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Our new single is here!
Martijn got beaten up in town, and so he decided the next day to use the real life bruises as an element in the new video: Fuckup. No makeup needed! Fuckup's garage punk meets drum 'n bass tells about how miserable you can feel about your own life and all the mistakes you've made, while not giving a cynical fuck.
Heavy guitars, distorted drums, heavy synths and in your face vocals.
Knarsetand' smashed the reset button and is back with a new raw sound, new band, energy like never before and one message: Welcome to the Mad House. The band's seven musicians deliver a thunderous sound full of breakbeat, electronica and garagepunk, infused with balkan, and cumbia. Like in a lucid nightmare, Knarsetand drags their listeners through the halls of their insane asylum, past rooms full of intense, raw, unruly, and hypnotizing impressions. With sharp lyrics, psychedelic soundscapes, tempting brass, fierce guitar riffs, aggressive synths, entrancing beats and heavy basslines, the Knarsetand-machine transforms every place they go into a pit of fuming energy.
Knarsetand performed over 100 times in two years with its previous formation. From the small studio of the biggest radio station in The Netherlands, to main stages on large festivals. After the sunny days of festivals, Martijn Holtslag, who’s the composer, producer, and bandleader, crawled back into the darkness of his studio, and membrane. Disillusioned from the notion of a malleable world, disappointed in demagogic politicians, sleepless nights, a broken heart, a depression, litres of escapism, and a good dose of reality checks made Holtslag give a musical outlet to the anxious, itching, and grating feeling of agitation in his stomach. Besides writing the music, Martijn felt the urge to make his lyrics more personal and perform them live as a vocalist. A type of therapy. Tempered to spread his rebellious madness and escapism, a new band got together, to revive Knarsetand and fight the delusions of daily life.
Music and Lyrics by: Martijn Holtslag
Backingvocals: Isaac McCluskey
Guitar: Francesco Taranto
Mastering: Tonny Nobel
Video by Golbach & Koot
Camera: Sam Golbach, Niek Koot,
Edit: Sam Golbach, Niek Koot, Martijn Holtslag
Grading/SFX: Sam Golbach
Special thanks to: Ben Thuinte, Jolanda Thuinte-Kerkwijk, Bart Thuinte, Nadine Thuinte, Marianne Holtslag, Niels Hopman, Saïd Elsayed, Milan Haulussy, Timo Tommasini, Anne Ramakers, Richell Overink, Terry ‘K1’ Kerbusch, Levi Labrouche, Jan Terlouw, Jim ‘Jimki’ Kievit, Mick Schalken, Rachel van Kampen, Bierencafé De Heks
Xander van Dijck