Facebook Slider

Max Blansjaar finds False Comforts

  • Published in News


False Comforts, the Katie Von Schleicher-produced debut LP from 21-year-old Max Blansjaar is out today. Blansjaar was born in Amsterdam, raised in Oxford and recorded this début album in Brooklyn, New York. He first appeared on the Oxford scene in 2018, aged 15, promoting shows in all-ages venues and performing his playfully sincere lo-fi indie pop songs and releasing his early EPs through the Beanie Tapes label.

For his debut, the 21-year-old spent two weeks recording at Katie Von Schleicher’s home studio in Prospect Park. Here, Von Schleicher and Nate Mendelsohn helped to expand the sonic horizons of Max’s elaborate and intricate demos. The result of the sessions is ten songs that feel somehow grounded in Brooklyn, Oxford, Amsterdam, or somewhere in between.

Max will be touring across England in the summer.

Tour Dates: Tonight @ The Bullingdon (LAUNCH SHOW: Oxford)

June 27th @ The Ivy House (London)

June 28th @ Drawing Room (Chesham)

June 29th @ Chintz (Falmouth)

July 1st @ The Pipeline (Brighton)

July 3rd @ The Adelphi (Hull)

July 4th @ The Establishment (Wakefield}

July 6th @ The Swan & Royal (Clitheroe)



Singles That Mingle 20240527

  • Published in Columns


Singles That Mingle

With Captain Stavros


Dermabrasion – Grim Sister

Pain Behaviour Out Now Via Hand Drawn Dracula Records

80s Goth New Wave coupled with deadly vocals.


Teenage Dads – Tale of a Man

A fun ditty with our favourite bad decision makers from down under.


Hermanos Gutierrez – Barrio Hustle

Sonido Cosmico Out June 14 Via Easy Eye Sound Records

This little piggy went wah wah wah all the way to the record store to pick this album up.


The The – Cognitive Dissident

Ensoulment Out September 6 Via Cienola / earMUSIC

If you haven’t heard of The The where the the have you been


Youth Lagoon – Lucy Take a Picture

A track that oozes hope.


Desire – Vampire

She must be invited in.


Common & Pete Rock – Wise Up

Nice to see Common putting out music instead of acting for a minute.


Nice Biscuit – Rain

EP Out Now Via Bad Vibrations

Nice Biscuit, that’s what he said. Elements of King Gizzard in there.


Daniel Davies – Ghost of the Heart

Ghost of the Heart Out June 21 Via Sacred Bones

Dramatic tunes, sorta catching a whiff of John Carpenter’s influence in there.


Katy J Pearson – Those Goodbyes

Someday, Now Out September 20 Via Heavenly Recordings

A reason to look forward to the autumn.


Las Nubes – Pesada

Tormentas Malsanas Out June 14 Via Sweat/Spinda/& Godless American Records

Great balance between dark beats and light vocals.


Max Blansjaar – Red Tiger

Slow burn worth the wait, it’ll open up and stay with you.

Subscribe to this RSS feed