point quiet…
Posted in amsterdam, music April 22nd, 2010 by pia

I admit, I’ve been keeping this band secret for a while now because well, sometimes I like to just keep some of the things that inspire me all to myself for a little bit before I share it with the world. You know? Anyway, when I first heard them play live last year it was at the invitation of my dear friend Simone who is the violinist in the band, and it was at the Lloyd Hotel. It was just a casual, mid-week gig, sitting around in a small corner of the restaurant which made it so wonderfully intimate – I was instantly captivated by their music: a little dark, a little folk, a lot melancholic and utterly enchanting.

They have just launched their first album under the new band name Point Quiet (previously known as White Sands). Before I bought the album last week, I had been playing their song anchors and birds over and over again – it’s repetitive actions like this that tell me I need to take it the next level. So I bought the album at their last gig and now, I can listen to the whole album on my ipod while I walk along the Amstel – completely day enhancing, to say the least.

They have a gig coming up at Theater Bellevue, on the Leidsekade this coming Monday, April 26 at 8:30pm, with another couple of local bands, tickets are €13 (click here for more info although it’s all in Dutch) – I think it’s going to be a lovely evening and I’m aiming to pull myself away from the writing desk to be there, I’d love to see you there too.

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+listen to some of their songs here.
+buy their album here (in the netherlands and belgium) and here on itunes (US and rest of the world).
+ come to the gig on monday.

+There are lots of songs I am particularly fond of on the album (including long may you hide, venom minds, and the hidden track) but just to give you an idea of how beautiful their music is, please take a listen to anchors and birds while you read the lyrics.

xx

PS Their cover album reminds me of this photographer’s work that I just posted on facebook. Volcanoes, smoke, horses… synchronicity at it’s finest.

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8 Comments

  1. natasha says

    Thanks for sharing, would love to be there on Monday.

    April 22nd, 2010 | #

  2. Maia says

    Oh I can’t wait to check out the music – always up for a new musical discovery. Your description is very promising. And I love the album cover.

    April 23rd, 2010 | #

  3. nadia says

    thank ou pia, it is perfect timing the sky was beautiful tonight yet malencholy the music fits it well. i had read about the icelandic horses, my friend has ten and i will be getting two, knowing that the horses and other animals will be put down because of nature troubles me, because if they were free – they could run and run till they found safety.( see a little malencholy night).

    April 23rd, 2010 | #

  4. pia says

    Nadia – I agree, our world can be such a strange and rather melancholy place to live at times. I am so intrigued (as always!) by your new home, I hope you are settling in nicely xx

    Maia – I hope you’ll like it as much as I do. I was just catching up on your blog during my tea break yesterday and was thinking how incredible beautiful your daughter is – she takes my breath away.

    natasha – thank you for your comment, hope to see you!

    April 23rd, 2010 | #

  5. and flowers pick themselves says

    thanks so much for sharing. i too resist blogging about musical gems when i first find them. it’s nice to have that “alone time” for a little while.

    xo Alison

    April 24th, 2010 | #

  6. vanessa joie says

    This album is saving my day. I was feeling a huge lack of inspiration/motivation.

    ps – I’ll be in Amsterdam in July! I’m so excited to visit the city I feel like I’ve learned so much about through you. xo

    April 24th, 2010 | #

  7. Miranda @ Howdy Stranger says

    Wow! That album artwork is just stunning.

    April 25th, 2010 | #

  8. Eloise says

    Thankyou so much for sharing this, I downloaded the whole album and love it! i think the song crave is one of the best ever! Beautiful

    May 26th, 2010 | #


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