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Melys live dates with The Wedding Present see gig-guide.

 

 

 

Shied away from the public eye we're celebrating Peelday intimately. To adjust your impeccable music taste you can have a look at the jukebox (updated irregularly).

 

 

 

Have a nice Peel Day. We won't organize this year but will remember and celebrate.

 

 

 

John Peel Day 2013 in Amsterdam: Sunday afternoon (14:00-18:00), October 13 at OCCII.
On stage: Pressterror + L'Oeillere + El Gran Miercoles.


 

 

 

John Peel Day 2012 in Amsterdam is this year on Saturday, October 13 at OCCII.
On stage: Y Niwl + Tigercats + Massicot.


 

 

 

Iain Chambers will do a live session for Sideways Through Sound radio show on 2ser fm Sydney, Australia on April 16, to be broadcast on April 25 (9 PM Australian time).


 

Iain Chambers – Rituals And Pastimes LP in Steve Barker (BBC Radio Lancashire/On The Wire)'s
Top 10 of 2011. Take the opportunety to listen to his programmes.

 

 

 

Words on Iain Chambers – Rituals And Pastimes LP.

 

 

 

Listen online to the new release Iain Chambers – Rituals And Pastimes LP (till approx.: November 29).
Available in all good recordshops/webshops/the Transformed Dreams webshop.

 

 

 

Release date for dream 40: Iain Chambers - Rituals and Pastimes LP is November 14.
From downloadshops the digital version is available from September 26.
The LP is first available at Iain Chambers gig during John Peel Day, October 13 in OCCII, Amsterdam.

 

 

 

October 13 the annual John Peel Day in Amsterdam will be held at OCCII. Gigs by Iain Chambers + Mo Kolours + J.C. Satan. Merch. stands from Slovenly Records and One-Handed Music.

 

 

 

The new and 40th release will be of Londoner Iain Chambers. The release date for his LP “Rituals and Pastimes” tba.

 

 

 

Grass Widow back in Amsterdam!
June 9 at OCCII (+ Kumbia Queers)
June 10 they play dB's in Utrecht.
Full EU-tour on Grass Widow's site.

 

 

 

John Peel Day 2010: Wednesday, October 13 at OT301, Amsterdam with Jozef van Wissem + Grass Widow + Kankantrie + DJ Nightmare. Doors: 20:30, entrance: 6 Euros.

 

 

 

Added to John Peel Day 2009: The Dad Horse Experience.
So now it is: John Peel Day 2009: Tuesday, October 13 at OCCII, Amsterdam:
Melys + Tabanka (Funana from Cape Verde/NL) + The Dad Horse Experience and DJ Nightmare.
Doors: 20:00, entrance: 5 Euros.

 

 

 

John Peel Day 2009: Tuesday, October 13 at OCCII, Amsterdam with Melys + Tabanka (Funana from Cape Verde/NL) and DJ Nightmare. Doors: 20:00, entrance: 5 Euros.

 

 

 

On the night of the Batida gig at the 5 Days Off - festival you can watch "É Dreda Ser Angolano" a musical portrait/documentary on youth in Luanda, Angola with attention for both their music (Kuduro/Hiphop), lyrics and poetry as for their daily lives and troubles. Told and presented with a great sense of subtle and opinioned humour. Presented by Fazuma.

Sunday, July 19 at Melkweg, Amsterdam:
20:00h "É Dreda Ser Angolano" documentary
22:00h Batida

 

 

 

Asked to participate in this years 5 Days Off - festival in Amsterdam, Transformed Dreams is delighted to give the opportunity to BATIDA: a hot & spicy Kuduro & remix project of 2 DJ’s + VJ out of Lisbon, Portugal with 2 MC’s out of Luanda, Angola.
Sunday, July 19 at Melkweg - oude zaal, Amsterdam 22:00h.

 

 

 

DJ Nightmare spins records. See gig-guide.

 

 

 

Monday, October 13, 2008: John Peel Day at OCCII, Amsterdam with the documentary "The Story Of The Undertones - Teenage Kicks", raaskalbomfukkerz and DJ Nightmare. Free entrance.

 

 

 

The new release is Zea - Ethiopia Tour 2008 audio-cassette (dream 39).
An in Ethiopia manufactured compilation 60 minutes audio-cassette comprising a selection of songs from the Zea albums "Today I Forgot To Complain" and "Insert Parallel Universe" with as a bonus track "Song For Electricity", a Zea song based on the Ethiopian song "Bogiye" by Abonesh Adenew.
Few copies available in the shop.

 

 

 

Zea (with Remko returning for this special trip) will be doing five gigs in Ethiopia between May 13 - 23, including a performance at the 7th edition of the "Ethiopian Music Festival" in the Alizé Club in Addis Abeba. For dates see gig-guide.
To celebrate this, an Ethiopia-manufactured cassette "Ethiopia Tour 2008" will be released on Transformed Dreams (dream 39). The cassette consists of a compilation of the Zea albums "Today I Forgot To Complain" and "Insert Parallel Universe" plus as a bonus track the new song "Song For Electricity", based on the Abonesh Adenew song "Bogiye".
The bonus track will also be available as free download from the Zea-website, together with a Zea remix of the Wallias Band song "Muziqawi Silt".

 

 

 

The Bent Moustache to support Sebadoh for three dates in Europe in May.
For dates see gig-guide.

 

 

 

Read about Zea's adventures in Russia (in Dutch).

 

 

 

Photos of Zea in St. Petersburg and Moscow.

Photos of The Bent Moustache in Glasgow.

 

 

 

The session The Bent Moustache recorded live for the XFM John Kennedy program X-posure will be broadcast Thursday, February 21 between 22:00-01:00h (UK time).

 

 

 

The session Persil specially recorded for Peter Nelson's programme on Womb Radio now also broadcast in his February-programme for Dandelion Radio.

 

 

 

End of January till mid-February The Bent Moustache is on tour in Italy and the UK.
For dates: see gig-guide.

In the UK the band will do sessions for three radio/internet stations:
Resonance FM's "The London Ear" programme (broadcasted live February 5, 15:00h UK-time)
Manchesters Salford City Radio Gaynor Whittaker's programme (broadcast: February 12, between 12:00-14:00h UK-time)
XFM's John Kennedy programme (broadcasting date tba later).

 

 

 

A new Persil-session will be broadcast in Peter Nelson's monthly podcast for WombRadio on Tuesday, January 15 and will stay online there after.

 

 

 

The February-tour in Russia will be keyboardplayer Remko's last gigs with Zea. In Holland his last gig with Zea is on January 18 at OCCII, Amsterdam.

 

 

 

A review of The Bent Moustache "Forst" cd in Scottish e-/magazine IsThisMusic?

 

 

 

Listen to The Bent Moustache "Forst" cd in its entirety at vpro 3voor12 (till November 9).

 

 

 

Already available in the US and the UK, The Bent Moustache cd "Forst" now available at specialized shops in Holland.

 

 

 

John Peel Days(s) at OCCII, Amsterdam on October 12 and 13. Bands, DJ's and a market with records, fanzines etc. For line up, see gig-guide.

 

 

 

Zea re-arranged four of their own songs, wrote two new ones and two (semi-) covers of Moondog and Ali Hassan Kuban to play with the 28-piece brass band Soli Brass.

They perform at Freeze-festival on September 22 in Leeuwarden, Holland.

 

 

 

The Bent Moustache cd "Forst" 4/5 stars in UK-magazine Uncut.

 

 

 

Persil invited to play the new 2-day indiepop festival Indietracks on July 28 and 29 in Ripley, Derbyshire (UK).

 

 

 

The 55th Transformed Dreams/k-Tsjoem evening Upstairs at the Paradiso, Amsterdam is on Monday, June 18.

Live on stage: ZA'A KAN E MÖD (FR/CAMEROON – Cameroon pop) + TWO DOGS (NL – Pop trash) + ZEA (NL – Electro pop).

 

 

 

Imprisoned by formats, vpro 3voor12 didn't dare to broadcast the The Bent Moustache live-session (which the band specially composed for the show) in its entirety.

You can listen to the complete session at The Bent Moustache's website.

 

 

 

A British review of The Bent Moustache's album "Forst" at Unpeeled.

