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02 feb 24
Today Donna Blue – musical collaborators and couple Danique van Kesteren and Bart van Dalen – released their dreamy, romantic-noir 60’s pop song titled Aphrodite. Along with the song the duo released a music video, which they produced, directed, and shot themselves.
Donna Blue: “Continuing along the classic storytelling lineage from the likes of well-known 1960’s duos Nancy & Lee, Serge & Jane, and Ramses & Liesbeth, our second single ‘Aphrodite’ is a duet written as a sort of myth. An upbeat and refreshing, yet nostalgic tale about a man trying to prove to a woman he is worthy of her love, while she is only interested in what he can do for her.”
As of today, their upcoming album Into The Realm of Love is available for pre-order and will be released March 8, 2024, on CD, Vinyl, and digital via Snowstar Records.
12 jan 24
Cape Sleep, formerly known as Kim Janssen, have released their second single I Want To Be Your Friend, from the upcoming album Video Days, set to be released February 23rd. Alongside the single, there's a music video featuring the band performing the song.
The new upbeat indie-pop song I Want To Be Your Friend conveys a longing to be wanted in someone’s life:
“I wish you’d call me at some ungodly hour,
to ask me to help you write your novel.
I want to be your friend not only when I’m all you got,
when other people are around, not just when they’re not”
Pre-order Video Days on CD and Vinyl here
03 nov 23
Donna Blue's sensual and atmospheric single 'Fantasy Girl' is a first glimpse of the upcoming bilingual album 'Into the Realm of Love,' expected to be released in March 2024. With a dreamy and chic 1960s sound, the song captures the allure of the online world.
"The lyrics personify the temptation of the online world, calling to you like a modern-day mythical siren," explains Donna Blue. "It constantly lurks, enticing you to fall in love with a fantasy version of yourself and others."
Their new album follows their debut 'Dark Roses' (2022) and will be available next year on vinyl, CD, and streaming via Snowstar Records.
Following the album's release in March 2024, Donna Blue will embark on an extensive European tour in spring 2024 with confirmed dates so far:
April 24, 2024: Le Hasard Ludique, Paris, France
April 26, 2024: Hebebühne, Hamburg, Germany
April 27, 2024: Kantine am Berghain, Berlin, Germany
06 oct 23
Cape Sleep is the new band name of Dutch artist Kim Janssen, who previously released three albums and an EP under his own name.
Awash with dreamy synths and shiny guitars and motored by a driving bass guitar courtesy of Moss frontman Marien Dorleijn, the song has a tinge of melancholy and gravitas that might make you think of an old Springsteen ballad.
‘Telephone’ is accompanied by a music video shot on 16mm film, directed by Kim Janssen himself. The video features a girl in a white dress on rollerskates teleporting through a series of curtains.
Live dates will be announced soon.
22 sep 23
The 2020 I am Oak release 'Odd Seeds' was released on double LP and cassette. Ever since it came out people have been asking for a CD version. Now, thanks to our Japanese friends from Signpole Records, here it is: The Japanese CD release of 'Odd Seeds'.
'Odd Seeds' is a selection of 26 reinterpretations of songs from the I Am Oak back catalog, ranging from before the debut album until the most recent album 'Osmosis'.
The Japanese CD release of Odd Seeds is available now on the Snowstar Records Webshop