Concerts, indoor and outdoor

It was great (but hot) to give a livestream concert for you again last Saturday on Composers Day (plus Record Store Day). Watch the pictures on our insta page. This Summer we will play live again (and that’s great!) in July on the Knapsack Festival in a collab with Gluren bij de Buren and we’ll also play at Gouda Leeft in August. In the mean time we work on our new album, due to be released in September.

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Dag van de Componist/ Composers Day

We give a free livestream concert tonight, on Dutch Composers Day and Record Store Day. We start on 8:30 PM CET+2 (Dutch time). This is the direct link to the concert.

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Recording a string trio, concerts and more

We did a lot of recording and mixing for our new album last month. One of the things that we recorded was a string trio, for a ballad that will be released on the album. Watch the pictures and/or a one minute live recording here. And there is more. First of all, we’re looking forward to our next livestream concert, on the Dutch Composers Day (in Dutch: Dag van de Componist), on the 18th of June. On top of that it’s just confirmed that we’ll also play live on the Knapsack Festival in collaboration with Gluren bij de Buren in July in Delft. Our brand new album is due to be released in September this year. Speaking of which…. last Sunday was the release party of the beautiful ‘Cancelled’ book, a book with pictures of and interviews with Dutch artists like Francis van Broekhuizen, Trijntje Oosterhuis, Michael Varekamp, Simone Kleinsma, Karin Bloemen and many more. And us.

Natasja van Doesburg, Cora Hildering and Sophie Ehling on strings

Something else. Petra, our singer, will give vocal coaching sessions during the Summer Music Academy in the beautiful mountains of Transsylvania, near the famous castle of count Dracula. If you’re interested, visit the website of the Summer Music Academy or go to their Facebook page.

(Last updated: May 30th)

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Recordings, concerts and a book

Chabliz gave two concerts last month, one of them on the Gluren-bij-de-Buren festival. You can see the pictures here. We are also working on the last recordings and mixes for our new album, some of them together with guest-musicians. A few of the pictures are here. And there is more. Finally the book ‘Cancelled,‘ with pictures of Dutch artists during corona, is available in the bookshops now! It’s a beautiful book with photographs of several famous Dutch singers, musicians and dancers. Chabliz is one of the photographed and interviewed artists in this book. The release of the new Chabliz album is expected this summer and Chabliz will be giving more concerts in the coming months. Did you miss our previous livestream concert? You can watch it here:

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In the studio

Chabliz spends time recording, mixing and mastering again in the studio, working on the new album. Soon we’ll record a few songs with guest musicians: a violinist, cellist, a viola player and a clarinetist. We’ll give a few concerts again. Check our concert dates for more info. Our next livestream concert will be on Sunday evening March the 20th, live on our YouTube channel (8:30 PM CET). Two weeks later we’ll play live on the Gluren bij de Buren festival.

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Quick Shots Zoom interview on KMS Reviews

A few days ago we gave an interview on Zoom (partly due to corona) to Flo from KMS Reviews. You can watch or listen to the interview on YouTube, but also in your favorite podcast app. We talked about our new EP, the band’s history and the recordings of our upcoming album. This is the link to the interview:

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New reviews, charts and more

Our interpretation of Joy Division’s legendary song ‘New Dawn Fades’ reached the Top 40 charts of music blog For The Love Of Music, right under Beach House. And there is more; the song also reached the Dutch Indie Advice List (on January the first and on January 8th, week 1). But most of all we are happy with the new review (in Dutch) on Ondergewaardeerde Liedjes. Our new songs appear on several playlists now. A few days ago we gave an interview on Zoom to Florian from KMS Reviews. This ‘Quick Shots’ interview will be published shortly.

Update January 24th: We just heard that our music video reached the top ten on the ESNS Streamsonic event, launched by Pinguin Radio! We reached number nine in their charts.

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Happy 2022!

