We wish you a beautiful 2024

We wish you a beautiful 2024! The previous year was good for Chabliz and its individual bandmembers, and hopefully for you too. But for Holland, Europe and other parts of the world it wasn’t a good year at all. We’re deeply worried about the wars and political situation in many countries. That being said, as a band we look back to an inspiring year which broke several positive records. We never had so many listeners on Spotify before, right after our single release Bite My Tongue, together with our colleagues from Dizzy Panda last Summer. This single (or actually it was a small EP with two songs) also received much press coverage in Holland. We also started last year with completely improvised livestream impro concerts and we’ll go on with this in 2024. Our first Impro Livestream concert of 2024 will be quite soon, on Sunday evening January 7th. On top of that we gave several live concerts all over the Netherlands. Last year we also received a few belated, but beautiful album reviews of our Heroes and Foes album. During the last week of 2023, two days before Xmas, we recorded our next music video, of our Senta song. Film director Lars Smetsers shot this music video, together with his wonderful crew. Our bandmembers have some ‘cameos’ in it… The video will be released within a few months. Curious for backstage footage? Go here, here and here (scroll down). The day before the video shoot our singer gave an interview about Chabliz and the new music video to local radiostation Omroep Baarle, because the set was situated in this interesting village. You can listen to this lively interview here (in Dutch):



On top of all that we reached our highest position ever in the yearly SNOB 2000, with position 217 for our version of New Dawn Fades and position 225 for our Nightporter song in December '23! We're back in the Snob list on Pinguin Radio with no less than 4 songs. Also our Moon song (position 1505, so glad we made it) reached the list, and of course the new Bite My Tongue single (on posision 1054). We thank you so much for voting our songs into this beautiful alternative radio playlist!  We're grateful for that. We also would like to thank Ondergewaardeerde Liedjes for all the effort (again, year after year!) in organizing this beautiful, big event! And not to forget the great Pinguin Radio DJ's!

In 2024 we’ll release the new music video. And we go on with our live concerts and our livestreams, a few of them already will take place in January and February. At the moment we’re also writing and recording new songs. Expect new single and/or EP releases in 2024! As a band, we’re growing at the moment. We receive more attention, more plays and streams, more playlists are adding our songs and we get more Shazams and followers. Hopefully this growing line will continue in 2024. We’re working on it, quite hard. In the mean time we would like to thank you for your support!

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New music video, Snob 2000, concerts and Xmas

In the days before christmas we’re working on a new music video, with short film director Lars Smetsers. We’re looking forward to this collab. The music video will be released within a few months. We’re also looking forward to a bunch of concerts that we’re going to give in January and February. One of them will take place in De Brandweer in February. In January we’ll also give another Impro Livestream concert. More concert dates will follow within a few weeks.

On December 18th the Snob 2000 starts! From that day on, the playlist of that particular day will be published on a daily basis, until December 31. This means that the order of the list will be a surprise until the last day of 2023. Also for us and our songs. The Snob 2000 will be played daily on Pinguin Radio. Exciting!

On Thursday evening 21/12 we’ll give a radio interview on this local radio station about our new video in the making, near the shooting location.

We wish you happy holidays!

We made this Xmas music video almost 10 years ago, directed by Riske de Vries

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Last voting days in the Snob 2000

We ask it every end of the year: voting for our songs in the yearly, Dutch Snob 2000. A position in this playlist gives us airplay on the radio and on Spotify, throughout the year. Not only during the last weeks of 2023, but it goes on in 2024. It takes only a few minutes of your time and hey, it’s nice to do: voting for all your personal favorite songs, plus 2 Chabliz-songs. This year we nominated 3 songs, although you can only vote for 2 songs per band. But the choice is yours: we nominated Nightporter, our Chabliz-version of New Dawn Fades and Bite my Tongue for a spot in this yearly Snob playlist. ‘Bite my Tongue’ is a coöperation with our colleagues from Dizzy Panda. Please choose 2 songs out of those 3 and we’ll thank you for ever! Go to this link to vote.

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Free Impro Livestream concerts

We gave another free, completely improvised livestream concert last Sunday. If you missed it, you can watch it here. We had excellent sound and good camerawork. There was one technical issue: the livestream didn’t open immediately and was available one hour after the start of the show…..quite weird. We apologize to the people who tried to watch the show live! We received several calls from the audience during the concert, but our phones were on mute. For that reason there was no livechat either. Anyway, it’s online now.

We also scheduled our next livestream concert in January. In January and February we’ll give a few live shows too. More dates will follow later. On top of that a new music video will be produced during the next couple of months. In the mean time we’re working on new repertoire.

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Livestream concerts, music video & more

We’re quite happy to announce our next, free, impro livestream concert on Sunday October the 8th, 8 PM CET. We’ll bring you completely improvised music, on grand piano, female vocals, double bass and synths. Anything can happen! Impro music is always exciting, it doesn’t exist untill it happens. Our improvised music is someting in-between pop, rock, jazz, world and classical music. All influences are present. Hopefully the sound will be as good as our most recent impro livestream.

Last month we gave our first ‘live-live’ impro set in the inspiring Barthkapel, an old chapel in The Hague.  (We say ‘first’ because we usually play repertoire from our albums in live venues.) And there is more. In November we’re going to shoot a music video for our Senta song. 

Currently we’re working on new material for our next album. This month our ‘Heroes and Foes’ album is one year old! 

Hope to see you, virtually, on our free livestream concert on our YouTube channel on Sunday the 8th, at eight sharp PM CET. 

