that spending 5 months with the band was very, very difficult and rewarding ("You have to manage those guys... I was a producer and a shrink") and those days were the most sleepless of his life ("We were in the studio every day from 11 in the morning to 5 the next morning, and on some days I had to take the plane in the evening for a DJ set somewhere in the world, and came back the day after and into the studio again"). He absolutely loved doing it, but he's glad that he can finally finish his own new album, and then he wants to get back with Tom for a second Magnus album when dEUS are done touring.
Back in the late nineties there's wasn't such a great thing as an official dEUS-website (that came only with the release of The Ideal Crash) or the ISR-community in it's current form. How did we keep up with our favorite band then? Well, there was a great and very active mailinglist. The list died back in 1999, came back a couple of times, but went down for good in 2003.
Here's a new attempt.
For those of you who are able to catch Belgian tv-station Canvas: next thursday (21/07) there's Brussel Vlaams Deluxe with Zita Swoon, Stijn and Triggerfinger. Broadcast starts at 23 hours. In fact, it was broadcasted earlier already. The show was recorded on december 21st last year. You can listen to it on the Stubru-website (part 1 & part 2). Pics are here.
And now the dEUS-related part that I forgot to mention earlier on. Stef Kamil Carlens sings on two songs of Pocket Revolution. Let's hear it from Jyves:
"He's on Sun Ra ('here comes the nighttrain') and I think I'm hearing him with the choir on Pocket Rev ('you don't know what you're destroying')"
Arthur revealed a couple of things about Pocket Revolution:
- Danny plays bass on 4 songs of Pocket Revolution
- The new version of If you don't get what you want features Tim Vanhamel
- The leaked version is not the one that will hit the stores in september. There are a couple of slight differences.
According to the Goformusic-newsletter 7 days, 7 weeks will be the first single of Pocket Revolution. Nothing is mentioned about the release date of the single.
,,Op de officiële website van dEUS belooft men ons dat het lange wachten beloond zal worden. Op 12 september komt eindelijk de vierde langspeler van dEUS uit, Pocket revolution. Het album telt 12 nummers en wordt afgesloten met de bekende dEUS-klassieker Nothing really ends. De cd wordt voorafgegaan door de poppy single Seven days, seven weeks. ''
Next monday (18/07) Millionaire will record a videoclip for the new single I'm on a high in Café D'Anvers. The video will be directed by Tony Petrossian. Mauro Pawlowski will have a cameo-role. If you're interested in being a part of the video, get your browsers to www.imonahigh.com.
It appears the new dEUS-album has been leaked exactly two months before the official release. It should be out there somewhere.
I have mixed feelings about it: as a fan it's off course great to have the possibility to listen to an album you've been waiting for six years.
On the other hand it shows the weakness of the recording industry. They send advance copy's almost two months before the release and then ofcourse there will be one rotten apple who will throw the thing on a peer-to-peer-network. This kind of things happen with all bands. Shouldn't they first try to catch the people (from within the music industry!!) who distribute the albums instead of the people who download them?
Let's all hope the person responsible for this is catched and this whole thing will not influence record sales too much. But on the other hand, Tom said a while ago he wasn't too worried about record sales. And maybe it's a good thing after all: maybe the record company can add some stuff to the album: a poster, a bonus track, ...
The Extrazone-recordstores in Belgium are doing a special for the 175th anniversary of Belgium. They're giving reductions on a bunch of Belgian cd's and dvd's. Amongst the items are the No More Loud Music-compilation (10.99 euros) and the Any Way The Wind Blows-dvd (13.99 euros). You can find a list of stores on the Extrazone-website.
- In A Bar, Under The Sea - cd
- My Sister = My Clock - "megarare" advance copy (this seems to be the edition with the cards, nothing advance of megarare about it at first sight)
- A 3" promo cd with Opening Night, Memory Of A Festival and Disappointed In The Sun
- Hotellounge - cd-single (digipack with cards)
I just checked Ticketone.it and it looks like tickets for the concert in Milan are already on sale since friday. Here's the direct link to the orderpage. Tickets for the Rome and Rimini concert will go on sale tomorrow.
By the way: Ticketone mentions september 9th as the release date of Pocket Revolution.
Tickets will be on sale throught Ticketmaster Ireland too.
