DeWolff have released the official video for their new track ‘Nothing’s Changing‘ ahead of the release of their new album ‘Tascam Tapes‘. Speaking about video, the band explain: “The video for our third single Nothing’s Changing was shot entirely during that 2018 tour on which we wrote and recorded the Tascam Tapes. You’ll see some of the crazy places and hectic circumstances under which some of the recording took place. Above all it offers a pretty hilarious insight in what touring with DeWolff’s like! It features quite a lot of musical friends of ours, can you spot them?!

Track listing:

  1. North Pole Blues
  2. Blood Meridian I
  3. It Ain’t Easy
  4. Rain
  5. Made It To 27
  6. Nothing’s Changing
  7. Let It Fly
  8. Blood Meridian II
  9. Awesomeness of Love
  10. Love Is Such A Waste
  11. Am I Losing My Mind
  12. Life In A Fish Tank

No drum kit, no Hammond and no guitar amps. DeWolff present to you, the ‘Tascam Tapes‘. Written, performed and recorded on the road for less than 50 euros, but sounding like a million bucks!

For their 7th ‘studio’ album, their studio was essentially packed into a suitcase. ‘Tascam Tapes‘ was recorded on a Tascam Porta Two, a four track cassette recorder from the 1980’s. The only equipment they used was a sampler with some rare soul and funk sampled drum beats loaded in by Luka, a battery powered synthesizer and a guitar, all plugged directly into the recorder.
Pablo van de Poel (guitar, vocals), Luka van de Poel (drums) and Robin Piso (Keys) spent 4 months on the road, hurtling across mainland Europe via food poisoning, altercations with the cops and sold out shows, as they careered through France, Spain, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria and The Netherlands to bring you this gnarly 12 slices of deliciousness.

So, there you have it.  No ordinary album, but then this is no ordinary band. Free-spirited and freewheeling, those teenagers that formed a band from The Netherlands deep south have blazed a trail across Europe, released 6 previous studio albums (5 of which hit the Dutch Top 20), have played shows with the likes of The Black Keys, Blues Pills, Wolf People, Wolfmother and Deep Purple. They’ve picked up fans in Seasick Steve, who once woke up backstage at a festival to hear them play, thinking he heard the Allman Brothers playing from 1972 and Roger Glover has openly declared his love for the band AND, to top that off they picked up a Dutch Edison Award (The Netherlands version of The Mercury Music Prize) in February 2019 for ‘Best Rock Band.’

Recorded in hotels, motels, a backstage or two and by the side of the road. This is DeWolff like you’ve never heard them before!

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Dutch psychedelic masters DeWolff have revealed the chance for fans to listen to their brand new album ‘Tascam Tapes‘ 3 weeks ahead of its release on 10th January via Mascot Records on a special hotline 0031-850-645-702 (free for Netherlands callers, international call rates apply elsewhere).

Talking about the hotline Pablo van de Poel says; “When you really think about it, there’s only two things in this world nobody can resist: mobile phones & DeWolff. DeWolff’s 1970s inspired music and the high tech nature of (mobile) telephony were never really compatible. Until now! DeWolff invites you to step into a future where people can listen to music ON THEIR PHONES! OMG! When? Now! Where? Anywhere! Why? Why not! How? Watch this hilarious video to learn why the CheesePod and the Salami-CD didn’t quite make it and why their revolutionary -ahum- new invention “PHUSIC” is the Phuture of Music.”

No drum kit, no Hammond and no guitar amps. DeWolff present to you, the Tascam Tapes. Written, performed and recorded on the road for less than 50 euros, but sounding like a million bucks!  For their 7th ‘studio’ album, their studio was essentially packed into a suitcase. Tascam Tapes was recorded on a Tascam Porta Two, a four track cassette recorder from the 1980’s. The only equipment they used was a sampler with some rare soul and funk sampled drum beats loaded in by Luka, a battery powered synthesizer and a guitar, all plugged directly into the recorder.

Pablo van de Poel (guitar, vocals), Luka van de Poel (drums) and Robin Piso (Keys) spent 4 months on the road, hurtling across mainland Europe via food poisoning, altercations with the cops and sold out shows, as they careered through France, Spain, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria and The Netherlands to bring you this gnarly 12 slices of deliciousness.

So, there you have it.  No ordinary album, but then this is no ordinary band. Free-spirited and freewheeling, those teenagers that formed a band from The Netherlands deep south have blazed a trail across Europe, released 6 previous studio albums (5 of which hit the Dutch Top 20), have played shows with the likes of The Black Keys, Blues Pills, Wolf People, Wolfmother and Deep Purple. They’ve picked up fans in Seasick Steve, who once woke up backstage at a festival to hear them play, thinking he heard the Allman Brothers playing from 1972 and Roger Glover has openly declared his love for the band AND, to top that off they picked up a Dutch Edison Award (The Netherlands version of The Mercury Music Prize) in February 2019 for ‘Best Rock Band.’

