30 December 2005 at 11:08 posted by Bart Van Belle 1 Comment

There's an article in today's Gazet Van Antwerpen about the upcoming tourdates. Here's the news:

  • What We Talk About (When We Talk About Love) will be released as the new single all over Europe in February
  • The videoclip for the single has already been recorded
  • Pocket Revolution has been sold 120.000 times in Europe
  • dEUS will play at least 70 gigs in 2006
  • From February 9th they'll be in Israël for gigs in Jerusalem en Tel Aviv
  • They wanted to play somewhere in the Palestine-area too, but it was a bit difficult for the Israelian promotor. They probably play there later this year when they're going to Turkey and Beirut.
  • The Cure will also play the Bangkok 100 Rock Festival. dEUS will be playing for a crowd of 20.000 people.
  • Christian Pierre (the manager of dEUS) received a review of the Manila Standard Today. Seen on this blog? ;-)
  • Mid-march they're going to the States to play South by Southwest and a dozen of gigs on the east- en westcoast. They will be playing on their own (not supporting any bigger band) in clubs with a capacity of 300 to 800 people.
  • They're working on a dvd from the tour. It's still unclear when the dvd will be released.


at 08:38 posted by Bart Van Belle 1 Comment

Tom is talking about his 2005 in Humo's Eindejaarsvraagjes this week.

  • best tv: documentary about Patty Hearst on VPRO
  • best book: Obedience, Struggle and Revolt (David Hare)
  • best concert: Mark Lanegan (AB) and Nick Cave (Pukkelpop)
  • best movie: Sin City (Frank Miller)
  • best cd: Moustache (Half a Scissor) (Mr. Oizo) (iTunes)
  • single of the year: Hard to beat (Hard-Fi) (iTunes)


at 08:35 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

As mentioned before dEUS will play the Bangkok 100 Rock Festival. They're scheduled for February 18th together with Oasis, Franz Ferdinand and Ian Brown. Here's the dEUS-page on the festival-website.

29 December 2005 at 14:11 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

Tonight (23h30) Arte will broadcast two songs from the dEUS-gig at Le Grand Rex on November 4th. More info here. It will also be broadcasted in Portugal at 22.45h.

at 07:59 posted by Bart Van Belle 1 Comment


Tijs Vervaet created a set of dEUS-characters for South Park.

28 December 2005 at 14:46 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

I posted a recording of If You Don't Get What You Want from the Nighttown-gig in 2002 on the podcast.

at 10:39 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

Pocket Revolution reviewed by Sputnikmusic.

at 06:04 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

Looks like you were all waiting for the AB-gig to download. I have a quota of 7,5 gigabyte monthly at Podomatic.com. Yesterday I used 13,3 gigabytes...

27 December 2005 at 16:09 posted by Bart Van Belle 3 Comments

Tom Barman will be in Terzake, a tv-show on Flemish tv-station Canvas, tonight.

(thx to Heinz)

at 08:41 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

As promised I have put the October 11th-show from the Ancienne Belgique, Brussels on the podcast. Enjoy!

at 08:33 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

Nart's review of Tom's dressing room gig.

26 December 2005 at 09:33 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

dEUS is on number 6 in the Ultratop-album-chart 2005 based on sales in Belgium.

at 09:23 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

dEUS scored 5 tracks in De Tijdloze Honderd, the all time chart of Studio Brussel as well. Again, the number one spot was for Mia (Gorki). The complete list is here. Here are the tracks by dEUS.

  • 10 Suds & Soda
  • 14 Roses
  • 30 Hotellounge
  • 38 Nothing Really Ends
  • 45 Instant Street


25 December 2005 at 10:58 posted by Bart Van Belle 1 Comment

dEUS scored 5 tracks in the 100 op 1-list 2005: a list of best Belgian songs of all time by Radio 1. Mia, a song from Gorki was again (4th year in a row) on number 1. The complete list is here. Here are the positions for the dEUS-songs.

  • 6. Nothing Really Ends
  • 14. Suds and Soda
  • 28. Hotellounge
  • 47. Little Arithmetics
  • 65. Instant Street


24 December 2005 at 14:40 posted by Bart Van Belle 1 Comment

No updates tomorrow or monday. But be sure to check on tuesday. My Christmas-present to you will be mp3-files of the gig in Brussels on October 11th. Stay tuned!

at 14:31 posted by Bart Van Belle 3 Comments

There's an interview with Tom in De Morgen. A quick round-up:

  • Pocket Revolution is the album of the year according to Le Figaro. Le Monde puts in on spot number three.
  • Include Me Out is the best song on the album (according to Tom). They haven't played it live yet, but they'll do it in 2006.
  • Albums of the year according to Tom : Antony & The Johnsons and Gorillaz
  • Best gig of the tour : the one in Vienna.


