4 years HR!

4 years ago we played our first official show. In these 4 years we’ve seen so many places and so many faces. We did so many great things, too much to mention below but lets give it a try:

– opening for our friends in Antillectual a couple of times, was the best start a band could possibly have.
– opening for bands as: The Offspring, Red City Radio, The Flatliners, Off With Their Heads, Smoke or Fire, Versus The World, Teenage Bottlerocket, Nothington, Apologies, i have none, ASTPAI & A Wilhelm Scream to name a few.
– released: 1 full length album together with one of the best record labels around Shield Recordings, 2 singles and many compilation.
– made one video for our single ‘Sink in Time’.
– toured: UK, Germany, Belgium, Austria, Italy & Netherlands several times.

We can’t thank all the people that made the last 4 years a total blast but here you go:
Deny Putman for playing guitar in our first year as a band. White Russian Records for releasing our first single, Nico van Montfort for most of the recordings we did. Gert-Jan de Leeuw & Fieke Houkes for releasing our 1st album. Bonny Somalia, Bob Sacamano for the shows in Germany and the plans for a beach tour which is still under construction. All local bands we had the pleasure of sharing the stage with. All promoters in Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Italy & the UK!

There’s new music coming, new shows and who knows whats more to come in the next couple of years. One thing is for sure:

We don’t need our heroes
The tide is going to change
Got friends to believe in
As long as they will rise

Thanks, HR
Coen, Hans, Maarten & Wouter

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Now that’s something everyone can enjoy

Time for another blog you say?

Last few months have been amazing. We’ve shared stages with absolute legends; The Copyrights, The Casualties, Typesetter, Cornflames, The Smith Street Band, The Priceduifkes, …

But this next thing is something next level. We will play a sold out 013 with THE OFFSPRING and Good Riddance on June 16th. WellIBeDamned! We never thought this would happen. The press has been kind to us, too. We did interviews with 3FM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJzyXTPG_P4), 3voor12, BN De Stem..

And as if that wasn’t enough, we we’re asked to support The Flatliners and The Decline on their Amsterdam gig at the Sugarfactory, August 21st. This is madness!

Are there any goals left to accomplish? Maybe Groezrock? We don’t know. Maybe some day… All we know is that this years ‘program-booklet’ had a special announcement (click here to read). Yes, we will record a Split 7″ with Belgian megababes Coma Commander in the near future. Stay tuned for more updates on that one.

Hugs & kisses,
– The Realms

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We’re back!

After a (well deserved?) holiday, we’re back to rock as never before. Our first gig will be August 25th, playing with The Smith Street Band and March. This will happen at the legendary Dynamo club, Eindhoven. Cool huh!

Our second gig is also a really cool one, ’cause our record label Shield Recordings is celebrating their 10th year of releasing the crème the la crème of Dutch punkrock and hardcore records. Mark your calendars now, September 26th at Hall Of Fame Tilburg, also playing are heroes The Real Danger, Accelerators, Sweet Empire, The Windowsill, Irish Handcuffs, Rivershores, Modern Saints, and more will be announced soon.

But wait! There’s more. October 3rd will see us returning to Belgium. We’ll be at Rogerfest V at Blue Jeans XL, Ravels-Eel. Other bands on the line-up are We’rewolves, Leave Scars, Kevlar, The Sedan Vault, Equal Idiots, and many more. Everyone loves Roger.

Our return to the stage wouldn’t be complete without a gig in, what could be described as our second hometown, Aachen, Germany. We’ll play the first edition of Full Disclosure Mini Fest, October 11th. Other bands on the line-up are Typesetter, Shango Nitra, Gedrängel, and many more. Show them your support.

More gigs will be added over here soon.
Looking forward to drink beer with each and everyone of you!

– HR

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This was supposed to be a celebration

And so we write these words down after completing an awesome set of shows with Red City Radio, Pears, the Dutch Rudders, March, the Real Danger, Cheap Drugs, Priceduifkes and much more. We made a lot of new friends, we’ve seen so many beautiful places and drank so much lovely beers across Europe. It’s not that hard to say we had the best time of our lives the past couple of months. But as time passes on we thought it would be a good idea to take some time off to write new songs and to attend to other personal matters like cleaning the oven or checking our tires.