Recorded in hotels, motels, a backstage or two and by the side of the road. This is DeWolff like you’ve never heard them before!

Track listing:

  1. North Pole Blues
  2. Blood Meridian I
  3. It Ain’t Easy
  4. Rain
  5. Made It To 27
  6. Nothing’s Changing
  7. Let It Fly
  8. Blood Meridian II
  9. Awesomeness of Love
  10. Love Is Such A Waste
  11. Am I Losing My Mind
  12. Life In A Fish Tank

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Review: DeWolff – Tascam Tapes

Mascot Records (Jan 10th 2020)

Reviewer: Dan Mann

Okay I here you cry it’s anew album from DeWolff. However, this is no ordinary new release having been recorded entirely on the road, armed with only an 8-track (hence the title) and a handful of instruments. So there’s no drum kit, no Hammond organ and absolutly no guitar amps whatsoever!

The result? What you get is a glorious slice of 70’s influenced rock, sounding quite rough round the edges, but with a wonderful analogue warmth. No real suprise considering the band prefer to record in analogue.

Are you short changed on tracks? Nope, ‘Tascam Tapes‘ consists of twelve songs of varying styles. From the laid back, chill music of ‘Rain‘ to the almost sixties sounding ‘Made it to 27‘, the funky ‘Let If Fly‘, and the blues of ‘Northpole Blues‘.

Favorite tracks for me so far are ‘Blood Meridian I’ & ‘Blood Meridian II‘.

This overal is an album that bucks the trends, will appeal to DeWolff’s fanbase, who are already familiar with their style, and also will appeal to those of you who fancy for once hearing something a little different, an album that as it were will clean the pallette.

Well worth checking out.

Following the announcement of the unique new album from DeWolff, the Dutch trio have released the official video for their new track ‘Blood Meridian I‘.Speaking about the track and video, singer Pablo De Poel explains:

“The riff for ‘Blood Meridian I’ was written on the first day of the French tour, but the Tascam recorder had broken down. “One of the belts had broken and eventually we replaced it with an elastic rubber band. Just so you know: that’s an acoustic guitar rippin’ through your speakers! The verse was written in the van somewhere in Germany. The lyrics are inspired by a Cormac McCarthy book of the same name, about a group of low life outlaws on a vicious killing spree hunting down Native Americans. Not even ghosts will survive to tell the tales of this band.”

“The plan for the video was conceived on the day it was shot: we were shooting a promo shoot with Satellite June in front of our amazing new backdrop by Realfunwow when we figured this setting would make a great music video! Satellite June shot it and Pablo edited it and here it is for y’all to see!”

No drum kit, no Hammond and no guitar amps. DeWolff present to you, the ‘Tascam Tapes‘. Written, performed and recorded on the road for less than 50 euros, but sounding like a million bucks!  Adjust your ears, as its coming 10th January 2020 via Mascot Records.

For their 7th ‘studio’ album, their studio was essentially packed into a suitcase. ‘Tascam Tapes‘ was recorded on a Tascam Porta Two, a four track cassette recorder from the 1980’s. The only equipment they used was a sampler with some rare soul and funk sampled drum beats loaded in by Luka, a battery powered synthesizer and a guitar, all plugged directly into the recorder.
Pablo van de Poel (guitar, vocals), Luka van de Poel (drums) and Robin Piso (Keys) spent 4 months on the road, hurtling across mainland Europe via food poisoning, altercations with the cops and sold out shows, as they careered through France, Spain, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria and The Netherlands to bring you this gnarly 12 slices of deliciousness.

So, there you have it.  No ordinary album, but then this is no ordinary band. Free-spirited and freewheeling, those teenagers that formed a band from The Netherlands deep south have blazed a trail across Europe, released 6 previous studio albums (5 of which hit the Dutch Top 20), have played shows with the likes of The Black Keys, Blues Pills, Wolf People, Wolfmother and Deep Purple. They’ve picked up fans in Seasick Steve, who once woke up backstage at a festival to hear them play, thinking he heard the Allman Brothers playing from 1972 and Roger Glover has openly declared his love for the band AND, to top that off they picked up a Dutch Edison Award (The Netherlands version of The Mercury Music Prize) in February 2019 for ‘Best Rock Band.’

Recorded in hotels, motels, a backstage or two and by the side of the road. This is DeWolff like you’ve never heard them before!