22 December 2005 at 14:51 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

Bidding for Tom's dressing room-gig has ended. The highest bid was 100 €. The first people on this list can enjoy Tom's guitarplaying tonight.

21 December 2005 at 20:42 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

I read something about the sales figures of Pocket Revolution in Het Nieuwsblad today. It's sold about 40.000 times in Belgium until now. The article also mentions 2500 copies of the 7 days, 7 weeks-single were sold.

at 20:24 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

An interview with Klaas from Revolver-club.de

at 20:21 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

Since CJ Bolland did some work on Pocket Revolution, we shouldn't be too amazed it's his favorite album of 2005.

at 20:04 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

An interview with Tom from Amsterdam city magazine NL20.

at 11:28 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

Pocket Revolution is making its way in some more end-of-year-lists.

(thx to Jyves)



at 08:10 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

The website of Dutch music magazine Oor has a special on dEUS this week. It contains a video-interview and Tom playing The Real Sugar. It's the same stuff that was on Faceculture earlier.

(thx to Pieter)

20 December 2005 at 14:37 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

dEUS has been nominated for best album and best gig by readers of De Standaard. Click here to cast your vote

at 14:20 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

dEUS has been nominated in 6 categories for the Belgian Zamu Music Awards:



(Source: Muziekcentrum.be)

at 11:19 posted by Bart Van Belle 1 Comment

3fm has opened the auction for the private gig with Tom I mentioned before. It seems it's not a Tom in your living room-thing. Next thursday (22/12) Tom is deejaying in the Melkweg in Amsterdam. Tom will play for 10 people in his dressing room between 23.30h en 0.00h.

(thx to Jyves)


at 08:04 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

This blogreview is describing dEUS as the Belgian Nirvana.

at 07:50 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

Some nice lines in this review from the Manila Standard Today.

  • Tom Barman sounds like the bastard child of Tom Waits and Lou Reed
  • Bad Timing launches with a guitar drone reminiscent of the Velvet Underground and ultimately explodes into a wall of sound that would make Butch Vig and Phil Spector nod in approval.
  • Include Me Out sounds like Steely Dan on valium.


19 December 2005 at 08:16 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

There was an interview with Tom in Flemish newspaper Het Nieuwsblad last saturday. The guy who followed dEUS on the French tour for Knack went to see them in Athens too. Here are the headlines.

  • dEUS is touring Israël, Thailand, France, The Netherlands, Belgium and Germany in 2006
  • The gigs in Israël are scheduled at the beginning of February
  • A US-tour is less of more certain. They're probably playing South By Southwest too.
  • There's a chance Mark Lannegan will be supporting dEUS in the US.
  • According to Tom the Shepherd's Bush-gig was the best one of this tour. Other top-gigs were Dijon, Strasbourg, Paris and Orléans.
  • They played 2 or 3 bad gigs.
  • There will not be a live-album, only a live-dvd
  • Mauro will be available for dEUS in 2006
  • Tom and Mauro will start writing new material in january.
  • The next album is planned for the end of 2006 or the beginning of 2007


at 07:59 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

Found a review from the Madrid-gig and one from the Thesaloniki-gig.

16 December 2005 at 19:53 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

Dutch radiostation 3FM is holding a Serious Request-week next week. There's an auction of 6 exclusive private concerts and loads of other cool stuff. You can also bid on a private concert with Tom Barman in your living room. I'll keep you posted when the auction for that gig kicks off, but in the meantime you can start here and have a look at the items that are currently in the auction. The auction supports the reunion of child soldiers in Congo with their families.

(Source: 3voor12)

at 19:28 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

It looks like dEUS is playing Bangkok in February 2006. A news report on the Placebo-website states Placebo is playing the Bangkok 100 Rock Festival (February 18 and 19) together with Oasis, Franz Ferdinand, Ian Brown, Snow Patrol, Maximo Park and dEUS. Ticket sale starts tomorrow.

(thx to neli)

at 10:13 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

I added three more songs from the Milan-gig to the podcast.



at 08:23 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

In case you've forgotten: tonight at 20.15h La Deux is broadcasting Hep Taxi with Tom Barman.

at 06:49 posted by Bart Van Belle 1 Comment

Toazted.nl has a dEUS-contest: you can win a vynil-version of Pocket Revolution. They also published two old interviews with Tom. I added them to the podcast.