So for now we take a little break to return in August as fresh as a baguette du fromage on a Sunday morning! Hope to bring some new tunes to your ears at the shows that are planned after our little break. But for now you guys have to do it with our full length PØLP. We are happy as fuck with the fact that there are only 3 pink copies left of this record. So if you want one, take a fast look at our merchandise page or check out the website of our lovely friends and family of Shield Recørdings!

So we crawl back in to our little realms and wish all of you all the best for the next few months. And we kick some kontjes when we return after the summer!

– YIPPIEYAHOEDEL

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Aaaah, Monday mornings

We started the year pretty good. The February tour took us to Italy, Austria and Germany (and NL supporting Atlas Losing Grip), which was really rad. We met a lot of cool people, and have seen some really cool bands.
And just when we thought things couldn’t be better, our Belgian shows started of last weekend. Wow! Sharing the stage with Red City Radio, Pears, and many more ace bands at the Indoor Edition of Brakrock Ecofest. We can’t thank you enough for attending these shows, and your enthousiasm!

Because we’re too lazy to record a new videoclip + we heard you like to sing-along. we added simple lyric videos of our full length to YouTube! Enjoy!

Here’s the playlist:

The next few weeks will take us to:
21-03-2015 – Crossbonefest – JH The Bassment – Houthalen BE (w/ The Dopamines, Mean Jeans, Fights And Fires, The Murderburgers, Maladroit, Priceduifkes, Bat Bites, Muncie Girls, The Real Danger, Cheap Drugs, Apologies I Have None, and more)
28-03-2015 – ‘t Verdriet – Zele BE (w/ The Dutch Rudders, The Real Danger, Cheap Drugs, Koala Commission)
05-04-2015 – Mezz – Breda NL (w/ March, The Law Won, Tarantino, Revölvo, and more)
06-04-2015 – Prilpop Festival – Sevenum NL (w/ Your Highness, The Hubschrauber, Thalamus, Mind Rays, and more)

We are stoked!

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Resolutions and whiskey dreams

A little late, but we’re happy to say that we survived another year of partying! Well, most of the time we we’re just messing around playing mario kart or duck hunt. I’ve been told we’ve released a split 7” and our debut album last year, which is pretty sweet. Thanks for the support boys and girls!

Since our latest post we had some really awesome gigs with bands such as Baxter, Dirty Bastards, Drunktank, March, We’rewolves, Deadbeats and Sunpower.
So.. what’s next? In the very near future we will be playing gigs in Italy, Germany, Belgium, and (of course) The Netherlands. We’re looking forward to be playing the already legendary festivals Crossbonefest and Brakrock Ecofest – Indoor Spring Edition, while sharing the stage with some of the coolest bands alive: Red City Radio, Atlas Losing Grip, Pears, The Dopamines, The Murderburgers, Apologies I Have None, The Dutch Rudders, and so much more. Siked als ‘n malle! Check out our gigs section for more info.

See you on the road!

– The Realms

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State of mind

Soooo, PØLP was released six weeks ago. We’d like to thank everyone for streaming, buying and sharing! We hope you like it!

The pink vinyl is almost sold out, as well as the cassette tapes. So if you want one of those, hurry to our webstore. Because we’re cheap bastards and don’t want to pay for our Bigcartel page, the store is not perfect. If you think you’re paying too much for shipping costs, please send us a message. We’ll sort something out.

We want to thank each and everyone for the (mostly) positive feedback. We really appreciate it. Below the reviews of PØLP we’ve seen so far. Some very positive, some a bit less positive. It’s all about opinions.. But we’re happy to see that most people seem to like our album:

Rock XXL (9/10) (BE)
SWNK (90/100)
Underdog Fanzine (DE)
Mass Movement (UK)
Punx.nl (70/100)
Out Of Step HC (BE) (8.5/10)
Lords Of Metal (74/100)

Meanwhile, we’ve been playing awesome shows at BoemTikFest, Heerhugowaard, Brute Boul, Paderborn, Essen and Aachen with some of the best bands; like When There Is None, White Hand Gibbon, Starry, Modern Saints, Resolutions, LateGeneration, March, Screw Houston, and many more.

Our next shows will be in Wageningen, Middelburg and Weinheim. And we’ll be announcing a short European tour soon. Keep checking our shows page for more info.
Life is good!

Take care,
– The Realms

P.S. did you know that we’re an Instagram band now? Facebook has been fucking with us for too long, but we’ll try to update that page as well.. sometimes..

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(picture taken at BoemTikFest 2014 by Nous Daovise)

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