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Peel Slowly and See

February 23 2018
Leidse Schouwburg

Peel Slowly and See is a music festival in the oldest theater of the Netherlands, located in the cultural centre of Leiden. Every year, the festival presents a line-up with national and international artists and bands, most of whom aren’t yet well known. Peel Slowly and See wants the audience to discover amazing music and new artists. Different music-styles are represented at Peel Slowly and See: from classical music to punk-rock, it can all be part of the festival.

Kim Janssen

Dutch singer-songwriter Kim Janssen wanted something else. Get rid of the soft and little songs and change to ‘big and extravagant’. This compellingness you can hear on his new album ‘Cousins’ published in 2017. Dutch newspaper de Volkskrant reviewed the album with four stars and Kim Janssen played at almost every festival during the summer. His pastoral folk-rock remains melancholic. It sounds like Sufjan Stevens meets Walker Brothers.

Kim Janssen
Kim Janssen

Kim Janssen

Dutch singer-songwriter Kim Janssen wanted something else. Get rid of the soft and little songs and change to ‘big and extravagant’. This compellingness you can hear on his new album ‘Cousins’ published in 2017. Dutch newspaper de Volkskrant reviewed the album with four stars and Kim Janssen played at almost every festival during the summer. His pastoral folk-rock remains melancholic. It sounds like Sufjan Stevens meets Walker Brothers.

Martin Kohlstedt

Martin Kohlstedt

Martin Kohlstedt is a young, experimental pianist, composer and producer from Germany who established his name with the two remarkable albums: Tag and Night. His music combines classical (acoustic) piano on his Fender Rhodes, electronic sound and strong beats. Last year, Kohlstedt played at Eurosonic Noorderslag and Amsterdam Dance Event. The reviews were very positive: “It’s like a bubbling swamp of sounds, where you walk deeper into your cup-bottom and around there are only glimpses of the piano, clapping bubbles of the deep bass and shooting the effects as underwater animals along you. ” (The Daily Indie). References are made with Nils Frahm, Philip Glass and, ahead, Bill Evans.

Too Slow To Disco

The German DJ Supermarket already compiled four CDs with ‘Music You Can Almost Dance To’. He calls it Yachtpop, from the 70s: smooth blue-eyed soul, vanilla funk and steaming FM pop. Illustrious names such as Chicago, Ned Doheny, Jan Hammer and Fleetwood Mac appeared on his acclaimed compilations. DJ Supermarkt set the Dutch festival Best Kept Secret on fire. You have the suit, the convertible, the blissfully waving palms, a cocktail in your hand, and the music, you made it all.

Too Slow To Disco
Too Slow To Disco

Too Slow To Disco

The German DJ Supermarket already compiled four CDs with ‘Music You Can Almost Dance To’. He calls it Yachtpop, from the 70s: smooth blue-eyed soul, vanilla funk and steaming FM pop. Illustrious names such as Chicago, Ned Doheny, Jan Hammer and Fleetwood Mac appeared on his acclaimed compilations. DJ Supermarkt set the Dutch festival Best Kept Secret on fire. You have the suit, the convertible, the blissfully waving palms, a cocktail in your hand, and the music, you made it all.

Altin Gun, Altin Gün

Altin Gün

When bass-player Jasper Verhulst was on tour with musician Jacco Gardner in Turkey, he learned  about Turkish psychedelic rock bands from the 60s and 70s in a local music store. Inspired by the records he bought, he placed a call on Facebook: “Turkish singer for psychedelic rock band wanted.” It was the beginning of Altin Gün and the establishment of the band did not go unnoticed. They performed on Lowlands and Into the Great Wide Open with their Turkish psychedelics.

Johanna Glaza

If you listen to the recently released debut album ‘Wind Sculptures’ by the London-based Johanna Glaza, the first name you will pop up in your mind is probably Kate Bush. But you also hear Joanna Newsom, Sarah Vaughan and Agnes Obel. All these women seem to be wrapped in Glaza’s wintry piano sounds, with a touch of mystery and baroque.