(Source: dEUS.be)

15 December 2005 at 08:42 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

The listeners of Dutch radiostation 3voor12 have selected 7 days, 7 weeks as the 2nd best song of 2005. Oh My God (Kaiser Chiefs) was the best song of the year. The complete list is here.

The dEUS-positions in the past years:

2004: 16. If You Don't Get What You Want
2001: 10. Nothing Really Ends
1999: 03. Instant Street
1996: 03. Little Artithmetics
1995: 02. Hotellounge (Be The Death Of Me)
1994: 01. Suds & Soda

at 08:16 posted by Bart Van Belle 1 Comment

Belgian newspaper De Morgen is asking Belgian artists about their favorite Belgian song. Today it featured Tom Barman. Tom's favorite song is 'My Heroics, Part One by Absynthe Minded.
Last week Bert Ostyn (from Absynthe Minded) picked Suds & Soda as his all time favorite. Koen Buyse (Zornik) loves Roses. You can vote for your own favorite song at the De Morgen-website (or on Radio1.be)

at 08:15 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

Filter Magazine asked some bands for their top 10 albums of 2005. Pocket Revolution is number one for The Go Team.

14 December 2005 at 15:16 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

pocket revolution
magdalena
instant street
stop start nature
fell off the floor,man
theme from turnpike
via
sun ra
w.c.s.(first draft)
if you don`t get what you want
the real sugar
put the freaks up front
assault on dEUS
for the roses
sun ra
nothing really ends
little arithmetics
serpentine
---
bad timing
what we talk about
suds n soda

(thx to vaggos21)

at 06:13 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

For those of you who have knowlegde of Greece: here's a review of the Thessaloniki-gig and one from the first Athens-date.

(thx to flashboy)

12 December 2005 at 14:28 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

As mentioned before Arte will broadcast two songs from the dEUS-gig at Le Grand Rex on December 29th: If you don't get what you want and Nothing really ends. There's a backstage interview with Tom on this page. It's available in real video-format. If anyone can capture the stream, I will add it to the podcast. Just mail me the file.

at 08:18 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

A blogger who reviews the AB-shows almost two months after.

at 08:03 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

A blog review (even two) from the gig in Porto and one, two, three, four, five, six from Lisboa. And a Lisboa-review from Portuguese newspaper Publico.

at 08:00 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

pocket revolution
magdalena
instant street
fell off the floor, man
via
stop/start nature
the real sugar
worst case scenario
if you don't get what you want
theme from turnpike
put the freaks up front
nothing really ends
roses
assault on magnus
serpentine
bad timing
---
little arithmethics
what we talk about (when we talk about love)
SUdS & SOdA

(Source)

at 07:57 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

A blog review (in German) from the gig in Barcelona and one from the gig in Madrid.

11 December 2005 at 15:32 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

I made the session for Italian radiostation Radio Popolare available again.

at 14:51 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

Last week, BBC Northern Ireland broadcasted a live-session from dEUS. They played two songs: The Real Sugar and What We Talk About (When We Talk About Love). I added a recording to the podcast.

(thx to Hansje909)

at 14:25 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

I have the complete Milan-gig in my mailbox now. For the next few days I will be giving you a couple of songs each day. The first two songs of the gig, Pocket Revolution and Magdalena are now available on the podcast. The complete setlist of the gig can be found here.

If you want to stay up to date on new tracks, subscribe the rss-feed.

at 10:08 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

Tom will be in Hep Taxi, a tv-show on La Deux (French tv in Belgium). He will be in a taxi while the driver interviews him. More info here. First broadcast is next friday December 16th at 20.15 hour.

(thx to Dams)

9 December 2005 at 20:25 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

Since a couple of gigs dEUS is playing Put the freaks up front (from The Ideal Crash) again. I added a recording from that song from the Milan-gig to the podcast.

at 19:52 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

cold sun of circumstance
magdalena
the real sugar
serpentine
nothing really ends
what we talk about

at 19:51 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

Pocket Revolution
Magdalena
Instant Street
Fell of the floor man
Via
Stop-start nature
The Real Sugar
Worst case scenario
If you don't get what you want
Turnpike
Put the freaks up front
Nothing Really ends
Roses
Assault on magnus
Sepentine
Bad Timing
-------
Little Arithmetics
What we talk about
Suds & Soda

