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We just learnt that a great review of our latest album Departures is printed in a leading Dutch music magazine called OOR. For our Dutch fans, please read the article here:
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The album Departures is available, you can order them now. Send us an e-mail with your name and address. We will contact you with further information about the payment. The album costs are € 15,-, and together with shippingcosts it’s € 20,-. E-mail adres: firstname.lastname@example.org
We just learnt that a great review of our album Tides is printed in a leading Dutch music magazine called OOR, issue 11. For our Dutch fans, please read the article here: Translated version: The genre of Prog Rock seems to be the exclusive playing ground of Steven Wilson (and his various bands) and bands […]
The album Tides is available again, you can order them now. Send us an e-mail with your name and address. We will contact you with further information about the payment. The album costs are € 8,-, and together with shippingcosts it’s € 10,-. E-mail adres: email@example.com
We are very pleased to announce that we singed a deal with Freia Music for the global distribution and promotion of our latest album Tides. This means in the near future the album will be available again. In the meantime you can listen to our album at Spotify or buy the albrum tracks as mp3’s […]
Iedere stroming leidt uiteindelijk tot een tegenstroming, ook in de muziek. In de overvloed van grunge begin jaren 90 ontstond slowcore (of sadcore), waarbij de inhoud en vorm van de alternatieve rock werd teruggebracht tot een minimale en atmosferische invulling. Bekende exponenten van deze muzieksoort zijn onder meer Low en Red House Painters, die ieder […]
Downriver Dead Men Go are a Dutch band. It is the side project of band members of the band Caitlin (Gerrit Koekebakker, Fernandez Burton and Andy de Zeeuw), and additional musician Gijs van Rijn. Tides is the band’s debut album. I love the cover of the album, a beautiful and serene painting. This album was […]
Downriver Dead Men Go (DDMG) is a post prog band from Leiden, the Netherlands, and started in 2010 as a spin-off of the alternative rock band Caitlin. Mid 2015 the debut album Tides was released. The critically acclaimed album has a mesmerising, atmospheric, melancholic sound. Early 2016 DDMG signs a record deal with Freia Music for the worldwide distribution and promotion of Tides. DDMG has toured the Netherlands to promote their album. A live performance of DDMG wraps you in a warm blanket of melancholia.
The current line-up of DDMG is: Gerrit Koekebakker (vocals/guitars), Michel Varkevisser (guitars/backing vocals), Menno Kolk (bass guitar), Marcel Heijnen (drums) en Remco den Hollander (keys). In March 2018 DDMG released their second album titled ‘Departures’. The album covers the theme of ‘loss’ and comprises a dynamic set of songs, ranging from post-rock to touches of prog and dark wave. Throughout the album, the DDMG signature that was so characteristic on the first album, can be heard. Ambient, melancholic songs with some additional ingredients added by guest musicians. Once again the album was released under Freia Music.
OOR: (NL) "Het best bewaarde progrock-geheim van Nederland komt uit Leiden. Alsof je in een film zit waarvoor Ennio Morricone de muziek heeft geschreven."
Melodicmetal (Italy): "The gloomy post-prog of Downriver Dead Men Go will certainly be able to hit the right listeners with its slow, dark, solemn, atmospheric metal / progressive. Departures is certainly a quality product, perhaps the best album of the band."
Progradar: "The musicianship on 'Departures' is as fine a production as you could wish, oozing with slick, languid rhythms and blossoming crescendos. If you liked 'Tides' then 'Departures' is a must buy."
Progcritique (FR): "Despite the length of some songs, 'Departures' can be listened to with pleasure, and confirms the potential for Downriver Dead Men Go as found on their first album!"
Music-in-Belgium: "The second album "Departures" (distributed by FREIA) has a content faithful to the atmosphere and work of a certain Steven Wilson ... and of his projects! Post-rock, rock-atmospheric and melancholic hints are the ingredients of the musical recipe of this strange formation, which transports us into a dark and haunting universe with sometimes a progressive or alternative acceleration."
Neoprog (FR): "A deep and dragging voice like that of Leonard Cohen, some sound experiments, sound effects, if you dive into Departures, you're drowning. Downriver Dead Men Go does not play to make you dance at the ball on Saturday night, be sure. Their music can cause depression or despair. Slow, sad but beautiful, Departures is listening to a rainy day."
Progwereld (NL): "Het album leent zich uitstekend voor een relaxt avondje muziek luisteren, wellicht met een goed glas binnen handbereik. Collega Erik eindigde zijn recensie van "Tides" met 'Veelbelovend'. "Departures" maakt deze belofte meer dan waar. Wat een fraaie, sfeervolle plaat!
Proggies (Switzerland) "The band knows how to build spherical soundscapes, to add soulful guitar solos à la airbag, to play with dynamics and to occasionally break something out of the rather quiet passages. Downriver Dead Man Go does a really good job translating their ideas and feelings in music. Great job."
Streetclip.tv (Germany) "Downriver Dead Men Go will appear for human salvation and will need millions of people if millions of music lovers are to give more than a brief pleasure. Melancholy, Melanchola, the night is more beautiful than it was."
ITdjents: "Departures is a great record that is moody from top to bottom, but a little trimming could have helped make this a little easier to digest. That being said, you'll not hear much better post-rock so far this year, so check it out!"
