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If you’ve heard anything about Teen Creeps, it’s that the Belgian three piece loves the 1990s. Their sound is reminiscent of bands that era, like DINOSAUR JR, SUPERCHUNK or SONIC YOUTH with fuzzy guitars, melancholic vocals and fast-paced drums. That combo hit home on their 2018 debut “Birthmarks” (PIAS Recordings), that garnered interest from UK press outings like Upset Magazine, DIY Mag, Clash Music and GoldFlakePaint. Even getting some four stare reviews.

But on ‘Forever’ they do not simply repeat the formula. The fuzzy guitars and angsty lyrics are still here on ‘Forever’. But Teen Creeps are okay with slowing down, letting in some more melody and overall maturing their sound. Closing track ‘Crash Land’ is the closest they’ll ever get to a ballad and their longest track yet. ‘Defender’, ‘Toughen Up’ and ‘Brothers’ also let in the feels and turn down the pace. “I think we just got a little more mellow as we got older”, says guitarist Joram De Bock. “I’m just less angry”, says vocalist-bassist Bert Vliegen. “On “Birthmarks’ I was fuelled by anger and frustrations, now I’ve learned to let go and accept certain failings I have. Because they will always be there. Yes, forever.”


After recording their debut in London with producer Rory Attwell (Veronica Falls, Yuck, The Vaccines), Teen Creeps stayed closer to home this time around. They recorded ‘Forever’ in Audioworx, a studio in the Netherlands, with their long-time friend and collaborator Jesse Maes.
Ramses Van den Eede (drums): “Jesse recorded all of our early stuff and mixed the last record, so he’s a natural fit. Plus, it made the recording sessions a lot of fun. That’s something we want to celebrate in the artwork and title of the record. ‘Teen Creeps Forever’ is like a battle cry, but also a celebration of our friendship. We even put a heart on the cover. We’re not afraid to get corny.” 

Indie rock from Ghent, Belgium. New album ‘Forever’ out now!

Released January 22nd, 2021

King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard have released a third live album to raise funds for Australian wildlife charities.

All proceeds from the new Brussels live album go to WIRES Wildlife Rescue, while proceeds from the Adelaide album go to Animals Australia, and proceeds from the Paris album go to Wildlife Victoria. Bandcamp has also agreed to donate its share of the revenue from the releases to fire relief charities.

This third recording of two Brussels concerts, captured October 8th-9th, 2019 at Ancienne Belgique, joins the two live albums the prolific psych rock group released on January 10th in their first fundraising effort. Those were recordings of their July 12th, 2019 concert at Adelaide’s The Barton Theatre and their October 14th, 2019 show at Paris’ L’Olympia.

Live at Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium, October 8th and 9th 2019


The Band:

Drums: Michael Cavanagh
Guitar / Keys / Vocals: Cook Craig
Harmonica / Vocals / Keys / Percussion: Ambrose Kenny-Smith
Vocals / Guitar / Keys: Stu Mackenzie
Drums: Eric Moore
Bass: Lucas Harwood
Guitar / Vocals: Joey Walker

Mixed by Stu Mackenzie

Tracks 1-9 recorded on October 8th
Tracks 10-17 recorded on October 9th

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Rock Werchter 2018 lineup

The 2018 edition of Belgium’s Rock Werchter festival takes place from July 5th-8th at Festivalpark Werchter, and the stacked lineup was just announced. Headliners include GorillazJack WhiteArctic MonkeysQueens of the Stone AgeNick Cave & The Bad SeedsThe KillersPearl Jam, and London Grammar. Other notable acts appearing at the fest include Nine Inch NailsFleet FoxesAt The Drive InDavid ByrneAnderson .Paak & The Free NationalsMGMTPost MaloneCHVRCHESNoel Gallagher’s High Flying BirdsThe BreedersFever RayFirst Aid KitAlbert Hammond Jr., and much more. Tickets are on sale now.

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The Girl Who Cried Wolf is a five piece from Belgium. The band was created around a love for raw, dark and melancholic music. With a sound best described as hypnotic doompop, they try to draw people into their own universe. A universe inspired by bands like Portishead, Chelsea Wolfe, Esben & The Witch, Wovenhand,… TGWCW has built a solid live reputation with numerous shows in Belgium and The Netherlands. So far they’ve released an EP (Ohm ), an album (RUINS ) and several singles. They’re currently working on a new album, and have just released a new single/video ‘Tin Men’.


