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    De Staat

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    Genre:Indie, Alternative, Rock
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    Most Popular Albums (more)

    O [2016]
    Wait For Evolution [2009]
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    I_Con [2013]
    Machinery [2011]
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    Vinticious Versions [2014]


    Wait For Evolution first came into being as a solo project by singer/guitarist/producer Torre Florim. The album was recorded with help from musicians and friends. After some minor crew changes De Staat arrived at its current setting: razor sharp Jop van Summeren (bass, vocals); ever controlled Vedran 'The Wizard' Mircetic (guitar, effects); stage animal Rocco Hueting (cow bells (!), tambourine, vocals); rock hard drummer Tim 'The Executioner' van Delft and charismatic front man Torre Florim. This powerful coalition of five together show their love for the old roots, but they're not afraid to reinvent these roots and create something new and fresh out of it. Get Ready to Shake Some Serious Booty!

    In the winter of 2008 De Staat, formed in Nijmegen, The Netherlands raged through The Netherlands like a pack of hungry wolves: play lots of gigs to gain experience, that's the motto. Being part of the 'Popronde', they went to as many different cities and far corners of civilization as possible. Apart from that, De Staat has been support to (among other) Voicst, Fu Manchu, Triggerfinger and Pigeon Detectives which brought them to the larger concert halls .

    As yet (!) the highlight in the band's career: De Staat accompanied dEUS on a tour through Great Brittain. In the beginning reviewers were liable to use a 'stoner' lable to describe De Staat. An explanation for this might lie in the at times dragging, repetitive grooves that from time to time feature in the music. The typically QOTSA/Kyuss-like guitar licks make for another marker. But that's it. De Staat wraps everything in a more light hearted cover, and leaves room for an occasional wink. But do not be mistaken, De Staat is dead serious. Their album 'Wait For Evolution' had been ready for release for a long time before the actual CD presentation, which was postponed because an at that time still mysterious record label had shown its interest in the band. In mid- July the time had finally come: De Staat signed to the famous Dutch Excelsior-label, ever seen as a hallmark of (Dutch) performers. De Staat seems right at home with bands such as Alamo Race Track, zZz, and the Flemish Triggerfinger. "Wait for Evolution" was released in early 2009 in the Benelux.

    The Dutch band name was inspired by a classical piece by Louis Andriessen, without any deeper meaning hidden in the name. And that kind of fits their style: less talking, more rocking. 'Even if they call us "the motherfuckers", I don't mind,' Torre mentioned in an interview.

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