(thx to Ziggy)

at 19:50 posted by Bart Van Belle 2 Comments

Pocket Revolution
Magdalena
Instant Street
Fell of the floor man
Stop-start nature
Via
The Real Sugar
Worst case scenario
If you don't get what you want
Put the freaks up front
Turnpike
Nothing Really ends
Roses
Sun Ra
Assault on magnus
Sepentine
Bad Timing
-------
Little Arithmetics
What we talk about
Suds & Soda

(thx to Aye Davanita)

at 19:47 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

A bootleg of the Milan-gig is available on eMule and Soulseek. If anyone has the complete mp3 and is able to send it to me, I will add it to the podcast.

4 December 2005 at 22:38 posted by Bart Van Belle 2 Comments

Hello all,

I will not update this blog the next week. I won't be in the neighborhood of a computer until next saturday. You can expect me updating again from next sunday (December 11th).

  • If you have setlists from the gigs in Portugal and Greece or news about dEUS, contact me
  • If you have pics from old or news gigs, you can also send them to me or you can upload them to Flickr and add them to the the Flickr dEUS group.
  • If you can help me completing my tour-overview with the missing setlists, you're welcome as well. Currently we're missing:
  • 23/09/2005 - Transbordeur
  • 24/09/2005 - MARSATAC
  • 27/09/2005 - L'Astrolabe
  • 08/10/2005 - Havana Café
  • 27/10/2005 - Effenaar
  • 11/11/2005 - Bierhubli
  • 13/11/2005 - Rote Fabrik
  • 16/11/2005 - Orpheum
  • 17/11/2005 - Rockhouse
  • 18/11/2005 - Arena
  • 19/11/2005 - Star Club
  • 21/11/2005 - Postbahnhof
  • 24/11/2005 - Substage
  • 26/11/2005 - Velvet
  • 01/12/2005 - Sala Apolo
  • 02/12/2005 - Copernico

See you next week,

Bart



at 10:18 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

Pocket Revolution reviewed by Blogcritics.org.

3 December 2005 at 13:28 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

pocket revolution
magdalena
instant street
fell off the floor, man
stop-start nature
via
the real sugar
w.c.s.
if you don’t get what you want
theme from turnpike
put the freaks up front
nothing really ends
roses
sun ra
assault on dEUS
serpentine
bad timing
- - - - -
little arithmetics
what we talk about
suds & soda

at 11:32 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

pocket revolution
magdalena
instant street
fell off the floor, man
stop-start nature
the real sugar
assault on magnus
theme from turnpike
sun ra
nothing really ends
w.c.s.
if you don't get what you want
roses
via
serpentine
------
bad timing
little arithmetics
what we talk about
suds 'n soda

at 11:29 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

Some partypics from the Milan-afterparty.

at 11:24 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

Pocket Revolution
Magdalena
Instant Street
Fell Off The Floor, Man
Stop/Start Nature
Via
The Real Sugar
W.C.S. (First Draft)
If You Don’t Get What You Want
Theme From Turnpike
Put The Freaks Up Front
Nothing Really Ends
For The Roses
Sun Ra
Assault On Magnus
Serpentine
Little Arithmetics
-----
Bad Timing
What We Talk About
Suds & Soda

at 11:16 posted by Bart Van Belle 3 Comments

Hey, I didn't know there's an official Tom Barman-website. Owned by Jyves.

2 December 2005 at 14:43 posted by Bart Van Belle 3 Comments

McDinges has re-opened the dEUS - heaven. You can download the Pinkpop '95-gig in order to test the server. Click here.

at 14:37 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

dEUS.be confirmed today that What We Talk About (When We Talk About Love) will be the next single. It will be released in february. Meanwhile The Real Sugar (in Belgium) and Nothing Really Ends (in The Netherlands) are released as promo only releases.

at 14:33 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

Three more dates for the 2006-tour have been confirmed:

24-02-2006 La Cite, Renne, France
25-02-2006 Bit Band Café, Caen, France
26-02-2006 La Luna, Maubauge, France
There's more info on the other dates too:
  • In early 2006 the band would like to perform in the UK, Israel/Palistine and Thailand.
  • From February 24th until March 7th, dEUS will visit France, Holland, Belgium and Germany
  • After that, the band is looking to tour the US, with dates still to be confirmed.
  • In April of 2006 dEUS will head for France, Italy, Russia and Eastern Europe.

Click here for an overview of the confirmed dates so far.

(Source: dEUS.be)