On the day (October. 17th) in 1973: The Rolling Stones performed two shows at Forest Nationale in Brussels, Belgium, as part of a tour of the UK & Europe; sax player Bobby Keys didn’t show up for the concert, which resulted in him being banned by Mick Jagger from future Rolling Stones tours until 1982, with occasional exceptions; according to legend, Bobby missed the gig due to him filling a hotel bathtub with Dom Perignon champagne & drinking most of it…(Bobby ‘left the building’ for the last time on December. 2nd, 2014…)

October 17, 1973. 1st show: Brown Sugar / Gimme Shelter / Happy / Tumbling Dice / Dancing With Mr D / Angie / You Can’t Always Get What You Want / Midnight Rambler / Honky Tonk Women / All Down The Line / Rip This Joint / Jumping Jack Flash / Street Fighting Man

What an beautiful, elegant blues player Mick Taylor is during this period… using the same old scales that most all that most of us play.His solo on Angie is the most perfect, no wasted notes statement this side of George Harrison, but as w/ the rest of this set played on the sweet verge of feedback.The perfect foil for Keef who also needless to say is at the height of his powers hereand besides what group needs 2 of the same on the guitar front?No offence to R.W. whom I love w/ the Faces but he seems to have stopped practising (or something… ) upon entering the Stones.

YCAGWYW is so beautiful here it damm near had me tearing up, Keith and Mick Taylor can only be described as sublime on this version, they play off one another perfectly…and da sax just knocks it outta the fuckin’ park…never heard a better live effort of this song, its like they sold their souls for this one…

Mick Taylor, what an amazing guitar player ! I think, the Rolling Stones songs bring him up to this level. He also plays great on his solo albums, but its never the magic like with the Stones.Mick Taylor without the Stones is not same. And of course he plays better the Ronnie Wood. But playing fantastic performances makes the band not surviving for so long. It’s Ronnies character and personality who is a part off, that the Stones still play this days… So thanks all of them for such great music they gave and still give to us !

Rock Werchter 2017

Announcing the best news of the week by far! Foo Fighters – the premiere rock band of the 21st century – play Rock Werchter on Sunday 2nd July 2017. What a festival closing act! We now have announced four amazing names for the upcoming festival, which takes place in the Festival park in Werchter (Belgium) from 29th June to 2nd July 2017. Radiohead plays on Friday 30 June, Linkin Park and System of A Down on Saturday 1st July and Foo Fighters on Sunday 2nd July. More names to follow soon.

In the 20+ years since the 1995 release of Foo Fighters’ self-titled debut, Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett and Pat Smear have grown into a world class headliner dominating stadiums, arenas and festivals across the globe. The band’s massive catalogue of gold and platinum albums has won 11 Grammys, four Brit Awards, sold 25+ million records, and is the backbone of marathon shows powered by singalong anthems “Everlong,” “Monkey Wrench,” “My Hero,” “Learn To Fly,” “All My Life,” “Best Of You,” “The Pretender,” “Walk,” “Something From Nothing” and more. In 2015 Foo Fighters were forced to cancel their appearance at Rock Werchter, but they’ve made good on their promise to return and will bring Rock Werchter 2017 to a close on Sunday 2 July.

Rock Werchter 2017

The first name is in for Rock Werchter’s opening day. Arcade Fire will play the festival on Thursday 29 June. Rock Werchter hosts this five-star Canadian band for the second time. They were last here in 2010. Five massive names for Rock Werchter 2017 -which takes place from 29 June to 2 July in the Festival Park in Werchter (Belgium)- are now in: Arcade Fire play on Thursday 29 June, Radiohead on Friday 30 June, Linkin Park and System of A Down on Saturday 1 July and Foo Fighters on Sunday 2 July.

