Dr Justice & The Smooth Operators (NL)
Doctor Justice’s music can be described in many ways, all that you really need to know about this womanising, charming character is that he creates with one purpose in mind,
Making. You. Dance.
To fulfil this mission he has a band of missionaries, the Smooth Operators. They are his soul, his funk, his beat, his blessing and his groove. The story behind all the characters is long and complex. The path that doctor Justice has wandered is covered deeply in lies, deceptions, tricks, betrayals, love and hate.
He has his reasons for his mission, if you want to learn more just listen to his music and let the story unfold before your eyes...
WARMLAND is a new Icelandic duo from Reykjavík, consisting of Arnar Guðjónsson and Hrafn Thoroddsen, two Icelandic musicians who met while touring across China in the same band. With a ton of extra-dimensional psych-pop songs, their debut album ‘Unison Love’ is a 12 track manifesto, a finely balanced showcase for a partnership that runs deeper than most.
Rooted in pop but deeply exploratory, ‘Unison Love’ is an inspired listen. ‘Gimme Gimme’ veers into outlandish prog territory, with its wild guitar lines and incredible programming; ‘Twincam’ is a tech-inspired digital odyssey, while the title track – and opening number - ‘Unison Love’ is an impossibly pretty psych-pop song. Infectious, extra-dimensional psych-pop gems, all lysergic guitar lines, synthetic digital excursions and addictive melodies.
But there’s an extra dimension, too. WARMLAND made their live debut with a rapturously received show at Iceland Airwaves, displaying the visual depth to their concert experience – on its release, each song on the album will be paired with a specially crafted video, vastly expanding on their sonic creativity.
WARMLANDS music is cinematic, has a visual side to it. It all plays together. It’s all done in-house. videos, music, and programming lights, Warmland has full control.With their impeccable pop songwriting and their daring experimental excursions WARMLAND channel sheer Icelandic cool on a debut album that both encapsulates and drives their friendship forwards.
Unison Love - Debut LP - Out 06.21.19
Warmland will be available for The Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, France, The UK, Denmark, Sweden,Norway.
James Burki (NL)
Hailing from The Hague, The Netherlands, James Burki is a band that combines a modern pop sensibility, 80's synthesizers and a traditional rock outfit to produce upbeat and catchy yet authentic indie-rock songs, reminiscent of bands like The 1975 , The Night Game and The Band CAMINO.
The band has performed at acclaimed Dutch festivals such as Parkpop , Eurosonic Noorderslag and The Life I Live.
Getting support from Dutch national radiostations 3FM & Kink FM, and huge plans for the future, James Burki is set to make a name for themselves in the alternative scene.
Early 2020, they are set to release their debut EP to the world.
NMBRS originates as a restart of Julian Said Fire. Eimert Komen (drummer), Sjoerd Knijnenburg (guitarist), Benedikt Evers (bassist) and Thomas Russel (singer) spent a lot of time searching for the missing link. In 2017 Bart Kuntz(keyboard player) joins the band. With his 80's sound and virtuous playing he adds an important ingredient to theNMBRS sound.
In 2018 NMBRS worked hard with Jasper Zuidervaart (known from Chef'Special) on their eponymous debut EP. Theresult: an EP with five balanced and irresistibly energetic songs that don't leave anyone untouched. One of the EP'ssongs "Icarus" has even been nominated for an award in The Netherlands: "Haagse song van het jaar 2018".