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The 12 Days Of BAMM – Day Twelve – The Desmet Sessions

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Well, our 12 day celebration of our best moments of 2012 comes to an end – and we’re going out on a high. Earlier this year we assembled a line-up of the most exciting bands in Amsterdam and set them loose on stage at the legendary Desmet Studios. The result was ‘Global Scene Live': the selection of incredible performances you can see below, from the likes of Koffie, The Secret Love Parade, Avant La Lettre, The Fudge, Hit Me TV and Horses On Fire. Perfect stuff to chill out with on the Sunday before Christmas (before or after you pack in all that last-minute shopping …)

Global Scene Live: Amsterdam – exclusive Horses On Fire interview

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Horses on Fire Interview (BAMM.tv Global Scene Live: Amsterdam) from BAMM.tv on Vimeo.

Here’s another fascinating dispatch from our Global Scene Live: Amsterdam interview sessions – this time we chat to blazing Belgium-based rock and rollers Horses On Fire (who set the stage alight with a killer performance of ‘Wolfman In Disguise’) and figure out exactly what keeps their creative fire burning …

OTHER BAMM.TV STORIES YOU MIGHT LIKE:

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 – Horses On Fire, ‘Wolfman In Disguise’

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Lazy Sundays don’t mean that we stop posting awesome new music here at BAMM.tv – as this latest dispatch from our exclusive Global Scene Live sessions (filmed at Desmet Studios in Amsterdam) goes to show. Described as ‘Belgium’s best kept guitar secret’, we were thrilled to include the blazing melodic rock of Horses On Fire among the artists in our killer line-up. Enjoy this performance of ‘Wolfman In Disguise’ …

OTHER BAMM.TV STORIES YOU MIGHT LIKE:

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’

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.

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