• Sat 18/09

    tickets

    LEFFINGELEUREN | ABSYNTHE MINDED + Mauro Pawlowski + Mooneye + Ramkot + The Cool Greenhouse

    OP EN TENT
    Pop, Americana, Indie, ...

    CONCERTTENT - LEFFINGE

  • Sun 19/09

    tickets

    LEFFINGELEUREN | SOPHIA + Girls In Hawaii + Nordmann + Niklas Paschburg + HighHi + The Haunted Youth

    LEFFINGELEUREN - OP EN TENT
    Rock, duyster, indie

    CONCERTTENT - LEFFINGE

  • Sun 26/09

    tickets

    LEFFINGELEUREN | GOOSE + AILI + BOLIS PUPUL

    LEFFINGELEUREN - OP EN TENT
    Electronica

    CONCERTTENT - LEFFINGE

  • Fri 01/10

    uitgesteld

    AMERICAN AQUARIUM (us) + Kirby Brown (us)

    AMERICANA, ALT. COUNTRY
    NIEUWE DATUM

    MUZIEKCLUB DE ZWERVER - LEFFINGE

  • Fri 08/10

    tickets

    STIKSTOF

    TRY-OUT
    HIP HOP, BXL, ZWANGERE GUY

    ZAAL DE ZWERVER - LEFFINGE

  • Thu 28/10

    tickets

    THE MUCKERS (us) + Kookaburra

    Psych meets Glam

    CAFÉ DE ZWERVER - LEFFINGE

  • Fri 29/10

    tickets

    ADMIRAL FREEBEE

    CD-VOORSTELLING "THE GARDENER"

    ZAAL DE ZWERVER - LEFFINGE

  • Sun 31/10

    tickets

    THE COLD STARES (us)

    TRES HOMBRES PRESENTS
    HEAVY ROCK, BLUES, ROOTS

    MUZIEKCLUB DE ZWERVER - LEFFINGE

  • Fri 03/12

    tickets

    BLACK LIPS (us) + support

    GARAGE, FLOWER PUNK, COUNTRY

    ZAAL DE ZWERVER - LEFFINGE

  • Sat 04/12

    tickets

    STEF KAMIL CARLENS

    SINGER-SONGWRITER
    ZITTEND CONCERT

    ZAAL DE ZWERVER - LEFFINGE

  • Sun 05/12

    tickets

    OLD TIME RELIJUN (us) (NIEUWE DATUM)

    Avant-garde garage blues
    Denk Beefheart, Jon Spencer, ...

    CAFÉ DE ZWERVER - LEFFINGE

  • Fri 10/12

    tickets

    6DE ZWERVER MUZIEKQUIZ

    70 JAAR POPGESCHIEDENIS PASSEERT DE REVUE

    ZAAL DE ZWERVER - LEFFINGE

  • Fri 17/12

    tickets

    ANA POPOVIC (us) (NIEUWE DATUM)

    Leading Lady van de hedendaagse blues

    ZAAL DE ZWERVER - LEFFINGE

  • Fri 31/12

    uitgesteld

    DYLAN LEBLANC (VERPLAATST | DATUM VOLGT)

    AMERICANA, ROOTS
    SINGER-SONGWRITER

    CAFÉ DE ZWERVER - LEFFINGE

  • Fri 31/12

    uitgesteld

    NIKLAS PASCHBURG (de) + Mirek Coutigny (VERPLAATST | DATUM VOLGT)

    NEO-KLASSIEK, PIANO, AMBIENT
    I.S.M. KAAP

    ZAAL DE ZWERVER - LEFFINGE

  • Sun 30/01

    tickets

    STEVE WYNN (us)

    Frontman van The Dream Syndicate
    Rootsrock, Singer-song

    CAFÉ DE ZWERVER - LEFFINGE

  • Sun 06/02

    tickets

    NEAL FRANCIS (us)

    New Orleans-funk, soul, groove

    MUZIEKCLUB DE ZWERVER - LEFFINGE

  • Sat 12/03

    tickets

    MYSTÈRE

    COMEBACK-SHOW
    SKARIBAN PFUNK BIGBAND

    ZAAL DE ZWERVER - LEFFINGE

  • Wed 16/03

    tickets

    BAMBARA (us) + Nuha Ruby Ra (uk)

