Dutch renegade psych-rock band DeWolff has announced their first ever UK headline tour will take place in March 2024.
The announcement follows their storming October UK tour with Jared James Nichols and the release of their latest studio album, Love, Death & In Between, in February. Talking about coming back to the UK in March the band say. “We just finished our first UK tour, and we had such a good time that we decided to come back in March 2024! We’re so looking forward to partying with y’all, playing full length sets, making new friends and hearing DeWolff roar again!” The band will also play Planet Rock’s Planet Rockstock on Saturday, 2nd December.
Back on 1st June, DeWolff produced the world’s fastest studio-to-store record. The band started recording at 1 pm in the Artone Studio at Record Industry, and precisely 2 hours, 59 minutes, and 38 seconds later, the first 12-inch vinyl single, ‘Rosita Rápida’, was sold at Sounds in Haarlem, the Netherlands, beating the record previously held by Jack White.
You can watch a short documentary about it here and watch the video for the actual single here at RAMzine.
Love, Death & In Between, released on Mascot Records, became their first ever #1 record in their native Netherlands. The album spawning the singles ‘Heart Stopping Kinda Show’, ‘Will O’ The Wisp’, and ‘Night Train’.
Over the last 18 months they have careered across Europe on headline tours as well as shows with Toto, The Black Crowes and Jared James Nichols. They took a brief pause to celebrate a nomination for an Edison Award (The Dutch Grammys) for their album Double Cream with The Dawn Brothers, along with a ton of heavy-duty touring. On top of that they also received the Gouden Notekraker this year, the prize that -after nomination and election by colleagues- is awarded to the artist/band with the most special and influential live performances of the past season. You can watch the performance here and their performance at Pinkpop Festival here.
Recording live to tape, with no overdubs, brothers Pablo (Guitar/vocals) and Luka van de Poel (Drums/vocals) alongside Robin Piso (Hammond/Wurlitzer) were joined by a host of friends for Love, Death & In Between. The themes on the album were partly inspired by novels from 20th-century American authors, particularly John Steinbeck’s Tortilla Flat. “There is a quote from him, ‘The good story lay in half-told things which must be filled in out of the hearer’s own experience,’ and that was something I really wanted to do with lyrics on this record,” the band commented. At the same time, the band were deep diving into old soul and R&B records – Sam Cooke, The Impressions, The Coasters, The Clovers, Ray Charles and Little Richard, as well as a heavy dose of gospel – The Soul Stirrers, Al Green and early records by The Staple Singers.
Tickets are available for DeWolff’s 2024 UK tour here.