Track listing:

1. North Pole Blues
2. Blood Meridian I
3. It Ain’t Easy
4. Rain
5. Made It To 27
6. Nothing’s Changing
Let It Fly
8. Blood Meridian II
9. Awesomeness of Love
10. Love Is Such A Waste
11. Am I Losing My Mind
12. Life In A Fish Tank

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DeWolff are back and returning to your stereo this winter, but this time they strip down and go COMPACT! No drum kit, no Hammond and no guitar amps, as they present to you, the ‘Tascam Tapes‘. Written, performed and recorded on the road for less than 50 euros, but sounding like a million bucks!  Adjust your ears, as its coming 10th January 2020 via Mascot Records.

On the road, there was 10,000 miles of inspiration, a billion particles floating around in the air, just waiting to be turned into songs. It’s like it was almost too much to take in. So, they narrowed the possibilities down to four channels…

Pablo van de Poel, why is this so? Why would you do such a thing?

Pablo: “Well, partly because it seemed fun and it was about time to do something completely different and partly out of necessity. It was recorded in tiny crammed little spaces like the back of our touring van or in some tiny backstage somewhere, so we had to use portable stuff like a drum sampler and pocket synthesizer to make it work.”

For their 7th ‘studio’ album, their studio was essentially packed into a suitcase. ‘Tascam Tapes‘ was recorded on a Tascam Porta Two, a four track cassette recorder from the 1980’s. The only equipment they used was a sampler with some rare soul and funk sampled drum beats loaded in by Luka, a battery powered synthesizer and a guitar, all plugged directly into the recorder.

Pablo explains, “On the very first day of the tour the Tascam broke down. Actually it broke down all the time, but our sound tech De Das was able to fix it every time using whatever material was at hand (duct tape, rubber bands, toothpicks etc). We even bought a second Tascam in Spain, but its condition was even worse so we just used it for parts and stuck to our original one that I bought 10 years ago for 50 bucks.”

Pablo van de Poel (guitar, vocals), Luka van de Poel (drums) and Robin Piso (Keys) spent 4 months on the road, hurtling across mainland Europe via food poisoning, altercations with the cops and sold out shows, as they careered through France, Spain, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria and The Netherlands to bring you this gnarly 12 slices of deliciousness.

The riff for ‘Blood Meridian I’ was written on the first day of the French tour, but the recorder had broken down. “One of the belts had broken and eventually we replaced it with an elastic rubber band. Just so you know: that’s an acoustic guitar rippin’ through your speakers! The verse was written in the van somewhere in Germany. The lyrics are inspired by a Cormac McCarthy book of the same name, about a group of low life outlaws on a vicious killing spree hunting down Native Americans. Not even ghosts will survive to tell the tales of this band.” Blood Meridian II‘ is written through the eyes of the outlaw.

It Ain’t Easy‘ was recorded in the back of the sprinter whilst travelling through Germany and hits up 21st century problems whilst ‘Awesomeness of Love‘ was the first song they recorded on the tour, backstage of Krakatoa in Mérignac, “the vocals were done on a total adrenaline trip just seconds after our show in Ubu, Rennes.”

Made It To 27‘, in all its 4-track glory was recorded live right by the roadside in a beautiful part of France, near Carcassonne. “Robin was recovering from food poisoning that made us cancel a show before and he was really not in the mood for recording. This song is about the super healthy tour-life and the self- destructive need to ever work harder, write better, run faster, play harder, do more and do it all the time,” adds the singer/guitarist.

Northpole Blues‘ is a compilation of a number of jams they did in the very first hour they tested the Tascam, ‘Am I losing My Mind?‘ originally started as a heavy Zeppelin-esque blues but turned into a heart-breaking ballad and ‘Life In A Fish Tank‘ was recorded backstage of the Zeche Karl in Essen, German with their friend Arthur Akkermans, singer from the Grand East on Harmonica.

So, there you have it.  No ordinary album, but then this is no ordinary band. Free-spirited and freewheeling, those teenagers that formed a band from The Netherlands deep south have blazed a trail across Europe, released 6 previous studio albums (5 of which hit the Dutch Top 20), have played shows with the likes of The Black Keys, Blues Pills, Wolf People, Wolfmother and Deep Purple. They’ve picked up fans in Seasick Steve, who once woke up backstage at a festival to hear them play, thinking he heard the Allman Brothers playing from 1972 and Roger Glover has openly declared his love for the band AND, to top that off they picked up a Dutch Edison Award (The Netherlands version of The Mercury Music Prize) in February 2019 for ‘Best Rock Band.’

Recorded in hotels, motels, a backstage or two and by the side of the road. This is DeWolff like you’ve never heard them before!

Track listing:

  1. North Pole Blues
  2. Blood Meridian I
  3. It Ain’t Easy
  4. Rain
  5. Made It To 27
  6. Nothing’s Changing
  7. Let It Fly
  8. Blood Meridian II
  9. Awesomeness of Love
  10. Love Is Such A Waste
  11. Am I Losing My Mind
  12. Life In A Fish Tank

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