2011 sees the very first release of the eccentric Dutch dark synth threesome Ravage! Ravage!
They have selected the sinister “Blisters” as their first single. The song was mixed by Blokgolf and mastered in London by Nilesh Patel (who has previously mastered albums by Crystal Castles, New Young Pony Club, Midnight Juggernauts and The Kills).
The single is supported by a stunning video animated by Maxmana (www.maxmana.com
), who has previously done work for Lowlands TV, Nobody Beats The Drum and many others, and whose work was featured at this years Venice Biennale.
The online release is backed up by a brand new song as b-side (the elegant instrumental “Pristine”), the demo version of "Blisters", remixes by new Dutch talents Machinegewehr (www.soundcloud.com/machinegewehr
) and GERAN (www.soundcloud.com/geran
), and a gloomy take of new song "Substance" by M3t∆d3bt (formerly known as Kid Goesting) who makes Ravage! Ravage! sound as a bewitched Fever Ray.
The single was released Monday July 4, via the band's own record label Earlick.
Full quality downloads are be available at:
Additionally, the single is available on iTunes, Spotify and a handful of other download portals.
The video is on regular rotation on various MTV Networks channels and can be seen online at:
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Quotes, quotes, quotes:
“Holland's new rave reverends” - TimeOut London
“Ibiza entertainment from hell” - 3voor12draait
“Debauched rave-noir” - Amsterdam Weekly
“Super-electro Dutch ravers” - Trash Menagerie
“Grandson of Marc Almond and Pet Shop Boys” - 3voor12's Hollandse Nieuwe
“Great music!” - DJ Hell
“Klinkt goed!” - Joost van Bellen
“You ROCK!” - Vive la Fete's Danny after a performance
“A Dutch treat” - Ex Berliner mag
“Ravage! Ravage!: Dark, exciting, arty, dance, rave, electro, Justice, Placeo, Bowie, My Bloody Valentine” - 3voor12rotterdam
“Soms kom je een band tegen waarvan je niet gelooft dat het uit Nederland komt” - TMF (Dutch MTV)
“Sophisticated like Pet Shop Boys with a storm of Soft Cell's nastiness” - NoddY RioT