An (early) Dutch review of The Bent Moustache's album "Forst" at Fileunder.

 

 

 

Read the adventures of The Bent Moustache during their seven weeks USA tour as support to Sebadoh at Musicfrom.nl (in Dutch).

 

 

 

A thorough review of The Bent Moustache "Forst" album in USA e-zine Outsideleft.

 

 

 

The 54th Transformed Dreams/k-Tsjoem evening Upstairs at the Paradiso, Amsterdam is on Monday, May 7.

Live on stage: THE BENT MOUSTACHE (NL – Indierock) + HERMAN DUNE (SWEDEN – singer/songwriters) + FRAU KRAUSHAAR & DJ PATEX (GERMANY – Electropop).

 

 

 

Saturday April 21 The Bent Moustache will be back from their US-tour in the Netherlands for the release-party of their debut album "Forst".

The gig is at ot301 in Amsterdam.
Together with Stukadelics and DJ Marcelle.

 

 

 

Because of their successful tour in the USA and Canada as support to Sebadoh, The Bent Moustache cd "Forst" will be available in shops in the USA from March 26, from Midheaven Mailorder and from worldwide downloadshops.

The cd is also available from the Transformed Dreams webshop.

 

 

 

The 53rd Transformed Dreams/k-Tsjoem evening Upstairs at the Paradiso, Amsterdam is on Tuesday, April 10.
Live on stage: ILL EASE (USA – One piece beats + guitars) + FERN KNIGHT (USA – Folk noire) + CAPSLOCK (NL – Hardcore electronics).

 

 

 

The new release is: The Bent Moustache "Forst" cd (dream 38). Official release dates: April 23 (Europe), May 7 (UK/world).
The Bent Moustache will do a seven weeks, 35 gigs USA-tour as support to Sebadoh. For dates: see gig-guide.

 

 

 

The 52nd Transformed Dreams/k-Tsjoem evening Upstairs at the Paradiso, Amsterdam is on Monday, March 12.
Live on stage: DAN LE SAC vs. SCROOBIUS PIP (UK – Hiphop/Poetry/Electronica) + DEATH FROM ABOVE 1976 (NL – Screwed up dfa79) + DisinVectant (UK – Abstract Hiphop/Electronica).

 

 

 

Wednesday February 14 Persil will do a live-session for London’s independent radio-station Resonance FM. Between 5 and 6:30pm (UK time) the band will play live in the gLASSsHRiMP programme.
The band will play some gigs in the UK as well around that date. For dates, see gig-guide.

 

 

 

The 51st Transformed Dreams/k-Tsjoem evening Upstairs at the Paradiso, Amsterdam is on Tuesday, February 6.
Live on stage: FLUX (NL – Wave pop) + NAPOLEON IIIrd (UK – Electro pop) + SUGAR COATED MIND BOMBS (NL – Hard noise)

 

 

 

Two more songs of Persil and Zea live-sessions at Maida Vale studios in London you can find in Huw Stephens Radio 1 programme's podcast.

 

 

 

The live-sessions Persil and Zea recorded October 4, 2006 at the Maida Vale studio’s in London, will be broadcast in Huw Stephens' BBC Radio One programme, Wednesday January 17 at midnight (UK-time).

The programme will stay online for seven days.

On podcast it will be available from Friday, January 19.

 

 

 

Before she will play a full set at our monthly label night, Lianne Hall will play four songs live on Dutch Radio 5 in the programme “Desmet Live”, Monday, January 15 between 18:00 – 20:00 (Dutch time).

You can visit (free entrance) the live programme at: Café Desmet, Plantage Middenlaan 4a Amsterdam or listen through the internet (and podcast) here.

 

 

 

A review of the “Ammehoelahop” compilation LP at LosingToday.

 

 

 

The 50th Transformed Dreams/k-Tsjoem evening Upstairs at the Paradiso, Amsterdam is on Monday, January 15.
Live on stage: Lianne Hall (UK – Singer-songwriter) + Das Wanderlust (UK – Jumpy pop) + Persil (NL – Electropop) + d_rradio (UK – Folktronics).

 

 

 

The 49th Transformed Dreams/k-Tsjoem evening Upstairs at the Paradiso, Amsterdam is on Monday, December 11.
Live on stage: Two Pin Din (NL - Electric guitar duo)
+ Osiris (NL – Dubstep) + The Fourth Generation Ambush Party (NL – Improv).

 

 

 

This years Festive Fifty will be held at Dandelion Radio. To vote go here.

 

 

 

An American (re)view on Zea’s cd “Insert Parallel Universe” at Popmatters.

 

 

 

Watch a 3.30 minutes impression/compilation of our Hit The North-festival here. The soundtrack song you can find on the Ammehoelahop LP.

 

 

 

More and to-the-point US-reviews of the new Persil cd "Comfort Noise" at Popmatters and allmusic.

 

 

 

The 48th Transformed Dreams/k-Tsjoem evening Upstairs at the Paradiso, Amsterdam is on Tuesday, November 14.
Live on stage: Mexican Holiday (NL – Punk Surf) + Two Dogs (NL – Drums & Bass GrooveBlues) + Atiq (NL - Mindtrick Records/Hardcoreraggajunglecoredubstep).

 

 

 

Read (in Dutch) Persil’s diary of their September/October UK-tour at MusicFrom.

 

 

 

Listen to the new compilation LP “Ammehoelahop” at 3voor12 (till approx. November 1).

 

 

 

dream 37 is the new release and it’s called “Ammehoelahop”.
It’s a compilation LP (vinyl only) and consists of tracks of the bands that also play our “Hit The North” – festival. The record will be presented during the festival and is available in Holland from October 30. Release date for the UK is December 4.

Full tracklisting you can find here.

 

 

 

The Suicidal Birds, Persil, Zea and Transformed Dreams together are organizing a festival called “Hit The North”.
On October 28 on two stages at venue “Poppodium Romein” in the city of Leeuwarden in the north of Holland the bands that will play are: Two Dogs, Malorix, Persil, Zea, The Suicidal Birds (all Dutch), Chips For The Poor, Look Look (dancing boys), Das Wanderlust, The Lovely Eggs and Le Tetsuo (all British).
More on the bands and festival, costs, tickets and travelinfo you can find at the festival's website.

 

 

 

This weeks festivities:
Thursday October 12: our monthly evening Upstairs at the Paradiso, Amsterdam with Zea and Das Aldi Combo.

Friday October 13: John Peel Day at OCCII, Amsterdam with Persil (NL), The Manhattan Love Suicides (UK), Downdime (UK), DJ Charly & Gallus (NL), Digger Barnes + VJ Pencil Quincy (Duitsland), DJ Nightmare (NL), Two Pin Din (NL).

 

 

 

Wednesday October 4, Persil and Zea will record live-sessions at Maida Vale Studio’s in London for Huw Stephens’ BBC Radio One programme. Broadcasting date tba later.

 

 

 

Outernational: Persil, Zea and The Suicidal Birds will be touring France, Germany and the UK over the coming weeks. For dates: see gig-guide.

 

 

 

Unfortunately The Bent Moustache had to cancel their gig on our monthly label night at the Paradiso on Thursday, October 12. Zea and Das Aldi Combo will play longer sets.

 

 

 

The 47th Transformed Dreams/k-Tsjoem evening Upstairs at the Paradiso, Amsterdam is on Thursday, October 12.
Live on stage: Zea (NL - Electro-pop) + The Bent Moustache + Das Aldi Combo (NL - instrumental souljazz/rock & roll).

 

 

 

The song "New Kicks" from the new Zea cd "Insert Parallel Universe" played by BBC Radio 1's DJ Rob Da Bank. Listen to the show online here (till September 14).

 

 

 

Read about and listen to "sultry charm" and "submission to hypnotism" in Seattle-based E-zine Three Imaginary Girls podcast/review of Persil's second album "Comfort Noise".

 

 

 

Unfortunately Econoline can't make it for our monthly label night on September 12. Instead, Dutch Garage-Pop band Dusty Blinds will be playing with The Anomalys and Tschilp.

