On September 9 we will perform as part of the Showman’s Fair, at Berlijnplein in Utrecht. This evening we will be playing a couple of short shows of 15 minutes.
Gluren Bij De Buren in Haarlem
After the success of Gluren Bij De Buren (Peaking in at the neighbours’) in Utrecht we’ll be performing at the edition in Haarlem. 20 march we’ll play three acoustic sets in the living room of Patricia Gravemaker. Times: 13.00, 14.30 en 16.00. Adress: Gierstraat 77A Rood Haarlem. We’ll also play our version of Quicksand -original by David Bowie- again. Here you can watch a clip of our version of that song as we played it in Utrecht.
Gluren Bij De Buren Festival 2016
Sunday afternoon 31 januari we’ll be playing in our own living room as part of the festival Gluren Bij De Buren (Peaking At The Neighbours). Times: 14.30, 16.00 and 17.30. Free entry (voluntary contribution much appreciated). Shaky the cameraman made a preview at the rehearsals. Watch it here.
Pondertone’s Christmas thoughts 2015
Traditionally Pondertone reflects on Christmas. This year we reworked Sandalen a dutch song by fellow-Utrecht based band How to throw a Christmas party. With special guests Nora Iburg and Agnes Loonstra of Wooden Soldiers & Tom Swart. The song is about Joseph and Mary’s travel to Bethlehem. For the video I made drawings that were reworked by my daughters Mien and Lenna. If you buy ‘A very Pondertone Christmas’ on Bandcamp and supply us with your address, you get an original drawing as used in the video.
Reviews & interviews
Our new album From Now On receives excellent reviews. De Krenten Uit De Pop even calls it “one of the best records at the moment”. You can find links to all reviews and interviews over at our media page.
Pondertone had a top night on 7 November. Our heartfelt gratitude goes to all those present for making it a pleasant time, to Ekko for the hospitality, the Lukida subscribers for the support and Gijs ‘Geluid’ Oomkes for the live sound. See you next time!
Album release show, November 7
Ten years after our last album ‘Snake & Apacolips’ we’ll release our new album called ‘From Now On’. Back then Kindamuzik described ‘Snake & Apacolips’ as “a Dutch masterpiece” and the late Live-XS described us as “one of the coolest bands from the Netherlands”. On November 7 we’ll present the new album at Ekko, Utrecht with a special live show. You can order the album now through Lukida. You’ll receive a signed copy (on cd or vinyl) and free tickets for the show.
Free concert 5 july
Sunday, 5 July Pondertone plays a free concert at the Koekoeksplein from 11:30 am. Bring your own folding chair. Coffee, tea and lemonade is sold on site. Because of the Tour de France a TV screen will be installed for the images to accompany the music. Admission is free , but a contribution is very much appreciated.
Because of the Tour de France the city centre is car free. So please come by bike. The Koekoeksplein is a 15-minute walk from Utrecht Central, which is about as long as it would take you by bus.
25 januari Peaking at Pondertone
On January 25 Pondertone will be performing in our own living room for Gluren Bij De Buren festival. Topics such as life, death, love and loneliness are combined with (mis)communication, dreams, drunken banter and wonder in this extraordinary musical experience. The performances are free to visit. After each performances you will be asked to make a voluntary contribution.
• Times: 13.00 / 14.15 / 15.30
• Address: Hopakker 26 -bis