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Bettie Serveert

Bettie Serveert

18 years and 8 previous Bettie Serveert albums (including their 1998 limited edition set of Velvet Underground covers, Venus In Furs) have passed since Bettie Serveert first formed in Amsterdam, yet they continue to evolve.
After a false start in 1986 when they dissolved after only one gig, Bettie Serveert formed in 1990 and quickly caught the ear of Matador, Brinkman and 4AD's Guernica label for whom they kindly agreed to record their first album Palomine. Carol van Dyk's seductive voice, Peter Visser’s emotional guitar playing and the band's bittersweet melodies and a cool cover of Sebadoh's Healthy Sick made for an impressive debut, which endeared them immediately to the press.

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Tour Schedule

 

 

Date    Venue     City Notes
June 16     Vondelpark    Amsterdam, NL  
Sep 07  Brabant Open Air     Eindhoben, NL  
Sep 15 Breda Barst Breda, NL     Free Festival
Oct 18 P60 Amstelveen, NL  

 

 

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Full Bio

18 years and 8 previous Bettie Serveert albums (including their 1998 limited edition set of Velvet Underground covers, Venus In Furs) have passed since Bettie Serveert first formed in Amsterdam, yet they continue to evolve. After a false start in 1986 when they dissolved after only one gig, Bettie Serveert formed in 1990 and quickly caught the ear of Matador, Brinkman and 4AD's Guernica label for whom they kindly agreed to record their first album Palomine. Carol van Dyk's seductive voice, Peter Visser’s emotional guitar playing and the band's bittersweet melodies and a cool cover of Sebadoh's Healthy Sick made for an impressive debut, which endeared them immediately to the press. With its mournful, desolate feel, and Carol's typically striking lyrics, Bettie Serveert had served an ace. A full year later in January 1995 the band recorded their second album Lamprey, which was hailed by Melody Maker as the most tangled, desolate, real life guitar sound of the year. After extensive touring with the likes of Belly, Dinosaur Jr, Buffalo Tom, Superchunk, Come and Jeff Buckley, the band soon climbed to the top of the indie underground with their unique and unmistakable heavy sweet guitar sound. On Nov 27th 2009 their new Single/EP ‘Deny All’ will be released on iTunes, together with their entire back catalog. Their 9th CD ‘Pharmacy of Love’ will be in the shops in the Benelux on January 11th 2010 (distributed by PIAS), followed by a tour in the Netherlands and Belgium. In the USA the EP and CD will be released by Second Motion Records, in Canada they will be released by Sound of Pop. Single/EP release: Jan 26th 2010, CD release: March 23rd 2010.