 

 

 

After the summerbreak, we proceed with our monthly evenings Upstairs at the Paradiso, Amsterdam on Tuesday, September 12.
The 46th Transformed Dreams/k-Tsjoem will feature live on stage: THE ANOMALYS (NL - Garage Rock and Roll) + ECONOLINE (UK - Indie Rock) + TSCHILP (Germany - Lo-Fi Indie).

 

 

 

Zea's third cd "Insert Parallel Universe" now (Monday, August 21) out in the UK. Available at all good record shops.

 

 

 

Zea's mash-up cover-version of the Detroit Cobra's cover of the Melvin Smith & James Starkes song "Ya Ya Ya (Looking For My Baby)" free for download at Zea's website.

 

 

 

In the paper edition of Scotland's "Is This Music?" magazine a full-page interview with Persil and reviews of the new Zoppo, Persil and Zea albums. The mag comes with a free cd, including a track from Zea's new album.

 

 

 

Zea talk song by song about their new album "Insert Parallel Universe" at MusicFrom.nl (in Dutch).

 

 

 

More reviews (in Dutch/Flemmish) about Zea's new album "Insert Parallel Universe" at Goddeau.com, Musicfrom.nl and Wobly.nl.

 

 

 

New Persil cd "Comfort Noise" out now in the UK. Available at all good record shops.

 

 

 

Read Persil's diary (in Dutch) of their seventeen day UK-tour of last April and May here.

 

 

 

Listen to the entire new Zea album "Insert Parallel Universe" at VPRO 3voor12 (online till approx. June 20).

 

 

 

Zea present their new album "Insert Parallel Universe" with gigs in Amsterdam and The Hague, see gig-guide.
You can buy the album there, in the webshop, or from 06/06/06 on at all good record shops in The Netherlands.

 

 

 

The 45th Transformed Dreams/k-Tsjoem evening Upstairs at the Paradiso, Amsterdam is on Tuesday, June 13.
Live on stage: MESSER CHUPS (RUSSIA - Sci-Fi Surf Horror) + HITMACHINE (NL - Experimental Noise) + GIJS GIESKES (NL - LSDj Gameboy).

 

 

 

Watch a live-video of the Persil song "Light Up My Life", shot during their seventeen day tour in the UK last April/May, at the band's website.

 

 

 

Listen to the entire new Persil album "Comfort Noise" at VPRO 3voor12 (online till approx. June 2).

 

 

 

On Dutch e-zine Musicfrom.nl you can read an extended review of Persil's "Comfort Noise" album and a piece in which the duo talk about the album song by song (all in Dutch).

 

 

 

"Persil are the shiny pop people who dare to challenge the linear norms" and "You can take Persil on any number of levels, ironic pop-piss-takers, modern-shape-shifting sound meisters, chameleon euro-pop-rockers, it doesn’t matter why you take them, it matters that you do" are quotes from first passionately written reviews on Persil's new album "Comfort Noise" in UK zines Unpeeled and Vanity Project.

 

 

 

New Persil cd "Comfort Noise" released today (in Holland). Available at all good record shops and at the Transformed Dreams webshop.

 

 

 

We've changed webmaster. Many thanks to Arjan for all the good work over the last years.

 

 

 

The 44th Transformed Dreams/k-Tsjoem evening Upstairs at the Paradiso, Amsterdam is on Monday, May 15.
Live on stage: THE INTELLIGENCE (USA - Seattle Lo-Fi Noise Machine) + KIOSK (UK - London Buzz-saw Rock & Roll) + ZOPPO (NL - Amsterdam Melancholic Discordance)

 

 

 

Persil on tour in the UK. For dates, see gig-guide.

 

 

 

More nice reviews (from Holland, the UK and Serbia and Montenegro) on Zoppo's "Don't Trust Scarred Survivors" cd/lp. See Zoppo reviews.

 

 

 

Persil's second album called "Comfort Noise" will be released in The Netherlands on May 15, in the UK on June 19.
"Comfort Noise" consists of twelve very summery songs for sunny days and long lush evenings.
As a taster the first song of the new album "Light Up My Life" is downloadable for free from the Persil website.
The band will be on tour in the UK for sixteen dates from the end of April till mid-May. For the dates, see gig-guide.

 

 

 

A new Zea song "I Am Searching For An mp3" free to download from the Zea website. Also available at gigs on floppy disc.

 

 

 

The 43rd Transformed Dreams/k-Tsjoem evening Upstairs at the Paradiso, Amsterdam is on Tuesday, April 11.

Live on stage: Two Pin Din (UK/NL, ex-Dog Faced Hermans/ex-NoMeansNo) + 1-Speed Bike (CAN - Eclectic beat manipulating DJ ) + Le Singe Blanc (FR - Regressive rock)

Doors: 22:00h

 

 

 

The BBC Radio 1 "One Music" half hour live-session The Suicidal Birds recorded at London's Maida Vale Studio's on February 15, will be broadcast in Huw Stephens' programme on Tuesday, March 28 between 23:00-01:00h (UK-time). The programme will stay online for seven days after that date.

 

 

 

More appreciation for Zoppo's new album "Don't Trust Scarred Survivors": Under the header "String-fetishists" "CD of the Week" in daily paper NRC Handelsblad.

 

 

 

First very fine reactions on the new Zoppo album. You can read them on the Zoppo reviews page.

 

 

 

Listen to the entire new Zoppo album "Don't Trust Scarred Survivors" at VPRO 3voor12 (on-line till approx. March 16).

 

 

 

The 42nd Transformed Dreams/k-Tsjoem evening Upstairs at the Paradiso, Amsterdam is on Tuesday, March 7.
Live on stage: PIEN FEITH (NL - Noisy indie-rock singer-songwriter) + RAASKALBOMFUKKERZ (NL - Experimental hiphop) + CHARLY & GALLUS (NL - electro-grime).
Doors: 22:00h.

 

 

 

The date of broadcast of The Suicidal Birds live-session for the BBC Radio One "One Music" programme has been moved to Tuesday March 28, between 23:00-01:00 (UK-time).

 

 

 

The half hour live-session The Suicidal Birds recorded at Maida Vale studios in London for BBC Radio One will be broadcast in Huw Stephens "One Music" programme of Tuesday, Februari 21 between 23:00-01:00 (UK time). The programme will stay online for seven days after the broadcast.

 

 

 

The Suicidal Birds February UK tour diary (in Dutch) you can find at VPRO 3voor12.

 

 

 

Zea on tour in France. For dates, see gig-guide.

 

 

 

An interview (in Dutch) with Zoppo at VPRO 3voor12.

 

 

 

An interview (in Dutch) with Zea at Wobly.nl.

 

 

 

Listen to The Suicidal Birds live in session on London's Resonance FM programme gLASSsHRiMP, Wednesday February 8, 17:00h (UK-time), here.

 

 

 

Five years after their well received "Les Aumonts" album, Zoppo's fourth full-length "Don't Trust Scarred Survivors" (dream 35/tdm 12) will be released on March 13.
For the UK the release date is set on April 17.
The album will be available as CD and Gatefold-LP.
The festive release party will be held at Overtoom 301 in Amsterdam, Friday March 10.

 

 

 

The 41st Transformed Dreams/k-Tsjoem evening at the Paradiso, Amsterdam on Tuesday, February 14 has been moved from the Upstairs room to the main hall.
The night also starts earlier: Doors open: 21:00h.
Still live on stage: LUSHUS (NL - Postpunk No wave) + UW HYPOTHEEKADVIES (NL - Experimental guitar-noise) + FFF (NL - breakcore/noise). DJ: Marcelle van Hoof (AnotherNiceMess)

 

 

 

If you would like to be in the audience at The Suicidal Birds live BBC "One Music" session at Maida Vale Studios in London on Wednesday 15th February: enter this competition for free entrance.

 

 

 

Some shifts in The Suicidal Birds tourdates in England. For definite dates, see gig-guide.

 

 

 

Watch The Suicidal Birds gig at The Noorderslag-Festival in Groningen every day this week at 20:45h (Dutch time) at VPRO 3voor12 TV Central (till Friday, February 3).

 

 

 

For French readers: words by Rockomondo's Jean-Piere Moya on The Suicidal Birds gig and on the Zea gig at the Eurosonic/Noorderslag 2006 festival in Groningen.

