SHARE BRAND NEW VIDEO ‘94′ CIVIC’
TAKEN FROM DEBUT ALBUM SELL ANOTHER SOUL DUE 3RD NOVEMBER
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“…an enthralling document with a cinematic stretch” – Clash
“Brooding and intense […] a delicate interplay between layers of reverb, electronics, and vocals to create something really special” – Wonderland Magazine
“An innovative mix of guitars drenched in reverb and powerful drums with electronics, synthesizers and layered with strong characteristic vocals” – 1883 Magazine
Dutch shoegaze trio Stillwave share the video for brand new single ‘94′ Civic’ which is the third single to be taken from their debut album Sell Another Soul which is due 3rd November. The track is the oldest track of the band’s which can be seen as an ode to the Honda Civic that began their journey as a band. Marcel Jongegan (vocals) explains: “The song is about the quiet moments on the back seat of our old Honda Civic which Michaël inherited from his grandfather. Whether we drove home from our practice room at one o’clock at night or to Calais for a couple of shows in England, we decided to capture those emotions by recording a large part of the songs at night.”
The video was shot by long-time collaborator Harold Van De Kamp in the back of the Honda Civic, watch it below…
Thursday 7th December – Sanctuary, Basingstoke
Friday 8th December – Shed, Leicester
Saturday 9th December – Parish, Huddersfield
Sunday 10th December – WSL, Sheffield
Tuesday 12th December – The Sesh, Hull
Wednesday 13th December – Sun Records, Blackburn
Thursday 14th December – TSone, Middlesborough
Friday 15th December – Undegun, Wrexham
Saturday 16th December – Town House, Warrington
Tuesday 19th December – Leopard, Doncaster
Wednesday 20th December – Hairy Dog, Derby
Friday 22nd December – Latest Bar, Brighton
After graduating from college, the trio of Marcel, Michael and Jooris committed themselves to Stillwave, working minimum wage part-time jobs to get by. Focused on playing live every week they knew they had to set themselves apart from other Dutch bands. Taking the ferry to the UK, and barely making it to Calais at 4 AM just to play a gig somewhere in an old industrial city up North, this became a regular journey for the band. Finding salvation in those dingy independent venues that reeked of hope and beer, they would marvel at the list of heroes who had stood on the very stages before them, be itRadiohead, David Bowie or Slowdive. This was their driving force and it took them to places; from sharing the stage with 65daysofstatic to hosting the afterparty for The Curewhen they visited the Netherlands, their vision as a band was slowly becoming clearer.
When they decided to start recording their album they had ceased to care about compromise, polish and over-analysed bullshit which supposedly celebrated the idea of being young and carefree. They did care. For 3 sleep deprived weeks they toiled in a dilapidated structure that would soon after be swallowed by the attempt of gentrification around it. They did away with vocal comping and held onto the tracks where they fucked up. Every second was a battle, every minute a victory. Because that’s what Stillwave is. It is noise, it is raw and at times it is beautiful.
Sell Another Soul is a record full of gorgeous synths soundscapes on the likes of ‘Adelaide’ and ‘Bypass’, enticing drums and the psychedelic trip of ‘Do Less Live Longer’ with throwback sounds on the Wikihow inspired ‘How To: Jump Out Of A Moving Car’. The records ends with the terrific ’KTLBLCK’ which closes the record on the note of an embrace; eager to start anew whatever the outcome may be.
Stillwave have caught the attention of numerous blogs and radio stations worldwide (Q magazine, Wonderland, Impose, 1883 Magazine, Nothing But Hope and Passion, Drunken Werewolf, Little Indie Blogs and many more). With the two EPs under their belt, Stillwave have played over 100 shows with multiple tours in the UK and The Netherlands.
Stillwave are Joris Keijzer (percussion and electronics), Michael van Putten (guitar, synths and backing vocals and Marcel Jongejan (lead vocals, bass and synths).
Sell Another Soul Tracklisting:
2. She Flies A Tracer
3. Box Cart Sucker
5. Do Less Live Longer
6. How To: Jump Out Of A Moving Car
7. Adeleide [sic]
Sell Another Soul Artwork: