Thought Words Action 6/12/2023

Blueprints” is a new full-length album by Labasheeda, recently released on vinyl and streaming platforms. It’s the sixth full-length by this exceptional Dutch trio, serving as a perfect follow-up to “Status Seeking,” “Changing Lights,” “Castfat Shadows,” “The Twilight State,” and “Charity Box.” It’s also good to mention that the band also released several extended plays like “Old Traditions,” “Listen, The Snow Is Falling,” “Circle”, and “A Few Of A Population.”… 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


LP: Presto Chango Records PCR 014-1 (on clear vinyl)
CD: Presto Chango Records PCR 014-2
Released: November 3, 2023

Side A:

  1. Fossils
  2. Closure
  3. Sparkle
  4. Homeless
  5. Curiosity
  6. Vanity

Side B:

  1. Minus Minus
  2. Volatile
  3. Procedure
  4. Tigre Royal
  5. What Remains Is Love

Saskia van der Giessen – vocals, guitar, violin, viola, piano
Arne Wolfswinkel – guitar, bass guitar, piano
Bas Snabilie – drums, marimba, synthesizer, percussion

Laura Wolfswinkel – violin (#9)
Karen Opstelten – cello (#9, 11)
Renato Cannavacciuolo – double bass (#6, 11)
Christoph Walter – tinkling piano (#2)

Recorded, mixed & mastered at The Lullabye Factory, Amsterdam
Engineers – Christoph Walter & Tim van Veen

Screen print – Saskia van der Giessen
Photograph – Tony Thijs
Cover design – Arne Wolfswinkel



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