EUT – In session at 3FM-NPO, Hilversum, Holland – December 24, 2020 – NPO 3FM –
Continuing our look at the World in Music – EUT, from The Netherlands – in session for NPO-3FM and recorded on December 24, 2020.
I’ve run EUT before, having discovered them a few years ago, just as they were getting off the ground – and running across this recent session, done in the midst of the Covid pandemic and not able to do an actual audience, it’s good to hear them making the best of an otherwise rotten situation and keeping all the energy intact, especially with the kinetic Megan DeKlerk on vocals.
Established in 2016, EUT’s five members each bring their own differing tastes to the song-writing process, and you can hear hints of 90s influences, from Blur to The Cardigans, as well as contemporaries like art rock icon St. Vincent. But the result is a sound all its own, and greater than the sum of its parts. No sooner than EUT released their first single ‘Supplies’ through Dutch indie label V2 Records in June 2017 they were turning heads in the industry; that same year they became the most booked band in multi-venue festival Popronde and earned a spot on several ‘Bands To Watch in 2018′ lists as a result. The following year, they performed as the supporting act for Beck.
Their debut album Fool for the Vibes, released in 2018, confirmed critics’ predictions that EUT was one of the most exciting new acts in the Netherlands. They quickly outgrew even this accolade, performing at international festivals such as Great Escape Festival (Brighton, UK), Transmusicales (Rennes, France), Noorderslag (Groningen, the Netherlands) and Eurosonic (Groningen, the Netherlands).
Most recently, EUT released the singles Had Too Much and It’s Love (but it’s not mine) from their upcoming album Party Time (February 2021), revealing a synergy of their signature lightheartedness with something more explicitly darker and self-destructive; they harness that raw energy and focus it like a razor-sharp laser, offering confirmation that EUT is a dynamic force, and only gaining momentum.
Megan de Klerk, Emiel de Nennie, Tessa Raadman, David Hoogerheide and Jim Geurts.
Crank it up and take your mind off the week.