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"Live review (Artrocker, UK)"

A set of up-tempo electro pop with rather Cocteau-esque vocals. They dance as though convulsing and are a fine start to the evening. - Artrocker

"EP Review (Is This Music Magazine, UK)"

Genius. - Is This Music

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"Show announcement (Time Out New York, USA)"

Dutch duo Persil has a fresh way with electronic pop - typical for Europeans. While Americans are busy showing off their gear, over there the kids are writing pop songs. - Time Out New York

"Album review (LOGO Magazine, UK)"

Kind of sounding like Belle & Sebastian on a sugar high while lost in a synth factory. - LOGO

"Live review (Rock Sound Magazine, UK)"

Amsterdam's electro-freak-popsters Persil gather more attention with their blend of Yeah Yeah Yeahs with keyboards jammed up their noses, they sound delightful. (In The City Festival review) - Rock Sound

"Album review (Organ Magazine, UK)"

Joyful, bright, uplifting, happy, groove, ironic when they need to be. Cliché free infectious glorious pop. - Organ

"Album review (Unpeeled, UK)"

It's the oddities, the sideways turns, off-screen grimaces and actual independence of creation, construction and excecution that make Persil a sublime and, catch up, pop fans, easy & rewarding listen. - Unpeeled


Comfort Noise (cd-album, 2006, Transformed Dreams)
Tune-up (ep, 2005, Transformed Dreams)
Duotone (cd-album, 2004, Transformed Dreams)
Persil / Zea (split 7", 2003, Transformed Dreams)
Snapcracklepop (ep, 2002, Star Harbour / Shifty Disco)
Agony Aunt (cd-single, 1999, Shifty Disco)

several samplers and compilations


Feeling a bit camera shy


Boy/girl duo from Amsterdam, Holland. Electro-pop with fuzzy guitars and sensuous, sweet girl vocals.

Persil formed in 1997. The band made its BBC Radio 1 debut in 1998, when John Peel played a track from the band's very first demo in his show. Over the years John Peel played dozens of Persil tracks in his BBC shows, including eight tracks from Persil's debut album "Duotone".

The "Duotone" album was released on Amsterdam label Transformed Dreams in 2004. Since the album release Persil has played numerous gigs in the UK, Netherlands and USA, including a showcase at the SXSW festival in Texas, USA (2004), at the In The City festival in Manchester, UK (2004), at the Eurosonic Festival in Groningen, Holland (2006) and at the Go North Festival in Aberdeen, UK (2006).

After meeting Debbie Harry in New York Persil were invited to support Blondie on their only Dutch show in June 2004.
In 2005 Persil supported The Wedding Present on nine sold out UK dates. They also released "Tune-up", a new EP.

Persil recorded three Peel sessions for BBC Radio 1. They did a total of seven UK tours and two USA tours.

Persil's new album "Comfort Noise" was released on Transformed Dreams in May 2006.

In the summer Persil will play several festivals in the UK. They'll be back in the UK for their 8th tour, including a live session for BBC Radio 1, in September/October 2006.