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Global Scene Live: Amsterdam – The Fudge, ‘Sweet Little Princess’

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We’ve reached the end of our first week of the Global Scene Live: Amsterdam sessions, and we hope you’ve been enjoying our exclusive sets from some of the most exciting bands around. To fit in with that Friday feeling, we’re going all-out RAAAAWK today with the guitar-powered fury of The Fudge. Check out this storming performance of ‘Sweet Little Princess’.

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Global Scene Live: Amsterdam – Koffie, ‘There Is A Catch’

Global Scene Live: Amsterdam – The Secret Love Parade, ‘Plastic In Plastic’

Global Scene Live: Amsterdam – Avant La Lettre, ‘Floodwater Blues’

Global Scene Live: Amsterdam – Avant La Lettre, ‘Floodwater Blues’

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Day three of our exclusive season of live sessions from Desmet Studios in Amsterdam, and we’re indulging in some indie rock harmonies courtesy of Avant La Lettre. Layered and compulsive but also light and lucid at the same time, this performance of ‘Floodwater Blues’ is the ideal way of kicking back and looking forward to the weekend (it’s on the horizon, folks … almost there … just one more day …)

Avant La Lettre has new tracks coming out next January. Check out their tight performance from earlier this year and then get to know them at http://www.avantlalettre.eu.


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Introducing Global Scene Live: Amsterdam!

Catch up with BAMM.tv’s ‘Global Scene: Amsterdam’

Check out Sufis live at BAMM.tv!

Global Scene Live: Amsterdam – The Secret Love Parade, ‘Plastic In Plastic’

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Our exclusive Amsterdam sessions continue apace! We’re only on Day Two of our Global Scene Live showcase, which means that we have acres and acres of great music just waiting to be unleashed. Today’s performance comes from The Secret Love Parade.

Warm yet raw, melodic yet edgy, with hints of Ladytron, I Break Horses and The Knife among others … The Secret Love Parade’s unique brand of harmonised electronica was a particular highlight of our varied Desmet sessions. Check out ‘Plastic In Plastic’ – and if you love these guys, there’s no need to keep it a secret: tell us what you think below!


OTHER BAMM.TV STORIES YOU MIGHT LIKE:

Introducing Global Scene Live: Amsterdam!

Catch up with BAMM.tv’s ‘Global Scene: Amsterdam’

Check out Sufis live at BAMM.tv!

Global Scene Live: Amsterdam – Koffie, ‘There Is A Catch’

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Aaaaand let’s go. Global Scene Live: Amsterdam (our season of exclusive content as detailed yesterday) begins right now!

First up we’ve got ‘There Is A Catch’ by Afrobeat-jazz-funk masterminds Koffie. Inspired by this frenetic Nigerian style, these guys mix endless beats with swoops of improvisation to make a scintillating whole. As you’ll no doubt grasp from the performance above, their live shows have the pumping dynamic of a house party (one at which the DJ has become all but obsolete) …

Come back tomorrow for another great band from our Amsterdam sessions!

OTHER BAMM.TV STORIES YOU MIGHT LIKE:

Introducing Global Scene Live: Amsterdam!

Catch up with BAMM.tv’s ‘Global Scene: Amsterdam’

Check out Sufis live at BAMM.tv!

Introducing Global Scene Live: Amsterdam!

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As we recalled last week, BAMM.tv has had its eye on Amsterdam over the past year … and the verdict’s in: the Dutch can bring the goods with the best of them.

As we learned in the third episode of the Global Scene Amsterdam documentary series, the Netherlands produces a considerable amount of English-language output, with diverse influences. Inspiration comes from within, but location matters — even in a small country, with artists in the West tending to “play towards” the UK and the US, artists in the East keeping an eye on Germany, and artists in the South taking influence from Belgium. There is also a “Schiphol sound”, reflective of the large international airport at the heart of Western Europe where everyone seems to pass through at some time or other.

Global Scene is our flagship network program, offering a snapshot of what it’s like to be a musician in the most interesting music cities in the world (as well as Amsterdam, we’ve previously looked at the ultra-cool city of London). BAMM.tv doesn’t necessarily set out to produce “world music”, but we do produce interesting music from different parts of the world – music that we think deserves global recognition.

The diversity of the content we found in the Netherlands was astounding, and we think you’re in for a treat. We’re kicking things off with a week’s worth of singles from our Global Scene Live concert series, recorded in Amsterdam this year, as the documentary series was coming to an end.

For the rest of the week, we’ll be highlighting six outstanding bands. These include Koffie (playing an irresistable Afrobeat-inspired track), Avant la Lettre (the superb Dutch band with a French name playing compelling American indie), The Secret Love Parade (Holland’s answer to The xx), Hit Me TV (essential indie rockers whose albums you can download for free), Horses on Fire (indeed, they were smouldering that night) and the infectious energy and emotion of The Fudge.

Stay with BAMM.tv this week and next – because once you hear these songs, you’ll want to find out more about the artists. We’ll be releasing exclusive documentary interviews with all the bands all next week, alongside the world-famous International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA)! We’ll also be rolling out more great videos from even more Global Scene Live artists, filmed at Amsterdam’s Desmet Studios, throughout the end of the year.

Oh yeah, musn’t forget (as if we would) …

Nobody would doubt that one of the most warmly received music groups in Amsterdam is the band Jungle by Night. Playing Afrobeat-inspired self-envisaged musical journeys, we had the privilege of working with them as they released their first full-length CD at the temple of Amsterdam music performances, Paradiso. We’ve captured the moment with an hour-long documentary introducing you to this unique musical collective, sharing the celebration on the happy occasion of their CD release party, and showing a good long set from Paradiso. That comes out next Monday, and we’re telling you: you won’t want to miss it.

Incidentally, if you’re in Amsterdam, you can pop by the Melkweg cinema on November 24th (time TBC) to catch a live screening!

So keep BAMM.tv on your musical radar in November. You’re going to like what you see and hear.

Catch up with BAMM.tv’s ‘Global Scene: Amsterdam’

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Next week we’re launching a great new season of musical goodies entitled ‘Global Scene Live: Amsterdam’ – a selection of the very best bands in Amsterdam, who we filmed at the legendary Desmet studios earlier this year. Why not put yourself in a BAMMsterdam frame of mind by catching up with (or maybe revisiting) our in-depth ‘Global Scene’ documentary series on Amsterdam’s music scene? Every episode below:

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