• Wed 14/11

    tickets

    CASS MCCOMBS (us)

    Singer-songwriter, Psychedelica

    ZAAL DE ZWERVER - LEFFINGE

  • Sat 24/11

    tickets

    THE ANTLER KING

    CD-VOORSTELLING: ‘TEN FOR A BIRD’
    CATCHY, PSYCHEDLISCHE INDIEPOP

    CAFÉ DE ZWERVER - LEFFINGE

  • Sun 02/12

    tickets

    GREAT LAKE SWIMMERS (ca) + MOONEYE

    Indie, Folk, Duyster
    Autumn Falls

    ZAAL DE ZWERVER - LEFFINGE

  • Fri 07/12

    gratis

    HEISA + ‘OUT OF THE BLUE INTO THE BLACK’

    Rough Diamonds
    Math, Noise, Indie
    + Kortfilm

    CAFÉ DE ZWERVER - LEFFINGE

  • Fri 14/12

    gratis

    IN THE PICTURE - STOP MAKING SENSE

    concertfilm over Talking Heads

    CAFÉ DE ZWERVER - LEFFINGE

  • Sat 22/12

    tickets

    CRAYON SUN

    Nieuwe band rond Aldo Struyf
    Psych vs Blues

    CAFÉ DE ZWERVER - LEFFINGE

  • Fri 25/01

    tickets

    DEZ MONA + LEAH SENIOR (au)

    Pop Noir, Avant-garde
    Cd-voorstelling

    ZAAL DE ZWERVER - LEFFINGE

  • Thu 31/01

    tickets

    SPINVIS SOLO (nl)

    Theaterconcert (zitplaatsen)
    I.S.M. CULTUURDIENST MIDDELKERKE

    ZAAL DE ZWERVER - LEFFINGE

  • Fri 08/02

    tickets

    LULUC (au)

    Indiefolk
    Nieuwe plaat uit op Sub Pop

    CAFÉ DE ZWERVER - LEFFINGE

  • Sun 17/03

    tickets

    DEREK & THE DIRT

    Back to basics club tour!

    CAFÉ DE ZWERVER - LEFFINGE

  • Sun 24/03

    tickets

    TINY RUINS (nz) + support

    Duyster-lievelingen, folk
    Cd-Voorstelling

    CAFÉ DE ZWERVER - LEFFINGE

  • Wed 17/04

    tickets

    ALL THEM WITCHES (us) + support

    Epic Swampy Stoner uit Nashville Tennessee!
    Voor fans van: Kadavar, Red Fang, ...

    ZAAL DE ZWERVER - LEFFINGE

  • Sun 21/04

    tickets

    THE SHEILA DIVINE (us) + support

    Legendarische nineties band!
    Voorstelling nieuwe plaat.

    ZAAL DE ZWERVER - LEFFINGE

  • Wed 24/04

    tickets

    HISTRYLOGIE: WOODSTOCK 1969

    Wouter Mattelin, Axl Peleman, Neeka, Esther Lybeert...
    ZITPLAATSEN
    I.S.M. CULTUURDIENST MIDDELKERKE

    ZAAL DE ZWERVER - LEFFINGE

  • Fri 07/06

    tickets

    CEDRIC BURNSIDE (us)

    Mississippi Hill Country Blues
    Exclusief concert

    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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