ALTERNATIVE NEWS _ LIVE @ DEPOT LEUVEN, BREAKING BARRIERS? NOV. 2019
A new live album by De Brassers in an edition of 500 copies. Recorded @ Het Depot Leuven, Breaking Barriers.
En Toen Was Er Niets Meer… One of their most famous songs, but certainly not their philosophy. Two years ago there was the book around their 40th anniversary: De Brassers 1987 - 2018. “Mother, why are we (still) playing?”, Was one of the questions. Bassist Marc “Haas” Haesendonckx wrote that it gives them a state of mind that constantly fluctuates between pleasing and disturbing.
In the early eighties, their message and music fitted nicely within the then prevailing zeitgeist of fear and pessimism. The band from Hamont Achel, which - inspired by bands like The Clash, The Damned, Fad Gadget ... - undeniably and DIY left their mark on the Belgian music and punk scene. In 2020 they are still "boys" with ideals. In a spirit of the times in which fear and pessimism are re-emerging, they release a new live album through their own label Bras Records.
Their concert @ Het Depot in Leuven at the Breaking Barriers Festival includes three never before released songs, three "classics" and two covers (Lowdown by Wire and Nasty Little Lonely by Alternative TV ). The album is produced by La Muerte's guitarist Dee-J.