at 17:12 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

Three albums by dEUS were in Studio Brussel's Album 100 that was broadcasted last week. WCS entered the top-10. Here's an overview (with last year's positions too)

10 (15) Worst Case Scenario
16 (8) I A Bar, Under The Sea
23 (14) The Ideal Crash

at 17:09 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

Readers and listeners of VPRO's 3voor12 have voted Worst Case Scenario as the 9th best album of the past 50 years. Here's the complete list.

at 16:54 posted by Bart Van Belle 1 Comment

I might have some news for you. One of my friends knows somebody who is working for V2 Belgium (which has nothing to do with dEUS in fact, since dEUS is distributed by Universal in Belgium). I asked him about the Sun Ra 10". He came back with the following news: the 10" will probably be followed by a full album with remixes of dEUS-songs. A release date hasn't been set (yet).

at 15:42 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

There's an interview with Tom in this week's issue of Vrij Nederland. You can read a snippet on the Vrij Nederland-website. Here's a short round-up. A full report will follow as soon as I get the magazine.

About the tour

  • This tour is the biggest and longest tour dEUS has ever done
  • Tom says he's surrounded with a dream-band. In the past there was always someone spoiling the fun.

He also talk about the racist murders in Antwerp. In case you don't know: a couple of weeks ago some guy killed a black woman and a 2-year old (white) girl in broad daylight in the centre of Antwerp. Here's an article (in English) about it. And Wikipedia has a large item about the killer (here's a Dutch version).

Apparently, one of Tom's best friends was a family member of Luna, the little girl. Luna's parents had a restaurant were Tom celebrated his mother's 75th birthday only a couple of weeks ago. The evening of the murders they played in Leipzig. Tom was filled with anger on stage. He played better, sung better, sung more sensitived. He didn't mention anything about the murders, he only dedicated a song to the family.



at 08:22 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

TMF

at 08:19 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

There will be a special dedicated to dEUS on Belgian TMF tomorrow (thursday) at 16.30 hour. Although the website from the show still mentions The Posies.

(thx to Marshall on ISR)

Oor

30 May 2006 at 07:06 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

Here's a round-up of the feature in Oor-magazine. The article is written by Peter Lissen, who also did a tour-report for Knack (France) and Het Nieuwsblad (Greece). This time he joined dEUS in Russia.

  • Klaas had a kind of breakdown in the States. He started crying on stage in New York. They were used to playing packed halls in Europe and I was difficult getting used to very small crowds in the USA.
  • Tourmanager Ton Maessen says Klaas wasn't the only one having difficulties. According to Ton the Pocket Revolution-tour is one of the heaviest tours he has done (he toured with The Bak Seeds, Black Crows and Inxs in the past). They cancelled a couple of gigs (Bilbao and Agen) because of that.
  • Manu Riche and Renaat Lambeets joined the band in Sint-Petersburg for the documentary about Tom. Tom's mother and sister also visited the band over there.
  • The article also mentions a couple of parties and a karaoke-performance by Stéphane and Mauro. Stéphane did Faith by George Michael and Mauro Heart Of Gold, Strawberry Fields Forever and Falling In Love.
  • dEUS has made it to the cover of the Russian Rolling Stone


29 May 2006 at 16:17 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

A ticket for one of the first dEUS-gigs ever. A concert in Augustus 1992 on the parking of a tennis club in Wommelgem (near Antwerp). Probably new to most of you, since it's not listed in Jyves' huge tourarchive (yet).
From the blogger that also had a 1993-picture of dEUS.

(Source: Niet geschoten is altijd mis)

at 11:03 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

Pocket Revolution reviewed by Hour.ca.

at 10:52 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

According to Dutch newspaper Provinciale Zeeuwsche Courant dEUS will play the Zeeland Nazomer Festival in Middelburg on September 9th. The article says the gig was confirmed by the dEUS-management. The official line-up will be announced tomorrow.

27 May 2006 at 22:09 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

Presale for the gig in 013, Tilburg (The Netherlands) has started today. Click here to order tickets.

26 May 2006 at 22:24 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

Indierockmag and Pinkushion list dEUS (and Zita Swoon) with the first names for the Festival Indétendances à Paris Plage. Since no official confirmation for this gig has been given, I advise you to wait for confirmation by dEUS.be, V2 France or the Fnac-website. I will report about that as soon as I get confirmation.

24 May 2006 at 21:07 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

The gig in Lyon (Nuits de Fourvière, supporting Franz Ferdinand) is sold out.

at 20:50 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

The website from a band called Saule et les Pleureurs also mentions a gig on Paris Plage on July 20th with dEUS and Zita Swoon.

at 18:30 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

A new episode of the dEUS Tourpodcast with snippets from the gigs in France.

at 13:35 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

Time schedules for some of the upcoming festivalgigs.

