Live from Berlin 02.02.24

During the soundcheck at K19 in Berlin, we asked our friend Nicolas Haumann to shoot some footage for a video. It turned out so well that we decided to post this version of Minus Minus without further editing. Thanks, Nicolas!

We really enjoyed the tour, the first with our new drummer Igor Plzak, and look forward to the upcoming gigs, of which there will be plenty this year.

The Big Takeover 30/11/2023

https://bigtakeover.com/recordings/labasheeda-blueprints-presto-chango-records

By Dave Franklin

It’s just at the point where rock and roll tips over into noise, where melody turns into sonic soundscaping and where song structure becomes untethered and unruly, that you find Labasheeda. Few bands manage to find the sweet spot between traditional rock and post-rock, the place where new attitudes sweep away the cliche of the past and where the worst excesses of experimentation are held in check by the perfect blend of muscle and melody.… Read more

Extrafrench 28/11/23

Comment ne pas s’arrêter sur Labasheeda, un trio rock originaire d’Amsterdam, qui nous a surpris avec “Blueprints”, un album audacieux de 10 morceaux aux sonorités Rock et New Wave qui marque un tournant décisif dans leur aventure musicale. Alliant passion et innovation, ce nouveau projet est le reflet d’un groupe en pleine évolution, explorant de nouveaux horizons sonores avec une énergie débordante et une identité musicale affirmée.Read more

Mystic Sons 27/11/23

http://www.mysticsons.com/article/labasheeda-release-new-album-blueprints

Following on from the rapturous response to their much-loved 2021 EP ‘Old Traditions’, Dutch outfit Labasheeda are back on the grind once again as they deliver their eagerly-awaited new studio album ‘Blueprints’.

Featuring the previously shared gems ‘Curiosity’ and ‘Vanity’, this new eleven-track collection makes for an incredibly rich and vibrant listen. Jam-packed with stellar hooks, a soaring atmosphere, and mesmerising vocals layered throughout, ‘Blueprints’ sees them return with some of their most impactful material to date.… Read more

Obscure Sound 22/11/23

Amsterdam-based trio Labasheeda tout a rousing rock sound on their new album Blueprints, impressing in its range of fervent alt-rock, moody post-punk, and string-laden haunts; the latter compels in particular on standouts like “Fossils” and “Procedure.” The act has released multiple albums and EPs since 2004, and continue to impress on Blueprints, emphasizing the act’s knack for stylish rock immersion alongside alternating time signature and Saskia van der Giessen confidently dynamic vocal presence.
Read more

De krenten uit de pop 20/11/23

https://dekrentenuitdepop.blogspot.com/2023/11/labasheeda-blueprints.html

De Amsterdamse band Labasheeda heeft met Blueprints een werkelijk geweldig album afgeleverd, dat stekelige rocksongs combineert met nogal uiteenlopende invloeden, avontuurlijke klanken en gedreven zang
Labasheeda draait inmiddels al een tijdje mee, maar met het onlangs verschenen Blueprints kan de band uit Amsterdam wel eens flinke stappen gaan zetten. Op haar nieuwe album combineert Labasheeda invloeden uit de postpunk en indierock, maar door de bijzondere bijdragen van bijvoorbeeld de viool past de band in geen enkel hokje.… Read more

De Subjectivisten 2/11/23

Door Jan Willem Broek

Deze NNM-serie is sinds 2017 een heugelijk feit, maar de Amsterdamse groep Labasheeda heeft los daarvan al eerder een podium buiten de weeklijst gekregen. En terecht, want deze in 2004 opgerichte groep rond gitarist/pianiste/(alt)violiste/zangeres Saskia van der Giessen weet het verschil te maken met hun fijne mix van post-punk, noise, post-rock en art-pop.… Read more

AM:plified 3/11/2023

Mit ‘Blueprints’ präsentieren Labasheeda aus Amsterdam ein faszinierendes Klangexperiment. Das Noise Rock und Art Punk Trio entführt uns auf eine Reise durch brodelnde Basslinien, chaotische Gitarrenriffs und melancholische Gesangspassagen. Ein Album, das mit unkonventionellen Instrumenten und durchdachten Kompositionen beeindruckt.

Labasheeda’s neues Album “Blueprints” iseine klangliche Achterbahnfahrt, die den Hörer in eine Welt voller Überraschungen entführt. Das Album beginnt mit dem energetischen Opener “Fossils”, der mit seinen druckvollen Rhythmen und eingängigen Melodien sofort fesselt.… Read more

Biography

Biography

Fotocredit Karel Suster

Labasheeda is an idiosyncratic rocktrio from Amsterdam. Tying together two decades of adventurous, sound-evolving albums and changing lineups, Labasheeda’s music has a penchant for concise, stripped down melodies, and quick switches from spacious bass lines and drums to heavy, chaotic, and sometimes anthemic guitar driven songs. The unorthodox use of violin, the often deviating time signatures and Saskia van der Giessen’s distinctive voice give the band its unique sound.… Read more