It’s already been two months since we released our album ‘Rebelucionario‘, but the memories from the big release party at Amsterdam’s pop temple Melkweg are still fresh in our minds. Mette van der Linden (MOC Video) made a video report of what was to us an unforgettable night! Watch it here:
|07 Jan 2015||Amsterdam, NL Sugarfactory||Sugarfactory|
|09 Jan 2015||Rotterdam, NL Grounds||Grounds||Buy ticket - €12,50|
|10 Jan 2015||Nieuwendijk, NL Xinix||Xinix||Buy ticket - €7|
|14 Jan 2015||Amsterdam, NL English Breakfast Radio||English Breakfast Radio|
|16 Jan 2015||Apeldoorn, NL Gigant||Gigant||Buy ticket - €7,50|
|17 Jan 2015||Groningen, NL Eurosonic Noorderslag||Eurosonic Noorderslag||Buy ticket - €70|
|23 Jan 2015||Leiden, NL Gebroeders De Nobel||Gebroeders De Nobel||Buy ticket - €10|
|24 Jan 2015||Nijmegen, NL Merleyn||Merleyn||Buy ticket - €8|
|06 Feb 2015||Leeuwarden, NL Asteriks||Asteriks||Buy ticket - €5|
|21 Feb 2015||Vlaardingen, NL De Kroepoekfabriek||De Kroepoekfabriek||Buy ticket - €7|
|28 Feb 2015||Amsterdam, NL Melkweg||Melkweg||Buy ticket - €10|
Last week we were invited once again to Jaap Brienen’s show on Radio 6 Eerst Jaap! We announced the great news we received the day before: that we are going to be the closing act at Eurosonic Noorderslag on January 17th! Of course we played some live tunes in the studio including a Zwarte Lijst cover of “Hey Ya!” from Outkast. Check it out below!
And the bus just keeps on driving! Today marks the release of ‘Dame Tu Mano’, the 2nd single from our album ‘Rebelucionario‘!! The song is now available on Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, etc. Even more exciting to us is the animated music video of ‘Dame Tu Mano’, made by the very talented Maarten & Niels from FreakinFrames! It shows us doing what we love most: touring the world! (And beyond?) So take a break, press play and let us know what you think in the comments below!!
A little over a week has passed since the release of ‘Rebelucionario‘ and we’re proud to say the album has already caught quite some attention from the press. Jazzism interviewed Maurino in a nice one-page article, Musicmaker wrote a 4-star review about the album, and De Telegraaf, Platomania and Villa d’Arte also had some good stuff to say about the record. Of course we’d like to know what you think as well so drop a comment our way!
TenTemPiés is an international collective of musicians based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Their music is a powerful and innovative blend of flavours, mixing Latin Rock with Reggae and Ska with an Amsterdam twist: Damsko Mestizo!
Written by Maurino Alarcón and his band, their characteristic music is inspired by political issues and social injustice worldwide, adding a deeper layer to their festive performances. Maurino’s parents, both Chilean, fled from the coup d’etat by the Pinochet regime and arrived in The Netherlands as political refugees in 1973. Growing up in Amsterdam, he is nevertheless strongly influenced by music and art inspired by progressive artists from Chile and Latin America, like Victor Jara, Quilapayun, Inti-Illimani and Silvio Rodriguez.
Shortly after their formation in 2008 the band manages to build a strong live reputation, being compared to acts such as Manu Chao, Gogol Bordello, Ska-P and La Pegatina. Since the release of their well-received debut album ‘Canto Para Gritar’ (2011), TenTemPiés has been on the road almost non-stop. After their club tour an extensive festival season follows in 2012 as well as shows in Germany, France and Spain. In March 2013 the band crosses the ocean for a tour through Chili, back to their musical roots. Upon returning in Amsterdam, TenTemPiés release their EP ‘A Casa Tierra’, including a remix by award-winning Dutch composer/producer Perquisite.
2014 welcomes the band with lots of new highlights, such as a tour in China and shows at festivals like Down The Rabbit Hole, Zwarte Cross, Gentse Feesten and Into The Great Wide Open. “They proved it at Paaspop, but TenTemPiés is a sure thing at any festival. Euphoric performance!” (3VOOR12). After the release of single ‘Quiero Saltar’ in June the band receives much airplay. End of July TenTemPiés tours across Europe in collaboration with their sponsor O’Neill.
On October 24 the new full-length album ‘Rebelucionario’ is released, produced by Dutch reggae icon Pieter Both (BEEF!). With this latest project TenTemPiés is fully focused to bring their music and message even further, from The Netherlands to Europe and beyond.
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