Certain Animals will make you move in 2020!
Songs To Make You Move is the title track of the upcoming debut album by Certain Animals. From beginning to end it's a pounding, steamy rocker that sings about the good things in life.
The band chants through the layers of fuzz about things that make life worthwhile for them: (animal) friends, a good glass of jajem at sunrise, sweat stains in your clothes after a killer show, the relief of pain in your bum, but mainly the power of music.
In a polyphonic and catchy chorus, the band emphasizes that whoever you are, or whatever you like, a good piece of music moves you and makes you move mentally and physically.
When after two and a half minutes a sound starts that can easily compete with the roar of a concorde taking off, the listener can only move along with it.
Rotterdam based trio Certain Animals serves you melodic rock filled with vocal harmonies. The members aren't afraid to show which records they've been listening to. Musical giants from the 60's and 70's are spinning on their turntable on a daily basis. The Beatles, Beach Boys, Neil Young, Crosby, Stills & Nash and Electric Light Orchestra are regular companions in their musical life, but also the fuzzy and phasey sounds of contemporary bands like Tame Impala influence the music of Certain Animals.
Without being stuck in the past and with a critical view on the present, the band brings you their intriguing sound which makes for an energetic live show filled with intimate moments and explosive bursts of energy.
In less then three years, the band managed to build a strong live reputation by playing shows on major Dutch festivals in famous venues all over the country. After having played across the border in Belgium, more international gigs in Germany have been confirmed for spring 2020.
While busy touring, band members Thijs van Leeuwen (vocals, guitars), Niels-Jan van Dijk (bass, vocals) and Kees Braam (drums, vocals) managed to build their own recording studio at a former red light district in the port of Rotterdam. At their home base the trio writes, produces and mixes their music single-handedly, working towards the release of their debut album scheduled for spring 2020.
"Holland's hope in anxious times!" - Gijs Jolink, Zwarte Cross festival
"A very intriguing sound in which 70's artrock elements are stirred through the fuzz with ease. (...) With Certain Animals we have another exciting new band to listen to!" - Blues Magazine
Songs To Make You Move is out now on BERT music (a division of TCBYML) now playing on the #JJKANEALLNEWMUSICSHOW
writer: Thijs van Leeuwen, Niels-Jan van Dijk, Kees Braam