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Pitch Blond

Producer Mike Mogis of Bright Eyes recommends Pitch Blond as upcoming talent of 2010 in the leading magazine NME. Mogis saw the band play at the Crossing Border Festival. The devotion with which Pitch Blond play their sharp pop/rock pulls even the most stubborn pub-crawler from his stool: it sounds catchy, but with an unusual twist. Lead singer Suzanne Ypma’s expressive performance makes the crowd hang on her cherry red lips. Very convincing are also the energy of bass playing stage-animal Vincent van Haperen and groove-monster Joost le Feber on drums. At a Pitch Blond show, lots of surprises can be expected. Quietly whispering sounds can become loud and explosive in an instant. Collaborations with a beat creator, EWI player or saxophonist take turns with the raw guitar trio sounds. Vincent switches from bass to baritone guitar or drums along with Joost whenever the song asks for it. Debut album “Wise and Ugly does justice to Pitch Blond’s live reputation. But the band, that got known as a raw sounding rock trio, takes their sound to another level. The album, that contains 11 creatively worked out songs, gets raving reviews in Holland’s well known music magazines. Pitch Blond supported the Breeders in a full house Melkweg in Amsterdam and played at the Crossing Border Festival with Patrick Watson's band members as their guests. They played at some of Holland's most famous venues, like Paradiso, Effenaar and Paard van Troje and also at festivals like The Hague Koninginnenach, Zwarte Cross, Eurosonic and Vlietpop. They were on national radio stations 3FM and KinkFM regularly. For audio and/or video material, please visit www.myspace.com/pitchblond

My Artists Sessions

Friday, March 18

10:00pm CDT