The Snob 2000 and new reviews

We received two beautiful reviews (in Dutch). A fantastic review on the Subjectivisten and another great review on Alternative FM. We are grateful for that.

And…. it’s time to vote again in the yearly Snob 2000. Three Chabliz-songs are nominated for this important yearly event: Moon, Nightporter and New Dawn Fades (two original songs and one coversong). Why is it important to vote for Chabliz? The playlist is THE place where Dutch alternative music and indie lovers can discover Chabliz, because the people in Holland who love alternative, quality pop and rockmusic listen to the Snob 2000 by ‘Ondergewaardeerde Liedjes.’ The chosen 2000 songs are on the radio during the last two weeks of the year, and the playlist of these songs is on Spotify all year long! Many people listen to this playlist. So….. if you like Chabliz, then vote. It’s nice to think about the other songs and bands that you love too. Which songs and bands do you love? Who deserves a spot next to Chabliz?

Snob 2000 2022, Ondergewaardeerde Liedjes & Pinguin Radio
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First reviews ‘Heroes and Foes’ in Dutch

We received our first reviews in Dutch. This is the review on VPRO’s 3voor12:

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Brand new album: Heroes and Foes

Last week we gave an albumrelease concert in the beautiful Barthkapel in the centre of The Hague. Many people visited the concert and bought the old-school digipack album, beautifully designed by David Gosker (collages) and Karianne Hylkema (graphic design). The atmosphere was great and our music seemed to fit in this old chapel. Watch the pictures of the concert here and here. And now our ‘Heroes and Foes’ album is released! The album is available now on several platforms, including Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp, Deezer, Soundcloud, YouTube and many other platforms! The first media publications about the album release (in Dutch) are on Pinguin Radio and Maxazine. You’ll find the lyrics here. The album was made possible by Sena Performers.

Artwork album by David Gosker (collages) and Karianne Hylkema (graphic design)
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You’re invited to our free Album Release Concert

We received our new album, called ‘Heroes and Foes,’ from the factory now and it will be released on Sunday afternoon, October the 16th, 4 PM. Then we will give our new albumrelease concert in the beautiful old Barthkapel  in the centre of The Hague! And to give the opportunity to everybody to visit this concert in these harsh times the admission is totally free. The concert will take place in the old chapel in Brouwersgracht 2K (near het Paard and het Koorenhuis). Chabliz will play songs from the new album and one older song. Drinks are not for free, but not expensive either (and not obliged of course). Please be there in time, because you might need to ring the doorbell to get in (the doorbell will be switched off on 16.15). Doors open on 15.45. Looking forward to meet you there!

On the same day our new album will be available on all the streaming platforms, such as Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Deezer, Bandcamp, Soundcloud, YouTube, etc.

Curious? You can pre-save this brand new album already on Spotify here, (you might need to scroll down), then it will pop up in your music library on the release day, and you could be one of the first people to listen to it.

Collage ‘De Dader 2’ by David Gosker: www.davidgosker.com
The Barthkapel, where we’ll play the concert
Album artwork: David Gosker (collages) and Karianne Hylkema (graphic design)
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Our previous albums are back on the platforms and a new Albumrelease Concert in October

Some of you might have noticed that our previous ‘Nightporter’ and ‘Straight Stories’ albums were deleted from the platforms (Spotify, Apple Music, etc.) for four weeks, during the summer holidays, due to the bankruptcy of our former aggregator. We re-uploaded the albums with our current aggregator and luckily our songs are back on the platforms since a few days.

Right now we’re working hard to get our brand new album ready. On Sunday afternoon, October the 16th, 4 PM we will give our new albumrelease concert in the beautiful old Barthkapel chapel in the centre of The Hague! And to give the opportunity to everybody to visit this concert in these harsh times the entrance is totally free! The concert will take place in the old chapel in Brouwersgracht 2K (near het Paard and het Koorenhuis). Chabliz will play songs from the new album and a few older songs. Coffee, tea and other drinks are not for free, but not expensive either (and not obliged of course). Please be there in time, because you’ll need to ring the doorbell to get in and otherwise you might disturb the concert, or worse, can’t get in anymore (the doorbell will be switched off on 16.15). Doors open on 15.30. Looking forward to meet you there!

Album Artwork by Ingrid Mol, www.ingridmol.com

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Album Release Concert in The Hague in October

Our new album is almost ready and it’s confirmed now:  On Sunday afternoon, October the 16th, 4 PM we will give our new Album Presentation Concert in the beautiful old Barthkapel chapel in the centre of The Hague! And to give the opportunity to everybody to visit this concert in these harsh times the entrance is totally free! The concert will take place in the old chapel in Brouwersgracht 2K (near het Paard and het Koorenhuis). Chabliz will play songs from the new album and a few older songs. Coffee, tea and other drinks are not for free, but not expensive either (and not obliged of course). Please be there in time, because you’ll need to ring the doorbell to get in and otherwise you might disturb the concert, or worse, can’t get in anymore (the doorbell will be switched off on 16.15). Doors open on 15.30. Looking forward to meet you there!

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Can’t find songs from our Nightporter and Straight Stories albums anymore on Spotify, Apple Music or elsewhere?

That’s because our old aggregator unfortunately went bankrupt this week. Their supplier, Ampsuite therefore shut down all their songs. For we were their client, our songs were suddenly shut down temporarily too, without a warning from our aggregator in advance. Right now we’re restoring our albums in the platforms again. This will take a few days, or a week, or a little bit more. Today we spent the afternoon to upload our Straight Stories album to our other aggregator again, but they have to send it to the platforms and this will take a while. Nightporter will follow on Monday. Hopefully it will go fast and hopefully we will get our thousands of streams, our dozens of playlist spots and our five years of history back!
Meanwhile our albums are still on Bandcamp.

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We wish you a beautiful summer

Last weekend we played live at the Knapsack Festival in a collab with Gluren bij de Buren and guitarplayer Ximo Sirera in a boat on the channels of Delft. Watch the pictures on our insta account. In August we will play live on the Gouda Leeft festival and in October we’ll have our new album release. We will celebrate that with a concert in The Hague. During the summer we work on the last songs of the album. In the meantime we wish you a beautiful summer!

Pictures by Iris van der Made

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Concerts, indoor and outdoor

It was great (but hot) to give a livestream concert for you again last Saturday on Composers Day (plus Record Store Day). Watch the pictures on our insta page. This Summer we will play live again (and that’s great!) in July on the Knapsack Festival in a collab with Gluren bij de Buren and we’ll also play at Gouda Leeft in August. In the mean time we work on our new album, due to be released in the first half of October.

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Dag van de Componist/ Composers Day

We give a free livestream concert tonight, on Dutch Composers Day and Record Store Day. We start on 8:30 PM CET+2 (Dutch time). This is the direct link to the concert.

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