Dance of the Lunatics
SPAWN is a high energy brass fuelled skapunk band from the Netherlands, keeping the beat rocksteady and the upstrokes a-skankin'. The band consist of guitar, bass, drums, keys, horns and vocals.
In October 2016, SPAWN released "Dance of the Lunatics". "With their third album, they've definitely found the groove and locked it down. "Dance of the Lunatics" is a huge, bouncing, sweaty dance machine perched on 14 legs and having the time of its life." [Louder Than War, 2016] The new album is available on all major streaming and music platforms, such as Spotify, iTunes and Amazon.
Since releasing "Dance of the Lunatics", SPAWN have featured on many Dutch, English and American radio shows. “This is so much fun. You’re gonna love this. Mega riffs, Killer beats and some serious funk. Fuuuunk!” [Soundsphere magazine, 2016] The new album opened new doors and the 'Dance of the Lunatics Tour' has energized many clubs, pubs and festivals.
SPAWN consist of Roel Wensink (guitar & lead vocals), Paul Heijnen (drums), David van Lochem (bass), Jaap Bulsink (keys), Erik Rhebergen (trumpet & backing vocals), Derk Wikkerink (saxophone & backing vocals) and Mark Koeleman (trombone, backing vocals & percussion).
SPAWN was formed in 2001 as punk trio. Adding a trumpet player in 2002 and a saxophone player in 2004, at that time the band switched to playing ska music with a punky twist. SPAWNTANEOUS was released in 2005 (album of the month at the National Pop Institute). Their music video “Spam” was broadcast by MTV Networks for several weeks, earning the band national exposure. HOSDROPLOS was released in 2008, gaining access to major Dutch venues like Paradiso and Zwarte Cross Festival.
Having played hundreds of shows, SPAWN know how to get the party started and going. They have been around for more than 15 years and “Dance of the Lunatics” proofs that they are far from done!
“Dance of the Lunatics is a huge, bouncing, sweaty dance machine perched on 14 legs and having the time of its life. That’s what ska is all about of course. It’s music for the feet and for the soul and they do it really well.” [Louder Than War, 2016]
"I love their brand of brass fuelled ska-punk and their material is proper feel-good stuff! There's a good dose of harpsichord styled keyboards in there too!" [XS NOIZE, 2017]
“This is so much fun. You’re gonna love this. Mega riffs. Killer beats, and some serious funk. Fuuuunk!” [Soundsphere Magazine, 2016]
"Dance Of The Lunatics is out now and proves a diverting, energetic half hour by a band that look like they're having an absolute blast." [In Bed With Maradona, 2016)