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Okay first of all, … I’m sorry !

I promised to do this about 6 months ago :uhoh:

But here it is part one of all the Belgian bands :charming: (that I know :P)


1) The Van Jets

Won humo’s rock rally 2004 ( a competition for new bands that is held every 2 years buy the magazine humo), they have 2 albums ‘our love = strong 2007’ and ‘The Futere 2009’


[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtoQ4LM9FoM]YouTube- The Van Jets - Our love = strong[/ame]

Our love = strong


[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNAXqUKuhbk]YouTube- The Van Jets - The Future[/ame]

The future


2) Das Pop

Won Homo’s rock rally in 1998, and has already 3 albums, ‘A Different Beat 1998’, ‘the human thing2003’ and ‘Das pop 2009’


[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWlvUg_tcyE]YouTube- Das Pop - You[/ame]

You (2nd album)


[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCaKXKLeyeM]YouTube- Das Pop "Fool For Love" live at StuBru[/ame]

Fool for love (4th album, live acoustic version)


[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0chMOJ5qUrk&feature=related]YouTube- Das Pop - Never Get Enough (official video)[/ame]

Never get enoung (4th album)


3) dEUS

Won humo’s rock rally 1994, the band members often change but Tom barman (the singer) and klaas janzoons (violin and keyboard) have alway been in the band , they made 5 albums over these 15 years, ‘Worst Case Scenario 1994’, ‘In A Bar, Under The Sea 1996’, ‘The Ideal Crash 1999’, ‘Pocket Revolution 2005’ and ‘Vantage Point 2008’


[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3r7Oo0Fs-8]YouTube- dEUS - Suds & Soda (from Worst Case Scenario)[/ame]

Suds an d soda (1st album)


[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPsvlDMwbVg]YouTube- dEUS - Little Arithmetics (from In A Bar, Under The Sea)[/ame]

Little Aritmetics (3rd album)


[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyA01nH72NI]YouTube- dEUS - Instant Street (from The Ideal Crash)[/ame]

Instant street (4th album)


[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWcAb0i-XDw]YouTube- dEUS - 7 days, 7 weeks (from Pocket Revolution)[/ame]

7 days, 7 weeks (4th album)


[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Horl9gLzs_c]YouTube- dEUS - Eternal Woman (from Vantage Point)[/ame]

Eternal women (5th album)


[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2CFDsG_oxg]YouTube- dEUS - The Architect (from Vantage Point)[/ame]

The architect (5th album)


4) Daan

Daan was first (1997) in a band called ‘Dead Man Ray’ they didn’t last long but had a great song called Chemical. He started a solo carrier In 1999, he has 3 albums ‘Victory 2004’, ‘The player 2006’ and ‘Manhay 2009’


[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ud04YkX6A84]YouTube- Dead Man Ray - Chemical[/ame]

Chemical (dead man ray)


[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yd2HvyHbDW8]YouTube- Daan - Victory[/ame]

Victory (acoustic version)


[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yd2HvyHbDW8]YouTube- Daan - Victory[/ame]

The player (live)


[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DX-0jkJCS2U]YouTube- DAAN : Crawling From The Wreck[/ame]

Crawling from the wreck (2009)


[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjNUJSuV42k]YouTube- DAAN ICON ( official video )[/ame]

Icon (2009)

5) Absynthe Minded

It was fist a one-man band but lead singer Bert Ostyn dicided form a band in 2002, ended second in humo’s rockrally 2004 (the van jets won) they already have 4 albums which is quite a lot for such a young band ‘Acquired tast’ was released in 2004 and only one year later ‘new day’, in 2007 they brought out ‘there is nothing’ and last year ‘Absynthe minded’ the last album was a huge success in belguim


[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ivaV7Ay8Ac]YouTube- Absynthe Minded - My Heroics, Part One[/ame]

My heroics, part one (2nd album)


[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBuJ56C1W9c]YouTube- Abynthe Minded - Plane Song[/ame]

Plane song (3rd album)


[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_PjK_4WbCQ]YouTube- Absynthe Minded Heaven Knows[/ame]

Heaven knows (4th album)


[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJlOhi-moUE]YouTube- Studio Brussel: Absynthe Minded - Envoi[/ame]

Envoi (live 4th album)


This is the best Belgian band at the moment in my opinion :P


6) Mintzkov

Won humo’s rock rally in 2000, they have 3 albums ‘M for means and L for love 2003’, ‘360° 2009’ and ‘rising sun, setting sun 2010’


[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJuZHEDOVOM]YouTube- Mintzkov - One Equals A Lot[/ame]

One equels a lot (2nd album)


[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOAGmFMkQwc]YouTube- Mintzkov-Ruby Red[/ame]

Ruby red (2nd album)


[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOeXVcYUPn4]YouTube- Mintzkov - Opening Fire[/ame]

Opening fire (3rd album)


7) The Black Box revelation

Where second at humo’s rock rally 2006 (the hicky underworld won but they are in part 2 I think :dizzy:) there are only 2 members in the band but they make a heck a lot noice :lol: they have 2 albums ‘set your head on fire 2007’ and ‘silver threats’ the new York times wrote this about them in 2007