    Post-punk voor fans van o.a. The Birthday Party
    Mega zotte live band

    MUZIEKCLUB DE ZWERVER - LEFFINGE

  • Sun 01/05

    MDOU MOCTAR (ne)

    Tuareg desert blues, Psych
    Cd-voorstelling: "Afrique Victime"

    DE GROTE POST - OOSTENDE

  • Sun 15/05

    tickets

    CHRISTOPHER PAUL STELLING (us) (NIEUWE DATUM)

    singer-songwriter
    produced by Ben Harper

    MUZIEKCLUB DE ZWERVER - LEFFINGE

  • Sat 21/05

    tickets

    CHUCK PROPHET & THE MISSION EXPRESS (us)

    Roots, Americana
    Gekend van Green On Red

    ZAAL DE ZWERVER - LEFFINGE

  • Fri 03/06

    tickets

    GARRETT T. CAPPS (us) + Dj Willie (nieuwe datum)

    COUNTRY, AMERICANA

    MUZIEKCLUB DE ZWERVER - LEFFINGE

  • Sat 17/09

    tickets

    MEAT PUPPETS (us) (NIEUWE DATUM)

    Cowpunk, Rootsrock, Rock
    Nirvana was fan!

    ZAAL DE ZWERVER - LEFFINGE

  • Fri 28/10

    tickets

    DONAVON FRANKENREITER (us) + support (nieuwe datum)

    SURF, SINGER-SONG, ...

    ZAAL DE ZWERVER - LEFFINGE

‘HARD LOVE’ VAN STRAND OF OAKS 9/10

15/02/2017

‘HARD LOVE’ VAN STRAND OF OAKS 9/10

Zonder overdrijven is 'Hard Love' één van de meest geanticipeerde rockplaten die ons de komende maandan vanuit de USA zullen bereiken zeiden we een tijdje geleden en niks lijkt minder want de eerste recensie zijn er reeds boenk op. Zo geeft The Line Of Best Fit een mooie 9/10 veil voor dit nieuwe album! 

When you are trying to run away from a problem, sometimes you collide headlong with inspiration. In the best case scenario, that inspiration miraculously turns into your salvation – causing you to stop running and start saving yourself.

Strand Of Oaks new album, Hard Love, is equal measures escape and preservation for Tim Showalter. The nine assured, sprawling new songs reflect both a desperate search for meaning and significance in a world that doesn’t value the truth as much as it should, as well as a desire to forge a deep connection with something – and someone – real, while we still have the time.

On Hard Love, Showalter brazenly leaves his folkier, electro-tinged past behind him in favor of a more visceral, potent sound. The raw emotions coursing through these songs remain fragile, but are far less fractured than they were on his 2014 breakthrough album, HEAL. The album illustrates the hazy decadence of years on the road balanced with a craving to return home to a life close to resembling normalcy.

The Replacements-echoing lead single, "Radio Kids", expresses a yearning for the days when having a good song on your stereo and exciting plans for the weekend was all you needed to get by. The rousing "On The Hill" and "Taking Acid and Talking To My Brother" both reflect the psychedelic bombast of The Verve, which injects the material with an illusory clairvoyance and the temperamental self-reflection that only arrives in the early hours after a night filled with soul searching.

"Cry" forms the sentimental centerpiece of the record, as the plaintive piano ballad tenderly illuminates the pain and pleasure of a love that has grown heavy over the years. But Showalter isn’t interested in wallowing in those unguarded emotions for very long, as he and his trusty cohorts (producer Nicolas Vernhes and guitarist Jason Anderson) turn the noise up on the rollicking jams "Everything" and "Rest of It" that boisterously stand as some of Strand of Oaks finest work to date.

Charles Dickens wrote, “There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast.” And moments of personal darkness are threaded throughout Hard Love, but the clarity and strength that Showalter finds when he shrugs off the gloom gives the songs a restless optimism tempered with a belief that the sun will always come up no matter how long your night has been.



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