Rockportaal (NL) "Het voorliggende en tweede album Departures gaat over 'verlies' in de breedste zin van het woord. Departures klinkt dynamisch, maar met het eigen, karakteristieke geluid. Sfeervolle, melancholische nummers die een trage opbouw kennen met soms een cinematografisch karakter. Departures kan dienen als tijdelijk vertrek uit het dagelijkse jachtige leven."
Maxazine: (NL) "Al bij het beluisteren van het eerste nummer 'Lamentation', wat eerder een uitgesponnen intro is, wordt snel duidelijk waar Downriver Dead Men Go's tweede CD 'Departures' op af gaat: duistere, beklemmende muziek die volledig gericht is op het overbrengen van een sterk gevoel van melancholie."
Artrock (Poland) "Equally successful and maybe even more interesting and more mature than the debut. Album, on which the band, so far associated with the post-rock label develops stylistic wings more widely. The quintet, whose composition has not changed from the mentioned Tides, again offers music that is very romantic, melancholic and climatic. This time, however, probably definitely darker, dark and depressing."
OOR: “Tides is a collection of stunning melodies. Languid, with sometimes an acceleration, dreamy, and highbrowed in the positive sense of the word.”
Progradar: “If you know of David Lynch, director of ‘Blue Velvet’, ‘Mulholland Drive’ and ‘Twin Peaks’, this album could have sound tracked any of these. If like me you are partial to a bout of emotionally dark, slow rock when the fancy takes, then I urge you to buy this.”
ZINE: “Tides van Downriver Dead Men Go is the soundtrack for an imagenary film.”
Background Magazine: “It's alternative slow rock/post rock music with long stretching musical themes. I do love the atmosphere that surrounds the album. It's dark, it's somewhat depressing as well, but very beautiful.”
Progwereld: “Enjoying the most beautiful sounds, as if Ennio Morricone has joined a post rock band. With so much tristesse you just close your eyes and float along a warm undertow of melancholia.”
Kindamuzik: “Countless rainy autumn mornings must have passed to attain such intense, dreary sound. With this band the Dutch ‘polder’ has gained a splendid slow core band.”
|Sept 26, 2019||Paardcafe (+support by Sky Architect)||The Hague|
|Sept 13, 2019||The Box||Katwijk aan Zee|
|June 21, 2019||Art House, Zijldijk 36 (private show)||Leiderdorp|
|Febr 1, 2019||Parkvilla||Alphen a/d/ Rijn|
|Nov 10, 2018||Altstad||Eindhoven|
|Jun 15, 2018||Gebr. De Nobel||Leiden|
|Mar 10, 2018||Release show cd Departures||Katwijk De Schuit|
|Mar 04, 2018||Progdreams VII, Day 3||Zoetermeer Cultuurpodium Boerderij|
|Feb 09, 2018||Vrijplaats||Leiden|
|Jan 19, 2018||Warm Winter Fest||Katwijk Vredeskerk|
|Nov 11, 2017||Loevestein Sessions 3||The Hague|
|July 7, 2017||Atelier Haagweg 4||Leiden|
|May 27, 2017||Tivoli Vredenburg||Utrecht aftershow Woven Hand|
|Mrt 11, 2017||Pop Podium de Beuk||Barendrecht|
|Feb 25, 2017||De Schuit||Katwijk|
|Feb 17, 2017||SCUM||Katwijk|
|Feb 14, 2017||Koffiehuis||Noordwijk|
|Jan 07, 2017||Tivoli Vredenburg||Utrecht|
|Dec 10, 2016||Cultuurpodium Boerderij||Zoetermeer|
|Nov 25, 2016||Rockcafe Lazarus||Leiden, The Netherlands|
|Oct 21, 2016||De Koornbeurs||Delft, The Netherlands|
|Sep 10, 2016||Bonte Kraai||Katwijk Aan Zee|
|Jun 04, 2016||Qbus||Leiden|
|May 07, 2016||Pitcher||Haarlem|
|Apr 09, 2016||Den Engel||Scheveningen|
|Apr 01, 2016||Atelier Haagweg 4||Leiden|
|Mar 19, 2016||Pop Podium de Beuk||Barendrecht|
|Feb 27, 2016||Nederland 3||Wateringen|
|Feb 15, 2016||Dwaze Zaken||Amsterdam|
|Feb 06, 2016||Studio Gonz||Gouda|
|Dec 04, 2015||Haags Pop Centrum||Den Haag|
|Oct 24, 2015||Vrijplaats||Leiden|
|Oct 15, 2015||Jeltes||Haarlem|
|Sep 20, 2015||Live 071 radio||Leiden|
|Sep 18, 2015||Koornbeurs||Delft|
|Sep 12, 2015||De Bonte Kraai||Katwijk|
|Sep 03, 2015||De Paap||The Hague|
|Sep 01, 2015||Gebr De Nobel||Leiden|
|Jun 27, 2015||cafe pitcher||Haarlem|
|Jun 20, 2015||'S-HeerenLooLands Festival||Noordwijk|
|Jun 12, 2015||De Roskam||Katwijk Aan De Rijn Presentation CD Tides|
|Jun 07, 2015||Hellas Sport||Zaandam|
|May 31, 2015||Midvliet FM||Leidschendam|
|Apr 24, 2015||Scum||Katwijk|
|Apr 10, 2015||Musicon||Den Haag|
|Mar 29, 2015||Unity FM||Leiderdorp|
|Mar 05, 2015||Manifesto cafe||Hoorn|