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'Broadcast One' - Dandelion Radio's 1st compilation album

NEWS:
March 2019 ... we are getting into the swing of things now

Artist Info

De Staat

De StaatPowered by Audioscrobbler™De Staat is a Dutch alternative rock band from Nijmegen, The Netherlands, formed in 2006. The band, fronted by songwriter, singer, guitarist and producer, Torre Florim, released four albums: Waiting For Evolution (2009), Machinery (2011), I_Con (2013) and O (2016).

De Staat have been described by SonicAbuse as "genre-hopping Gremlins of the first order, who take in the eclectic, grand slamming funk of Beck, the dance grooves of Kelis’ Milkshake, the horny soul of QOTSA (...) and the lost, gothic romanticism of Nick Cave often within the same song."

The band's sound gradually evolved from rather heavy, riff-based 'desert rock' in the vein of Queens Of The Stone Age and Kyuss to a more eclectic 'heavy disco' sound with funky synthesizers and bouncing melodies. Typical for this shift in sound is 2014's Vinticious Versions EP, on which - if you wish - the 'new De Staat' interprets songs of the 'old De Staat'.

Line-up:
Torre Florim - vocals, guitar
Vedran Mircetic - guitar
Jop van Summeren - bass, vocals
Rocco Bell - percussion, keyboards, vocals
Tim van Delft – drums

BAND HISTORY

De Staat debuted in 2009 with Wait for Evolution and shortly thereafter performed on all major Dutch stages and festivals such as Lowlands and Pinkpop, and internationally at Sziget and Glastonbury. The album was awarded various prizes, and in 2011 and 2012 the band received a 3FM Award for Best Alternative Act. Second album Machinery was released in 2011. Once again, De Staat toured a large number of European venues and festivals, this time with an extra element added to their live shows: a huge, specially built machine. In 2013 they released I_CON, which was awarded an Edison, Holland’s most prestigious music prize. Late 2013 they played three packed out riotous shows at the Black Heart in London.

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Upcoming gigs:

Fri 19 Apr 2019

Paaspop 2019: Schijndel, Netherlands

Concerts by songkick

Thu 30 May 2019

Dauwpop Festival 2019: Hellendoorn, Netherlands

Concerts by songkick

Fri 14 Jun 2019

9. Maifeld Derby 2019: Maimarkt-Gelände, Mannheim, Germany

Concerts by songkick

Thu 27 Jun 2019

Rock Werchter 2019: Festivalpark, Rotselaar, Belgium

Concerts by songkick

Fri 5 Jul 2019

Down the Rabbit Hole 2019: Down the Rabbit Hole, Beuningen, Netherlands

Concerts by songkick





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