Episode 119: Music from the NorthFirst aired: Sunday, 8 May 2016 at 17.00 hours
This week in Muziek uit het Noorden another healthy dose of video clips of artists from the Northern Netherlands. Different genres, something for everyone!
Vangrail – Naar de Zee (from Friesland)
This Frysian band has performed at many festivals, indoor and outdoor stages. Last year Vangrail was officially names 'Ambassador of Freedom' in Friesland, for which they wrote a special liberation song. Between performances the band manages to write their own work as well. Recently they released their newest album: 'Laat de muziek aan!' (leave the music on)
Oes – Ik vind je liedje leuk (from Groningen)
“The fact we only live once is unfortunate enough, why not do the thing that makes you happy to the max?” And performing, that's what makes Marloes 'Oes' Pieksma happy. Since she was little, she knew she was going to be a singer. Her music consists of exotic pop songs, with reggae influences.
Rappende Meiden – Solo (from Drenthe)
Gwendolynn from Meppel and Carlijn from Utrecht met each other through a message on YouTube. This was the start of a blooming collaboration. After their first track they get a taste for making music, as they write more and even work on an album together. Indirectly the girls came into contact with producer and singer/songwriter Jeroen Russchen (Spikey Spike) a while ago, with whom they release their first official single: Solo.
The Common Linnets – In Your Eyes (from Overijssel)
The Common Linnets need little introduction. The country band, found by Ilse de Lange, got extremely popular due to their song 'Calm After The Storm', which made them runner-up in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014. The down-to-earth singer from Almelo proves that this band isn't a one-day-fly, by winning many awards with their music, even after the song contest.
Sproakwotter – Blief toch bie Mie (from Groningen)
According to Sproakwotter it doesn't matter what genre you play, you can rap on anything. In addition, Harry van Boven is better off rapping than singing. Together with Martin Blok, who is responsible for the musical compositions, they make songs in modern Gronings. Their first song 'Ladderzat' became locally popular.