02-06-2006 - Skabazac-festival, Onet-le-Chateau, France (Grande Scène, 21.45h)
04-06-2006 - Pinkpop, Landgraaf, The Netherlands (Mainstage, 19.00h - 20.15h)
23-06-2006 - Le rock dans tous ses états, Evreux, France (Scène A, 21.40h)
24-06-2006 - Hurricane, Scheeßel, Germany (Green Stage, 14.00h - 14.45h)
25-06-2006 - Southside, Neuhausen ob Eck, Germany (Green Stage, 14.00h - 14.45h)
01-07-2006 - Rock Werchter, Werchter, Belgium (Main Stage, 23.30h - 01.00h)
06-07-2006 - Musiques en Stock, Cluses, France (23.15h)

23 May 2006 at 13:51 posted by Jean-Yves 0 Comments

According to the "Belgians in Paris" website, dEUS and Zita Swoon are allegedly going to play at "Paris Plage", on the banks of the Seine river, on July 20, the day before the Belgian national holiday, as part of a special Belgian night. (source: Liability Webzine)

22 May 2006 at 07:16 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments
at 07:13 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

If you were planning to catch dEUS on Rock Werchter and haven't got tickets yet, you're too late. 4 day-tickets and tickets for Saturday July 1st are no longer available. You can add yourself to a waitinglist.

at 07:05 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

dEUS will play the 013 in Tilburg on September 8th. Tickets will go on sale on May 27th.

(Source: dEUS.be & Tijs)

20 May 2006 at 14:53 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

One of the bandmembers of Amari about their gig in Treviso with dEUS.

18 May 2006 at 09:07 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

Timeschedules for the Hurricane and the Southside-festival have been released. dEUS will play the green stage from 14.00 til 14.45. They play Southside on Saturday June 24th and Hurricane on Sunday June 25th. Both festivals are sold out.

17 May 2006 at 17:49 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

As each wednesday, there's a new episode of the dEUS Tourpodcast. It contains footage from Zurich. Here's more info. There's also an extra backstage-video this week. About one minute straight from the dEUS dressing room in Firenze after the gig. You'll recognize some Millionaire-faces too.

at 10:00 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

The Rock en Seine-festival in Paris has just announced the rest of the line-up. dEUS is not listed, so it looks like all rumours as well as the V2-newsletter were wrong.

at 08:54 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

Cold Sun of Circumstance
Stop-Start Nature
Instant street
Fell Off The Floor, Man
Nightshopping
Magdalena
Sun Ra
Theme from Turnpike
Put The Freaks Up Front
Assault on Magnus
Real Sugar
Little Arithmetics
What we talk about [when we talk about love]
Via
Suds & Soda
---
Bad Timing
Pocket Roevolution
Nothing Really Ends
Roses

(thx to Tijger on ISR)

16 May 2006 at 09:31 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

A nice set of pics by Genthology.be

15 May 2006 at 22:05 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

Oh. This shirt brings back some memories. I have the same one (though it's too small now) . It's rare since I've not seen many around. I've bought it on the Pukkelpop-festivalmarket, back in 1995. I believe it costed 500 francs (12,5 euro). A couple of weeks earlier I saw Tom Pintens watching a Kiss My Jazz-gig on the Lokerse Feesten with the same shirt.

Anyway, the shirt (not mine) is now on eBay. I'll have a look in my closet and see if one of my kids is interested.

Other new stuff:



at 07:43 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments
at 07:20 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

If anyone's interested: there's a limited (numbered) edition 7" of Suds & Soda available on eBay.

at 06:41 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

A video of Instant Street, performed live in Beauvais (April 28th 2006).




at 06:41 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

Another review from the gig in Prague.

(thx to Gonzo)

14 May 2006 at 15:25 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

There's an interview with Moby in Le Soir. He seems interested in discovering the Magnus-album.

at 15:16 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

Next wednesday, the Rock en Seine-festival in Paris, will finally reveal the rest of the line-up. I've been reporting about several rumours saying dEUS will play there. We'll find out if the rumour is true next wednesday at 10' o clock.

13 May 2006 at 20:21 posted by Bart Van Belle 1 Comment

A blog review from the gig in Prague.

at 20:13 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

Big parts of the gig in Warsaw are available for download: part 1 & part 2.

(thx to Tijger on ISR)

at 20:01 posted by Bart Van Belle 1 Comment

Pocket revolution
Stop start nature
Instant streets
Fell of the floor man
Nightshopping
Magdalena
Sun Ra
Theme from turnpike
Assault on dEUS
The real sugar
Put the freaks up front
What we talk about
Suds & Soda
Via
Nothing really ends
Bad timing
---
If you don't get what you want
Roses
---
Worst case scenario

(thx to Gonzo on ISR)


12 May 2006 at 15:47 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

Some pics of the gig in Prague.