 

 

 

The 41st Transformed Dreams/k-Tsjoem evening at the Paradiso, Amsterdam is on Tuesday, February 14. Live on stage: LUSHUS (NL - Postpunk No wave) + UW HYPOTHEEKADVIES (NL - Experimental guitar-noise) + FFF (NL - breakcore/noise). DJ: Marcelle van Hoof (AnotherNiceMess)

 

 

 

A Persil ringtone at The Ringtone Society. Listen/get it here

 

 

 

The Suicidal Birds will be on tour in England February 1-15. The tour includes live sessions for BBC Radio One's "One Music" programme on February 15 and for London's Resonance FM programme "Glassshrimp" on February 8. For details, see gig-guide.

 

 

 

An interview (in Dutch) with The Suicidal Birds at Wobly.nl

 

 

 

Interview (in Dutch) with Transformed Dreams at 3voor12/amsterdam

 

 

 

Time Out - Online about our monthly nights:
"This monthly night hosted by local record label Transformed Dreams is a true alternative music lover's delight. It consistently brings some of the greatest underrated acts on the planet together in the intimate confines of the upstairs room of Amsterdam's pop temple."

 

 

 

Come see the whole lot (The Suicidal Birds, Persil, Zea and Zoppo) at the Paradiso, Amsterdam, January 5 and/or during the Eurosonic-Festival in Groningen at De Walrus on Friday, January 13.
The Suicidal Birds also play the Noorderslag-Festival in Groningen on January 14.

 

 

 

The cd "Z-List" by The Suicidal Birds chosen amongst the best 10 records of 2005 by VPRO 3voor12. Listen to the album here (till January 2)

 

 

 

Broadcast of the Persil gig on RadioMagnetic shifted: Highlights of the Kirkcaldy show will now run on January, 2nd 2006, 15:00h (UK time).

 

 

 

Monday December 26 at 15:00h (UK time) Scottish webradio RadioMagnetic broadcasts the Persil live gig they played at Kirkcaldy, November 13.

 

 

 

An interview (in Dutch) with Persil at wobly.nl

 

 

 

The Suicidal Birds song "Me Animal" voted on the # 41 spot in this years Festive Fifty of BBC Radio One's "One Music" programme. Many thanks to those that voted, where-ever you are.
You can listen to the programme again
here

 

 

 

Because VPRO 3voor12 has chosen The Suicidal Birds Z-List cd amongst the 14 best records in their listening post this year, you can listen to the entire album again here (till January 2)

 

 

 

The 40th Transformed Dreams/k-Tsjoem evening at the Paradiso, Amsterdam is on Thursday, January 5.
Live on stage: Zoppo + Zea + The Suicidal Birds + Persil.

Doors: 20:00. Entrance € 6,-/with flyer € 5,-

 

 

 

Because the gigs in The Hague and Rotterdam on December 16 and 17 come to early for their new drummer, The Suicidal Birds are unfortunately forced to cancel these shows.

 

 

 

The Persil song "Happy" from the "Tune-Up" cd-ep "very close contender for single of the year" at indie mp3. Listen for proof

 

 

 

The 39th Transformed Dreams/k-Tsjoem evening at the Paradiso, Amsterdam is on Tuesday, December 13.
Live on stage: IVA NOVA (Russia -Folkpunk Girlgroup) + DADA SWING (Italy - Action-packed disco-punk no-wave) + MAGA BO (Brasil - International hip hop ragga jungle mash up)

Doors: 22:30. Entrance € 6,-/with flyer € 5,-

 

 

 

Persil off to the UK, Zea off to France (see: gig-guide).

 

 

 

Prior to their Northern England and Scottish dates later this week, a "Persil-Special" on Scotland's Radio Magnetic web-programme Fallout on Tuesday November 8 (16:30 UK-time).

 

 

 

The 38th Transformed Dreams/k-Tsjoem evening at the Paradiso, Amsterdam is on Tuesday, November 8.
Live on stage: THE RETRO SPANKEES (UK-Stop-start boy-girl jump-up indie) + MALORIX (NL-Breakcore)
Doors: 23:00. Entrance € 6,-/with flyer € 5,-

 

 

 

The session The Suicidal Birds recorded for Huw Stephens' BBC Radio One  "One Music" programme will be broadcast Tuesday September 27 between 23:00-01:00h (UK-time). The programme will stay online for one week after that date.

 

 

 

This week both Huw Stephens and Rob Da Bank played again a track from The Suicidal Birds Z-List album in their "One Music" programmes on BBC Radio One. You can listen to the programmes on-line till seven days after the date of first broadcast.

 

 

 

The 37th Transformed Dreams/k-Tsjoem evening at the Paradiso, Amsterdam is on Tuesday, October 4.
Live on stage: THE CLIENTELE (UK - sunshine pop) + DOWNDIME (UK - melodic noise pop) + ABOUT (NL - electronic pop).
Doors: 23:00. Entrance € 6,-/with flyer € 5,-

 

 

 

Together with Bong-Ra and Uw Hond, Persil and Zea will play on John Peel Day (October 13) at OCCII in Amsterdam.

 

 

 

The Space Siren 7" "Verschwende Deine Jugend" played by Underworld's Karl Hyde (sitting in for Rob Da Bank) on BBC Radio One's "One Music" programme.

 

 

 

For Zea dates in Russia in September: see gig-guide.

 

 

 

A diary (in Dutch) about The Suicidal Birds' adventures over the coming weeks at VPRO 3voor12.

 

 

 

The 36th Transformed Dreams/k-Tsjoem evening at the Paradiso, Amsterdam is on Tuesday, September 6.
Live on stage: HARAKIRI SISTERS (UK/JAPAN - outer space mutation music) + ELLE BANDITA (NL - one woman elektropunkrock) + BUGBOMBERBOY (NL - breakcore/cyberpunk).

 

 

 

The Suicidal Birds have been invited to record a session for Huw Stephens' BBC Radio One "One Music" programme on september 15. Date of broadcast will  be announced later.
The band will do a short tour in England in October. For dates, see gig-guide.

 

 

 

A review of Zea (and other bands) at Truck-Festival on Drowned in Sound.

 

 

 

The Suicidal Birds have been invited for the second time by Dinosaur Jr. to be their support.
After the show at the Vera Club in Groningen on June 6, this time at the Ancienne Belgique in Brussels, Belgium on August 25.

 

 

 

The song "Lullaby (Get Ready)" from the Space Siren just released 7" was played in Huw Stephens "One Music" programme on BBC Radio One.

 

 

 

The 35th Transformed Dreams/k-Tsjoem evening at the Paradiso, Amsterdam is on Tuesday, August 9.
Live on stage: Monster Zoku Onsomb (Australia/Chainsaw Bikini Girls Electronic Madness), Zea (NL/Electro-pop) and Ghiu (NL/Epic Guitar Noise)

 

 

 

Because the album Z-List by The Suicidal Birds has been chosen by VPRO 3voor12 internet radio station amongst the best twelve Dutch albums over the last year, you can listen to the entire album here.

 

 

 

The song “Happy” from Persil’s “Tune-Up” CD-EP got another spinning on BBC Radio 1. This time on Rob Da Bank’s “One Musicprogramme.

 

 

 

Our next release is a 7”-single (dream 34) by a band called Space Siren. They are guitar player Corno Zwetsloot and drummer Ineke Duivenvoorde, core-members of defunct Dutch band Seesaw (who released two albums on Transformed Dreams).
The songs are: “Verschwende Deine Jugend”, a cover version of the Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft classic (written by Robert Gold and Gabi Delgado-Lopez from the 1981 album “Gold Und Liebe” on Virgin records) with guest-vocals by former Seesaw singer Astacat and “Lullaby (Get Ready)”, a Space Siren written almost instrumental song.
Release dates are: June 27 (NL) and July 18 (UK).
Go to
catalogue to have a listen. You can buy the 7” from the shop.

 

 

 

Photo’s of The Suicidal Birds opening show for Dinosaur Jr. at the Vera-Club in Groningen on the Vera-website.

 

 

 

On the Persil website you can find a brand new song, called “Arkadelphia”, which they recorded as a session-track for Bailrigg FM’s “The Rachael Neiman Experience” programme.

