January 15, 2011

De Staat: new album "Machinery" drops 03/04, tour dates

De Staat
photo: Klaas Jan Kliphuis

Leading Dutch alternative rock band De Staat will release their sophomore album Machinery on Mascot Records on March 4 (March 7 in the UK on Cool Green Recordings). Lead singer and songwriter Torre Florim:

I often hear we sound like a machine when we play live. I thought it would be fun to expand on that on this record and emphasise the mechanical elements in the music. We played a lot of rhythms, and also created crazy sounds with the guitars. I didn't want to exclusively focus on the rhythmic parts, but instead wanted to change the way we approached the tools of a conventional rock band setup. During the process of writing and creating the music, the album developed an industrial flavour that reminded us of a machine.

Video: De Staat - Machinery EPK

Live dates:
  • 02/26 Het Depot (supporting Triggerfinger), Leuven, Belgium
  • 02/27 Het Depot (supporting Triggerfinger), Leuven, Belgium
  • 03/03 De Vereeniging, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  • 04/06 Barfly Camden, London, UK
  • 04/07 The Deaf Institute, Manchester, UK
  • 04/08 Bodega Social Club, Nottingham, UK
  • 04/09 Thekla, Bristol, UK
  • 04/14 Tivoli, Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • 04/15 Off Corso, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • 04/16 Atak, Enschede, The Netherlands
  • 04/21 Vera, Groningen, The Netherlands
  • 04/22 Melkweg, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 04/23 Hedon, Zwolle, The Netherlands
  • 04/29 Effenaar, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

» destaat.net

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