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Gram

Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands | INDIE

Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands | INDIE
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'Play Me' - album To Be Released Oct 7th, 2011 (Torntable Records/ Rough Trade)

'Play Me' - single, 2011 (Torntable Records/ Rough Trade)

'Four-letter Word' - album, 2008 (Torntable Records/PIAS)

'The Joke Is On Me' - single, 2008 (Torntable Records/PIAS)

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When Gram announced a year ago that she was going to record her new album with producer Simon Akkermans, eyebrows were raised. Gram - singer/songwriter Marg van Eenbergen - had made her mark nationally and internationally as the lead singer of indie-pop band Seedling. Simon is best known for his electro/ hip-hop outfit C-mon & Kypski. A risky pairing? Certainly. But one that delivered, as the first single 'Play Me' abundantly shows: a catchy pop tune, a mandolin, and an oh-oh-oh chorus that will lodge in your head until you go to bed.

Eager for more? October 7th 2011 will see the release of the full-length album by the same name. One eclectic musical feast, served in 3-minute indie pop songs. With melodies that may take you back to the 60s, but lyrics that have the cheek of the 70s. Most of the songs Marg wrote in a cabin in the middle of nowhere of Sweden's forests, and for 'Statues and Still Life', a song about Vincent van Gogh, she spent a week in France visiting places he'd lived.

Once she had decided on the 12 songs for the album, Marg felt that each of them deserved a very special production and sound. So she set up a wish list of artists she wanted to collaborate with... and saw all her wishes come true: Horns by the Amsterdam Klezmer Band and Kyteman, her own arrangements on two songs played by the entire Metropole Orchestra, and Lucky Fonz III on the murder ballad 'Lisa & Matthew'. And to top it off, a whole host of different artist she'd randomly run into in the halls and studios of the Epic Rainbow Unicorn-studio (part of the Kytopia compound) where most of the album was produced.

Music should be made together, music should be played together. In the run up to this album, Marg shared the entire song writing and pre-production process via a 24/7 webcam in her home studio and weekly youtube videos. New songs were premiered, new band members introduced. And now the band is stepping out onto stage to add the final ingredient to the mix: you.

Bookings/ management:
Friendly Fire Rense van Kessel > rense@friendly-fire.nl