 

 

 

A session Persil recorded during their extensive UK tour in February/March for The Rachael Neiman Experience on Lancaster’s Bailrigg FM will be broadcast Tuesday May 24 between 6pm-8pm UK time. Listen here.

 

 

 

The 34th Transformed Dreams/k-Tsjoem evening Upstairs at the Paradiso, Amsterdam is on Tuesday, June 14.
Live on stage: The Suicidal Birds (NL-Punkblues) + The Aphrodisiacs (UK-Electronica-rock) + 1-Speed Bike (CAN-Boomy Punk Electronics DJ)

 

 

 

A review (in Dutch) of the new Persil CD-EP "Tune-Up" at KindaMuzik.

 

 

 

A 16 minutes video documentary (in Dutch) on The Suicidal Birds at VPRO 3voor12.

 

 

 

Shifty”, an unreleased Persil song from their 2004 Peel-session downloadable for free from their website.

 

 

 

Zea on tour in Canada and on festivals in France and Germany in May. For dates, see gig-guide.

 

 

 

BBC Radio One DJ Rob Da Bank played the Melt Banana remix of the “One Bomb Fits All-Zea remixed” 12” as first song in his “One Music” programme.

 

 

 

The Suicidal Birds have been invited by Dinosaur Jr. to open for them at Dinosaur Jr.’s first gig of their European (and world) tour at the Vera Club in Groningen on June 6.
Pre-sale starts on May 18.

 

 

 

The Suicidal Birds will do a live-session for Dutch Radio VPRO 3FM/3voor12 on May 18 at the Desmet Studios in Amsterdam.

 

 

 

The track “Me Animal” of The Suicidal Birds debut album “Z-List” is included on the free “Mind The Gap” CD coming with Dutch-language independent magazine Gonzo.

 

 

 

Persil: Tune-Up cd-ep (dream 31) out now in the UK.

 

 

 

Persil: Tune-Up cd-ep (dream 31) out now in The Netherlands.

 

 

 

The 33rd Transformed Dreams/k-Tsjoem evening Upstairs at the Paradiso,
Amsterdam is on Tuesday, May 10.

Live on stage: The Monsters of Mash-Up Tour with: BONG-RA (nl - Ruffest breakcore) + ENDUSER (usa - Hardcore broken beats) + SHITMAT (uk - Attention deficit disorder)

 

 

 

Mr. Rick Smith and Mr. Karl Hyde from Underworld played the track “Me Animal” from The Suicidal Birds’ debut album “Z-List” in their live webcast programme on dirty radio.

 

 

 

More BBC Radio airplay for the Persil song “Happy” (from the new CD-EP “Tune-Up”): Steve Lamacq played the song on BBC 6 Music and on Radio One Lamacq Live.

 

 

 

Zea have added an extra show to their German tour: April 9 they play in Korn, Hannover.

 

 

 

The Persil song “Happy” from their upcoming “Tune-Up” CD-EP got a second spinning on Huw Stephens BBC Radio One programme “One Music”.

 

 

 

BBC Radio 1 DJ Huw Stephens played the track “Happy” of the forthcoming new Persil CD-EP “Tune-Up” as an opening song in the programme “One Music”.

 

 

 

The 4-track 12” “One Bomb Fits All - Zea remixed" (dream 26) with remixes of Zea songs by 1-Speed Bike, Melt Banana, Jason Forrest a.k.a. Donna Summer and Felix Kubin out now in the UK.

 

 

 

Read (in Dutch) about Persil's adventures during their 3-week UK tour at VPRO-3voor12.

 

 

 

A new release (dream 32) available for free at the “Free download compilation” page.
It’s an 11-song compilation from the vaults of Transformed Dreams. Zea’s 7”-single “We Buried Indie Rock Years Ago” for the first time digitally available. Enjoy.

 

 

 

The 32nd Transformed Dreams/k-Tsjoem evening Upstairs at the Paradiso,
Amsterdam is on Tuesday, April 12.

Live on stage: About Paris (NL-Post-punk), Max¿mo Park (UK-Pop), Drop
The Lime
(USA-Hyper-style-breakcore) and End (USA-Surf-rock-breakcore)

Doors: 22:00. Entrance € 6,-/with flyer € 5,-

 

 

 

The song “Summersetsun” of The Suicidal Birds’ Z-List album added to the playlist of New Jersey’s internet radio station Altrok. A nice piece on “What’s alternative” there too.

 

 

 

A review of The Suicidal Birds album Z-List in Unpeeled.

 

 

 

The 12” 1-Speed Bike / Melt Banana / Jason Forrest a.k.a. Donna Summer / Felix Kubin: One Bomb Fits All - Zea remixed (dream 26) available through German mailorder A-Musik.

 

 

 

A review (in Dutch) about The Suicidal Birds album Z-List at KindaMuzik. Although the John Peel-reference about “having discovered them first” is plain sick and beyond all forgiveness (the great man died before he could have known them), it’s at the same time all we could have wished for.

 

 

 

Transformed Dreams label of the week of The Rachael Neiman Experience programme on Lancaster Student Radio Bailrigg FM.

 

 

 

The Suicidal Birds album Z-List out now (March 8) in the UK.

 

 

 

The song "Me Animal" of The Suicidal Birds added to the playlist of Karl Hyde's programme on Dirty Radio.

 

 

 

While on tour in the UK, Persil will record a session for The Rachael Neiman Experience on Lancaster Student Radio Bailrigg FM on March 12.

 

 

 

The Suicidal Birds (in Dutch) about being snowbound and other things at VPRO 3voor12

 

 

 

Jessie of The Suicidal Birds writes (in Dutch) about the songs on their debut album Z-List at Musicfrom.nl

 

 

 

Out now (in The Netherlands):
1-Speed Bike / Melt Banana / Jason Forrest a.k.a. Donna Summer / Felix Kubin: One Bomb Fits All - Zea remixed 12” (dream 26).
Release date for the UK is: March 28.

 

 

 

Because in the woods where they live The Suicidal Birds got snow-bound, they unfortunately have to cancel tonights gig in Merleyn, Nijmegen.

 

 

 

After BBC Radio One’s “One Music”, The Suicidal Birds’ debut album Z-list got picked up by London’s XFM Radio station too. In his programme “X-Posure” John Kennedy played the track “Better Off” on February 23.

 

 

 

Persil 16-dates tour in the UK ( + The Wedding Present and + Melys). See gig-guide.
They will have a brand new 4-track CD-EP “Tune-Up” with them (in the shops: end of April).

 

 

 

A second track of The Suicidal Birds debut album “Z-List” was played in Huw Stephens’ BBC Radio 1 programme One Music.

 

 

 

A questionaire (in Dutch) answered by Transformed Dreams at Musicfrom.nl.

 

 

 

A 12” with the title “One Bomb Fits All-Zea remixed” (dream 26) with remixes of four Zea songs by 1-Speed Bike, Melt Banana, Jason Forrest a.k.a. Donna Summer and Felix Kubin will be released in The Netherlands on February 28, in the UK on March 28.

 

 

 

The 31st Transformed Dreams/k-Tsjoem evening Upstairs at the Paradiso, Amsterdam is on Monday, March 7.

Live on stage: Fern Knight (USA-Folk-noir), Alec K. Redfearn & The Eyesores (USA-Gypsy rock) and Bugbomberboy (NL-Noise & toys)

Doors: 22:00. Entrance € 6,-/with flyer € 5,-

 

 

 

See if you can help a crucial venue in need.

 

 

 

Beginning of April Zea will be on tour in Germany (together with Experimental Dental School). In France Zea will play some festivals. For dates see gig-guide.

 

 

 

The song “Me Animal” from The Suicidal Birds’ debut album “Z-List” was played as an opener in BBC Radio One’s new programme One Music. Till Tuesday February 8 you can listen to this programme here.

 

 

 

A Melys interview on BBC Radio1’s programme One Music.
A new Melys session for One Music will be broadcast Tuesday February 1 between 00:00-02:00 h (European Time) and will stay online for seven days.

 

 

 

Although the pauses are different from the actual album, you can listen to
the entire Z-List album of The Suicidal Birds at VPRO 3voor12.

 

 

 

The Suicidal Birds Z-List cd (dream 30) out now.

