Labasheeda are an art-punk band from Amsterdam based around singer/guitarist/violin player Saskia van der Giessen and guitarist Arne Wolfswinkel. A driven act whose sound blends poppy melodies with bursts of distorted violin, melancholic vocals and wire wool guitar dissonance juxtaposed with intense drumming.
Since they were formed in 2004, Labasheeda have built up a strong cult following from their unrelenting touring and recording schedule. Tours across Europe and Canada are where the band really holds their own, delivering intense and energetic performances. Their acoustic sets are equally captivating and perfectly suited for their live radio performances like on diverse BBC stations in the UK, Canada, the Czech Republic, and of course the Netherlands.
In May 2015 Labasheeda released Changing Lights, their fourth full-length album (available on blue vinyl on Presto Chango Records as well as a digital download). The album got favorable reviews in the Netherlands and abroad.