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SPAWN is a high energy brass fuelled skapunk band from the Netherlands, keeping the beat rocksteady and the upstrokes a-skankin'. The band consist of guitar, bass, drums, keys, horns and vocals. Read my review of this dutch band SPAWN at chatsong, listen to the songs and give comments and star ratings underneath this review.
In October 2016, SPAWN released "Dance of the Lunatics". "With their third album,
they've definitely found the groove and locked it down. "Dance of the Lunatics" is a
huge, bouncing, sweaty dance machine perched on 14 legs and having the time of its
life." [Louder Than War, 2016] The new album is available on all major streaming and
music platforms, such as Spotify, iTunes and Amazon.
Since releasing "Dance of the Lunatics", SPAWN have featured on many Dutch,
English and American radio shows and are planning a Dutch tour as we speak. Dozens
of venues have already booked SPAWN for their 2017 club and festival season. “This
is so much fun. You’re gonna love this. Mega riffs, Killer beats and some serious funk.
Fuuuunk!” [Soundsphere magazine, 2016]
SPAWN consist of Roel Wensink (guitar & lead vocals), Paul Heijnen (drums), David
van Lochem (bass), Jaap Bulsink (keys), Erik Rhebergen (trumpet & backing vocals),
Derk Wikkerink (saxophone & backing vocals) and Mark Koeleman (trombone, backing
vocals & percussion).
SPAWN was formed in 2001 as punk trio. Adding a trumpet player in 2002 and a
saxophone player in 2004, at that time the band switched to playing ska music with a
punky twist. SPAWNTANEOUS was released in 2005 (album of the month at the
National Pop Institute). Their music video “Spam” was broadcast by MTV Networks for
several weeks, earning the band national exposure. HOSDROPLOS was released in
2008, gaining access to major Dutch venues like Paradiso and Zwarte Cross Festival.
Having played more than 200 shows, SPAWN knows how to get the party started and
going. They have been around for more than 15 years and “Dance of the Lunatics”
proofs that they are far from done!
Above you can read their biography which you also can read on their homepage, in Dutch and in English. They have also posted their Spotify link in the chat room. Now my review about this band from my own country the Netherlands. Their newest album is called Dance of the Lunatics. They have previously released two more albums called Hosdroplos in 2008 and Spawntaneous in 2005. Now I am going to review their newest album, and the first song on the album is Back on Track. This track has a lovely instrumental intro and is very uptempo. I really love this song because it makes you wanna dance. The instruments used in this song are awesome. It makes the song very outstanding to listen to. The lead singer of the band has a great vocal voice, it fits the instruments perfectly. Also, my credits for how the song is produced. They wait on each other while playing and singing, then a singing part then you hear marvellous instrument parts. When they play and sing all together, it sounds marvellous they have a very good feeling for timing in singing and playing the instrument. The song called Respawnsibilities starts with a great instrumental intro as well. Again such a great timing in playing and singing. This band is phenomenal with the songwriting, the singing and playing the instruments, it is high-quality music. I really love their style it is very uptempo and musical. While the instruments say it is a jazz band the lead singer lets you believe it is Dutch rock. The combination of these two in one song makes it unique. I really am a big fan now of this Dutch music band. In this song called Condemn the Pessimists you can hear what I try to say. It seems to be a jazz and blues song, but with the vocals of the lead singer and his way of singing lets you believe it is rock. The intro of this song called Joy Forever is really different from the first songs. This lets you believe the song is in the rock genre. Only while you keep listening, then the instruments in it will let you believe it is jazz or blues that combination they use is incredibly well chosen. I am really impressed by their music, it is so diverse and the mix between the different styles in one song is amazing. The song Skarantino has again such a marvellous instrumental intro. In a lot of songs I really love the beautiful instrumental parts used in it, especially in this song. Wow, the intro in this song is marvellous, great drum work and other instruments, the song is called Strange Contradiction. This song really is rock and roll, and I love his unique voice he can do a lot with his voice and sings very well in many varied notes. Again the intro of the next song is spectacular, it is called Monosyllabic. This band knows how to make music and to entertain people with their unique songs. In most of the songs the intro they have made is so amazing to listen to, so joyful and uptempo, I am tapping with my finger to the rhythm of the song. The whole album Dance of the Lunatics is amazingly produced, they are very professional and talented in many ways. The song Lunatics and Voodoo are very lovely with the melodies and tunes in it. Like I said before: this album is full of beautiful songs. These Dutch artists are very talented and their music needs to be heard around the world, at every festival and radio station there is in this world. To make that happen, share this review as much as you can, and give comments and star ratings underneath this review.