Hollandâ€™s critically acclaimed alternative rock band De Staat brings a unique sound is as distinctive as the Dead Weather, Captain Beefhart, Nick Cave, Steve Reich, Queens Of The Stone Age, and Tom Waits.
What do you do when in less than one year, you become one of the biggest alternative rock acts in your native land of Holland?
What do you do if your record tops of the year end lists of 2010, following critically acclaimed performances at prestigious festivals including Lowlands, Pinkpop, Sziget and Glastonbury?
De Staat has made a new album that meets all expectations. Machinery is the bandâ€™s second album and follow-up to their stunning 2009 debut Wait For Evolution.
Machinery is described by the band as a â€œgut-inducing slab of psycho funk.â€
Itâ€™s a dark sonic adventure that takes the listener through underground caves of blues, funk and electro where halal butchers, serial killers, whistleblowers, rats and sweat-covered bodybuilders cross paths.
â€œI often hear we sound like a machine when we play live,â€ says lead singer and songwriter Torre Florim. â€œI thought it would be fun to expand on that on this record and emphasize the mechanical elements in the music.â€
Continues Florim – â€œWe played a lot of rhythms, and also created crazy sounds with the guitars. I didnâ€™t want to exclusively focus on the rhythmic parts, but instead wanted to change the way we approached the tools of a conventional rock band setup. During the process of writing and creating the music, the album developed an industrial flavor that reminded us of a machine.â€
De Staat â€“ 2011 UK Tour
Tickets www.alt-tickets.co.uk 0845 413 4444
Wednesday 6th April – London Camden Barfly
Thursday 7th April – Manchester Deaf Institute
Friday 8th April – Nottingham Bodega.
Saturday 9th April – Bristol Louisiana
Released in the UK on 7th March 2011