Posted on: 11-1-2015
And we have a lot to look back on and look forward to:
Was 2014 filled with some great gigs... a whole bunch of new songs... some new collaborations, fun recordings and a trip to Italy....
2015 promises even to be more fruitful: with the recording and release of our second album in the fall, New gigs coming up and the production and release of Comic sexy! Sorry?..Comic Wha? Yep that's right... Our national treasure and uber Spinshot Martin Draax is in the final stages of completing a collection of beautiful dresses for you to admire and ultimately buy. Check out the website for a first hint of the collection: comicsexyfashion.com
If you haven't liked us on Facebook yet...please make sure you do so at facebook.com/TheSpinshots
We try to use our facebookpage as our weekly diary of everything thats going on in our world ...keeping you up to date with gigs...behind the scenes anecdotes and tasty gigpics. like the ones below...taken on our recent trip to the lovely city of Taranto, Italy for a gathering of beautiful people at "This is the party".
Love you and see you all soon!
Photo by Cosimo Calibrese
Photo by Cosimo Calibrese
Photo by Cosimo Calibrese
Posted on: 08-1-2015
Did we tell you already we was going to italy last month? Well, funny thing happened on the way back: after all kinds of horrorstories from our musicianscollegues about not being allowed to take the instruments in the cabin and thus missing flights. quite the opposite happened to us on the klmflight from Rome to Amsterdam: the flight personal saw us come in with our gear and asked us to unpack and play them a tune!.. Here's what that looked like: Shake on the plane!
Thank you so much spies and spy-ettes, you were the best. Pictures and moving images are on their way. In the meantime we're brewing new (NEW!) Spinshotsongs, coming to you anywhere next year on the new record we're cooking. You can see us live on nov 28, 21.30 at Stiel's Muziekcafé, Smedestraat, Haarlem, annndd.... we'll fly to fair Taranto, in southern Italy to play on a festival called: 'Thisistheparty', on dec 20th. Hope see your charming faces at one of these gigs!
Finally its there! The moment you've all been waiting for! October 4th the new Spinshots single 'Gone Before He Left' will see the living daylights on a very special spy-themed fiesta at La Caverna Intergalactica, Oostelijke Handelskade 999 (above Puerto Pata Negra). There will be a stunning show, dj's, drinks, smiles, best (spy) dressed contest, free vinyl for the first 150 visitors and... you!
Doors open: 21.00, show starts 22.00 sharp.
Check out the design down below. art direction and design by dr. Draax, art by Emanuel
More info on facialbooks.
To celebrate the Tolhuistuin opening and the new dance night Dim'Lights, The Spinshots have invited beautifull bellydancer maya and top notch percussionist os De Haas for our (free!) shows at 21.45.
Between 18.00 and 19.00 we do a warming up for travellers on the ferry to Noord, giving them an 'aubade' from the ferry balcony. We're already ironing our sailor suits for this superspecial and fun occasion!
And don't forget to save the date: oct 4 we'll release our single 'Gone Before He Left' in on very swell location in our hometown!
Posted on 29-06-2014
Yep! We've been recording! We recorded 'Gone Before He Left' at Electric Monkey Studio (though a mixingtable that once belonged to our hero Ennio Morricone) with the Spinshots and guests. (among them Jos the Haas of New Cool Collective and Sietse van Gorkom, with his Red Limo Orchestra)
On the B side you'll hear a nice bubblegum track called 'Comic Sexy', introducing Jaap on the Hammond Organ.
Our drummer Emanuel did the artwork for the cover, here's a little peak at the label as it will appear at the 45 inch:
Posted on 12-05-2014
Wellll...after some stunning shows round Koningsdag.
Leader of all spinshots Martin Draax has come up with a lot of new material lately and we're busy rehearsing.
Getting ready for a new record
Also we would like to welcome a new Spinshot in our midst: Keyboard player and organist Jan Jaap Snellen.
The spinshots 2nd gig of the evening @ Noordermarkt
Posted on 05-12-2013
My oh MY oh MY!
The God of hellfire seriously rocked the church of rock!!
Here's us playing with the man who brought you....FIRE!
Organ: Jeroen van Zwijndrecht;
Percussion: Jos de Haas;
Background vox: Julia P and Flora Dolores.
