Wojciech Lada – U Korzeni

Ale to nie jedyne, co może zaskoczyć przy nieświadomym kontakcie z muzyką Labasheedy. Otóż muzycy generują zasadniczo ostre, hałaśliwe dźwięki wyrastające z post punkowej tradycji, jednak centralnym instrumentem, który charakteryzuje ich brzmienie, są skrzypce. Nie pojawiają się w każdym kawałku, czasem stanowią zaledwie akcent czy inny detal, choć często też dominują w brzmieniu całości.

Status seeking

Like we mentioned earlier, our new album Status Seeking will be released on September 4! Saskia screen-printed the sleeves herself and it will be available in a numbered edition of 350 copies. You can pre-order the LP right now at our store and on Bandcamp, where you can listen to False Flag, another new song.… Read more

Matthew Barlow – The Typescript

Labasheeda emerged out of Amsterdam in 2004, and since then have built up a cult following around Europe and Canada, through relentless touring, and their energetic, intense shows. I saw them away back in 2009 at l’Escogriffe, a hole in the wall on the rue Saint-Denis on the Plateau. It was exactly that, energetic, and intense. I was hooked, and I seem to recall scooping their album, A Few of a Population, on CD, and though I played it a lot, I don’t think I’ve seen it since I left Montreal eight years ago. Sad me. But then, I was lucky to get a copy of their new album, Status Seeking here at Typescript, and all was right with the world again.

Marcel Ozymantra – Zone 5300 magazine

Na vier albums en eindeloos toeren zou je denken dat Labasheeda wijd bekend is. Helaas is dit viertal rond zangeres/violiste Saskia van der Giessen en Arno Wolfswinkel een goedbewaard Amsterdams geheim. Hopelijk komt daar met hun vijfde album verandering in.

Labasheeda 2020

The crowdfuding campaign has been a succes, and we are planning to release the new album at the end March.The LP is titled Status Seeking and will contain twelve songs.

A lot of work still needs to be done, but it’s going to be something special…

Crowdfunding + upcoming (radio)shows

Yesterday we’ve started our campaign at Voor de Kunst to raise funds to release our new album, Status Seeking. If you want to help us out, just follow this link. Thanks in advance!

In the meantime we’ll be doing some shows in Amsterdam and Wormerveer; the first time we play as a full band since November 2015!… Read more

Back in the studio

Last Friday we have been recording The Clash song Deny with producer/engineer Ryan Hadlock for the forthcoming compilation Hearts & Minds & Crooked Beats. Old friend and multi-instrumentalist Wim Elzinga joined us on banjo for the occassion.

It was great to work with Ryan and we are very proud of the results!

Benefiting the International Rescue Committee, Hearts & Minds & Crooked Beats will feature bands and visual artists who created work inspired by The Clash and celebrating their music and human rights message.… Read more

Release party + other upcoming gigs

This Saturday there will be a Changing Lights release party at De Nieuwe Anita in Amsterdam. The line-up also features The Howl Ensemble and Mankes, while DJ Viso will be spinning some records. A splendid time is guaranteed for all.

Next week we’re playing at Vessel 11 (Rotterdam) with Laura Palmer. And after that, we’ll do a short tour through France and Belgium in October (see agenda for more info).… Read more

Changing Lights – Out now!

Our new album, Changing Lights, has been released today!

The LP is pressed on transparent blue vinyl and includes a download card (it’s also available as a separate digital download).

You can buy a copy here – or you can go to the ‘store’ page on this site.

UPDATE: The whole album can be streamed at the VPRO/3voor12 Luisterpaal.

Changing Lights

LP: Presto Chango Records PCR 008-1 (on transparent blue vinyl)
Released: May 18, 2015

Side A:
1. Spiral Song
2. My Instincts
3. Head
4. On the Beach
5. Wasteland
6. Changing Lights

Side B:
7. Tightrope
8. Leave of Absence
9. Circles
10. Fifty-Nine
11. Cold Water
12. Into the Wide

Saskia van der Giessen – vocals, guitar, violin, viola
Arne Wolfswinkel – guitar, bass, keys
Bas Snabilie – drums

Sarah Malpass – backing vocals (here and there)
Corno Zwetsloot – percussion on track 3

Recorded at the Next to Jaap Studio, Voorhout, June 7-9, 2014
Recorded & mixed by Corno Zwetsloot
Mastered by Tammo Kersbergen

Cover design by Arne Wolfswinkel

Note: Circles is a song by Pete Townshend / The Who

Listen to this album in our store.

Changing Lights & Corno

On May 18 we will release our fourth full-length album, titled Changing Lights (the last part in our ‘light’ trilogy, if you like). It will be available on blue vinyl and as a digital download – yes we know, if we were really modern it would have been available on cassette as well. You can listen to the the song Head in the music player, a video of the title track was made by Pim Christian.… Read more