 

 

 

After the nine-day support tour with The Wedding Present in England in the last week of February, Persil will extend their stay in the United Kingdom for another seven dates, of which five with marvellous Welsh band Melys. For dates: see gig-guide.

 

 

 

Persil will play support band to The Wedding Present during the first leg of their upcoming February/March tour in England. For dates: see gig-guide

 

 

 

Persil has also been added to the February 7 edition of our monthly evening Upstairs at the Paradiso. The other bands are Melys and John Wayne Shot Me.

 

 

 

The 30th Transformed Dreams/k-Tsjoem evening Upstairs at the Paradiso, Amsterdam is on Monday, February 7.

Live on stage: Melys (UK-Pop), John Wayne Shot Me (NL-Lo-fi Pop).

Doors: 22:00. Entrance € 6,-/with flyer € 5,-

 

 

 

Frisian band The Suicidal Birds will release their debut album “Z-List” (dream 30) on Transformed Dreams January 24. For the UK the release date is February 28.
They will play our monthly label evening Upstairs at the Paradiso, Amsterdam on January 12. The festive CD-presentation will take place at Iduna, Drachten on January 23.

 

 

 

An interview (in Dutch) with Freezepop at Thinksmall.

 

 

 

A review (in Dutch) on the December edition (Transfolmer + Kanipchen-Fit + Freezepop) of our monthly label nights at 3voor12/Amsterdam.

 

 

 

Read (in Dutch) Zea’s extensive tour-adventures in France at Kindamuzik.

 

 

 

The 29th Transformed Dreams/k-Tsjoem evening Upstairs at the Paradiso, Amsterdam is on Wednesday, January 12.

Live on stage: The Vaults (UK-Heavy rock), The Suicidal Birds (NL-Punkblues) and Uw Hond (NL-Sleazy Rock’n’roll).

Doors: 20:30. Entrance € 6,-/with flyer € 5,-

 

 

 

The Peel Team program on BBC Radio 1 presented by Rob da Bank played the 1-Speed Bike song “Along with the Rest of this Racist System, We Left the Body of Indy Rock on a Plateau for the Vultures to Eat” as first song in Thursday, December 9’s program. It’s his contribution to a forthcoming 12” release with further remixes of Zea-songs by Melt Banana, Jason Forrest/Donna Summer and Felix Kubin. The program stays online till Thursday, December 16 (which is also the date of the Peel tribute evening on BBC Radio 1). Listen here.

 

 

 

The 28th Transformed Dreams/k-Tsjoem evening Upstairs at the Paradiso is on Tuesday December 14.

Live on stage: Freezepop (usa), Transfolmer (nl) and Kanipchen-fit (nl)

Doors: 22:00. Entrance € 6,-/with flyer € 5,-

 

 

 

If you'd like to know about a Zea gig in Boston, October 12, 2004, read this raving review on Earlash (Boston e-zine).

 

 

 

Zea’s session for OCDJ’s “Plug & Play” program on New Jersey’s WFMU-Radio will be broadcast on October 29 between 11pm-2am (5am-8am European time).

The session will stay on-line after that. Go here.

 

 

 

The 27th Transformed Dreams/k-Tsjoem evening Upstairs at the Paradiso is on Monday November 8.

Live on stage: VIVA L’AMERICAN DEATH RAY MUSIC (USA-Psych Garage Rhythm & Noise), PFAFF (NL-Hard-driven Indie Rock) and THE NO-GOODS (NL-Nederbeat/Garagepunk).

Doors: 22:00. Entrance € 6,-/with flyer € 5,-

 

 

 

Persil’s September UK Tour adventures you can read at KindaMuzik (in Dutch).

 

 

 

Persil will do their second USA-East Coast tour this year in October.  For dates (some with Zea), see gig-guide.

 

 

 

Like last year, Zea has been invited to play at CMJ Music Marathon, New York City. The gig will finish off their fourth US tour.

 

 

 

The 26th Transformed Dreams/k-Tsjoem evening Upstairs at the Paradiso is on Wednesday October 13. Live on stage, all from Norwich, UK: Fiel Garvie (Wave-pop), Bearsuit (Indie-pop) and Magoo .
(Psychedelic-pop)
Doors: 20:30. Entrance € 6,-, with flyer € 5,-

 

 

 

Seedling pulls the plug.

Seedling:






    

and 1 reason to stop.

8 years
0 member changes
2 albums
1 EP
2 singles
4 Peel sessions
9 UK tours
250+ gigs in The Netherlands and abroad
 

This autumn, Seedling will cease to be. The group feel they have fulfilled the band's potential, and that it is better to stop before they repeat themselves musically.
Although individual band members will continue to make music, Seedling does not expect her current combination of four people to add anything more to pop music than it has already done.
 

The band will round off her existence with a number of gigs in the Netherlands in October. Their final gig will take place in "Upstairs at the Garage" in London on November 5th, in the country that musically has become their second home.    

“Mass appeal without compromise, we love it”
(UK magazine LOGO June 9, 2003 about Seedling’s second album “Let’s Play Boys & Girls”).

 

 

 

 

In October Zea will go to the USA to do some gigs. It will be their fourth US-tour.
In November Zea will go twice to France. The second time as part of The Ex 25th -Anniversary tour.
For dates, see gig-guide.

 

 

 

Fonda 500 have cancelled their gig on the 25th Transformed Dreams/k-Tsjoem evening Upstairs at the Paradiso on September 14. No worries, you’ll get Ottoboy the one man trashband (NL) and Sonic Death Rabbit (USA, Gameboygrindcorelovemusic) instead, together with Trademark and Baseck.

 

 

 

Persil has been invited to play at the In The City International Music Convention in Manchester on September 18.

 

 

 

The 25th Transformed Dreams/k-Tsjoem evening Upstairs at the Paradiso is on September 14. Live on stage: Fonda 500 (Pop from the UK), Trademark (Synthi-pop from the UK) and Baseck (Turntablism from the USA).

 

 

 

Watch the videoclip (it’s rather a by Nina Hoeffken beautifully shot short film) of the Zea song “That’s Typically Them” here.
A clip of the Zea song “Press Start To Continue” live in Germany can be seen here.

 

 

 

Persil will do their second UK tour this year in September. For dates, see the gig-guide.

 

 

 

After the July summer break a new season of our monthly evenings at the Paradiso, Amsterdam starts on August 10.
Live on stage: Cartwheel (laptop-pop from Australia/UK), Function (Noisy electro-pop from Australia), Belch (Noise/trash one man band from Holland) and Donna Summer/Jason Forrest (Breakcore from USA).

Doors: 20:30, Entrance € 6.-/with flyer € 5.-

 

 

 

Seedling will play a Smalltown America organised charity all-dayer in London on September 18. For details (and other bands playing) go to Smalltown America Records.

 

 

 

Our monthly evenings Upstairs at the Paradiso, Amsterdam will have a summer break in July. We’re back on August 10.

 

 

 

Because the Dutch football team will play its quarterfinal game for the European Championship on Saturday, June 26, the Seedling gig of that date at Manifesto Hoorn is postponed. A new date will be announced soon in the gig-guide.

 

 

 

After Persil shared the stage with Debbie Harry and the Jazz Passengers in Tonic, NYC, the band got invited to play support to Blondie’s only Dutch gig in 013, Tilburg on 29/06/04.

 

 

 

The Seedling song “Dutch disease” appears on the English Smalltown America “Public Service Broadcast # 4” compilation, released 05/07/04. Amongst the other tracks on the compilation also a song by the lovely Hyper Kinako. For full tracklisting and ordering the CD, go to Smalltown America.

 

 

 

Due to illness The No-Goods can’t play at the 23rd Transformed Dreams/k-Tsjoem night.

 

 

 

Lucky Dragons (USA) is added to the 23rd Transformed Dreams/k-Tsjoem night Upstairs at the Paradiso on June 8. Full line-up is now: THE NO-GOODS (NL, Nederbeat/Garagepunk), KEITH JOHN ADAMS (UK, Lo-fi Singer/Songwriter duo), LUCKY DRAGONS (USA, Dirty Indie/Beautytronics), HNATIW (USA, Laptop-pop).