Posted on 05-12-2013
Our friends of Amsterdam Beatclub have been around for ten years, and they sure know how to celebrate. December 15 its time for a huge birthday bash at Paradiso Amsterdam, where we will play among many many other amazing acts, like the legendary 'God of Hellfire' Arthur Brown! And last but not least there's the premiere of our new single 'Gone Before He Left', which is featured on the compilation vinyl '10 Years of Amsterdam Beatclub'. Available anywhere near you soon! Go! Go! Go!
Posted on 09-11-2013
There are some amazing gigs coming up! What about Paradiso's main hall, the 'Veronica Schip'; a legendary new venue for live music, Haarlem and more? Click here and find out where and when you'll have the special opportunity of dancing to the live sounds of The Spinshots!
Posted on 31-10-2013
Wows, there it is! The cute leader of KLIK! the Hollands best animation film festival, which starts at november 12th. And who else but The Spinshots -with half of the band consisting of graphic artists- created the mysterious soundtrack to this leader...
Posted on 04-10-2013
New stuff is cooking in the Spinshots' kitchen and it smells fingerlicking good. So we invited some friends. A lot of them! On our upcoming single you can hear a 13 piece string section of the Red Limo combo, arranged by the amazing Sietse van Gorkom (Kytemans Orchestra, Janne Schra et al.). They almost didn't fit the Electric Monkey studio... And great percussionist Jos de Haas (New Cool Collective) came over and played some mean congas and bongos. The result of all this hard work will soon be heard anywhere near you, soon!
Posted on 20-08-2013________________________________
Oh yes and how great it all was! The Spinshots recently played the main stage at Haarlem Jazz & More... Beautiful audience, great crew! Thanx everybody!
A very short excerpt is here
(pic by Peter Visser)
Posted on 11-02-2013
Proud as we are, no words are needed: just watch...
Posted on 05-02-2013
Yessss! Finally! We've got teeshirts for you! 20 Euros only, you can buy them starting next gig!
Don't worry, gents! There's a shirt for men as well, but we don't have the photos yet...
Model: Tony Docekal, Photographer: Huub van Stijn.
Posted on 02-02-2013
What happens if you ask a wild Exotica band, a raw Blues singer and three soulful sisters to play the soundtrack for an animation movie? And then ask them again, to record a videoclip? The result can be seen and heard at Pakhuis Wilhelmina, Amsterdam. The Spinshots, featuring Boyd Small and the Van Dijck Sisters, present their new videoclip 'Sell Your Soul'.
'Sell Your Soul' is a song from the soundtrack of the film 'Deep Shit', directed by Spinshots guitarist Martin Draax. The animated short, made in three long years, had it's première at the 'Nederlands Film Festival' in Utrecht in september. It was shown in Brasil, Ireland and the Netherlands after. Now, as a bonus, there is the freshly shot videoclip, with Boyd Small and the Van Dijck Sisters in the leading roles.
Sell your soul promo poster
February 9th, the world premiere of 'Sell Your Soul' is celebrated in Pakhuis Wilhelmina, Amsterdam. The Spinshots wil play a live show, with Boyd Small and the Van Dijck Sisters as guests. After the live show, you can dance to the wild 60s tunes of Brother Boogaloo (de Nieuwe Anita) and Ir Vendermeulen (Amsterdam Beat Club)
for some behind the scenes pics: scroll down a bit.
See our gig page for more details.
Hope to see you there!
Posted on 28-01-2013
It was close, but not too close to mention...
Amsterdam BearClub invited 4 bands to play at rocktemple Paradiso. Each band giving four ten-minute showcases, each band on a stage of it's own.
Yes: 4 stages, 4 bands.
And boy! Did the audience love it!!: the bands were fantastic, there was of course no rivalry between them - all for a good night of rock and roll.
The applausemeter registrated the loudness of the applauding audiences after each band. It gave a vital decibel more in favor of the Spinshots and so we could collect our first 'Golden Record' : a 7" single painted gold in a frame.
The Spinshots loved playing but at the same time fully enjoyed the gigs of the other bands: The Pacifix, De Mieters and De Keefmen, all three of them being great 60's style combos.
Winning is not of importance - all four bands were equally great, and playing in paradiso was as fantastic as ever.
Thanks to the audience! Special thanks to Ir Vendermeulen for asking us!
Posted on 12-26-2012
From down here at Spinshots headquarters we wish all of you sophisticated Spinshots supporters a Christmas Extraordinaire, and the happiest and newest new year ever!
