The T.S. Eliot Appreciation Society has morphed into a full band these last couple of months and this month, for the very first time, we’re all holed up in a studio in Sweden to record a new album. Stay tuned for more news!
Because we love you, we have just released our new record Turn It Golden! Buy it at your local record store, or order it online from the Greywood Records Label Shop. Like what you hear? Come watch us play live somewhere this autumn/winter: 01.10.2016 NL-Utrecht, EKKO – Record Release Show 23.10.2016 NL-Apeldoorn, Gigant 05.11.2016 DE-Lübeck, Tonfink 07.11.2016 DE-Hamburg, … More Turn It Golden!
NEWS: We’re very proud to announce that on September 30th our new album ‘Turn It Golden!’ will be released through Greywood Records. That’s the cover art, by Viktoryia Shydlouskaya, below. Come celebrate this happy event together with us at the EKKO on the night of October 1st, where we’ll play the album in its entirety, … More Turn It Golden!
It has been way too long since the release of A New History, so I’m very glad to announce that I’ve returned to the studio and started work on the second record. As the process continues, more news about the album will be published here!
I have no clue why they haven’t released an album in over seven years, I miss them dearly. Bubba and Matt Kadane have only released phenomenal records, first with Bedhead and later with The New Year. Their sadness is a sadness that brings happiness. I do hope one day they’ll come back and visit my … More The New Year
It´s already been quite a couple of months since I joined Town of Saints on tour in Germany and Switzerland. Filmmaker Lotte van Leengoed accompanied us those weeks and made a short documentary about the the tour, which will be presented in Utrecht’s cozy Mirliton Theater on June 18th. Both Town of Saints and I will … More Tour documentary
If there’s only one book you’ll read this year, please let it be Helen Macdonald’s beyond excellent memoir H is for Hawk. It’s many things in one: a social history of falconry, a personal account of taming a goshawk, a psychological portrait of novelist T.H. White, and a haunting tale of bereavement and the slow road … More H is for Hawk
The tour with Town of Saints has come to an end, but luckily we had film-maker extraordinaire Lotte van Leengoed with us, who made this beautiful film of Town of Saints and The T.S. Eliot Appreciation Society playing Melancholia & The Wicked Messenger together in a castle-tower in Bern. We hope you enjoy!
Great news! At the end of October, we’ll tour Germany and Switzerland together with Dutch folk-rockers Town of Saints!
People in The Netherlands organize about 698 large festivals each year, but a couple of them really stand out from the crowd. One of them is Incubate, hosted every year in Tilburg. For seven days, the small Southern city is home to a dazzling array of progressive artists from every part of the musical spectrum. Our very first public … More The T.S. Eliot Appreciation Society plays Incubate 2014
Months, yes, whole seasons have gone by since A New History was released. Today, we celebrate the release of the new single from that record, ‘Melancholia’, with a video of a live performance of the song. It was shot by illustrious filmmaker Lotte van Leengoed in the basement below Goede Vrijdag, a new art space/concert venue/coffee … More Melancholia
A couple of weeks ago, the friendly team of Rockstone Sessions came to Utrecht to film not only great Utrecht artists Bart van der Lee and Aestrid, but also The T.S. Eliot Appreciation Society, playing both ‘A Clever Choice’ and ‘Heydrich’ from A New History. They were filmed in the great library of the Sonnenborgh observatory and at … More Rockstone Sessions
Twenty years have passed since that sad day when Kurt Cobain decided to end it all. To remember him and his music, Leeuwarden’s Podium Asteriks asked twenty acts to cover one of their favourite Nirvana-songs. Here’s The T.S. Eliot Appreciation Society with ‘All Apologies’: And watch the other nineteen songs over at http://kurtsessions.nl/ And here’s an … More Vingt ans après
Tonight, when most normal people are fast asleep, The T.S. Eliot Appreciation Society will appear live on Radio1, Holland’s leading public broadcasting channel, to play four songs between 3 and 5 AM (GMT + 2:00). Not in Holland? No radio? Listen in here. EDIT: Missed it? Listen to the full 58 minutes here.
I used to be a common error/but lately my faults/have become more uncommon
I have always been fascinated by the power of repetition. You can alternate playing a C & an F chord & repeat it over & over for ten minutes & it just starts to sound better & better. Or listen to Ring the Bell, the six minute, two-chord Songs: Ohia song. It builds & builds … More On repeat
Starting today, The T.S. Eliot Appreciation Society will play six shows in five days at the international showcase festival Eurosonic Noorderslag. It will be hard work. If you happen to be around Groningen, see the poster below for dates and times. The artwork was done by the inimitable Jan Pieter Middelkoop, check out some of … More TTSEAS at Eurosonic Noorderslag
It has been an especially good year for TTSEAS. A debut record, celebrated with a great release show in Tivoli; a lot of shows all over The Netherlands where we met all kinds of enthusiastic and supportive audiences; a first tour across the borders; a lot of enthusiastic reviews of the record and the live … More These years
It is an honour to be able to say that our Society has been nominated for two 3voor12/Utrecht awards, in the categories ‘most promising Utrecht artist’ and ‘best Utrecht live act’. The award ceremony will take place December 14th in the EKKO, in Utrecht (of course).
This month, OOR magazine, one of Holland’s biggest and most influential music magazines, has published both a strong endorsement for our new record in a nice review and a full page interview. Click on the images to read it! (sorry, only in Dutch!)
Dear friends! Our debut album, A New History, has just been released! Last Friday we celebrated the release in Tivoli Spiegelbar in Utrecht. 3voor12Utrecht wrote an account of the evening and Gerard Kollaard made a couple of nice pictures. The one below is his as well. Thanks to all of you who were there that … More A New History has been released!
Hello! It has been a long, long wait, but now the moment we’ve all been waiting for is here. You can stream our debut album A New History in its entirety over at the ‘3voor12 Luisterpaal‘. Enjoy!
The people at Dutch indie blog Kicking the Habit posted a nice review of ‘The Dreadnought Hoax’. Also, another Dutch music blog called Written in Music were the first to review the whole album. Very kind words were written: “A New History is daarmee een sterk ‘volwaardig’ debuut van een muzikant uit eigen land, op wie we trots mogen … More First reviews
Dear friends, So, as you all know by now, in three weeks our debut album A New History will be released. The painting on the cover was made by Mustafa Sener. It was turned into the artwork for both the vinyl- and CD-editions of the album by Jan Pieter Middelkoop. Here it is: A New History will … More A New History cover art & tracklist
Here it is, the video for our first single from A New History:
Hi! A short tour through Berlin has just been confirmed! Together with The Empty Product, also known as Utrecht’s Shuriken-drummer turned singer-songwriter, The Society will play shows at three different Berlin venues in four days: 05-09: An einem Sonntag im August 07-09: Intersoup 08-09: Mein Haus am See See you there!
Hello! The T.S. Eliot Appreciation Society is excited to announce that a record deal has been signed with V2 Records, for the release of our debut album, entitled A New History. The release will be celebrated October 18th, in ‘de Spiegelbar’ of Tivoli Utrecht. The awesome Utrecht-based band The Fire Harvest will play that night as … More A New History
Welcome. After several months, the site is finally up and running. Check it regularly to see the latest news on the exploits of The T.S. Eliot Appreciation Society. While you’re here, you can listen to the debut EP if you click on AUDIO – in the future you can listen to a variety of recordings … More Welcome