Starts: 22:30 Entrance 6 Euro/with flyer 5 Euro.

 

 

 

Watch photo’s of the Zea/Persil May 2004 UK Tour here: http://www.stillben.co.uk

 

 

 

The 23rd Transformed Dreams/k-Tsjoem evening Upstairs at the Paradiso is on June 8. Live on stage: The No-Goods (NL), Keith John Adams (UK) and Hnatiw (USA).

Starts: 22:30; Entrance 6 Euro/with flyer 5 Euro.

 

 

 

The 22nd Transformed Dreams/k-Tsjoem evening Upstairs at the Paradiso is on May 11. Live on stage: The Magic Carpathians (Poland), Lushus (NL) and The Waistcoats (NL).

Starts: 22:00; Entrance 6 Euro/with flyer 5 Euro.

 

 

 

Persil's third John Peel session will be broadcast May 11 between 23:00-01:00 (CET).

 

 

 

Persil and Zea will be on tour in the UK May 15-24. Check for dates the gig-guide.

 

 

 

A diary (in Dutch) about Persil’s adventures during their USA tour can be found at VPRO 3voor12.

 

 

 

Full line-up for the 21st Transformed Dreams/k-Tsjoem event Upstairs at the Paradiso, Amsterdam on Sunday, April 11 is: The Raving Bonkers (NL), Mochipet (USA), Two Pin Din (ex-Dog Faced Hermans/No Means No) (UK/NL) and DJ Forest Green (USA). Also expect a special surprise gig by “a trash-blues band from Minnesota, USA”. Doors: 15:30h, Entrance: 6 Euros; with flyer 5 Euros.

 

 

 

On-line ordering of CD's, 7" and LP's from the Transformed Dreams catalogue is now possible! Check out the Webshop.

 

 

 

The 21st Transformed Dreams/k-Tsjoem event Upstairs at the Paradiso for a change will be held on a Sunday! Date: April 11. Doors: 15:30. Live on stage: Mochipet (USA), Two Pin Din (ex-Dog Faced Hermans/No Means No) (UK/NL), DJ Forest Green (USA). More acts to be announced.

 

 

 

Listen to the Persil-Duotone album in its entirety on VPRO 3voor12. Also, tune in to John Peel for tracks of the Persil album and loads of other essential listening.

 

 

 

Persil will be touring in the USA from March 20 (starting with playing the SXSW-festival in Austin, Texas) till April 6. Dates will be announced in the gig-guide over the coming weeks.

 

 

 

The debut album Duotone from Amsterdam duo Persil will be released on February 9 in The Netherlands, on March 2 in the UK.

 

 

 

The 20th Transformed Dreams/k-Tsjoem evening Upstairs at the Paradiso is on March 9. Live on stage: Black Forest/Black Sea (USA), 1-Speed Bike (Canada), FFF (NL) and LoVid (USA).

 

 

 

Persil will celebrate the release of their debut album on Transformed Dreams with a live gig at the 19th Transformed Dreams/k-Tsjoem evening, Upstairs at the Paradiso on February 10. Also live on stage: very special guests David Gedge & Simon Cleave from Cinerama/The Wedding Present (UK) with a short acoustic set, Melys (UK) and Cyozlab.

 

 

 

The 18th Transformed Dreams/k-Tsjoem evening Upstairs at the Paradiso is on January 13. Live on stage: Bingo Trappers, Robotobibok (Poland) and The Mighty Stars (UK).

 

 

Seedling has been chosen Best Dutch Act of 2003 by Dutch Radio-station VPRO 3FM. Congratulations also to Donna Summer for being chosen Best International Act.

 

 

The 17th Transformed Dreams/k-Tsjoem evening Upstairs at the Paradiso is on December 9. Live on stage: Low Point Drains, Uw Hond and Betercore.

 

 

Seedling will play a song live on Dutch TV-channel RTL4’s talkshow “Barend & Van Dorp” on Friday, November 21.

 

 

The 16th Transformed Dreams/k-Tsjoem evening Upstairs at the Paradiso is on November 11. Live on stage: The Birds (Japan/Norway), Registered Nurse (Australia) and Doormouse (USA).

 

 

Three Seedling USA-dates in October in the gig-guide.

 

 

Dates for Zeas second USA-tour this year are in the gig-guide.
Dates for Zeas second UK-tour this year too.

 

 

For some beautiful photo's of our labelnight at the famous and wonderful Vera Club in Groningen, go to the "photo's"-section at Vera.

 

 

Due to illness of one of the members, Seedling unfortunately can't play tonight (October, 1) inTivoli, Utrecht and tomorrow night (october, 2) in Rotown, Rotterdam.

 

 

Added to the 15th Transformed Dreams/k-Tsjoem evening with Templo Diez and Soda P, Upstairs at the Paradiso on October 14: Adult Rodeo (USA).

 

 

New split 7: Zea-We Buried Indie Rock Years Ago/Fonda 500-Digital Space Pop (dream 24) out October 20, 2003.

 

 

The 15th Transformed Dreams/k-Tsjoem evening Upstairs at the Paradiso is on October 14. Live on stage: Templo Diez and Soda P. For both bands it is also their cd release party.

 

 

Seedling will play live and do an interview on Dutch National radio station Radio 1 on September 27, between 12:00-14:00.

 

 

The 14th Transformed Dreams/k-Tsjoem evening Upstairs at the Paradiso is on September 9. Live on and off stage: Fern Knight (USA), The Ghost Mice (USA), Boy Ler and Soft Posh.

 

 

Seedling and Zea are invited to play at this years CMJ Music Marathon in New York, to be held October 22-25.

 

 

After the July summer break the monthly Transformed Dreams evenings Upstairs at the Paradiso, Amsterdam will continue on August 12. Live on stage: Spider Rico, Chimney Brothers and John Wayne Shot Me.

 

 

Seedling's new John Peel session will be broadcasted on July 24. You can listen to it here.

 

 

Zoppo will play the fifth edition of the yearly Truck-festival in Hill Farm, Steventon, Oxfordshire, England on July 19. More info at: www.truckrecords.com

 

 

The 12th Transformed Dreams/k-Tsjoem evening Upstairs at the Paradiso is on June 10. Live on stage: Donna Summer (USA),  Dev/Null (USA),  Xanopticon (USA), End (USA). Platters that matter provided by DJ OSCAR.

 

 

To celebrate the release of their new cd Seedling will play the Tombola-Festival at the Paradiso, Amsterdam May 29. Full line-up at paradiso.nl

 

 

Listen (till Sunday May 25) to the entire new Seedling album "Let's play boys & girls" at VPRO 3voor12.

 

 

Seedling and Zea will be on tour through the UK beginning of June. For details see gig-guide

 

 

Out on Monday May 26: Seedling-Lets play boys & girls cd (dream 28)

 

 

The 11th Transformed Dreams/k-Tsjoem evening Upstairs at the Paradiso is on May 13. Live on stage: Dress (new cd presentation), Zoppo and We vs. Death. The evening will have a very special start with music film clips from Martha Colburn.

 

 

New Dutch and English reviews about the Zea album added here.

 

 

Out on Monday, April 28: Zea-Today I Forgot to Complain cd (dream 25).

 

 

Out on Monday April 14, 2003: Seesaw-Violent Elegance cd (dream 27).

 

 

The Zea single "An experience of trouble" is "Single of the Week" at UK e-zine Playlouder.com

 

 

The Zea/Persil split-single (dream 21) get's a great review in England in Logo-Magazine

 

 

Zea - An experience of trouble 7" (dream 22) out now!

 

 

Three more gigs added to Zea's extensive US-Tour. See gig-guide

 

 

dream 23: Seedling-I'm Jill's smirking revenge/Dayglo Superstars-Action Hero 7" out now!

 

 

Zea are on tour in the USA. For dates, see gig-guide.

 

 

A Zea track is featured on a great cd called "Unreleases", also with tracks by About and FFF and lots of other great computer artists. Buying the cd is also a donation to keep independent freeform radio station WFMU in the air. Go for it here

 

 

Zea will do a session for Donna Summers program on WFMU-Internet Radio, Brooklin, New York. Broadcasted live on Friday morning March 7, 2003 between 02:00-06:00h local time. That should be between 08:00-12:00h European time. Listen to it here.

