Venus Flytrap - Come With Us
Venus Flytrap is back!
Heavier and darker then before. Guitarnoise, electronic soundscapes and accentuating samples. The new album of the band from The Hague, (the Netherlands) 'Come With Us' was released on the 27th of august (My First Sonny Weissmuller Recordings/Konkurrent).
'Come With Us' plummets the immense depths of the human soul. You can imagine yourself a noctural wandering soul in the city, which nevertheless finds a way in each hovel, in every remote corner. As a result: a Hypnotising Indie 'wall of sound', somewhere near Motorpsycho, Sonic Youth and dEUS. A new tour is starts in september!
'Among the best noisepop ever made in The Netherlands' (OOR)
'Without a doubt one of the best dutch albums of this year' (MusicFrom.nl)
'Melodious, Noise, Clever, Hard, Heart and an a very fine production.
Breakthrough Record!' (VPRO)
'With their new album Come With Us, Venus Flytrap has delivered a modest masterpiece. It's about time that we recognise them at their real value' (VelvetMusic.nl)
'Definitely a beautiful and versatile album of unheard class that keeps fascinating.
Hardly ever did an album of this level come out of our city. With this masterpiece the band appears to be ready to explore the borders of our entire country and far beyond.' (VPRO 3voor12/Den Haag)
'With the arrival of their third album Come With Us, Venus Flytrap is a band that you can hardly avoid. A wonderful and fascinating, almost stunning album!' (MotelMagnolia.nl)
Venus Flytrap is a Dutch indie rock band formed in 1996. The band has built a modest following and cult status based on TV, radio and live performances. The video for the song "The Gift" became "Clip of the Week" on music station TMF even before its release as a single. One year later, the song "Radical Dream" got much airplay on Dutch public radio station 3FM, which triggered frequent live performances in various music venues in the Netherlands.
After the release of their second album Hoovering (2003), record label My First Sonny Weissmuller organized special evening shows for its bands, which again meant many live performances for Venus Flytrap in 2003 and 2004. In the fall of 2003, the band opened (among other bands) for the Australian The Sleepy Jackson and the American band The Long Winters. In March 2004, Venus Flytrap toured through southern states of the USA, playing at the South By South West (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas, followed by shows in New Orleans, Houston and San Antonio. A second tour took the band to the East Coast of the United States, where they played cities like Washington DC, Philadelphia, Baltimore and New York (CBGB, Arlene's Grocery and Sin-e).
Marc Mosmans: vocals, guitar
Bart Schotman: guitar
Thomas van Buuren: bass
Pike: keyboards and samples
Bob Koning: drums