“The Black Box Revelation is two Belgian teenagers, Jan Paternoster on guitar and Dries van Dijck on drums, whose debut album, “Set Your Head on Fire” (Beverly Martel/T for Tunes), stomps its way toward garage-rock and proto-punk, with Mr. Paternoster yowling like Iggy Pop or Mick Jagger and calling for love. Every so often they strip the music down to something slow and bluesy. But the Black Box Revelation isn’t purely retro. They are just as happy with a drum-machine beat and a heap of overdubbed percussion, as long as the music makes its happy, trashy crash.” :awesome:


[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZzknLiIFho]YouTube- I THINK I LIKE YOU (official video)[/ame]

I think I like you (1st album)


[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPeEvqXjgyw]YouTube- The Blackbox Revelation - Never Alone / Always Together[/ame]

Never alone/always together (1st album)


[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5llv4aKUnY&feature=channel]YouTube- GRAVITY BLUES (official video)[/ame]

Gravity blues (1st album)


[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBA2vBFgCgc&feature=related]YouTube- The Black Box Revelation - High On A Wire[/ame]

High on the wire (1st album)


[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYFL4l73lwc]YouTube- Do I Know You[/ame]

Do I know you (2nd album)


(sorry I just had to post all there vids :wacky:)



Active since 1999 it are actually 2 producers who make the music and invite guests to sing or play other music instruments but one of them Hendrik Willemyns is the lead singer , they have 3 albums ‘Oyebo Soul 2003’, ‘Outsiders 2005’ and ‘Lotuk 2008’


[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UG9FwOWdLEU]YouTube- Arsenal - Mr. Doorman[/ame]

Mr. doorman (1st album)


[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEpgbK5IJF0&feature=related]YouTube- Arsenal - Longee[/ame]

Longee (1st album)


[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sqUPVeMYg0&feature=related]YouTube- Arsenal - Estupendo[/ame]

Estupendo (3rd album)


[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOs1K0r_uVw]YouTube- Arsenal - Lotuk (Live)[/ame]

Lotuk (3rd album live at rock werchter)

9) Tom Helsen

Tom was second in the rock rally of 1996 he made 2 albums afer that but they didn’t breack through, but he finally managed to get in the picture with hiw third album ‘more then gold 2004’ and then he just kept going with ‘hilite hotel 2007’ , ‘five-oh 2008’ and ‘home 2009’


[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wl_u0lrB7fM]YouTube- Sun In Her Eyes - Tom Helsen - Music Video[/ame]

Sun in her eyes (4th album)


[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGxr-utCzoI]YouTube- Tom Helsen 'Change Yourself'[/ame]

Change yourself (4th album)


[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhQHyj6qewY]YouTube- Tom Helsen 'easy'[/ame]

Easy (4th album)


[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coR4koC_D2g]YouTube- tom helsen longface 16/9[/ame]

Longface (5th album)


[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jM3MqseByeQ]YouTube- Home - Tom Helsen ft Geike Arnaert[/ame]

Home (made for charity in 2008)


[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLXksP5uaTs]YouTube- Tom Helsen - Every Little Thing[/ame]

Every little thing (6th album)


10) Admiral freebee

Was second in Humo’s rock rally 2000 (Minzkov won) he has 4 albums ‘Adrmiral freebee 2003’, ‘songs 2005’, ‘wild dreams of new beginnings 2006’ and ‘the honey and the knif 2009’


[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nqeiv7Rq2UQ]YouTube- Admiral Freebee - Rags 'N' Run[/ame]

Rags ‘N’ Run (1st album)


[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3dQJkgzOME]YouTube- Admiral Freebee & DLS-band - Faithful To The Night (live)[/ame]

Faithful to the night (3rd album)


[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqooGf2xwuU]YouTube- Admiral Freebee met Always on the run[/ame]

Always on the run (4th album)



So that’s part one :sweatdrop: I hope you liked it I’m working on part 2 I guess it will be up next week or so :P

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heyy there!!

you've got a new Belgian music fan... :D


i especially love Absynthe Minded. :heart:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ivaV7Ay8Ac]YouTube- Absynthe Minded - My Heroics, Part One[/ame]


discovered them a couple of days ago!! :D


i also like Milow since his first song that came out in France, Ayo Technology, bu i really didn't know that he is from Belgium since yesterday when Marie told me that! :P


anyways i am here to discover another bands from there...i'll start checking the bands in the first page.


cheers! :)

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yeahh it is, i still didn't buy it though, will do so soon!

now i'm using Spotify! :)


they came to Paris in June, i wish i knew them at that time... :\

i'm hoping they'll come to a parisian festival. :bomb:


heyy do you know how old is Bert? :P

just wanted to have an idea about their ages, it is hard to find it on the internet!


and is there any bands with the same style as A.M?

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you can see all the tour datas on their site, and I think I saw some french gigs there :thinking:



he's 29 atleast thats what wikipedia sais :P


I saw them live once, it was during some sort of award show so the bands only played a few song but A.M were the last band and they played about 6 I think, but my stupid father didn't want to stay to the end 'cause we had to catch an early train that we wouldn't be in the mass of people :angry I missed My heroics part one and plane song :angry: I'm still mad :P

but still they play SO good live :wacky:

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