20:00 | Mauro Pawlowski and 'Dutch' have long been a match made in heaven. He wrote the ultimate Dutch-language tear-jerker album in the late '90s under the name Galina with the sultry voice of Lies Steppe playing a leading role.
Unfortunately it was only single 'Lachen Met Liefde' that ever saw the light of day. Later Mauro also wrote the likes of 'Meisje Meisje' for De Kreuners.
He continued to work on his Dutch-language repertoire over the past years and will now be releasing it on an album this fall, with the songs 'Viel Zo Graag Samen' or 'Toen Je Moeder Nog Een Wild Meisje Was' amongst others.
Maurits Pauwels Groep will also play
- on 16 November at Ancienne Belgique, Brussels
- on 18 November at Het Depot, Leuven
- on 19 November at 4AD, Diksmuide
- on 23 December at Arenberg, Antwerp
00:00 | Belgian guitarist/vocalist Thomas Werbrouck has a new project called KRANKLAND, a four piece band with Christophe Claeys (SX, Magnus, ex-Balthazar) on drums, Thomas Mortier (Yuko) on bass and Janko Beckers (Faces on Tv) on guitar. The group's upcoming album 'Wanderrooms' is recorded by Pascal Deweze (Metal Molly, Sukilove) at Studio Jezus.
Be ready for the psychedelic vibes of the noir tinted debut single 'In The Realms Of The Unreal', filled with trippy tempo, sick groove guitar electricity, and a killer refrain – one hell of a way to make an appearance on the Belgian music scene!
This project by singer-guitarist Thomas is meant to be a tribute to his musical heroes, ranging from songwriters like Nick Cave and Tom Waits to experimental artists like Jonny Greenwood and Dirty Three – blending personal subject matters with a radical experimental approach. But in the end, KRANKLAND mainly sounds like KRANKLAND – which is definitely worthwhile to check out!