Here's a new years resolution for ya: Come and say hi on one of the following dates: Januari 21 at Paradiso doing a friendly battle of the bands for Amsterdam Beat Club, Februari 9 at Wilhemlmina Pakhuis to present our newest Videoclip and Februari 21 at The Melkweg to celebrate comics and curiosa magazine Zone 5300's 100th issue.
For more information check out our gig page.
Hope to see you soon!!
Posted on 09-13-2012
We're halfway! And we have an important date for you. Februari 9, 2013! Write it in your agenda, don't go anywhere else but to Wilhelmina Pakhuis Amsterdam - we will present our videoclip and other new material.
Besides that, guitarist Martin Draax will play the finest exotica, soul, beat, soundtracks, spy-fi and 60s pop from vinyl.
Yep: dance till you drop!
The clip is a promotion project for Boyd Small, who is our guest singer, Cato van Dijck and Flora Dolores who sing the backings, the Spinshots and the animated shortfilm Deep Shit, which was written and directed by Martin Draax. The song is part of the soundtrack of that film.
Posted on 02-10-2012
Well, Well, Aren't they a busy bunch!?
between recording, writing new material, doing live gigs and hanging out with the cool and mighty, somehow time was found to shoot a videoclip to accompany one of the songs for the new album.
Emanuel and Jelle (Photo: Patrick Raats)
Julien and Wurlitzer (Photo: Patrick Raats)
Martin handling reality better through a lens (Photo: Patrick Raats)
Andreas (Photo: Patrick Raats)
Emanuel and Martin hanging in there (Photo: Patrick Raats)
Boyd Small doing lead vox (Photos: Patrick Raats)
Flora Dolores and Cato (Photo: Patrick Raats)
This is not their first clip by the way. earlier they made this one :
Posted on 28-09-2012
It is a wild & exciting time for the Spinshots. They play a lot (see giglist) and guitarist Martin Draax' short animation film has it's Dutch premiere at Nederlands Film Festival in Utrecht. The Spinshots performed the music for the film and are now working on a videoclip with additional musicians (The Van Dijck Sisters, Julien Kummer, Boyd Small) - soon to be all over youtube!
Martin Draax' deep shit.
Posted on 05-09-2012_________________________________
De kans dat je de komende maanden ergens in Nederland de Spinshots tegen het lijf loopt is groter dan ooit tevoren: de optredens blijven maar binnenstromen. De Popronde brengt ons onder meer naar Nijmegen, Helmond, Delft, Haarlem, Arnhem en Den Bosch. Verder komen we naar Rotterdam én staan we in Tivoli de Helling. Alle optredens staan onder het kopje 'gigs' en er komen er vast nog meer bij. Tot snel!
Posted on 03-09-2012
Voordat zo de Popronde losbarst waarvoor The Spinshots allerlei nieuwe plekken in het land afreizen was het tijd voor een inspiratie-sessie. Edo van bombay-connection had ons uitgenodigd om eens te komen snuffelen in zijn enorme platencollectie vol exotica.
Hij schotelde ons een stevige portie geweldige muziek voor uit zijn absurd goedgevulde platenkast: Bollywood funk, Indianencumbia, Tamilmetal, Griekse shake, Duitse bop, afrofunk, Peruaanse boogaloo, Libanese bellydance, marokvlaamse exoticahiphop, Nederlandse beat, Turkse fiftiesballads, Ijslandse fuzzgitaar en nog veel meer.
Bollywoods Preetam soundtrack
Deze meneer zingt heel zacht, schijnt.
Dit alles op vinyl en over briljante boxen. Smullen. Na de Popronde maar snel aan de slag met liedjes voor het nieuwe album…
Posted on 07-08-2012
Oh oh... in alle drukte zijn we nogal slecht geweest met het updaten van onze site. Maar dat betekent niet dat er niets gebeurt! Zo zijn we onderdeel van de Popronde 2012 en gaan we in september, oktober en november onder meer Nijmegen, Arnhem, Helmond en Haarlem kennis laten maken met neo-exotica! Meer informatie over al onze aankomende optredens is te vinden bij gigs. Zie je daar!
