Debut Album – Sept 2nd
New Single “Memory ” & UK Dates
“Deep and nicely debauched with lyrics that are certainly worth your time… it mixes elements of intro-spective Leonard Cohen, cynical Serge Gainsbourg and raucous Bad Seeds with a touch of kitsch ‘60s chanson” – MOJO ****
Warhaus — the solo recording project of Maarten Devoldere — debuts his second single “Memory” from Warhaus’ forthcoming debut album.
“It’s a goodbye song for a woman returning home. She left with the words “this never happened”. I probably didn’t do her a favour by pouring it into a song” – Maarten Devoldere
We Fucked A Flame Into Being will be released through Play It Again Sam on September 2nd
We Fucked A Flame Into Being — a direct quote from the DH Lawrence novel Lady Chatterley’s Lover that Devoldere felt was “too good to pass on!” — is the perfect title for this collection of songs exploring the shadowy inscrutability of human encounters, and reveling in all the decadent intensity that life offers.
Maarten (who also shares front man duties in acclaimed rock band Balthazar) has until recently kept his Warhaus persona under wraps; but with We Fucked A Flame Into Being he brings to the fore a dark lyrical universe, fueled by desire and passion, and savagely probes its depths. The album is “an ode to love, to its excesses and elusiveness,“ declares Devoldere. Playing Jane Birkin-esque muse and foil to Devoldere’s post-modern Gainsbourg with seductive backing vocals is Sylvie Kreusch (pictured with Maarten on the album cover).
Three UK dates have been announced as part of the band’s twenty plus date European tour. In addition to these and of particular note, Warhaus, andDevoldere’s other band Balthazar will both be performing at Into the Great Wide Open Festival in Vlieland, a bucolic island in the North of Holland. A relaxed three-day event offering “good music, visual arts, film, oysters and Mother Nature in all her grandeur”, Into The Great Wide Open is a dream festival for alternative music lovers of all ages.
9th October Brighton – The Hope and Ruin
10th October Leeds – Brudenell Social Club
12th October London – The Lexington
Tickets from: https://www.ents24.com/uk/tour-dates/warhaus-1