Every one of Arcade Fire’s albums is an artistic and commercial triumph. So, in the style of 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die , with a silver lining: their amazing debut album, ‘Funeral’ (2004), is a fierce rallying call for beauty, emotion and absurdity in music. Artful rock with a punky outlook – a major lift in times of chaos and anxiety. ‘Neon Bible’ (2007) establishes the Canadian six-piece as one of the key bands of the 21st century. “It’s like standing beside the ocean at night”, or so its makers tell us. ‘The Suburbs’ (2010), their equivalent of ‘OK Computer’, is a prize winner, which – rightly, if a little unexpectedly – scooped a Grammy for Album of the Year. ‘Reflektor’ (2013) goes off ‘all guns blazing’ and shows what Arcade Fire still have to offer after all these years. Onwards and upwards to album number 5. That line just keeps on rising.

Rock Werchter 2017

Friday 4 o’ clock comes early today…  Another great name just has been added to the Rock Werchter 2017 bill. The British trio alt-J play the Festival Park on Sunday 2 July. These guys are musical wizards. Type alt and J on an Apple keyboard and you get Δ, the Greek letter delta. It’s the symbol used by scientists to mark a change in value. We can be forgiven for saying that the alt-J trio have done something similar with the history of pop. They’ve created their own universe from the highlights of the last 60 years. And they’ve been as expert at this as they’ve been inventive. Alt-J reach their tenth anniversary in 2017.
For Rock Werchter 2017, from 29th June to 2nd July, the first of the big names is in. Radiohead who will perform on Friday 30th June. Few artists combine success with experimentation the way Radiohead do. Their ninth album, A Moon Shaped Pool (2016), is yet another hard hitting and inventive artistic statement. It’s going to be great to see this band again. The last time they played Werchter was in 2008.
Another amazing band has been announced for Rock Werchter 2017: LINKIN PARK! A band we’re always mad keen to see. Linkin Park top the wish list at any festival, and online streaming services place the American six-piece among their most-frequently-listened-to artists. The band even has two tracks in Spotify’s Top 10 timeless songs. Yes, with over a hundred million streams between them, ‘In The End’ (# 6) and ‘Numb’ (# 3) sit with the likes of ‘Billie Jean’ and ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’. Having started as an alternative metal band in the mid-nineties, Linkin Park amassed bigger audiences by incorporating elements of hip hop and electronic music. Two front men give the band a distinct dynamic: Chester Bennington’s intense vocals bouncing off Mike Shinoda’s stellar raps.
Linkin Park will play Rock Werchter on Saturday 1st July.  This will be the band’s second time at Werchter, having first appeared in 2011. Linkin Park is currently recording its 7th studio album.
Rock Werchter 2017

News extra. Because it is allowed. Because Kings of Leon have confirmed they will play the festival on Thursday 29th June . And that’s worth celebrating. The list of massive names for Rock Werchter 2017, which takes place from Thursday 29th June to Sunday 2 July at the Festivalpark in Werchter (Belgium), is gradually growing. As it stands: Kings of Leon and Arcade Fire play on Thursday 29 June, Radiohead on Friday 30 June, Blink-182, Linkin Park and System Of A Down on Saturday 1 July. Foo Fighters close the festival on Sunday 2 July. More to come soon.

The Followills are Werchter’s royal family. Brothers Caleb, Jared and Nathan Followill, and their cousin Matthew, love to play the Festivalpark. On their seventh album ‘WALLS’ (2016), Kings Of Leon have found the perfect balance between the animated garage band they started out as, and the arena rock that brought world fame. Their story is a parable. The four are raised in the deep and devoutly religious south of the United States. Rock ‘n’ roll is the devil’s music – and their chosen weapon of rebellion. The holy fire leads to evergreens like ‘Sex On Fire’, ‘Use Somebody’ and ‘Waste A Moment’. Fame catches hold in Europe and spreads back home to the US: ‘WALLS’ is the band’s first American number 1. The title is the acronym for: We Are Like Love Songs. That’s five syllables, just like the last six albums…
Rock Werchter 2017

This week the Rock Werchter team is delighted to confirm some great new acts for the upcoming edition. Five to be precise: Royal Blood, Bazart, Bonobo (live), White Lies and Agnes Obel. The line-up for Rock Werchter 2017 is slowly taking shape. Take a look:

  • Thursday 29 June: Arcade Fire, Kings of Leon, Imagine Dragons, Lorde, Agnes Obel
  • Friday 30 June: Radiohead, James Blake, Oscar And The Wolf, Royal Blood, Bazart, White Lies, Future Islands
  • Saturday 1 July: Linkin Park, System Of A Down, Blink-182, Bonobo (live)
  • Sunday 2 July: Foo Fighters, alt-J, Dropkick Murphys, The Lumineers
Tickets to Rock Werchter 2017 go on sale on Saturday 19 November at 10 am.  Previously announced are Radiohead on Friday 30 June and System of A Down on Saturday 1 July.

