No way Weissmuller are to start off their bio with just another fucking boring sentence. This trio from Rotterdam, The Netherlands has been swimming the cresting waves of rock since 2007. As a classic drums, bass and guitar outfit they are dedicated to keep re-inventing their triple vocal harmony driven alternative rock. Sometimes dreamy, often catchy or emotionally wild, as if it were your own life’s soundtrack.
Their well-received ‘Equestrian Friends’ album was released in 2013 through Dutch JVGM Records label and produced by award-winning Martijn Groeneveld. A lot of gigs and radio-shows were to follow. Check the weird videos from that album here: www.weissmuller.nl/vids.html
Here’s a press quote to sum it all up:
Amp Magazine USA: ‘Yup, they manage to combine the best of the golden years of pop, punk, new wave ,and good old stomping rock, make it sound so remarkably fresh, and well, modern. Or rather, timeless. Some exquisite songwriting definitely helps. A brilliant reminder of how good guitars, bass, drums and vocals can really sound. Don’t take my word for it, track down this catchy fucker today.’
Slint, Sebadoh, Weezer, Cheap Trick and Hüsker Dü come to mind, but it’s impossible to pin down these guys. Some geezer may even think Pink (Floyd that is).
On October 1st Weissmuller will release a new 5 song EP called ‘Fox’. It was recorded and produced by Chris van Velde at LGM Studio Rotterdam and will again be released through JVGM Records. Five tracks that once again reflect this band’s ultimate goal: providing the soundtrack to our lives.
released 17 October 2014
Casper Rosenquist: drums and vocals. Wim du Mortier: bass, samples and vocals. Leo van Setten: guitar and vocals