,,dEUS have confirmed a NOVEMBER 4th show in The Ambassador. Tickets will be priced 27.50 inc booking fee and will go on sale on Tuesday 12th July at 9am. "
(thanx to Damien Sherlock)
According to this review on Belpop.com Dijf Sanders will do one of the aftershows of the dEUS-concerts in the Ancienne Belgique. Show starts at 22.30h in the AB-club. People with a dEUS-ticket can get in for free.
Here's the complete list of aftershows (as found on the AB-site)
11/10 : Giants Of The Air
12/10 : Chacda
13/10 : Dijf Sanders (more here)
Dijf's debut album is available on Proxis.
Waldar mailed me today. Apparently he also got an advance copy of Pocket Revolution too. That's probably why he posted the tracklist with playing times earlier on.
Here's what he has to say about the album.
,,It really is one of their best works, just some more synthie-sounds (but that's totally ok with me)''
(BTW: thanks for the backlink, Waldar)
,,I can't confirm or deny if dEUS will perform in London that day, but please don't get your hopes up of getting tickets for any such event. I you really want to see the band in the Autumn, I wouldn't put all my horses on that one date if I were you, just to avoid any disappointment of not getting tickets..."
Flemish newspaper Het Nieuwsblad has an article with 7 reasons to visit Antwerp. The 7th reason (the open and internationally oriented mentality of Antwerp) comes with a nice quote from Tom.
Translation: Antwerp is not only a city, it's a country, a continent and a state of mind.
,,Antwerps is een wereldtaal. Antwerpen is niet alleen een stad, maar ook een land, een werelddeel én een state of mind.''
Update: Here's the article (registration required) from the New York Times about Antwerp that inspired Het Nieuwsblad
Let's not jump into conclusions too fast, but i was wondering:
- The first dEUS-tourdate is on september 3rd in Italy
- They will definitely do some try-outs before that
- The Love Substitutes (with Mauro on the drums) play the Wonderfestival in Antwerp on september 2nd
- There's an open spot on the headliner position of the festival the same day.
Could it be?
A German dEUS-fans is selling a T-shirt from the In A Bar, Under The Sea-tour on eBay. And if you're looking for a 12'' of Suds and Soda, you might want to bid on this item.
Other new dEUS-items on eBay:
- In A Bar, Under The Sea - cd
- The Ideal Crash - lp
- Little Arithmetics - two track single
- Little Arithmetics - one track promo
- Little Arithmetics - cd maxi (digipack)
- Little Arithmetics - 7" picture disk
- Sister Dew - one track promo
- Roses - 7" picture disk
- Hotellounge - cd single (digipack)
- 2 tickets for the concert at the Ancienne Belgique on 12/10
- more here
Orpheus discovered that What we talk about (when we talk about love) is also a novel by Raymond Carver. Here's a short summary.
There's also a short movie (13 minutes) called What We Talk About When We Talk About Love based on the novel.
More on Raymond Carver on Wikipedia, Today In Literature or all over the internet.
Although Stef Kamil Carlens sings on a couple of songs on the new album, it's not very likely he will be a guest at one of the forthcoming dEUS-gigs. Zita Swoon is also touring in september and october.
Hopefully they can fix something later on.
Lara Orsal, a 28-year-old parisienne and journalist has apparently received a copy of the new dEUS-album. She says Pocket Revolution is much better than the other dEUS-albums.
It looks like we've got a shortage of French dEUS-fans on The I Suffer Rock Community: a French webzine already mentioned Pocket Revolution as the title of the new album in the beginning of may.
(thx to Jyves)
dEUS-fans in the UK are reacting rather disappointed on the fact dEUS has only scheduled three shows in the UK so far. Arthur, the webmaster of dEUS.be, said there is a possibility there will be more UK-dates in the future.
Below is the number of concerts dEUS by country.
For the complete tour-schedule, please visit the official site.
The Netherlands (6)
United Kingdom (3)
Funny one. Gazet van Antwerpen has an interview with American actress Chelsea Handler about her book My Horizontal Life - A Collection of One-Night Stands.
In the end they showed her some pics of Belgian guys like Tom Boonen, Koen De Bouw, Koen Wauters, Jan Decleir,.... Stef-Kamil Carlens is also in the list. According to Chelsea Handler Stef looks too intense for a one night stand. She doesn't want anyone who talks all night.