Posted on 13-04-2012
Na een zwaar leuk optreden in Wormerveer schakelen we door naar de oefenruimte voor een muzikaal hoogstandje; op 29 april spelen we in Edel, Amsterdam, maarrr dat moet wegens gemeentellende en vergunningen (semi-) akoestisch. Dat vraagt om een andere interpretatie van de Spinshotsound. Een uitdaging, maar wel een leuke. Het resultaat beluister je op 29 april a.s. tussen 16.00 en 20.00 in Edel, postjesweg 1. Gratis entree!
Posted on 04-03-2012
Zo, dat was ondanks alle griepellende heel leuk, daar bij het tienjarig jublieum van Weirdomusic Heerlen. En nog nooit werden we zoveel 'betweet'. We moesten erg lachen om: 'Liever 7 Spinshots op het podium dan 1 Spinvis' en 'Wat is de overeenkomst tussen The Spinshots en The Muppets? De Drummer' (we zullen Emanuel vanaf nu AniManuel noemen) en waren blij met alle loftuitingen. Hopelijk tot snel! En vergeten jullie dan tussen het tweeten door niet te dansen?
Posted on 25-01-2012
Als je op de radio speelt moet je er tegenwoordig ook al uitzien om door een ringetje te halen, want voor de webcam is niemand veilig. Op 16 december speelden we op RTV Rijnmond bij Live uit LLoyd, en de leuke filmpjes van dat studio-optreden vind je hier. Hier alvast 'Shake off the Past':
21 januari jl waren we te gast bij de Jabo Gumbo Show op Radio 6:
Posted on 26-11-2011
Posted on 05-10-2011
You'll find much more under the MEDIA tab
Posted on 04-10-2011
After two great shows at 'Nieuwe Anita' -our official albumreleaseparty- and Pacific Parc- we can say the record buying season is officially open! We are very very proud of our record, which sounds great and looks gorgeous, thanks to the wonderful photograpy of Fotofloor, swell styling by Iris Satijn, make-up by Maaike Beijer and design by the genius Martin Draax.
You can order 'Never So Right on vinyl or cd, by clicking on the 'order' link on the right side of this page or via www.bol.com and iTunes. Ant when you're there, leave your comments. We are very curious what you think!
Posted on 03-10-2011
Our last 2 gigs were superswell! We want to thank our lovely sexy audience and hope to see y'all soon.
Daan Kooijman took this nice picture at the pacific parc, more pictures of both gigs -with Flora in her sassy new costume- will soon be published here. You'll find them under the 'media'-tab.
Posted on 23-09-2011
Wow we're so excited! Here it is, 'Never So Right'; our first real LP. Vinyl, baby! Finally, after more than a year of hard labour. We can't stop looking, touching and playing it and we hope you'll have the same sensation!
September 24 we will proudly present our album at 'Nieuwe Anita', Amsterdam. Bummer though for those without a reservation; its gonna be full and Amsterdam Beatclub has stopped taking reservations. If you have a reservation, make sure to enter Anita before nine o' clock. Don't forget your wallet so you can be one of the first people to have, hold, and play 'Nerver So Right' on vinyl or CD.
For all of you who can' make it the 24, there's a second chance coming up soon: september 30th we'll play a wild show at Pacific Parc to set your heels on fire. Hope to see you all there!
Posted on 24-07-2011
Yes! The Spinshots will proudly present their debute longplay album at 'Nieuwe Anita', Amsterdam.
The night is hosted by the Amsterdam Beatclub, the doors open at 20.30 and the show starts at 21.45. Be sure to be on time as the venue is small.
Reservations can be made at Amsterdam Beatclub.
We will play all songs of the album, unlike a week later, when we play Pacific Park, also in Amsterdam: there we will just build a wild party!
The album will be available on LP, CD and download.
The Spinshots invited Cato and Sofie of the Souldiers and Hammond player Julien Kummer for this special one time only gig. in which they will play all songs of the record.
Posted on 02-07-2011
Its original, funky, wild and fresh: Pride Before Fall is The Spinshots’ first official single. As a teaser for our upcoming album we give away this download for free. (Yes: Free! Free! well, the first 500 are free). Your first encounter with neo-exotica is served on a sizzling plate. So don’t hesitate, listen for yourself, get the summer feeling, download and share this track. And.. let us know what you think!
Posted on 10-24-2011
We're very proud to present our first album. We did everything in our power to bring to you the best we could. If you are interested, here are the links:
Posted on 02-7-2011
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