Johanna Glaza
Johanna Glaza

Johanna Glaza

If you listen to the recently released debut album ‘Wind Sculptures’ by the London-based Johanna Glaza, the first name you will pop up in your mind is probably Kate Bush. But you also hear Joanna Newsom, Sarah Vaughan and Agnes Obel. All these women seem to be wrapped in Glaza’s wintry piano sounds, with a touch of mystery and baroque.

Bart Wirtz

Bart Wirtz

On his latest album ‘Beneath the Surface’ Bart Wirtz combined jazz, hip-hop and electronics. He recorded the album in the famous Belgian Jet Studios with producer Richard Ojijo. The Leiden-based saxophonist won the Edison Jazzism Award in 2012 and was also nominated for Beneath The Surface.

O, Kutjes

O, Kutjes is Dutch for: Oh, Pussies. Forget the comfort zone that you’re in if you want to see these female performers. This will be an uncomfortable but funny show full of embarrassing statements, idiotic dances and steaming synths. They wear old school uniform, but there real outfit is a coat of dark-black cabaret.

O Kutjes
O Kutjes

O, Kutjes

O, Kutjes is Dutch for: Oh, Pussies. Forget the comfort zone that you’re in if you want to see these female performers. This will be an uncomfortable but funny show full of embarrassing statements, idiotic dances and steaming synths. They wear old school uniform, but there real outfit is a coat of dark-black cabaret.

Geronimo

Geronimo

This Chilean band is led by songwriter Tomás Novoa and forms a mini-orchestra with bass, drums, keys, guitar and horn section. Geronimo’s music can best be described as dreampop, with Beach House, Mac DeMarco and Air as the most important references.

Lola

Lola is a band of two Dutch female performers who perform their own songs and accompany themselves on acoustic guitar and keys. Soft songs, with Dutch lyrics,  carried by the beautiful voices of the ladies about despair, lost bikes and unreliable men with nice words.

Lola
Lola

Lola

Lola is a band of two Dutch female performers who perform their own songs and accompany themselves on acoustic guitar and keys. Soft songs, with Dutch lyrics,  carried by the beautiful voices of the ladies about despair, lost bikes and unreliable men with nice words.

Venus Tropicaux

Venus Tropicaux

Somewhere between The Slits, Bikini Kill and Sonic Youth, you have Venus Tropicaux. It is punk-rock. Dutch music-website 3voor12 already noticed Venus Tropicaux in 2016 and knew how to value these artists: they described Venus Tropicaux as one of the most promising acts in the Netherlands. The band from Rotterdam will shake the Leidse Schouwburg up with humor, hard guitar-sounds and their spandex outfits. Just wait and see!

Hebe

After singer-songwriter James Blake entered the record charts, a small wave of the electronic singer-songwriters followed and caused furore. Hebe woke up as well. This performer colors her small songs with sparkling electronics, soft piano sounds and minimalistic percussion. It is somewhere between Lana Del Rey, Burial and – of course – James Blake.

Hebe
Hebe

Hebe

After singer-songwriter James Blake entered the record charts, a small wave of the electronic singer-songwriters followed and caused furore. Hebe woke up as well. This performer colors her small songs with sparkling electronics, soft piano sounds and minimalistic percussion. It is somewhere between Lana Del Rey, Burial and – of course – James Blake.

Black Tarantula

Black Tarantula

Think of sauerkraut without acid.  Think of 60s music. Think of Pink Floyd without acid. Think of The Doors without Jim. Think of Funk with a P. It is Black Turantula! A strange adventure to listen to. The band from Leiden was ones reviewed as followed: “Their last album made my mother kill the neighbors’ cat.” Well anyway… We present to you: Black Tarantula. Put your dance shoes on and just go with it.