Rock Werchter 2016
Rock Werchter 2016
A drumroll and a fanfare! Rock Werchter is laying out its reddest carpet to welcome a very special guest. Paul McCartney, the ultimate in rock aristocracy and a name without which the festival history could never be complete. He will be performing on Thursday 30 June. On stage Paul McCartney continues to amaze audiences around the world with his epic sets packed full of classics and hits. The opportunity of watching Paul and his excellent band is not to be missed! Paul McCartney is a living legend. When The Beatles broke up in 1970 – he had already penned a huge collection of the greatest songs of all time. Since then, the tunes have kept on coming and in a variety of different genres. His very first solo album contains the sensational ‘Maybe I’m Amazed’ and just last year he wrote the global hit ‘FourFiveSeconds’ with Rihanna and Kanye West. In the intervening years he’s given the world classics including: ‘Live and Let Die’, ‘Band on the Run’, ‘Coming Up’, ‘Say Say Say’, ‘No More Lonely Nights’ and ‘Dance Tonight’ to name a few. McCartney today remains as relevant as ever and is a truly outstanding performer.

The names announced so far for the festival are, in alphabetical order: At The Drive-In, Band of Horses, Bear’s Den, Beirut, Black Box Revelation, Bring Me The Horizon, Courtney Barnett, Daughter, Disclosure, Editors, Ellie Goulding, Florence + the Machine, Gary Clark Jr., Gutterdämmerung, Guy Garvey, Jamie xx, Låpsley, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, MØ, New Order, Oh Wonder, Parov Stelar, Paul Kalkbrenner, Paul McCartney, PJ Harvey, Rammstein, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Richard Hawley, Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters, Savages, Sigma Live, Tame Impala, The Last Shadow Puppets, The Offspring, Two Door Cinema Club, Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Years & Years. More names will be announced shortly.

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Rock Werchter 2016

Happy New Year! We wish you all the best for the new year. Above all, treat yourself to some good music in 2016.
We’re starting off the new year with some new names. The bill for Rock Werchter 2016 is growing steadily. Five more acts have been confirmed this week: Parov Stelar, PJ Harvey, Richard Hawley, Courtney Barnett and Unknown Mortal Orchestra , bringing the total number of confirmations for this year’s festival to fourteen. Parov Stelar and Richard Hawley will be among the artists performing on Friday 1st July, along with Rammstein, The Offspring and Bring Me The Horizon. PJ Harvey and Courtney Barnett will play the festival on Saturday 2nd July. Already confirmed acts for that day include Editors, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Beirut. Unknown Mortal Orchestra is added to the line-up for Sunday 3rd July. It was previously announced that Florence + the Machine, Jamie xx and will also perform on Sunday. Stay tuned for more festival news.
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A handy overview of the artists already confirmed, per festival day:

  • Thursday 30 June: Disclosure, Ellie Goulding, Gutterdämmerung, Guy Garvey, New Order, Sigma Live, Years & Years 
  • Friday 1 July: At The Drive-In, Black Box Revelation, Bring Me The Horizon, Daughter, Gary Clark Jr. , Oh Wonder, Parov Stelar, Rammstein, Richard Hawley, Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters, The Offspring 
  • Saturday 2 JulyBand of Horses, Beirut, Courtney Barnett, Editors, Paul Kalkbrenner, PJ Harvey, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Savages, Tame Impala, Two Door Cinema Club
  • Sunday 3 July: Bear’s Den, Florence + the Machine, Jamie xx, Låpsley, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, MØ, The Last Shadow Puppets, Unknown Mortal Orchestra