News

updated July 15, 2022

Rob Berends writes:
Just wondering: is it in your country too, the “musical chairs” game at the venues?
In The Netherlands, lots of people working at venues are hopping from one venue to the next right now.
After two years of Covid misery without much perspective, I understand the desire for a change of venue, a change of scenery.
Given all the staff shortages at venues, it is understandable from the venue’s point of view too.
I just wonder if this might not affect the continuity and the quality of work at the venues.
After all, a new place of employment requires some time to adjust and to fit in.
Still, if I look at the actual people moving from venue to venue here in The Netherlands, I see hard-working, motivated, committed as well as experienced folks who no doubt will bring a breath of fresh air and their unique input to their new places of work!

Challenges
After two years of silence, everything is happening again, and it’s all happening now. In our previous newsletter, Hilde Spille hinted at the downside of it, with people working at their maximum capacity, which leads to mishaps. Pollstar magazine picked up on this, and interviewed Hilde about the challenges we are facing now.

Tolyqyn
After playing at Music Meeting festival last year without an audience, last month Tolyqyn made up for it and played the festival in front of a packed tent, ending in a standing ovation. Playing together with K.O. Brass made this show very special.
The band is available for a few select days in ’22, to be followed by a short tour in ’23.

new signing:
Like A Motorcycle (CAN)
website, instagram, spotify, bandcamp, twitter, facebook, youtube
Like A Motorcycle are three erratic queers and one very patient man. Like A Motorcycle write emotionally heavy songs to snotty music. Like A Motorcycle might scare you but Like A Motorcycle would never hurt you. Like A Motorcycle are a four-piece assault of a punk band, as one reviewer put it.
‘A refreshing jolt of building-burning punk rock, brimming with fury and life’.
Their 2016 debut album is called “High Hopes”.
Their 13 track sophomore album is “Dead Broke” (2020) (Known Accomplice-import), recorded in Vancouver with Howard Redekopp (Tegan and Sara, Mother Mother).
The band is currently working on new material.
Bookings for all of Europe (by Rob)

Festivals
Now that the western world has skipped almost all covid restrictions again for traveling, concerts and festivals, Paperclip Agency is confident that we will have a great festival summer.
We have amazing artists available for festivals. In this link you will find a selection of our artists. Maybe some of them will find their way to your festival!