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We’re back

We’re back from the Summer holidays. During the Summer Spotify Netherlands did put our new song, ‘Bite my Tongue,’ the collab with Dizzy Panda, on the Release Radar, which let our streams and, more important, our number of listeners rise up significantly, to more than 720 listeners in one month. The Summer is almost over now, so our numbers are declining again, which is normal a few months after the release. We’re in the rehearsal room again, working on brand new songs. And there are a few quite interesting songs we’re working on. One of them is an elaboration of one of our improvised pieces during our most recent impro livestream concert. Also, we’re working on a new music video of our Senta song! That video will be ready in a few months. On top of that we give a few concerts again in September and October.

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New EP released Today!

Exciting news: Today, on the 14th of July we released a new EP on all common music platforms (such as Spotify, Bandcamp, Apple Music, Soundcloud, Amazon, etc.) It’s a very special project, because our colleagues from Dizzy Panda asked us to remix/remake one of our songs and we did the same with one of theirs. They chose our original Glastonbury Grove song and made a complete new version of it. We chose their Bite my Tongue song and made a remake-duet, with their singer Ntll and our singer Petra. The melancholic triphop ballad got a cinematic atmosphere. Curious? You can listen to the new versions on Spotify here.

How come? Chabliz and Dizzy Panda both reached the Snob 2000 in December 2022; Dizzy Panda on position 1124 and Chabliz nearby on position 1122 (with New Dawn Fades). That’s how we discovered eachother.

Already several music journalists wrote about our new collab-EP. One of them is the Cool Top 20. (in English). And they placed our song on their New Music Friday playlist on Spotify. (edit 18/7). Also The Alternatieve Muziekman wrote about this new EP (in Dutch, and he added our music video -made by Dizzy Panda, they did a great job with that-). We already gave a few interviews too. And we just entered the Indie Advice List of Indie XL’s Free40 alternative charts!

Edit (15/7): Also, Ondergewaardeerde Liedjes (themselves!) published this interview by Willem Kamps, with Dizzy Panda and us. And Altfm published this article today, and played the song on the radio. And Maxazine followed later today with this in-depth interview with our singer Petra about the new EP and Chabliz in general.

Edit 18/7: Pinguin Radio published an article about our new EP in their Daily Digest and here on their Magazine. Nice!

Edit 19/7: Radio De Schans and Pinguin Radio played and promoted our new collab EP. Thanks! 🙂

Edit 22/7: The German music blogger KMS Reviews published this beautiful review of our new EP. And he did put our song on this Spotify playlist. Great!

You can find the music video of our new version of ‘Bite my Tongue’ here:

Bite my Tongue

And this is the remake of our Glastonbury Grove song by Dizzy Panda:

AND in August we’re going to shoot a new music video! The video release is expected this autumn.

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A new EP release…

Exciting news: on the 14th of July we’ll release a new EP on all common music platforms (such as Spotify, Bandcamp, Apple Music, Soundcloud, Amazon, etc.) It’s a very special project, because our colleagues from Dizzy Panda asked us to remix/remake one of our songs and we did the same with one of theirs. They chose our Glastonbury Grove song and made a complete new version of it. We chose their Bite my Tongue song and made a remake-duet, with their singer Ntll and our singer Petra. Curious? You can pre-save the songs on Spotify here.

How come? Chabliz and Dizzy Panda both reached the Snob 2000 in December 2022; Dizzy Panda on position 1124 and Chabliz nearby on position 1122 (with New Dawn Fades). That’s how we discovered eachother.

And there is more. Last Sunday we gave live concerts on the Gluren bij de Buren garden Festival in Wageningen, with a good atmosphere, a great audience and beautiful weather. You can watch a few pictures here. Two weeks earlier we gave a free, fully improvised Livestream Concert. You can rewatch that impro concert here. If you don’t have much time, we recommend you to watch the (better) second half of this livestream concert.

AND in August we’re going to shoot a new music video! The video release is expected this autumn.

If you have Spotify, don’t forget to pre-save the new EP here.

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Concerts and a new EP

Just confirmed: Chabliz plays live on the Gluren bij de Buren Festival in Wageningen, on Sunday afternoon, the 2nd of July. It would be great to meet you there! Free entry.

People who can’t see us live will have a chance to watch our free livestream Impro concert on Sunday evening June 18th. Our Impro concert last March was interesting enough to give another, completely improvised concert again. Of course it’s also possible to watch all concerts, for the Impro livestream will be quite different from the live concerts in Wageningen, where we’ll play our usual repertoire, with songs from our four released albums, including the new Heroes and Foes album.

And there is more. Perhaps you already know that we’re working on a remake of a song, originally written and recorded by Dizzy Panda. They do a remix of one of our songs and we do the same with one of theirs. An interesting cooperation! The twin-single release is expected this summer.

We’ll also work on a new music video of one of the songs of our new album. More about that later…

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New concert, review, single release and a music video

Our new album received a beautiful 4,5 star review by Jan Didden on Festivalinfo last month, and of course we’re quite pleased with that. It’s a review in Dutch.

And on Sunday evening, the 18th of June we’ll give a very special, free Livestream Impro concert.  Our Impro concert last March was interesting enough to give another, completely improvised concert again!

One of our more jazzy songs has been added to a new Spotify playlist now, with Dutch women in Jazz. As you know our songs vary from indie/ alternative artpop and pop-noir to (gothic-)jazz and rock, but it’s nice to be on this playlist too!

And there is more. We’re working on a song, written and recorded by Dizzy Panda. They do a remix of one of our songs and we do the the same with one of theirs. An interesting cooperation! The twin-single release is expected this summer.

We’ll also work on a new music video of one of the songs of our new album. More about that later…

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