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SPAWN is a high energy brass fuelled Ska Punk band from the Netherlands, keeping the beat rocksteady and the upstrokes a-skankin’. In October 2016, SPAWN released “Dance of the Lunatics”.
With their third album, they’ve definitely found the groove and locked it down. ‘Dance of the Lunatics’ is a huge, bouncing, sweaty dance machine perched on 14 legs and having the time of its life.Louder Than War (2016)
- More than 275.000 streams on Spotify
- Lunatics added to Spotify editorial playlist ‘Skatepark Punks’ in 2018
- Dance of the Lunatics released on vinyl by American record label and platform Feedbands
- International media coverage on radio, blogs and other media outlets.
SPAWN was formed in 2001 as a punk trio. Adding a trumpet player in 2002 and a saxophone player in 2004, at that time the band switched to playing ska music with a punky twist. “SPAWNTANEOUS” was released in 2005 (album of the month at the National Pop Institute). Their music video “Spam” was broadcast by MTV Networks for several weeks, earning the band national exposure. “HOSDROPLOS” was released in 2008, gaining access to major Dutch venues like Paradiso and Zwarte Cross Festival.
Having played hundreds of shows, SPAWN know how to get the party started and going. They have been around for more than 18 years and “Dance of the Lunatics” proofs that they are far from done!
Roel Wensink (vocals / guitar)
Paul Heijnen (drums)
David van Lochem (bass)
Jaap Bulsink (keys)
Erik Rhebergen (trumpet)
Derk Wikkerink (saxophone)
Wout Kobes (trombone)
“Dance of the Lunatics is a huge, bouncing, sweaty dance machine perched on 14 legs and having the time of its life. That’s what ska is all about of course. It’s music for the feet and for the soul and they do it really well.” [Louder Than War (UK), 2016]
“This is so much fun. You’re gonna love this. Mega riffs. Killer beats, and some serious funk. Fuuuunk!” [Soundsphere Magazine (UK), 2016]
”I love their brand of brass fuelled ska-punk and their material is proper feel-good stuff! There’s a good dose of harpsichord styled keyboards in there too!” [XS NOIZE, 2017]