"Lijkt me een muzikant, klopt dat? Zijn haar is te lang voor me. Ik kan het niet hebben dat er behalve mij nog iemand de hele voormiddag de badkamer nodig heeft. Hij lijkt me zeer intens. Te intens. Ik bedoel dat ik denk dat hij veel vragen stelt. Ik hoef niet iemand die de hele nacht praat in plaats van tot actie over te gaan."Chelsea's favorites are Tom Boonen (,,Adress?") and Koen De Bouw (,,I'll book him for two nights'')
Great news for those of you in Italy, Ireland, Scotland, England, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Denmark, Spain, Portugal and Greece. The second leg of the upcoming dEUS-tour has been announced.
Bad news for the people who bought tickets for the 'try-out'-gig in Patronaat, Haarlem on september 8th. This will not be the first dEUS-show of the tour. dEUS plays the Kalsart Overground Festival in Palermo (Italy) on the 3rd of september.
Arthur gave more info on Pocket Revolution today.
- The total playing time of the album is 61:17.
- Nothing Really Ends will be a bonus track
- The front cover artwork is by Don Lawrence, one of the best British comic strip artists (known for example for Storm).
- Wheels, a song which was one of the revelations during the 2004 autumn tour, will be a b-side.
- Sun Ra will feature vocals by Stef-Kamil Carlens (and Stef will be a guest on a few other songs).
- Craig and Danny are also on the album (since some pieces were record before the "big bang" in october last year.
And I found this on a German site: the playing time of each song.
- bad timing (7:07)
- 7 days, 7 weeks (3:53)
- start stop nature (4:28)
- if you don't get what you want (3:49)
- what we talk about (4:44)
- include me out (5:02)
- pocket revolution (6:01)
- nightshopping (4:03)
- cold sun of circumstance (5:44)
- the real sugar (3:58)
- sun ra (6:43)
- nothing really ends (5:35)
The new dEUS-album will be called Pocket Revolution. The artwork is slightly different from the one that was published on deus.be at the beginning of june.
Pocket Revolution is scheduled for release on september 12th and will contain two songs that have previously been released.
Nothing Really Ends was released as a single at the end of 2001 and was also a 'bonus' track on the No More Loud Music-compilation.
Last summer dEUS released If You Don't Get What You Want as an internet-download. Both songs were reworked and re-recorded for Pocket Revolution.
This is the tracklist of the new album.
- Bad Timing
- 7 days, 7 weeks
- Stop-Start Nature
- If you don't get what you want
- What we talk about (when we talk about love)
- Include me out
- Pocket Revolution
- Cold Sun of Circumstance
- The Real Sugar
- Sun Ra
- Nothing Really Ends
Flemish newspaper De Standaard asked Tom if he was willing to pay for digital television. The answer is no. ,,Television is gods way of telling me i'm wasting my time."
,,Betalen om tv te kijken? Geen denken aan. Ik ben niet zo'n tv-kijker, en ik wil mijn kijkgedrag niet organiseren. Televisie is Gods manier om mij duidelijk te maken dat ik mijn tijd verlies en ik vind dat prima: het is mijn junkfood. Een van de charmes van tv is juist dat je totaal niets verwachtend ligt te zappen en dan opeens een ontdekking doet. Een onverwacht boeiende documentaire over het Amazonewoud of zo. Of iets om je aan te ergeren: tv is een geweldige bron van lekkere ergernis. Dat onverwachte moet blijven. Als ik echt bewust iets wil zien, films bijvoorbeeld, ga ik naar de bioscoop of koop ik de dvd.''
Flemish newspaper De Morgen has asked 10 Belgian artists how it feels to play on the Werchter festival. Tom tells playing on Werchter has never been a dream for him. He's not into festivals. He only went to Werchter once (as a visitor that is) and slept all day. For dEUS, playing on Werchter was just another gig during the tour.
"Niets wat op een podium gebeurt, komt nog maar in de buurt van een orgasme. En zonder blasé te willen klinken: Werchter is eigenlijk nooit een droom van mij geweest, want ik ben sowieso geen festivalmens. Eén keer ben ik naar Werchter geweest en ik heb de hele dag geslapen omdat ik de nacht voordien in een pitazaak had gewerkt. We hebben met dEUS dus niet echt de dagen afgeteld voor ons eerste Werchter-passage. Voor ons was het gewoon een tussenstop tijdens onze toer."
dEUS played Werchter four times (1994, 1995, 1997, 2002). Last year Tom also played Werchter with Magnus.