 

 

A new Zea single (the second in a series of three) will be released on March 24 in Europe, on April 21 in the UK.

 

 

A new Seedling single (a split with North London based Dayglo Superstars) will be released on March 17 in Europe, on March 24 in the UK.

 

 

The 10th Transformed Dreams/k-Tsjoem evening Upstairs at the Paradiso is on March 11. Live on stage: Solbakken (new cd presentation) and Seedling (new split-single with Dayglo Superstars presentation).

 

 

Next Transformed Dreams/k-Tsjoem evening Upstairs at the Paradiso is on February 11. Live on Stage: Ladybug Transistor (USA) (also see pointyrecords and mergerecords for more info), Norma Jean (NL) and El Camino (NL)         

 

 

dream 21: Zea-Counting backwards leads to explosions/Persil-Mum split 7 is out now!

 

 

First release in the new year will be Zea-Counting backwards leads to explosions/Persil-Mum split 7 (dream 21). Release date: 27/01/03 (Benelux)-03/03/03 (UK). Limited to 300. For those who cant wait: you can buy it at the bands gigs, see gig-guide. The Zea-side is part of a series of three 7-es (of which another split with Fonda 500) to be released in February and March. All tasters for their new album to be released in spring 2003.

 

 

For those who would like to know why we enjoyed 2002, go here 

 

 

Next Transformed Dreams/k-Tsjoem night will be on January 14 Upstairs at the Paradiso. Live on stage: Miss Black America (in-your-face rocknroll from the UK), Voicst (hi-energy pop from NL) and Muzieklab (a guitarnbeats collaboration with members of Zea/Suimasen/Artefact, Flin and Broky B. from NL).
For more info + mp3's: www.missblackamerica.net  and  www.voicst.com

 

 

Zea are invited to play the South By South West festival in Austin, Texas held March 12-16, 2003.

 

 

Special addition to the 7th Transformed Dreams/k-Tsjoem night on December 10: Jeremy Barnes' (Neutral Milk Hotel/Bablicon)'s one-man band: A Hawk and A Hacksaw.

 

 

The 7th Transformed Dreams/k-Tsjoem night will be held Upstairs at the Paradiso on December 10. Live on stage: Econoline (UK, fuzzy edged guitar wastelands-Pavement meets Husker Du) and Evolution Control Committee (USA, live audio/visual sampling and recycling-Public Enemy meets Herp Alpert). More info on: http://www.seriouslygroovy.com and http://evolution-control.com

 

 

The 6th Transformed Dreams/k-Tsjoem evening is on November 12 Upstairs at the Paradiso, Amsterdam. On stage: Pop-off Tuesday (beautiful psychedelic electro-pop from Japan), Nazis from Mars (electro-punk from The Netherlands) and Donna Summer (laptop artist + visuals from New York, USA).

 

 

Next Transformed Dreams/k-Tsjoem evening at the Paradiso-upstairs room will be held on October 8. Very special guests to perform: Microphones (USA), Scout Niblett (UK) and zea with Marieke Verbiesen (visuals).

 

 

Zoppo (for the 2nd time) and Seedling (for the 8th time) will again do a tour in the UK. For dates check gig-guide.

 

 

After a summer break the monthly Transformed Dreams/k-Tsjoem nights at the Paradiso-upstairs room will proceed on September 10 with live on stage Saloon (UK) and Seesaw (NL). 
On the decks: DJ Vido, visuals: VJ Ampule.
For more information on Saloon: www.saloon.co.uk 
For more information on Seesaw: http://go.to/seesaw
For more Saloon gigs in Holland, check gig-guide.

 

 

Once again Feverdream will be playing some gigs in the UK. See gig-guide for dates.

 

 

Between July 24 and July 29 Melys will be back on the continent to play three festivals. For dates see gig-guide.

 

 

On June 11 the third monthly Transformed Dreams/k-Tsjoem night will take place at the Paradiso-upstairs room. Be prepared for a night of uncompromising beats and visuals by Bong-Ra and Aardvarck. Raw ragga, oldschool jungle and Dutch gabber meets abstract hiphop and avant-garde techno. On screen: Bikini Bandits-Russ Meyer vs. Tarantino vs. Breakbeats.

 

 

not-to-be-missed addition to the 2nd Transformed Dreams/k-Tsjoem night on May 14 in the Paradiso - upstairs room: DJ/Rupture, Criterion + Doily from Broklyn Beats (USA), alongside Fonda 500, Capra and Pfaff.

 

 

On May 14 the 2nd monthly Transformed Dreams night at the Paradiso-upstairs room will be held. On stage: Pfaff (NL), Capra (UK) and Fonda 500 (UK). On the decks: Discjochie Grrrt (NL).

 

 

Follow Feverdream on their European tour: daily photo-diary on the VPRO-site.

 

 

Feverdream will be on a 20-day European tour in April and May 2002. For dates, check gig-guide.

 

 

To celebrate the broadcast of their third John Peel session on April 11, 2002, Seedling will again do a tour in the UK. See gig-guide for details..

In co-operation with the Paradiso venue in Amsterdam, Transformed Dreams will organise an evening every second Tuesday of the month.Kick off is april 9, 2002 with the synth- and samplepop of Freezepop (USA) and Persil (NL). On the decks DJ Vido.

 

Transformed Dreams new release Melys-Suikerspin cd (dream 20) will be released in the UK and the Benelux on February 18, 2002.Melys will tour in Holland in March, 2002. For dates: see gig-guide.

Because of differences in opinion about how to proceed musically, zeas line-up has, for the time being, been brought back to its core: singer/songwriter/guitar-player Arnold de Boer and keyboard-player Remko Muermans.

Under license of Transformed Dreams, Groningen label High Maintenance has released an LP bij Green Hornet. Tracks are taken from the cd Going down, the 10 Heavyweights and the EP Like it like that.

Seedling will be off to London again to do a gig at the Dublin Castle venue on January 19, prior to recording their first studio recorded session (after having done two live-sessions in 2001) for BBC Radio 1 DJ John Peel.

Transformed Dreams has three of its 2001 releases in BBC-Radio 1 DJ John Peels Festive Fifty. The Festive Fifty is compiled of the listeners votes for their favourite tracks of the year. No. 37 is Seedling-Sensational vacuum. No. 35 is Melys-I dont believe in you (Transformed Dreams/Sylem). And the No. 1 is Melys-Chinese whispers (Transformed Dreams/Sylem). For the full list click here

Melys will do a kind of Carols round the Christmas tree live session from John Peels house at Peel Acres on December 20. Live broadcast on John Peels program. Expect an album of Melys on Transformed Dreams end of January 2002.

Green Hornet will do a 36-day European tour as a support and as backing band for legendary R&B artist Andr Mr. Rhythm Williams in November and December. See gig-guide for details.

Feverdream will do a 14-day UK/Eire tour from November 1 till November 15. See gig-guide for details.

Seedling has been invited by Mr. John Peel to play at the BBC-Radio 1 festival One Live in Birmingham on November 1. Around that date they will do a short UK tour with zea. See gig-guide for details.

Release date for the new Melys 3-track cd-single 'Chinese Whispers' (dream 17/sylem 009) is November 5.

Release date for a new 7"-e.p. (dream 18/FAKE 2) in co-operation with magazine FAKE is October 22. Featured artists: Zoppo (non-album track), Biochip C, Prop & Lilani and Helgoland.

Release date for Zoppo's third album 'Les Aumonts' is October 15. The festive release party is at the 'Night of Transformed Dreams' on October 17 in the Paradiso upstairs room.

October 17, 2001 the 'Night of Transformed Dreams' will be held at the Paradiso upstairs-room in Amsterdam. Energy and excitement will be supplied by Zoppo, Feverdream, Seesaw, Seedling, zea and Green Hornet. Starts 22.30h, ends late.

Transformed Dreams has been invited to be the Dutch representative at Popkomm 2001. August 18 Green Hornet, Feverdream, zea and Seedling will play the MTC-Club in Cologne from 20.00 till midnight.

Release date for Green Hornet-Kick it through/Feverdream-The boy nobody 
wanted split 7" (dream 13) is May 28.