29 January 2011 at 08:20 posted by Bart Van Belle 1 Comment

There's a great article about Tom in De Standaard today. Tom is talking about his father and the fact his father died when he was only 17. He says he has been living with deadlines since he was young.

His father was 63 when Tom was born and Tom was always thinking when I'm then my father will be 73, etcetera. He's also always planning things like 'I want to make my first movie before my 30th anniversary', etcetera. He wrote a song about this continously counting for Keep You Close: the song is called Numbers.


As you probably know already the song Right As Rain is about the death of Tom's father. He sings  His only vice was that he died while I did a little dance. And that's how it really happenend.

For the non-dutch speaking people: here's a translation by Google Translate (not 100% accurate, but good enough to understand)

27 January 2011 at 20:37 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

Elbow-singer Guy Garvey talked about dEUS in his weekly radioshow Guy Garvey's Finest Hour on BBC 6 Music. He told his listeners that he sang on The Vanishing Of Maria Schneider. He played Instant Street, since that  is one of his favorite songs.

You can listen to the episode here. The dEUS-part starts around 1:38.00.

(thx to Dieter)

26 January 2011 at 07:03 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

According to this interview CJ Bolland is also working on Keep You Close. Not really a surprise, since dEUS and CJ are using the same studio and Tom and CJ are working on a new Magnus-album as well

18 January 2011 at 14:49 posted by Bart Van Belle 7 Comments

I had a phonecall with Studio Brussel this afternoon about my passion for dEUS.

14 January 2011 at 08:30 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

Studio Brussel had a phonecall with Tom Barman yesterday. Tom told that Greg Dulli will be singing on two songs of Keep You Close. Karin Dreijer Anderson will be on the next Magnus-album.

At the moment 6 of the 10 à 12 songs are mixed. Tom describes the album as passionate and danceable. 'If Vantage Point was a vodka red bull, then Keep You Close is a mojito'.

The cover of the album will be a photo that perfectly fits with the title Keep You Close.

You can listen to the extract here.

8 January 2011 at 21:01 posted by Bart Van Belle 1 Comment

I travelled through Andalucia the last two weeks. Went to Ronda as well, and look what I found. A metal version of The Ideal Crash.



at 18:21 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

A new spot to buy dEUS-merchandise online: http://www.mistert.be/


4 January 2011 at 20:28 posted by Bart Van Belle 2 Comments

 A small round-up on what we know about the next dEUS-album:

  • The album will be titled Keep You Close
  • The release is scheduled in April 2011
  • It is produced by David Bottrill and his engineer Alan Nobel 
  • Peter Vermeersch is involved for some arrangements. 
  • 5 songs that will (probably) make it to the record: Dark Sets In, I Gave Love, Paper Bones, Second Nature, Next Generation and Keep You Close
  • The album will be released on PIAS Records outside Belgium
  • Tom wanted to record one song with Karin Dreijer Anderson (The Knife), but it is not clear if they succeeded
  • Greg Dulli (Afghan Whigs, The Gutter Twins, The Twilight Singers) will feature on one songs of Keep You Close


3 January 2011 at 19:57 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

5 dEUS-songs have made it to De Tijdloze, the list of 100 best songs ever by Studio Brussel. The complete list is over here.

14. Suds And Soda
32. Instant Street
59. Roses
75. Nothing Really Ends
89. Hotellounge






at 19:41 posted by Bart Van Belle 0 Comments

Greg Dulli (Afghan Whigs, The Gutter Twins, The Twilight Singers) will feature on one songs of Keep You Close.

at 16:00 posted by Bart Van Belle 1 Comment

Radio 1 had an interesting talk with Tom on January 1st with some exciting news.The new album will probably be titled Keep You Close. Keep You Close is one of the tracks on the album. The album will be released in april.

Click here to listen.

(thx toUoke Knäcke)