First of all, we wish you a very happy and healthy 2022! We had a good start of 2022 with recording sessions in the first week of the year, working on our next studio album. We also released our new music video just a few days ago, and that’s a quite different one than our other videos. The making of ‘In Bluebeard’s Garden‘ is our very first behind-the-scenes documentary film about the EP recordings (and some of our album recordings) last summer. You can watch it here:

The first results of these recording sessions are here:

The new EP is also available on Bandcamp, Soundcloud, Apple Music, iTunes, Deezer, Amazon, YouTube and several other music platforms.

During the next few months we continue working on our next complete album, that is due to be released in May or June. We also give livestream concerts (the next one is planned in March) and a few ‘real’ live concerts, corona volente.

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We released a new EP and we’ve made it to the Snob 2000 again; Season’s greetings in these dark times

We’re happy to tell you that our new EP is out now. It has been released on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Deezer, Amazon, Shazam, Soundcloud, Bandcamp and several other music platforms already. If you’re looking for the songs on your favourite music channel, this can be a handy tool. (You might need to scroll down to the right links). And you find the EP on Spotify here:

And we’re glad to inform you that, thanks to the votes of some of you, we’ve made it to the Dutch Snob 2000 charts again! Our ‘Moon‘ song reached number 507 and ‘Nightporter ‘reached number 599. We would like to thank everybody who voted for us again and also the people of the Snob 2000 for all the hard work to make this happen. You find the complete chartlist on Spotify underneath:

Two of the three songs on our new EP are written by ourselves. The other song, track 1, is a tribute recording of Joy Division‘s New Dawn Fades.’ Two of our bandmembers are fans of this legendary band. Pim made a large, orchestral arrangement for it, Petra used operatic vocals and on top of that Pim and Petra produced a choir together.

The title song ‘In Bluebeard’s Garden‘ is a more jazzy song. Everybody knows the famous legend about Bluebeard a.k.a. Henry the 8th and his six wives. We wrote a song about this gothic fairytale and recorded the song with a beautiful string arrangement (made by Pim) and a choir of six women (Anna Rallo, CatselfKalipluche a.k.a. KarianneCaroline RosGudrun Blok and Petra herself) who sing the role of Bluebeard’s (mainly dead) wives, whose ghosts are still wandering through his delightful garden. The song has a touch of a Kate Bush vibe. The violins and cellos are played by Natasja van Doesburg and Giselle Bentvelsen. Curious?  You can find the EP here. (You might need to scroll down for the right link to your favourite music channel). This EP is already a small part of the album that we’ll release in the Spring of 2022.

We wish you a good Christmas under the circumstances and a happy and healthy New Year in these difficult, dark times. Stay safe!

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EP release: ‘In Bluebeard’s Garden’

We’re very happy to tell you that our new EP is out now. It has been released on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Deezer, Amazon, Shazam, YouTube, Soundcloud and several other music platforms already and will be soon on Bandcamp and even more music channels. If you’re looking for the songs on your music channel, this can be a handy tool. (You might need to scroll down to the right links)

Two of the three new songs are written by ourselves. The other song, track 1, is a tribute recording of Joy Division‘s ‘New Dawn Fades.’ Two of our bandmembers are fans of this legendary band. Pim made a large, orchestral arrangement for it, Petra used operatic vocals and on top of that Pim and Petra produced a choir together.

The title song ‘In Bluebeard’s Garden‘ is a more jazzy song. Everybody knows the famous legend about Bluebeard a.k.a. Henry the 8th and his six wives. We wrote a song about this gothic fairytale and recorded the song with a beautiful string arrangement and a choir of six women (Anna Rallo, CatselfKalipluche a.k.a. KarianneCaroline RosGudrun Blok and Petra herself) who sing the role of Bluebeard’s (mainly dead) wives, whose ghosts are still wandering through his delightful garden. The song has a bit of a Kate Bush kind of vibe. The violins and cellos are played by Natasja van Doesburg and Giselle Bentvelsen. Curious?  You can find the EP here. (You might need to scroll down for the right link to your favourite music channel). This EP is already a small part of the album that we’ll release in the Spring of 2022.

Enjoy!

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