Between December 20 and January 20 Dutch punkrockers Ink Bomb will be selling their own acoustic version of the classic “Nothing with you” by the Descendents. Price: 1 euro. The band will donate all of the proceeds to the Kledingbank Nijmegen, a local initiative which helps people below the poverty line with free clothing bundles.
The choice to donate to the Kledingbank was easily made. Vocalist Joost Hoedemaeckers works there as a volunteer coordinator on a weekly basis. He knows the organization can always use outside support. “Clients of the Kledingbank come in from all kinds of organizations like Stichting Gast, Refugee Work, the local food banks and the Salvation Army. They all receive a clothing bundle of which undergarments and socks are new. This of course requires funding.”
Just as with previous INK BOMB releases this Descendents cover was recorded and mixed in the studio of guitarist Quirijn Foeken. Because of this there were no production costs for this Christmas release and the total proceeds will benefit the clients of the Kledingbank Nijmegen.
Buying the cover…
The acoustic version of Nothing With you is free to stream for everyone on Bancamp: https://inkbomb.bandcamp.com/track/nothing-with-you-acoustic. Whoever wants to buy the song in MP3 form and donate to the Kledingbank Nijmegen, can do this in one of two ways:
You can transfer 1 euro to Dutch bank account number NL26 RABO 0120 3305 12 in the name of J.A.P. Hoedemaeckers. Be sure to mention ‘donation 2016’ and your e-mail address in the comments section of your bank transfer. The band will send you the mp3 by e-mail. This way we can donate the total amount to the Kledingbank.
The second way to purchase the song is by ordering it via the bands Bandcamp page either with PayPal or a credit card. Because of administration costs Bandcamp charges, only 70 cents of every purchase can be donated to the Kledingbank.
It has been two months since Ink Bomb released its debut EP Invincible Summer. We’ve had a lot of positive responses and for that we thank each and everyone who voiced their opinion. Some of the reviews and interviews we did on the occasion of this release will be linked below:
Dying Scene: ” … tunes that roll quickly and make you want more after it is all said and done.”
VPRO’s 3voor12 (dutch): “With Invincible Summer Ink Bomb has issued a calling card it can be proud of. Energetic songs delivering the best of the 90’s punk tradition.”
Alter Alert: “The crunchy bass lines, loud punkrock guitars and a chameleon vocals is what makes this record so interesting and unique.”
FOK.nl: “…cause Ink Bomb makes some damn good melodic skate- and poppunk and sounds like a band that you might find on Epitah or Fat Wreck Chords.”
Lluid (dutch): ”An indefeatable piece of work that puts heart and soul into speed a la Bad Religion and NOFX but also looks beyond that. ”
Disagreement: “For those of you who miss the good old days of melodic punk rock, before it was taken over by commercial acts that appealed more to the masses than to the underground, you will have something surprisingly good to discover with Ink Bomb’s Invincible Summer.”
And check out these interviews (click on the links):
– VPRO’s 3voor12 (dutch);
– Local broadcaster N1 – report (tv-report; dutch).
Our debut ep INVINCIBLE SUMMER is out now! Check it out below.
Dutch melodic punkrock band INK BOMB will be releasing its debut-EP Invincible Summer on september 20th. It will be available in a CD version and via all known streaming platforms like Spotify, Itunes, etc. The release show will take place on the 24th of september at the former squat house De Onderbroek in Nijmegen and will also feature performances by He Said No and The Biarritz Boys. More info on the release show can be found here.
Invincible Summer contains 6 new songs including two versions of the song “Stale”: a full-band version as well as a more subdued, acoustic version. The drums were tracked with the help of Kees de Waal at the Nijmegen bar Weerlicht. The other instruments were tracked and mixed by the band themselves in a sweaty attic. Mastering was done by Nico van Montfort at XPZ Sound.
That’s a wrap. Toil. Sweating. Slogging like a car stuck in the mud. Like a Vierdaagse-walker on their last day. The drum tracking in the cafe, the bass tracking on the hottest day of the year. Layers of guitar like layer cake. Singing as if your life depended on it. Giving everything for that ‘fuck the system’-attitude. But then the real fun starts: the mixing. Listening, listening, listening some more. A small dip at 200Hz. Boost at 2k. Again and again adjusting the compressor attack. Listen again.
But then you take a step back. Three months of work compressed into ten minutes of blistering punkrock. Six brand new tracks that sound awesome. Coming soon…
The bass tracks for the new EP are done! Qurijns attic in Elst was once again warm and sultry but we pulled it off! Thanks to Merijn St. Rosa for lending us his bass pedal 😉 Next up: guitar and vocals!
This month Ink Bomb will begin recording its first EP. All instruments will be tracked by the band members in DIY fashion so expect attics, dark hellholes and urinals. Everyone know all the big names record their guitar parts in a toilet for that epic ‘Eagles reverb’.
The EP will contain 5 new songs. Drummer Paul will possibly even contribute his percussion including a shaker egg and organ playing for even more destructive melodies! Besides that we will also look at the possibilities of a physical release (tips for a small budget approach are very welcome: email@example.com). Naturally we will provide you with a truck load of spam once we get closer to release.
We were a guest on the N1 radio show “N1 Live” on friday. Amongst other things we played an acoustic version of one of our songs. Hosts Bart & Jeske even played a Bad Religion song on air. Awesome! Listen to the acoustic song on Youtube:
We put up some pictures of our live show in Bladel on our Instagram feed. Check the Photo / Video section for the links. Furthermore we are busy planning new recordings. Tentative plans are to start these in May and release the result during the summer. Logistics are being discussed as we speak! More info to follow…
Acoustic or not acoustic? The whole band won’t fit in the relatively small N1-studio, so we are not taking as much equipment! Friday April 1st Ink Bomb is a guest on the radioshow N1 Live. We will do a small interview and play some songs (including n acoustic one). N1 Live will be broadcasted between 19:00 and 21:00. For more info on broadcast frequencies etc., check www.n1.nl.