DISCOGRAPHY

ZELFPORTRET (2021)
DIGITAL / CD / VINYL
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GRIJS VERLEDEN (2016)
DIGITAL / VINYL
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NDW (2013)
DIGITAL
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LIEFDE (2009)
DIGITAL / CD
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VIDEOS

GRAFVELD B
DE LAATSTE DAGEN


GRIJS VERLEDEN
ZWARTE RAMEN
DE NACHT EN HAAR VERHAAL
HET MODEL


UPCOMING SHOWS

2021

PAST SHOWS


BIOGRAPHY

Zwarte Poëzie is a New Wave band from The Netherlands blending sharp alternative rock inspired guitar sounds with drummachines, synths and Dutch vocals. In its initial band formation with drums and bass guitar the first album ‘Liefde’ was released. After this singer/guitarist Edwin van der Velde shifted the band towards the current more electronic sound. The first studio record after this switch was the EP 'NDW' on which Zwarte Poëzie recorded some known and unknown Neue Deutsche Welle covers in Dutch. After this Zwarte Poëzie in 2016 re-recorded the EP ‘Grijs Verleden’ (originally 2007) with their classics ‘Zwarte Ramen’ and ‘Grijs Verleden’, but now fitting the new electronic Zwarte Poëzie sound.

After a break in which Van der Velde worked on two albums for his other project Bragolin, in 2021 Zwarte Poëzie returns with a new album 'Zelfportret'. It contains a mix of New Wave guitar songs in which Zwarte Poëzie continues the line of the previous releases. On songs like 'Grafveld B', title track 'Zelfportret' and 'Stockholm' the known guitar sound of Zwarte Poëzie is back. The lyrics on the album address personal themes from the life of Van der Velde in his 30s, a world of parties and wanting to forget, for which the title Zelfportret (Self-Portrait) is fitting. In addition to guitars, the album also has room for a new sound with an emphasis on synthesizers, such as the Italo inspired 'Fiasco', the dreamy 'Dans De Vage Blik' and 'Pijnstiller'.

Since the release Zwarte Poëzie is ready to pick up doing concerts again. Live synth player Edwin Daatselaar, who joined Zwarte Poëzie in 2016 and Edwin van der Velde are ready when the world lets it amid the current pandemic.


CONTACT

Bookings & contact: E.VANDERVELDE@GMAIL.COM


© Zwarte Poëzie, 2021 / Photography: FRANK WIERSEMA