After four years of extensive gigging and recording throughout The Netherlands, Belgium and Germany and another two years reinventing themselves, The Four has officially changed their name to NovaWilde.
After reuniting in a studio hotel in the north of The Netherlands The Four has chosen NovaWilde to be the new name. This change has come due to a change in musical direction, and serves to show that eventhough the consistency of the band is the same, the direction the band will take has changed. Therefore marking an important step in an upward trend for the four Dutchmen from Rotterdam.
Their follow-up to ‘Kontainert’, appropriately named ‘NovaWilde’ is set to be released this spring by Gentlemen Recordings.
Established in 2006, Miles Hunt and Erica Nockalls, two fifths of legendary The Wonder Stuff, have toured throughout the UK, Europe and the States. performing acoustic shows including tracks from their own albums in addition to Wonder Stuff material and the occasional cover version. Peppered with Hunt’s trademark acerbic lyrics and Nockalls’ pleasingly angular string arrangements ‘We Came Here To Work’ is a stark and reflective piece of work.
Gentlemen Recordings is very pleased to announce that we will handle the distribution for ‘We Came Here To Work’, their third studio album.
Having celebrated the band’s 30th anniversary in 2016 with a new album and an extensive touring schedule the duo decided to head into calmer waters at the beginning of this year by returning to their acoustic project.
When asked about the release of a third Hunt/Nockalls album Hunt replied: “As much as I love rockin’ out with the band there is a side to me that enjoys a more relaxed approach to making music. Erica and I have been touring as an acoustic duo for ten years now and we thought it was about time we added some new material to our acoustic arsenal”.
Remarking on the differences between the music the duo write for their acoustic project and the music they write for The Wonder Stuff Hunt said
“The music that The Wonder Stuff make is for nights out with your friends, what Erica and I have hopefully done with ‘We Came Here To Work’ is made music for nights spent at home in more genteel company”.
Miles & Erica will be touring the UK throughout the Autumn of 2017 in support of their third studio album.
In response to being asked about the new album and tour Hunt remarked
“We decided to take the first few months of the year off from gigging, most unusual for us, to stay home to write and record a new album together. The time spent off the road allowed us to thoroughly immerse ourselves in the atmosphere of the new record. Conversely the time off also refreshed our appetite for getting back on stage!”
Dublin outfit Delorentos are coming to the Netherlands this week:
17/03 So What, Gouda (With Black Horse Society),
18/03 Velvet Music, Rotterdam (Acoustic Instore)
1.30 PM. 18/03 Taverne, Bergen,
19/3 Tam Tam, Deurne (With Black Horse Society),
20/03 The Waterhole, Amsterdam.
Brand new album Night Becomes Light out now.
It is now possible to listen to Delorentos on spotify, courtesy of Gentlemen Recordings and Mass Market Recordings.
WHITE will be playing at the prestigious boutique festival Vestrock taking place from the 2nd til the 4th of June 2017. This being a continuation of the previous gigs the Glasgow-rockers have given in The Netherlands. WHITE themselves have expressed via facebook to be happy about being part of the line-up and stated that The Netherlands is starting to “feel like a second home”.
What are your thoughts on WHITE coming to play during Vestrock? Let us know in the comments.
We are happy to welcome Irish indie rockers Raglans to the Gentlemen Recordings family.
Gentlemen will release the eponymous debut album in the Benelux on the 15th of november. Lead single Digging Holes will be released on november 5th.
Raglans will celebrate the release with gigs in The Netherlands, Belgium and Germany in december.