De Staat - Down Town (Cool Green Recordings/Mascot Label Group) 
De Staat - Down Town 

Release Date: 24th November 2014

Well this is not what I expected from a group of Dutch indie-rockers, I have to admit. 'Down Town' is a seriously dark song with a video to match and I can't recommend it highly enough! There are various film noir influences, both aurally and visually, but the Mark Lanegan vocals, eery melodies and shuffling rhythms are enough to put even the toughest henchman on edge. Nerves are soothed only by the soft, sultry female vocal in the chorus but by that point you suspect the chanteuse may have poisoned lipstick or, at the very least, a small pistol nestled between her breasts. This is the kind of song that, were it to come on the car radio, would make you check your rear view mirror and back seat......just in case.

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Live Dates:

11th December - Charlatan, Ghent
22nd January - Werkplaats OOST, Dordrecht
23rd January - Zwitsal Fabriek, Apeldoorn
24th January - Timmerfabriek, Vlissingen
25th January - Rotown, Rotterdam
29th January - Poppodium Grenswerk, Venlo
30th January  - Museumzaal Aviodrome, Lelystad

1st February - Huis Verloren, Hoorn