Oor

at 13:30 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

The new Oor has an item about dEUS touring Russia. I haven't seen it yet. I'll try to get a copy next week.

11 May 2006 at 21:18 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

Another review of the gig in Montreal.

(thx to Estefania on ISR)

at 12:45 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

Funny. The American tour in one sentence: Every belgian in America has a pic with Tom Barman from dEUS.

at 11:22 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

Pocket Revolution reviewed by Progarchives.com (3/5).

at 08:19 posted by Bart Van Belle 2 Comments

Here's a pic of Mauro with his broken arm.

at 07:40 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

This one is completely new for me (and probably for most of you too). Brendan Lynch (aka Lynch Mob) has made two remixes of Sun Ra. They have been released on a 10". Only 50 copies were pressed. There's one available on eBay at this moment.

Tracklist is as follows:

  1. Sun Ra (Lynch Mob Mix)
  2. Sun Ra (Lynch Mob Dub Mix)

If you're interested: the 10" has been released on V2 Records. Catalogue number is VVR5040440P.



10 May 2006 at 18:03 posted by Bart Van Belle 1 Comment

The 4th episode of the dEUS-podcast on Télémoustique.be has been published. It contains an interview with tourmanager Tom Maessen, a jam-session from Mauro and Stéphane and Bad Timing live in Mulhouse. Available here.

at 15:55 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

A review from the Snow Patrol-gig in London with a couple of lines about dEUS.

Hence their choice of Belgian art rockers dEUS as their support act, whose terrifying noisemaking did much to scare the casual Snow Patrol fans back to
their people carriers.

(thx to withoutmusic.nl)

9 May 2006 at 21:29 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

A first draft of the running order for Rock Werchter has been released. dEUS will headline on Saturday July 1st. They will play the main stage from 23.30 hour till 01.00 hour. The full schedule is on Stubru.be.

at 07:16 posted by Bart Van Belle 1 Comment

The April-Newsletter from V2 France confirms dEUS playing the Rock en Seine-festival. dEUS will play on August 26th.

(thx to estefania on ISR)

at 07:08 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

Two records by Evil Superstars will get a re-release on May 16th. Love is Okay and Boogie Children R-Us are already available on iTunes here and here and on Proxis.be here and here. Tracklists from both albums can be found on Mauroworld.

(thx to Anthony)

at 07:04 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

Mauro has broken his left arm while playing football before the gig in Treviso. He went to hospital and his arm is in plaster for 3 weeks. The incident will not influence the tourschedule, since Mauro is still able to play the guitar. Studio Brussel had a phonecall with Mauro. Click here to listen to it.

(thx to Anthony and Hannes)

7 May 2006 at 14:58 posted by Bart Van Belle 1 Comment

Bad Timing
Stop-Start Nature
Instant Street
Fell Off The Floor, Man
Sun Ra
Theme From Turnpike
Suds & Soda

(thx to Jyves)

4 May 2006 at 15:25 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

A small article from Tiscali.nl.

at 14:11 posted by Jean-Yves 0 Comments


The Love Substitutes, i.e. Rudy Trouvé, Craig Ward, Mauro Pawlowski and Bert Lenaerts, have a new album out on Heavenhotel called «More Songs About Hangovers and Sailors». You can currently listen to it on the 3VOOR12 Luisterpaal website. The Love Substitutes also have a blog (Love Substitution) and a MySpace page, both run by Craig Ward.

at 08:59 posted by Bart Van Belle 2 Comments
3 May 2006 at 23:08 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

Another episode of the official dEUS-tourpodcast has been published on Télémoustique.be. It contains live-snippets from the gigs in Russia.

at 19:49 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

If you're in the UK and looking forward to see dEUS, you might participate in this Drowned In Sound-contest. They've got tickets for Snow Patrol (with dEUS as support act) next friday.

at 08:15 posted by Bart Van Belle 1 Comment

The dEUS-showcase in Fnac Forum (Paris) from last week is now available on my podcast.

You can expect more new recordings in the following days, so subscribe the rss-feed if you want to keep in touch.



at 07:20 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

Some pics from the second gig in Paris and the Fnac-session.

at 07:12 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

Last weekend, French tv-station France 4 broadcasted a special about the Printemps de Bourges-festival. It also features some dEUS-footage. Tom and Mauro did a small session. They played What We Talk About (When We Talk About Love) and a cover of Velvet Underground's Some kinda love. The show will be repeated next saturday.

(thx to Minty on ISR)

at 13:48 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

The Cabaret Sauvage-gig from April 26th is also on Dimeadozen.