Waldorf

Waldorf

BandAlternativeRock

Waldorf brings you down-to-earth, yet infectious pop and rocktunes. Grounding on their musical roots like The Beatles, early Bowie and Sex pistols, Waldorf combines sweet catchiness and twisted dirt!

Biography


In 2005 Wolfgang Vanwymeersch moves from the rural Aalter to a musically inspiring Ghent. He surrounds himself with a few of Ghent’s finest musicians, and in 2005 the first Waldorf record is released on Kinky Star Records. The self-titled album combines loud guitars and catchy popmelodies, saturated with Wolf’s typical hoarse groan. The press is raving, Belgium has a new rockband to brag about and Waldorf smashes venues all over Europe.

A bit later Wolf joins Glamrockers and Humo’s Rock Rally winners The Van Jets and the Waldorf line-up falls apart. Despite writer’s blocks and personal issues he keeps on writing songs. In November 2008, more than 3,5 years after the first album Wolf hits the studio with Bruno Coussée (bass) and Steve ‘Soulwax’ Slingeneyer (drums) to record the new album.

“Twelve Seconds To None” is not at all a lighthearted follow-up. The new Waldorf album sounds way darker as its predecessor and heckles the wicked world around us. Waldorf is angry, disappointed and frustrated and not at all into catchy popsongs this time.

A record with a message, hu?

Waldorf confronts the listener with daring songs and a broad spectrum of emotions. Where the first album was clearly pop-influenced, the new album tackles stoner (The Melvins), progressive rock (Magma, King Crimson), and even some gypsy and singer/songdiaper.

Discography

ALBUM : WALDORF (2005 - Kinky Star Records)

ALBUM : TWELVE SECONDS TO NONE (2009 - SIM / PIAS)

SINGLE + VIDEO: CATCH 24 (airplay on Belgian and Dutch national radio)
SINGLE + VIDEO : MAMA SAID (airplay on Belgian and Dutch national radio)
SINGLE + VIDEO : I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT I WAS SEARCHING (airplay on Belgian and Dutch national radio)
SINGLE : Information (airplay on Belgian and Dutch national radio)
SINGLE : Minor Fall (airplay on Belgian and Dutch national radio)

Set List

Killing Time
Mama Said
Strung Out
Maggots
Information
Minor Fall
2012
Boogaloo
Besser
Good to Know

Typical setlist : 60 min
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