Noise Problems #50

by Various Artists

In a squat factory in Amsterdam, not long ago, a sound emerged from what was already a very strong combination. Leaving behind their old ways of playing, a new musical monster was created. The first EP was launched in November 09 and conquered hearts everywhere. NewYX makes strong, raw music with lots of energy.

Pony Pack are also from Amsterdam and their music has been referred to as punk, garage, grunge and surf. Whatever label you want to stick on it one thing is for sure, these three ladies like to play it fast and loud, with a hefty dose of poppy melodies and angular rhythms thrown in for good measure.

March 11, 2011 was the date set for the event held at the OCCII in Amsterdam to celebrate the 50 releases at Noise Problems. All started slowly but surely recording a few gigs here and there and not before long we had reached 50 bands on Noise Probs.

We had to do something about it and decided to throw a party where we could choose the bands to record and called up some of the local Amsterdam bands we knew from the scene. The Secret Love Parade were the perfect act of solid electronic beats and postmodern pop melodies to kick things off and set a mood for the rest of the evening. New YX where also known to us. Their sound is dary, a fusion of danceable electro and post-rock tunes great to make the transition to the loud part of the night. 

Soon after Noise Problems debutants Pony Pack made the crowd move and the heat to rise with fiery guitar riffs. Katadreuffe sealed it by combining most of the above elements into their noisy, post-punk sound wave which enveloped everyone in the place into a tight hug. Epic!!!

To celebrate 50 releases on Noise Problems we decided to throw a party. For the 50th release we decided to record that party. The Secret Love Parade returns to Noise Problems a year after the OCCII recording from the Pageturner nr1 night, as well as NewYX formerly known as Storm from the Recipe Book night at the Winston release and introducing to Noise Probs two amazing bands Katadreuffe and Pony Pack. We are thrilled to have them complete the evening and make a fine extent to our live recordings collection.