De indie/rock band Blupaint, die ik vorig jaar voor de lens had, is lekker op dreef! Zo won de band deze maand de Grote prijs van Nederland in Paradiso, waren ze te zien bij De Wereld Draait Door en zijn ze ook nog benoemd tot 3FM Serious Talent. Ook mochten ze meteen live op de radio bij 3FM. De grootste hit van de band is op dit moment de track Save Me, gevolgd door Wounds en High.
Aanstaande zaterdag treden ze op in het voorprogramma van Lucas Hamming in het Patronaat. Bekijk hier meer foto’s van de band.
First there was the song, then there was the band. This might sound odd but it’s exactly how Blupaint, centred around singer/guitarist Sebastiaan van Ravenhorst, came about in the spring of 2014. ‘The song ‘High’ was like a blueprint for the kind of music I wanted to make. That’s where the band’s name originates from,’ Sebastiaan explains. ‘Unfortunately, the name Bluprint already existed. So I came up with another name, which was Blupaint.’
An indie rock band like Blupaint is a rare thing. With their quirky lyrics and powerful hooks these four guys from Amsterdam really stand out in the genre. Although clearly inspired by bands like Kings of Leon and The 1975, their refreshing sound is one of a kind.
In December 2014 the band of brothers recorded three individual tracks. Once published online in March 2015, the songs got noticed by 3FM, Radio Mortale and Cortonville, reaching the top two positions in the Indie Chart. Shortly after this overwhelming response the band released a music video for the song ‘Save Me’ that’s been acknowledged by numerous international indie blogs.
2015 has been a busy year for Blupaint. After a successful Popronde tour, they reached the finals of the ‘Amsterdamse Popprijs’, playing prestigious venues such as Paradiso, Melkweg, and Sugarfactory. To end this rewarding year the band has returned to the studio in December to record their long awaited debut EP, which will be released in 2016.
In 2016 the band won ‘Grote Prijs van Nederland’. Shortly after the finals they played at DWDD on Dutch national television and proclaimed ‘3FM Serious Talent’. With a debut EP in sight, 2016 is gonna be a promising year for Blupaint.
Sebastiaan van Ravenhorst – Vocals & Guitar
Floris Bosma – Guitar
Dennis Out – Bass
Dan Huijser – Drums