Fri 6 Mar '20 - Concert

The Homesick + Lyckle de Jong and Kim David Bots

Heaven Op Hier

Dokkum’s The Homesick are one of the most intriguing and downright exciting bands to tread the boards this last 5 years. Their creative arc, from the sort of scallies who would have signed a single deal to Postcard Records, to purveyors of brilliantly strung-out, widescreen pop music, has been extraordinary.

WORM is delighted to welcome them back.

New album, The Big Exercise is released in February 2020 on “legendary American label” [sic] Sub Pop. The record’s title comes from 1994’s exhaustive, sometimes overwhelming biography of Scott Walker; another Son of the Stage whose humour, intelligence and musical nous was often overshadowed by his gnomic reputation.

Expect great things.

WORM is dolblij om weer plek te bieden aan the Homesick, 1 van de meest opwindende popbands uit de lage landen. The Homesick is een drietal uit Dokkum. Twee kernleden deden eerder al een residency in WORM; ook trad de band er meermaals op. Nu, in 2020, is The Homesick getekend op het wereldberoemde Sub Pop label, dat ooit bekend raakte via Nirvana en Mudhoney. The Homesick is speels, slim en veelgelaagd en laat horen hoe vitaal popmuziek als kunstvorm ook nu nog kan zijn. Het nieuwe album, The Big Exercise, is vernoemd naar de biografie van de in 2019 overleden zanger Scott Walker, die als genie en kluizenaar een prachtige bron van inspiratie vormt voor de band.

Lyckle de Jong and Kim David Bots
Support is provided by Lyckle de Jong and Kim David Bots, both contributors to the new LP and part of the wider Homesick family. Alongside Bernice Nauta the pair helped create the soundtrack to the 2016 film, Can’t Do Nothing.

Lyckle has a secret WORM history to recount. Back in late summer 2017, when Jaap and Elias worked as interns at WORM, Lyckle helped record the pair’s legendary *Klein Europa* EP in WORM Sound Studios (some of which are still available). The resulting release show in WORM’s foyer was one of the (many) great lost gigs on the Boomgaardsstraat and yet more proof that just walking into the Open City to see what’s on is worth your while.

Deejay: Richard Foster (The Quietus, Louder than War, Drowned in Sound).